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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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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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At a symposium organized by the National Umma Party Wednesday evening in Omdurman on the current situation on the light of the political agreement, Al-Mahdi said that he earlier called on the Forces of Freedom and Change to expedite the efforts to form a civilian government because there are others who attempt to abort the revolution.
Umma, led by former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi, stated that strikes were the last resort to press the ruling military council to transfer power to a civilian-led authority.
Umma Federal Party's leader Ahmed Babikir Nahar (file photo)
In a message of felicitation, to the entire Muslim Umma and especially the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Caretaker Chief Minister reminded that it's a thanks giving occasion demanding to rise above our petty differences and express complete solidarity with the Muslim Umma that is more needed today than before.
While wishing the Muslim Umma an Eid-el Fitri full of God's blessings, the NOA Director-General urged them to use the occasion to pray for God's mercies on the nation, its leadership and its people.
He said that Karachi is the heart of the Umma and more than a million of citizens will take to the street on 17th December to convay a message to their Palestinian brothers that the entire Muslims across the world are with them.
In the first case, prosecutors told the court, presided over by judge Falah Al Hajeri, two Emirati defendants were charged with setting up Istanbul-based UAE Umma Party, which called for overthrowing the government and seizing power in the country.
Therefore, he added in the prevailing circumstances, there is also the dire need that the entire Muslims Umma, the Pakistani nation in particular must maintain the same level of the spirit of unity, solidarity and brotherhood in their ranks and files as was witnessed during the Aushurae 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.
The sources confirmed that al-Abdouli, who is from al-Fujairah emirate, was a retired officer in the Emirates Army, leader of the Emirates banned Umma Party and a former prisoner.
UMMA works in a 27-state region to promote media literacy with multicultural populations, and to encourage minority students to enter media fields.