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um·ma

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

[Arabic 'umma, nation, people, community, from Aramaic 'umməṯā, from Akkadian ummatu, troop; see ʕmm in Semitic roots.]
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Noun1.umma - the Muslim community or people, considered to extend from Mauritania to PakistanUmma - 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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Therefore, he added in the prevailing circumstances, there is also the dire need that the entire Muslims Umma must maintain the same level of the spirit of unity, solidarity and brotherhood in their ranks and files as was witnessed during the Aashurae MuharramulHaram.
In response to Al Mahdi's arrest, the Umma Party has cancelled its participation in national dialogue talks and called on supporters to protest against the detention.
On their part, the Secretaries General of Ash"shura, Representative, National and Umma Councils in the GCC countries commended the Shura process in the Sultanate which has significantly progressed represented by the Council of Oman, praising the notable development achieved by the Sultanate in various areas.
The statement pointed out that al-Abdouli was imprisoned for two years without trial, adding that he kept his position as the leader of the Umma Party secret.
Richardson, who founded the nonprofit group in 1974, said UMMA works with state broadcast associations, professionals and educators across the region to visit high school and college campuses to meet with students.
She said that Muharram-al-Harram is holy month, the sacrifices of Imam Hussein and his family are our assets, and he is role model not only for us but whole the Muslim Umma.
Abu Islam appeared in a video released by Umma channel, where he tore the Bible apart while participating in a protest in front of the US embassy in Cairo, reacting to the "Innocence of Muslims" film, which was perceived as insulting to Islam.
Some people don't believe that they belong to this society, this country," he said, adding: "It is very, very powerful, beyond the imagination, the concept of umma, especially when it comes to the extremists and the jihadists.
Umma Raggoo, 60, refused to summon assistance for the stricken resident, who was pale and gaunt, with sunken cheeks.
Nine papers are presented in three sections that examine the evolution of the concepts of Melayu (Malaysian) and Jawi (Malaysian non-Muslims); the use of bangsa (nation/ethnic group) Melayu under the experiences of colonialism and nationalism, and attempts to reconcile bangsa and umma (the Islamic community).
Dakar - A delegation of Moroccan religious scholars lead by Islamic Affairs Minister Ahmed Taoufiq took part, on Monday in Dakar, in the Ulema international conference held to think over the pressing need to adjust the spiritual discourse to the major challenges facing the Islamic Umma.
Baghdad (NINA) -- Former head of the Umma Party in Kut, najah Abdul Ridha, said that the court in Kut, specialized in publications and media in Baghdad, based in the Palace of Justice in the Rusafa, issued a subpoena to the Dr.