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What does the word Islam mean?

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Aug 3, 2014 at 11:20

I think it is really funny when Pakistanis post in Arabic because it seems that most of them mangle the Arabic language and its grammar so read and enjoy

This is what our dear Mazhar who lives in Pakistan one of the last bastions of Polio where those brave souls that go out to vaccinate children are attacked but does he care? Instead he is part of the religious industry in Pakistan where lazy old men spend their time not helping other human beings but posting about a book the Qur'an that is that they cannot read it in Arabic right our dear Mazhar?

This is what he wrote

السين واللام والميم معظم بابه من الصّحّة والعافية؛ ويكون فيه ما يشذُّ، والشاذُّ عنه قليل، فالسّلامة: أن يسلم الإنسان من العاهة والأذَى

And here is his source from the internet as I very much doubt that he will be able to use an Arabic language dictionary


So why did you not provide us with the link? why the lies?

And this is our dear Mazhar's bogus translation

That the dominant and pervasive perception and meanings infolded in the Root are that of healthy state of exactitude, validity, truth, and absolved causing wellness and tranquility. And therein is no deviation, irregularity, oddity, and abnormality disturbing wellness and tranquility. It portrays a state of peace, safety, tranquility and dynamic balance when the Man is secure from all sorts of things causing damage and disablement of that state. Obviously, it is the unique state and only source - a ladder that could enable Man to elevate to stability, prosperity, development and all sorts of ascensions

Bogus translation your source says: The letters Seen and Lam and Meem MOST of this section (Bab) comes from health and well being and in if something that deviates and the deviated they are not much and being safe/protected is when man is protected from infirmity and harm

How come you did not know that?

But let me help you if you are looking for the meaning of an Arabic language word or for a specific root then the real source is ابن منظور لسان العرب oh ابن منظور لسان العرب? You can ask your Mullah to translate it for you and here is what ابن منظور tells us about the root السين واللام والميم if you can read Arabic which I doubt very much


And check this


And check this too


And this is what real dictionaries tell us and I will help you the root S-L-M has the following branches

1. اسلام مسلم يسلم اسلامي and by the way your grammarians believe that it is a foreign word as you shall see below and it very well could be from Syriac ܫܠܡܘܬܐ or shalmouta and the primary meaning is agreement or concord what a disaster the word Islam is a loan word from Syriac as for ܫܠܡ or Shlom is really arabic Salam and it is another branch

See? you should know not just Arabic but also Syriac

2. استسلام مستسلم يستسلم استسلامي or surrendering, he who surrenders, he surrenders, this that belongs to surrendering so if Islam really means surrender to your so called Allah how come Islam is not called Istislam and a Muslim is called Mustaslem? any guesses and what does this have to do with health and well being?

3. استلام مستلم يستلم استلامي or receiving, he who revieves, he recieves the act of receiving so you tell me our dear Mazhar what does receive have to do even with the health and well being?

4. سلام مسالم يسالم or peace he who lives in peace he provides peace

You see our dear Mazhar you need to know Arabic grammar and the Arabic language before you post in Arabic deal?

And if indeed islam means peace I'm sure that your Hindu ancestors that were killed enslaved and brutalized by the Muslim invaders of India must be very proud of you


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