Muslim definition

mŭzləm, mo͝oz-, mŭs-, mo͝os-
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.

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Of Islam or the Muslims.
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Relating to believers of Islam.
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A person who is a follower and believer of Islam.

I just saw a group of Shia Muslims praying.

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A member of the Nation of Islam; a Black Muslim.
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A believer in or adherent of Islam.
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An adherent of Islam.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
muslim
Plural:
muslims

Origin of muslim

  • Arabic muslim one who surrenders active participle of ’aslama to surrender Islam

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Arabic مُسْلِمٌ (múslimun, “one who submits"), the active participle of أسْلَمَ (ʾáslama, “he submitted"), verb form IV from the triliteral root س Ù„ Ù… (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".

    From Wiktionary