Muhammad

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Alternative forms

  • Mahomet was the predominant form until the late 1700s. Mohammed was the predominant form from then until the 1940s, when it was overtaken by Muhammad, which has been predominant ever since. Other forms which are now quite common are Mohammad, Mohamed, and Muhammed, which all came into common use after the 1820s.

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Etymology

From [[مُحَمَّد#|مُحَمَّد]] (praised, commendable, laudable), the passive participle of [[حَمَّدَ#|حَمَّدَ]] (to praise, commend, laud, extol). From the same triconsonantal root Template:Ar-root as, but distinct from, [[Mahmud#|Mahmud]].

Proper noun

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  1. (Articlesuncountable) The figure who introduced Islam, the man to whom the Quran was revealed; considered a prophet by Muslims and Baha'is.
    Shias believe that Ali succeeded the prophet Muhammad as leader of the Ummah.
  2. (Articlesuncountable) The 47th sura (chapter) of the Quran.
  3. (Articlescountable) {{#invoke:Category handler|main}} very popular among Muslims.
    1. There are two Muhammads in my class.

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    Finnish

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    1. Muhammad Template:Gloss

    Usage notes

    Language purists prefer the spelling "Muhammad", but "Muhammed" is the traditional and more popular transliteration into Finnish.

    Declension

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    ar:Muhammad az:Muhammad cs:Muhammad de:Muhammad et:Muhammad el:Muhammad fr:Muhammad hu:Muhammad ja:Muhammad pl:Muhammad ru:Muhammad sr:Muhammad

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