Mohammedanism


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Mo·ham·med·an·ism

 (mō-hăm′ĭ-də-nĭz′əm)
n. Offensive
The religion of Muslims; Islam.

Mohammedanism

(məʊˈhæmɪdəˌnɪzəm)
n
(Islam) a name, formerly common in Western usage but never used among Muslims, for the Muslim religion; Islam. See Islam

Muhammadanism, Mohammedanism

the doctrines and practices of the religion founded by the prophet Muhammad and set forth in the Koran. Also called Islam, Islamism. — Muhammadan, Mohammedan, n.
See also: Islam
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mohammedanism - 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 KoranMohammedanism - 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"
Sunna, Sunnah, hadith - (Islam) the way of life prescribed as normative for Muslims on the basis of the teachings and practices of Muhammad and interpretations of the Koran
Had crime - (Islam) serious crimes committed by Muslims and punishable by punishments established in the Koran; "Had crimes include apostasy from Islam and murder and theft and adultery"
Tazir crime - (Islam) minor crimes committed by Muslims; crimes that are not mentioned in the Koran so judges are free to punish the offender in any appropriate way; "in some Islamic nations Tazir crimes are set by legislation"
Ramadan - (Islam) a fast (held from sunrise to sunset) that is carried out during the Islamic month of Ramadan
Caaba, Kaaba - (Islam) a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine; believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham; Muslims turn in its direction when praying
masjid, musjid - (Islam) a Muslim place of worship
mihrab - (Islam) a niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca
mihrab - (Islam) a design in the shape of niche in a Muslim prayer rug; during worship the niche must be pointed toward Mecca
mosque - (Islam) a Muslim place of worship that usually has a minaret
Hadith - (Islam) a tradition based on reports of the sayings and activities of Muhammad and his companions
pillar of Islam - (Islam) one of the five religious obligations accepted by all Muslims
monotheism - belief in a single God
Mahdism - belief in the appearance of the Mahdi; devotion to a Mahdi
Salafi movement, Salafism - a militant group of extremist Sunnis who believe themselves the only correct interpreters of the Koran and consider moderate Muslims to be infidels; seek to convert all Muslims and to insure that its own fundamentalist version of Islam will dominate the world
Shiism - the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
Wahabism, Wahhabism - a conservative and intolerant form of Islam that is practiced in Saudi Arabia; "Osama bin Laden and his followers practice Wahhabism"
Ta'ziyeh - (Islam) a form of Iranian musical pageant that is the theatrical expression of religious passion; based on the Battle of Kerbala and performed annually (in Farsi)
kismat, kismet - (Islam) the will of Allah
halal - (Islam) meat from animals that have been slaughtered in the prescribed way according to the shariah
Islam Nation, Islamic Ummah, Muslim Ummah, Umma, Ummah - the Muslim community or people, considered to extend from Mauritania to Pakistan; "moderate Muslims urge the Ummah to reject the terrorism of radical Muslims"
Beelzebub, Devil, Lucifer, Old Nick, Prince of Darkness, Satan, the Tempter - (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
djinn, djinni, djinny, genie, jinnee, jinni - (Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals
shaitan, shaytan - (Islam) a rebellious jinni who leads men astray
eblis - (Islam) the principal evil jinni in Islamic mythology
houri - (Islam) one of the dark-eyed virgins of perfect beauty believed to live with the blessed in Paradise
paynim - a heathen; a person who is not a Christian (especially a Muslim)
imam, imaum - (Islam) the man who leads prayers in a mosque; for Shiites an imam is a recognized authority on Islamic theology and law and a spiritual guide
Mahdi - (Islam) a messianic leader who (according to popular Muslim belief) will appear before the end of the world and restore justice and religion
Translations

Mohammedanism

[məʊˈhæmɪdənɪzəm] Nmahometanismo m

Mohammedanism

n (Hist) (neg!)Islam m

Mohammedanism

[məʊˈhæmɪdˌnɪzəm] nmaomettismo
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A specifically anti-Muslim angst is nothing new and can be traced back to Winston Churchill's warnings of "militant Mohammedanism" in 1898 and Enoch Powell's "Rivers of Blood" speech in 1968.
A believer in Mohammedanism [sic], he acted in the true spirit of a follower of Christ, and set an example which many professing Christians would do well to imitate." Though AbdE-lmecid probably had not expected any kind of returns on his aid to the Irish, some of them rallied to his side in 1854, just two years after the famine ended.
Declaring that "Mohammedanism knows no joy[,]" Hamlett claimed that "the local form of Christianity" was similar to it "in spirit, though differing in creed." (20) He described the religion of Jerusalem as "a religion of sadness, whether Mohammedan or Jewish or the local interpretation of Christianity." (21) He viciously derided Orthodox Christianity as "hatched in hell[,]" proclaiming "none but a child of hell would deal it out to ignorant, hungry souls." (22) His thoughts on Jews mixed racial antisemitism, traditional Christian anti-Judaism, and premillennial expectations of future glory through conversion and restoration.
During the colonial period, Islam was given the sobriquet "Mohammedanism," imagining the prophet as a god equal to the Christian God.
In November 1875 he contributed a scholarly paper titled "Mohammedanism and the Negro Race" to the London-based Fraser's Magazine and in May of the following year, he contributed a complementary scholarly paper titled "Christianity and the Negro Race" to the same prominent journal.
Ever the perceptive observer, Churchill wrote: "How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!
This commandment alone can explain the enthusiasm that the Jewish people felt in its civilized period for its religion when it compared itself with other peoples, or the pride that Mohammedanism inspired.
Just think of that: Islam makes its followers all equal--so, that, you see, is the peculiar excellence of Mohammedanism."
1994;8:645-648[7] Gibb HA Mohammedanism: an Historical Survey.
'Mohammedanism in Borneo: Notes for a study of the local modifications of Islam and the extent of its influence on the native tribes', Journal of the American Oriental Society33:313-344.
LET US TURN NOW TO THE SECOND fundamental tenet of Mohammedanism. For all the People of the Book, God as the creator of all things is not only a supremely wise but supremely powerful being.
How dreadful are the curses that Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!