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1. Of or relating to Muhammad.
2. Offensive Of or relating to Islam; Muslim.
n. Offensive
A Muslim.
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(mʊˈhæmədən) or


n, adj
(Islam) rare archaic another word (not in Muslim use) for Muslim
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(mʊˈhæm ə dn)

1. of or pertaining to Muhammad or Islam.
2. a follower of Muhammad; an adherent of Islam.
usage.: See muslim.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Muhammadan - a follower of Mohammed
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
Adj.1.Muhammadan - of or relating to the Arabian prophet Muhammad or to the religion he foundedMuhammadan - of or relating to the Arabian prophet Muhammad or to the religion he founded
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References in classic literature ?
After many fruitless attempts to gain admittance to the prison, he found a strongly grated window in an unguarded part of the building, which lighted the dungeon of the unfortunate Muhammadan, who, loaded with chains, waited in despair the execution of the barbarous sentence.
There is an English garrison at Gibraltar of 6,000 or 7,000 men, and so uniforms of flaming red are plenty; and red and blue, and undress costumes of snowy white, and also the queer uniform of the bare-kneed Highlander; and one sees soft-eyed Spanish girls from San Roque, and veiled Moorish beauties (I suppose they are beauties) from Tarifa, and turbaned, sashed, and trousered Moorish merchants from Fez, and long- robed, bare-legged, ragged Muhammadan vagabonds from Tetuan and Tangier, some brown, some yellow and some as black as virgin ink--and Jews from all around, in gabardine, skullcap, and slippers, just as they are in pictures and theaters, and just as they were three thousand years ago, no doubt.
Syed Amir Ali in Muhammadan Law, while dealing with the capacity to contract a valid marriage, enumerates the following conditions; '(1) in the first place the parties must be able to understand the nature of their act, if either of them is non-compos mentis or is incapable of understanding the nature of the contract in its void.
It is a plot of land originally known as the 'Muhammadan Cemetery,' founded in 1884, within the nearby Brookwood cemetery, by Dr.
Having overcome the trauma of poverty by the time he was 31, Haroon began his reformist activities by founding the Sindh Muhammadan Association in 1910 to address his people's social, especially educational problems, with massive donations to schools in Sindh and India, including the Aligarh University, besides giving succour to the people of Palestine and Turkey during the First World War and its aftermath, particularly to the victims of Izmir's arson outrage.
This was made possible in pursuance of the goals of the All-India Muhammadan Educational Conference in 1886 by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan to establish such Islamic/Muslim schools all over India.
They had landed lavish contract from top plight of India Mohan Bagan, Calcutta Muhammadan etc, that time government institution of Pakistan employing player for less than 300 rupees but Indian giants were awarding 4 thousand for one season contract because of their semi professional league structure.
The lizards were later handed over to the zoology department at Government Muhammadan Anglo Oriental (MAO) College.
In fact, from the All India Muslim Education Conference to the Muhammadan Anglo Oriental College and from establishing Scientific Society in Aligarh to editing Tahzeeb-ul-Akhlaq, Sir Syed played to key role in saving his community from complete cultural and intellectual annihilation.
The Malay, for instance, habitually regards adherence to Islam in much the same light as a European regards a racial distinction, and will speak of a Muhammadan Indian and a Hindu (even if the two are of precisely similar origin), as though the distinction between them were similar in nature and magnitude to that between a Frenchman and a German.
When Sir Syed was posted at Aligarh in 1867, he started the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental School in the city.
In the constitutional field the Muslims of Bengal took the initiative, as early as in January 1856, when the Muhammadan Association was formed to deal with the multi-faceted problems faced by the Muslims.15 The second important organisation was the Muhammadan Literary Society which was established in Calcutta in 1863 by Nawab Abdul Latif.