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Difference between Muslum and Islamic?
July 28, 2005 | self / vanity

Posted on 07/28/2005 7:13:03 AM PDT by The Other Harry

Confessing my ignorance here...

What is the difference between being a Muslum and being Islamic?

I tend to use the terms interchangeably, but I think I am wrong.

If anyone knows of a good book about all this, I would appreciate the referral.


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1 posted on 07/28/2005 7:13:08 AM PDT by The Other Harry
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To: The Other Harry
Muslum refers to the material they make curtains from. Islamic people wear this material and call it "burka".

Thanks for letting me clear up the confusion....

2 posted on 07/28/2005 7:15:38 AM PDT by freebilly (Go Manitowoc Bandits!)
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To: freebilly

Am I now on someone's death list...?


3 posted on 07/28/2005 7:16:26 AM PDT by freebilly (Go Manitowoc Bandits!)
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To: The Other Harry
Islam is the religion, muslim is an adherent to the religion. To imply that there is a difference, the MSM has been referring to terrorists as Islamist extremists (or a variation thereof), which is to suggest that the terrorists are not typical adherents of Islam. The root is the same, the quran, the haddith and the sunnah.
4 posted on 07/28/2005 7:16:55 AM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: highlander_UW

It's about as different as lesbian and lesbonic.


5 posted on 07/28/2005 7:29:20 AM PDT by spycatcher
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To: highlander_UW
But the question is, what's the difference between the adjective muslim and the adjective islamic.

I don't know the answer.

6 posted on 07/28/2005 7:31:26 AM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: The Other Harry
Also the term "Islamist" is used to describe the extremist sects such as the Wahabbi.

Most of the suicide bombers are Islamists.

As opposed to the ordinary, run of the mill, moderate Muslims who prefer remote controlled detonators
7 posted on 07/28/2005 7:39:11 AM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen)
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To: The Other Harry
Muslim... one who is supposed to practice the ways of the evil death cult called "islam." The former term includes many unfortunate people who the death cults claims (reportedy 1.2 billion) who are born in Islumic countries and are held captive to the evil Mohammedan cult of Islam like slaves, and threatened with loss of status, and/or death if they dare to leave. Females are forced to wear islamic slave rags to show that they are property of the cult.

Good books to read:

Ibn Warraq's "Why I am not a Mulsim" and also Warraq's "Leaving Islam"


THE AGENDA OF ISLAM - A WAR BETWEEN CIVILIZATIONS

8 posted on 07/28/2005 7:49:12 AM PDT by USF (I see your Jihad and raise you a Crusade )
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To: dinasour; The Other Harry
"Islamist" = The self declared "true believers" who practice true islam, in its pure unadulterated form as preached and practiced by MohamMAD himself. Can include any Salafi influenced Koranimal.

See: The Danger of Bidah (Innovation)

9 posted on 07/28/2005 7:58:07 AM PDT by USF (I see your Jihad and raise you a Crusade )
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To: Petronski
But the question is, what's the difference between the adjective muslim and the adjective islamic

I would say that "muslim" refers to a person, "islamic" refers to something pertaining to Islam. An example would be "islamic" doctrine, or "islamic" thought. A muslim would follow islamic doctrine.

10 posted on 07/28/2005 8:46:25 AM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: highlander_UW

A muslim person would follow islamic law. But would it be less accurate to say a muslim person would follow muslim law? Or perhaps just less elegant?

I don't know, nor frankly am I all that concerned with getting it right. But it is intellectually interesting.


11 posted on 07/28/2005 8:49:17 AM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Petronski
A muslim person would follow islamic law. But would it be less accurate to say a muslim person would follow muslim law? Or perhaps just less elegant?

I'm not a specialist in grammar, but my understanding is that the first would be correct, a muslim would follow islamic law. The source of the "law" would be Islam, not the muslim himself...so to say muslim law would be inaccurate. (although most would understand the intended meaning).

12 posted on 07/28/2005 9:14:42 AM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: Petronski

none. other than the spelling. Moslem, Islamic, Muslim all the same thing


13 posted on 07/28/2005 9:22:35 AM PDT by Asphalt (Join my NFL ping list! FReepmail me| Since 10/10/04)
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To: Petronski

The latter.


14 posted on 07/28/2005 9:23:33 AM PDT by Asphalt (Join my NFL ping list! FReepmail me| Since 10/10/04)
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To: The Other Harry

A muslim or moslem is a follower of islam. Islamic means a follower of Islam. One and the same

yes, yes, someone will give me the dictionary deffinitions to prove they aren't identical, but they are interchangeable.


15 posted on 07/28/2005 9:24:35 AM PDT by Asphalt (Join my NFL ping list! FReepmail me| Since 10/10/04)
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To: The Other Harry

"What is the difference between being a Muslum and being Islamic?"

An Islamist wants to kill you, a muslim merely wants you dead.


16 posted on 07/28/2005 9:25:33 AM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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