Mahometanism


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Ma`hom´et`an`ism


prop. n.1.See Mohammedanism.
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Moving from village to village, "the Luther of Mahometanism," as Lady Blunt described him, denounced such folk practices as worshiping at saints' graves and praying at sacred trees.
The rapid progress of Mahometanism in these [African] countries alarms all the friends of Africa, all those who take an interest in these unfortunate people, and follow the march of events.
1891) ("The real object of the [First] [A]mendment was, not to countenance, much less to advance Mahometanism, or Judaism, or infidelity, by prostrating Christianity; but to exclude all rivalry among Christian sects, and to prevent any national ecclesiastical establishment, which should give to an hierarchy the exclusive patronage of the national government.
Consequently, Bibliander attempts to ward off this accusation by portraying Mahometanism and Protestantism as distinct, but the result was a deeply ambivalent portrayal of Mahomet.
In "The Prophet Vindicated: A Restoration Treatise on Islam and Muhammad," Bosworth recounts the life of Henry Stubbe (1632-76) and the composition and fate of his book, An Account of the Rise and Progress of Mahometanism, with the Life of Mahomet and a Vindication of Him and His Religion from the Calumnies of the Christians.
Mahometanism set out with still more bloody principles, and even to this day, deals out damnation, though not fire and faggot, to all other sects.
Nabil Matar, Henry Stubbe's The Rise and Progress of Mahometanism.
It is a singular paradox, that Christianity, whose doctrines inculcate unbounded charity, should have been made so often an engine of persecution; while Mahometanism, whose principles are those of avowed intolerance, should have exhibited, at least till later times, a truly philosophical spirit of toleration.
Despite what Christians did, the Muslims abided by their religious instructions: "All the Attempts of the Christians to extirpate Mahometanism have not set them upon repealing this Toleration" which is enjoined in "several Passages in the Alcoran, the Substance whereof is, That every one, whether Christian, or Jew, who worships God, and leads a good Life, will certainly be blessed by God" (Complete History 267), Muslims gloried "that whereas all other Nations oppress their Subjects on account of religious Differences, they allow of an universal Toleration" (Complete History 170).