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Reader comment on item: "Islam" Does Not Mean "Peace"
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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jun 12, 2007 at 20:55

No, wrong. the Arabic word islam is not derived from the Arabic word salam. This is wrong. It is bogus. The word Islam is dereived from the root SLM as well as the word peace or salam is derived from the same root SLM but both words belong to two different stems. And no the word islam is not derived from the word salam as you shall see

But in the arabic language we have the root system and the stems from the root. And once we have a stem the words that come out of a stem have nothing in common anymore and in the case of SLM we have the following stems

1. Yislam or he bocomes Muslim. Islam or the religion of islam, Islamiya or what belongs to islam.

2. Then we have the another stem: Yusalim or he provides greetings/peace, salam or peace, salam or the state of peace.

3. Then we have another stem: Yastalim or he receives, Istilam or the receiving, and Tasleem to give/receive

4. And we have another stem: Yastaslim or he surrenders, istislam or the surrendering.

All of the above come from the same stem SLM but this is where it ends as once you have a stem the meaning of the word diverge and no islam has nothing to do with words salam or istislam or istilam, but I can see why those that have poor command of Arabic garmmar will confuse the words that come out of the different stems.

Now feel free to prove me wrong

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