Muslim |ˈməzləm; ˈmoŏz-| (also Moslem |ˈmäzləm; ˈmäs-|)
a follower of the religion of Islam.
of or relating to the Muslims or their religion.
ORIGIN early 17th cent.: from Arabic, active participle of ‘aslama (see Islam ).
USAGE Muslim is the preferred term for ‘follower of Islam,’ although Moslem is also widely used. The archaic term Muhammadan (or Mohammedan) should be avoided.

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