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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.]
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(Islam) the Muslim community throughout the world
[from Arabic: community]
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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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Addressing `Unity of Ummah Conference' held here on Sunday under the PUC, clerics and religious scholars from different religious schools of thought said the prevailing challenges of Muslim Ummah could only be settled with the unity of Islamic world.
The envoy said the whole Ummah was facing almost similar issues, and stressed the need for an increased coordination and interaction among Ulema and religious scholars to effectively counter the challenges.
Its chairman Archbishop Julian Leow Beng Kim said the CFM does not have the authority to do so in a democratic country, and is currently seeking legal advice against Gerakan Pembela Ummah regarding the unmerited assault on CFM's name and reputation.
ISLAMABAD -- Ulema and leading scholars from different religious organisations Thursday unanimously asked pilgrims to avoid political or religious sloganeering in Saudi Arabia during Hajj as the sacred religious obligation was symbol of unity and integrity of Muslim Ummah. Addressing 'Unity of Ummah Conference' organized by Pakistan Ulema Council, Ulema said that Hajj-e-Baitullah was a supreme evidence of Muslim's unity and oneness.
During Aitkaf, he made special prayers for the glory of Islam and the Muslim Ummah, peace and stability in the country besides liberation of Held Kashmir, Palestine and other occupied Muslim areas and the solution of the Ummah's major problems.
HAFIZABAD/SIALKOT/BAHAWALPUR -- Jummatul Wida, the last Friday of Ramazan, was observed across Punjab province with fervour and renewal of pledge to shun all pretty difference and get unite for glory of Islam, prosperity of Mulsim Ummah and Pakistan.
Islamabad -- Leadership of Muslim Ummah urged to devise an effective and cohesive strategy to contain the menace of terrorism and extremism from Muslim world.
The nationwide commencement of Ramadan on April 29 is a welcome development as it shows the level of cooperation among Muslim Ummah and the need for unity.
Asad Qaiser said Allama Iqbal visualized the suffering of Ummah and masses that led to their meltdown and also proposed recipe for their revival and regaining the lost glory of the Muslims.
The Holy Quran defines three concepts that guide Muslims in establishing a model Islamic Ummah (community).
In their prayers, they sought divine blessings for themselves, country and the Muslim Ummah. Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and private TV channels and radio stations aired special programmes while newspapers published special supplements highlighting the significance of the night.
PESHAWAR: The statement of the US Secretary of State that the country had consulted 12 Muslim states before declaring Jerusalem as Israel's capital should be an eye-opener for the Muslim Ummah.This was said by Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Senator Siraj-ul- Haq on Thursday while speaking at a festival organised by students at Peshawar University.