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Is the "submission" aspect of the word "Islam" used in connection with submission in some cases?

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Submitted by Anon. (Israel), Feb 6, 2016 at 17:54

Or is "Islam" a word only used when naming the religion? For example, if someone says "you will submit to Allah", will they say "you will islam to Allah"?

Is there any way of showing that "Islam" is a word rather than a name of a religion? Any way of explaining why "Islam" would mean "submission" or anything at all?

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Islam is a standard Arabic word meaning submission. But that word is rarely used anymore except in connection with the religion.

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