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Transliteration of Arabic مُحَمَّد(muḥammad, praised, commendable, laudable), the passive participle of حَمَّدَ(ḥammada, to praise, commend, laud, extol). From the same triconsonantal root ح م د(ḥ-m-d) as, but distinct from, Mahmud.


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Proper noun[edit]

Muhammad (plural Muhammads)

  1. (uncountable) The figure who introduced Islam, the man to whom the Qur'an was revealed; considered a prophet by Muslims and Baháʼís.
    Shias believe that Ali succeeded the prophet Muhammad as leader of the Ummah.
  2. (uncountable) The 47th sura (chapter) of the Qur'an.
  3. (countable) A male given name from Arabic very popular among Muslims.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • 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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  1. Muhammad (prophet of Islam)

Usage notes[edit]

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


Inflection of Muhammad (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Muhammad Muhammadit
genitive Muhammadin Muhammadien
partitive Muhammadia Muhammadeja
illative Muhammadiin Muhammadeihin
singular plural
nominative Muhammad Muhammadit
accusative nom. Muhammad Muhammadit
gen. Muhammadin
genitive Muhammadin Muhammadien
partitive Muhammadia Muhammadeja
inessive Muhammadissa Muhammadeissa
elative Muhammadista Muhammadeista
illative Muhammadiin Muhammadeihin
adessive Muhammadilla Muhammadeilla
ablative Muhammadilta Muhammadeilta
allative Muhammadille Muhammadeille
essive Muhammadina Muhammadeina
translative Muhammadiksi Muhammadeiksi
instructive Muhammadein
abessive Muhammaditta Muhammadeitta
comitative Muhammadeineen
Possessive forms of Muhammad (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Muhammadini Muhammadimme
2nd person Muhammadisi Muhammadinne
3rd person Muhammadinsa