Other forms: Moslems; Moslim

Definitions of Moslem
  1. noun
    a believer in or follower of Islam
    synonyms: Muslim
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    youngest daughter of the prophet Mohammed and wife of the fourth calif Ali; revered especially by Shiite Muslims (606-632)
    the fourth caliph of Islam who is considered to be the first caliph by Shiites; he was a cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad; after his assassination Islam was divided into Shiite and Sunnite sects
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    an orthodox Muslim
    a Muslim who is involved in a jihad
    Shi'ite, Shi'ite Muslim, Shia Muslim, Shiite, Shiite Muslim
    a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
    Sunni, Sunni Muslim, Sunnite
    a member of the branch of Islam that accepts the first four caliphs as rightful successors to Muhammad
    one of the Muslim people of north Africa; of mixed Arab and Berber descent; converted to Islam in the 8th century; conqueror of Spain in the 8th century
    a member of a secret order of Muslims (founded in the 12th century) who terrorized and killed Christian Crusaders
    a Muslim woman of high rank in India or Pakistan
    calif, caliph, kalif, kaliph, khalif, khalifah
    the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
    fakeer, fakir, faqir, faquir
    a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man
    hakeem, hakim
    a Muslim physician
    a Muslim ruler or governor or judge
    imam, imaum
    (Islam) the man who leads prayers in a mosque; for Shiites an imam is a recognized authority on Islamic theology and law and a spiritual guide
    a Muslim engaged in what he considers to be a jihad
    an Islamic scholar who engages in ijtihad, the effort to derive rules of divine law from Muslim sacred texts
    Mollah, Mulla, Mullah
    a Muslim trained in the doctrine and law of Islam; the head of a mosque
    a Muslim woman
    (historically) a Muslim who opposed the Crusades
    a Muslim who represents the mystical dimension of Islam; a Muslim who seeks direct experience of Allah; mainly in Iran
    Wahabi, Wahhabi
    a member of a strictly orthodox Sunni Muslim sect from Saudi Arabia; strives to purify Islamic beliefs and rejects any innovation occurring after the 3rd century of Islam
    an ascetic Muslim monk; a member of an order noted for devotional exercises involving bodily movements
    an observant Muslim woman who covers her face and hands when in public or in the presence of any man outside her immediate family
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    religious person
    a person who manifests devotion to a deity
  2. adjective
    of or relating to or supporting Islamism
    synonyms: Islamic, Muslim
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