[pree-is-lam-ik, -lah-mik, -iz-]
- existing prior to the ascendancy of Islam; pre-Muslim.
Origin of pre-Islamic
First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for pre-islamic
Were they dispossessed, their ancient, pre-Islamic communities destroyed, their families dismembered—of their own free will?Denigrating Jewish Refugees
August 9, 2012
Iranians take pride in their pre-Islamic culture and their ancient civilization.Memo From the Streets of Tehran, Part II
June 19, 2009
It may be said of these magnificent odes, as of the Iliad and The Pre-islamic poems.
Pre-Islamic poetry was the natural expression of nomad life.
Consequently the Pre-islamic history of Mecca has all been, so to speak, 'Islamised.'
Affords an excellent survey of Pre-islamic legend and tradition.
Pre-Islamic literature contains many allusions to the teaching and practices of Christianity.