Origin of MuslimAr, devoted believer from aslama, to resign oneself (to God)
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, “one who submits"), the active participle of Ø£Ø³Ù’Ù„ÙŽÙ…ÙŽ (Ê¾Ã¡slama, “he submitted"), 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".
- Abu-l-`Atahiya (q.v.), his contemporary, is fluent, simple and often didactic. Muslim ibn ul-Walid (ed.
- Macdonald's Muslim Theology (London, 1903), especially the creed of Ash`ari in Appendix iii.
- Falaba was founded towards the end of the 18th century by the Sulima who revolted from the Muslim Fula, and its normadic inhabitants soon attained supremacy over the neighbouring villages and country.
- 44 ff.; Macdonald, Development of Muslim Theology, I10, 157, index.
- 'alim, literally "knowers," in the sense of scientes), the learned of Islam, theologians, canonlawyers, professors, judges, muftis, &c., all who, whether in office or not, are versed theoretically and practically in Muslim science in general.