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Origins and definitions

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Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMS)

Abstract

The word, ‘Islam’, in Arabic means ‘submission (to Allah — God)’. Islam is much more than the usual Western idea of ‘religion’. It is:
  • a religious tradition

  • a civilization

  • a total way of life.

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© Ray Colledge 1999

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