from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of Muhammadanism.
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- proper n. the religious system introduced by Muhammad, Islam
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. The religion, or doctrines and precepts, of Mohammed, contained in the Koran; Islamism; Islam. The term Islam is preferred by most Moslems, and some find the term Mohammedanism to be offensive, as they worship Allah, not Mohammed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Mohammedan religion and polity; the religious and ethical system taught in the Koran; Islamism.
- n. Belief in or adherence to the teachings of Mohammed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.
Warlike religions have always preserved these features, and the case of Mohammedanism is typical of the class.
Christianity by Mohammedanism, as this would leave the greater portion of the time yet future; whereas, Mohammedanism is fast waning.
The allusion is to the famous conspiracy of the Khárijites (the first sectarians in Mohammedanism) to kill Ah, Mu’awiyah and
Mohammedanism, which is ever gaining ground and encroaching on paganism; yet the latter remains the religion of the majority.
Therefore the strict Jewish Christianity, and Mohammedanism, which is based upon it, have always entirely excluded this thought.
I found in Sierra Leone a great tendency toward Mohammedanism, which is due largely to the complex state of that colony, and the public espousal of several influential men of the Mohammed doctrine who had previously claimed Christianity.
&c. It is the especial honour of Christianity, that in its worst and most corrupted form it cannot wholly separate itself from morality; — whereas the other religions in their best form (I do not include Mohammedanism, which is only an anomalous corruption of Christianity, like Swedenborgianism) have no connection with it.
Well might the poet speak of Mohammedanism as large of limb, for it had stretched itself like a Colossus to India, and through Northern Africa into Spain, where it threatened Christendom, beyond the Pyrenees.
From the book: "Mohammedanism" by Philosopher Louis Gardet