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Ummah (/ˈʊmə/; Arabic: أُمَّةُ)[1] is an Arabic word which means "community". It is a synonym for ummat al-Islām (أمّةْ اَلإِسْلَامُ, lit. 'the Islamic community'); it is commonly used to mean the collective community of Islamic people.[2] In the Quran, the Ummah refers to a single group that shares common religious beliefs, specifically those that are the objects of a divine plan of salvation.[3][4] In the context of pan-Islamism and politics, the word ummah can be used to mean the concept of a Commonwealth of the Muslim Believers (أمة المؤمنين ummat al-muʼminīn).

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  1. "umma". The Chambers Dictionary (9th ed.). Chambers. 2003. ISBN 0-550-10105-5.
  2. "Rohingyas and the Myth of Ummah". Kashmir Observer. 2017-01-05. Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  3. Houtsma, M. Th (1987). E.J. Brill's First Encyclopaedia of Islam, 1913–1936. Brill. pp. 125–126. ISBN 9004082654.
  4. Houtsma, M. Th. (1987). E.J. Brill's First Encyclopedia of Islam, 1913–1936. E.J. Brill.