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or um·mah  (o͝om′ə)
The worldwide community of Muslims.

[Arabic 'umma, nation, people, community, from Aramaic 'umməṯā, from Akkadian ummatu, troop; see ʕmm in Semitic roots.]




(Islam) the Muslim community throughout the world
[from Arabic: community]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ummah - the Muslim community or people, considered to extend from Mauritania to PakistanUmmah - the Muslim community or people, considered to extend from Mauritania to Pakistan; "moderate Muslims urge the Ummah to reject the terrorism of radical Muslims"
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
community - a group of people living in a particular local area; "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"
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He said the way forward to pay tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his family was to end internal rifts, groupings and sectarianism so that the Islamic Ummah stands united on a single platform.
We should all act today not only as one Arab Ummah, but also as parliamentarians urged to take up an active role in terms of mobilization and establishment of projects and initiatives" for Palestinians, said Talbi Alami during an extraordinary session of the Arab Parliamentary Union in Geneva.
10 ( SUNA) The leader of the United Ummah Party in West Kordofan State, Ibrahim Bosh, said that his party willl participate effectively in the national dialogue because it believes that the role of national dialogue is to pave the way for development and progress.
Deputy Chairman Senate said that some factors want to disrupt and disturb the harmony and peace of Muslim Ummah and some factions of Muslims are also consciously or unconsciously helping these factors.
Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations said the group will seek other means available to the group vowing not to "leave a stone unturned" in order to demonstrate "to the Palestinian people in general and to our brothers and sisters who are defending Al Aqsa that the entire Arabic Ummah [nation], Islamic Ummah and all of our friends at the United Nations are standing with them and they will prevail here at the United Nations.
The initiative was set up by Middlesbrough-based charity One Ummah - an Islamic faith-based charity providing aid to those in need worldwide, and is sponsored by Amigos pizza shop.
Syed Usman Haider Naqvi vehemently condemned the publication of caricature and declared that Mulsim Ummah would not tolerate such sacrilegious caricatures and called upon the Governments of Pakistan, France and UN to take prompt action to stop publication of such cartoons which injured the religious sentiments of Muslim Ummah.
He said the worst and most evil thing for the Islamic Ummah to do today is "stirring differences and strife among religious brothers and the most necessary good deed is inviting Muslims to unity and integrity against cruelty, arrogance and Zionism," he added.
Doha: Heads of the Gulf Cooperation Council Shura, Representative, National and Ummah councils thanked Allah after being reassured about the health of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, praying to Allah to grant His Majesty good health and wellbeing.
Omar was able to distinguish between the truth and falsehood, he felt pain when the Ummah or any member of it was hurting, and he felt joy when those under his care were content and happy worshipping their Lord.
Ummah is a 'nation' which is predicated on a set of timeless moral values.
of the Ummah Welfare Trust joined hundreds on a trek up Snowdon in North Wales.