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um·ma

or um·mah  (o͝om′ə)
n.
The worldwide community of Muslims.

[Arabic 'umma, nation, people, community, from Aramaic 'umməṯā, from Akkadian ummatu, troop; see ʕmm in Semitic roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The Chairman of Umma Party in Khartoum, Hassan Ismail who attended the meeting, said the two sides assured the necessity for working out a road map for the political theater to realize stability and national accord .
He also proposed a joint military of Muslim countries to defend the collective interests of Muslim Umma.
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.
Mubarak al-Fadil is not a member of the National Umma Party.
Later, Jean Francois visited various sections of the Umma College and appreciated endeavors of its administration to increase the capabilities of the students.
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.
On their part, the Secretaries General of Ash"shura, Representative, National and Umma Councils in the GCC countries commended the Shura process in the Sultanate which has significantly progressed represented by the Council of Oman, praising the notable development achieved by the Sultanate in various areas.
The statement pointed out that al-Abdouli was imprisoned for two years without trial, adding that he kept his position as the leader of the Umma Party secret.
UMMA works in a 27-state region to promote media literacy with multicultural populations, and to encourage minority students to enter media fields.
Aslan explained: Muslims who like hip-hop, that's an umma.