Posted on 06/28/2012 by __socrates

NASARA. نصارى
pl. of Nasran Nazarenes. The name given to professors of the Christian faith, both in the Qur’an and the Traditions, and also in the theological works of the Muslims. Christians are never called either ‘Isawi or Masihi, in Muslim books written before the existence of modern missions; these titles having been applied to Christians by our own missionaries. [CHRISTIANITY.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam