Muhammad, Muhammadan
The name of the founder of Islam is now spelt Muhammad in English, not Mohammed. The word for a follower of Islam (and the corresponding adjective) is Muslim; Muhammadan (a term often used in the past) is now considered offensive by Muslims themselves in suggesting that Muhammad and not Allah is the object of worship.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Muhammadan — Mu*ham mad*an, Muhammedan Mu*ham med*an, a. & n. Mohammedan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muhammadan — Mohammedan Mo*ham med*an, a. [From Mohammed, fr. Ar. muh[ a]mmad praiseworthy, highly praised.] Of or pertaining to Mohammed, or the religion and institutions founded by Mohammed; in the latter sense, synonymous with {Islamic}, the term preferred …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muhammadan — Mohammedan Mo*ham med*an, n. A follower of Mohammed, the founder of Islam (also called Islamism or Mohammedanism); an adherent of Islam; one who professes Mohammedanism or Islamism; a Muslim; a Moslem; a Musselman; this term is used mostly by non …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muhammadan — adjective Date: 1681 of or relating to Muhammad or Islam • Muhammadan noun • Muhammadanism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Muhammadan — [mʊ haməd(ə)n] (also Mohammedan) noun & adjective archaic term for Muslim (not favoured by Muslims). Derivatives Muhammadanism noun Origin C17: from the name of the Arab prophet and founder of Islam Muhammad + an. Usage For a discussion of the… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Muhammadan — noun, adjective old fashioned a word meaning Muslim, now considered offensive by most Muslims Muhammadan adjective Muhammadanism noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Muhammadan — /moo ham euh dn/, n., adj. Muslim (defs. 1, 2). Also, Muhammedan. [1960 65; MUHAMMAD + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Muhammadan — adjective a) Of or relating to Muhammad b) Islamic …   Wiktionary

  • Muhammadan — n. Muslim, an adherent of Islam …   English contemporary dictionary

  • muhammadan — mu·ham·mad·an …   English syllables

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