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[Turkish, from Persian qismat, from Arabic qisma, qismat-, lot, from qasama, to divide, allot; see qsm in Semitic roots.]
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1. (Islam) Islam the will of Allah
2. fate or destiny
[C19: from Turkish, from Persian qismat, from Arabic qasama he divided]
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kis•met(ˈkɪz mɪt, -mɛt, ˈkɪs-)
[1840–50; < Turkish < Persian qismat < Arabic qismah portion, fate, akin to qasama to divide]
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|Noun||1.||kismet - (Islam) the will of Allah|
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"
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