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The word Islam means, in Arabic, ‘devotion/surrender’ (to God), ‘submission’ (to God). Generally joined to the definite article (al-Islām), it has come to be the self- and foreign designation for the totality and socio-cultural community of …

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Rebstock, Ulrich, “Islam”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 25 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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