A follower of the religion Islam which means achieving peace through submitting oneself completely to Allah (God in Arabic). Contrary to popular belief, less than 19% of Muslims are from the Arab world. Muslims come from all over the world, there are Chinese Muslims, American Muslims, African American Muslims, Australian Muslims, Pakistani Muslims, etc...
Shahadah: declaration of faith;" There is no God but God and Muhammad is his messenger"
Salat- Prayer; Muslims pray five times a day in order to reflect on past errors and ask God for Forgiveness for any misdeeds,prayer is a direct dialogue between the worshiper and God
Zakat- charity; involves giving to those in need 2.5 % of one's wealth, redistribution of wealth in society and if applied properly can successfully eliminate poverty, giving beyond the obligatory charity is expected of every Muslim- even meeting another with a smile is considered charity
Sawm- Fasting; fasting from dawn until dusk, during month of Ramadan ( lunar calendar of Muslims), by abstaining from things that are necessary for survival, it is a lot easier to abstain from things that are not necessary for survival such as lying, gossiping, etc...
Hajj- Pilgrimage; once in a lifetime obligation of every Muslim who is physically and financially able, wear simple clothing- white clothing that strips all class and culture, everyone stands equal before God
Person 1: Who is a Muslim?
Person 2: one who submits to God
by Muslim Woman March 15, 2012
A follower of Islam.
That's basically it.
No more, no less.
The Muslim went to the mosque to pray.
by SkepticSociety June 22, 2010
A Muslim is an adherent of Islam, a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion based on the Quran, which Muslims consider the verbatim word of God as revealed to prophet Muhammad. "Muslim" is the Arabic term for "one who submits to God".
Muslims believe that God is one and incomparable. Muslims also believe that Islam is the complete and universal version of a primordial faith that was revealed at many times and places before, including through the prophets Abraham, Moses and Jesus.
A Muslim is one who believes there is no God but Allah, and Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is his last messenger.
by A Muslim girl November 12, 2011
Widely and commonly misunderstood, Muslims have been dealing with bigoted and ignorant people long before modern events. For the people who gave you Coffee, Hummus, Clocks, Cleanliness, and surgical procedures, they surely are mistaken simply for a culture rather than a religion-when in fact Muslims thrive all around the globe.
The only reason why you should hate a Muslim is because they invented algebra
by Muslim Truth June 24, 2018
someone who believes in God, the angels, the Last Day (aka the day of judgment) who also believes in messengers sent throughout time to different nations, including Jesus, with Mohammad being the final one. They do not attribute divinity to men, although some sects may have questionable pratices, these are innovations and influenced by culture or other sources. For the most part they are seen as a threat to liars or profits, hence why there is alot of negative propoganda surrounding them. Those behind the islamophobic movement harness the power of racist members of society. But, alas, haters gonna hate.
your muslim dentist/teacher/fellow commuter/sister or brother's friend/that guy or girl from work who is middle eastern/black/white/chinese etc.
by fan of cake July 25, 2012
One of the 3 top most know religions of the world. A religion that teaches women to save themselves till their marriage and how to act in a proper way. A religion that teaches men how to treat their neighbors with respect and generosity. The religion tells you the oneness of god, to pray, to visit your prophet and imams, and to love all and never raise a fist. Those who break the rules of Islam is not considered a Muslim.
Those Muslims are so generous and proper! I'd want to be their friend.
by Awesome awesome awesomeseeeeee November 10, 2013
A person following the way of life. peace, love and unity
by Peace love and unity December 8, 2016