What is Islam?

Bismillah e rahmani raheem (In the name of Allah (swt) {God}, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)
Bismillah e rahmani raheem (In the name of Allah (swt) {God}, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

The word “Islam” is an Arabic word which means “submission to the will of Allah (swt) {God}”. This word comes from the same root as the Arabic word “Salam”, which means “Peace”. As such, the religion of Islam teaches that in order to achieve true peace of mind and surety of heart, one must submit to Allah (swt) and bring one’s life in accordance to the Divine will.

The most important truth that Allah (swt) revealed to mankind is that there is nothing divine or worthy of being worshipped except for Almighty Allah, hence it’s wise to recognize and submit to this truth.

*Allah (swt) is an Arabic word for God.
*(swt) – Subhanahu wa ta’ala, an Arabic phrase meaning “May He (Allah) Be Glorified and Exalted”

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