- The definition of a Muslim is a person who follows and practices the beliefs of Islam.
An example of a Muslim is the rapper and actor Ice Cube.
- also Mos·lem A believer in or adherent of Islam.
- A member of the Nation of Islam; a Black Muslim.
Origin of MuslimArabic muslim, one who surrenders, active participle of ’aslama, to surrender; see Islam.
- Relating to believers of Islam.
From Arabic مُسْلِمٌ (múslimun, “one who submits”), the active participle of أسْلَمَ (ʾáslama, “he submitted”), verb form IV from the triliteral root س ل م (s-l-m), "to be whole, intact". The verbal noun إسْلامٌ (ʾislāmun) means literally "submission". In a religious sense, al-Islām translates to "faith, piety", and Muslim to "one who has (religious) faith or piety".