Ghulam

Posted on 04/01/2012 by marina

GHULAM غلام
pl. ghilmah. A boy under age. A term used in modern Muslim for a slave, the legal word being abd. It occurs in the Qur’an for a son. Surah iii 42: “She (Mary) said, ‘How can I have a son when a man has not touched me?”

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam