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Meaning of the word Islam

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Submitted by Greval (Switzerland), Aug 12, 2016 at 08:19

Re your comment: "Islam" literally means "Peace"

Your translation is wrong.

The word "ISLAM" means SUBMISSION to the will of Allah as revealed to Prophet Muhammed by the angel Gabriel (gibril). It does not mean peace. Asalaamu Alaikum means peace be with you.

For a good explanation of language , read: Which Koran Ibn Warraq 2011 Prometheus books

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