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English noun: Islamism

1. Islamism (group) a fundamentalist Islamic revivalist movement generally characterized by moral conservatism and the literal interpretation of the Koran and the attempt to implement Islamic values in all aspects of life

Broader (hypernym)religious movement

2. Islamism (cognition) 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

SamplesIslam 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.

SynonymsIslam, Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism

Broader (hypernym)monotheism

Narrower (hyponym)Mahdism, Salafi movement, Salafism, Shiism, Wahabism, Wahhabism

Domain category membersBeelzebub, Caaba, Devil, djinn, djinni, djinny, eblis, genie, Had crime, Hadith, hadith, halal, halal, houri, imam, imaum, Islam Nation, Islamic Ummah, jinnee, jinni, Kaaba, kismat, kismet, Lucifer, Mahdi, masjid, mihrab, mihrab, mosque, musjid, Muslim Ummah, Old Nick, paynim, pillar of Islam, Prince of Darkness, Ramadan, Satan, shaitan, shaytan, Sunna, Sunnah, Ta'ziyeh, Tazir crime, the Tempter, Umma, Ummah

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