Meaning of ‘Islam’
Let us understand what is meant by ‘Islam’ and ‘Muslim’. Islam is an Arabic word which is derived from several Arabic words that share the same root, namely ‘Salaam’, ‘Salim’ and ‘Aslama’. ‘Salaam’ means peace, harmony, tranquility, calm, and serenity while ‘Salim’ means authentic, sound, accurate and free from defects. ‘Aslama’ means to submit willingly, to obey willingly or total surrender. In short ‘Islam’ means ‘attaining peace by authentic and willing obedience to Almighty God’. This is the only way to achieve a state of peace within oneself, between oneself and the creator as well as between oneself and fellow creation.
ISLAM: I Shall Love All Mankind