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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Muhammad 570?-632 A.D. Arab prophet of Islam. At the age of 40 he began to preach as God's prophet of the true religion. Muhammad established a theocratic state at Medina after 622 and began to convert Arabia to Islam.
  • Muhammad, Elijah Originally Elijah Poole. 1897-1975. American activist and leader of the Nation of Islam (1934-1975).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The prophet who introduced Islam, the man to whom the Quran was revealed.
  • proper n. A male given name very popular among Muslims.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the Arab prophet who, according to Islam, was the last messenger of Allah (570-632)
  • n. leader of Black Muslims who campaigned for independence for Black Americans (1897-1975)

Etymologies

Arabic muḥammad, praised, commendable, passive participle of ḥammada, to praise highly, from ḥamida, to extol; see ḥmd in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Arabic محمد (muħámmad, praised, commendable, laudable), the past participle of حمد (ħámida, to praise, commend, laud, extol). (Wiktionary)

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