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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jun 13, 2007 at 07:27

Hi Oscar

I have more time to respond to this rather bizarre and poor entry in the USC Comendium

>Islam is the religon of peace

I guess the victims of Islam will very much disagree with such statement

>The Arabic word islam is derived from the Arabic word al-Salaam which means peace.

Bogus. The Arabic word islam as well as the Arabic word al-salaam are derived from the same root SLM but they belong to two different stems.

>The root word of islam is "al-silm"

Bogus. Number one mistake you do not add a definte artilce to a root and the root is not vocalized and the root here is SLM and not this bogus al-silm

>it is understood to mean "submission to Allah"

True.

>Inspite of what ever noble intention caused many muslims to claim that islam is derived primarly from peace this is not true Allah says in Qur'an

Only ignorant Muslims and Pakistanis and our dear Angela will utter such nonsense.

>Q2:136

The last three words are

wa nahnu lahu muslimoon

I would translate this as:

And to Him we are Muslims.

Notice that this is a palgiarized translation and the source is Pickthall also notice that Allah does not define the word Muslim or muslimoon. It is the masorites that define such word. So what does this word really mean? Only Allahu A3lam or only Allah knows.

>A secondary root of Islam may be "al-salaam"

Gobbledygook. There is no such thing as secondary root. This is bogus

>However, the text of the Qur'an makes it clear that Allah has clealy intended the focus of this way of life to be submission to him. This entails sunbmission to him at all times blah...blah...blah

This is as poor as it can get. The author is clueless about Arabic grammar and the root system.

So one more time the word Islam means the religion of Islam that is it and it has nothing to do with the word Salam except that both words belong to the same root SLM.

Submitting....

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