[ uhm-uh ]
/ ˈʌm ə /
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the Islamic community.
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Origin of ummah
1880–85; <Arabic: literally, nation
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How to use ummah in a sentence
Bin Laden and his successor, Zawahiri, neither speak for the umma nor exercise influence over Arab public opinion.Fawaz A. Gerges on How the Arab Spring Beat Al Qaeda|Fawaz A. Gerges|May 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A Lagash force defeated the men of Umma, but appears to have done little more than hold in check their aggressive tendencies.
The Patesi of Umma was evidently determined to free, once and for all, his native state from the yoke of Lagash.
No doubt Nin-Girsu represented a school of theology which was associated with unpleasant memories in Umma.
In the language of Islam, umma is the world community of Moslems, while wattan is the Motherland.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
British Dictionary definitions for ummah
/ (ˈumə) /
the Muslim community throughout the world
Word Origin for Ummah
from Arabic: community
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