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Sorry i am from America. I am a muslim under the guidence of Minster Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. I would like to know the meaning of the word ummah? please



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:salam2: sis,

Umma (Arabic: أمة) is an Arabic word meaning community or nation. In the context of Islam, the word umma (often spelled ummah) is used to mean the community of the believers (ummat al-mu'minin), and thus the whole Islamic world. The phrase umma wahida in the Qur'an (the "One Community") refers to all of the Islamic world unified. On the other hand, in Arabic umma can also be used in the more Western sense of nation, example: al-Umam al-Muttahida, the United Nations.

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