Muslim[muz′ləm, mo̵oz′-, mo̵os′-]
- 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 Ù…ÙØ³Ù’Ù„ÙÙ…ÙŒ (mÃºslimun, â€œone who submitsâ€), the active participle of Ø£Ø³Ù’Ù„ÙŽÙ…ÙŽ (Ê¾Ã¡slama, â€œhe submittedâ€), verb form IV from the triliteral root Ø³ Ù„ Ù… (s-l-m), "to be whole, intact". The verbal noun Ø¥Ø³Ù’Ù„Ø§Ù…ÙŒ (Ê¾islÄmun) means literally "submission". In a religious sense, al-IslÄm translates to "faith, piety", and Muslim to "one who has (religious) faith or piety".