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Islam and Peace

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in response to reader comment: Multiple meanings of S-L-M

Submitted by Amin Riaz (United Kingdom), Aug 15, 2014 at 06:37

"Actually, the word Islam is not at all related to peace. "

Incorrect. SLM means peace, to be safe and sound, intact, faultless... and the word ISLAM its root is S-L-M hence they are related.

Another relation is the that ISLAM as the verbal noun of the Fourth Form is usually Causative [a linguistic form that indicates that the subject causes an act to be performed or a condition to come into being ] version of the root word.

Therefore the word "Islam" means "to give your self up to peace, safety" and that is shortened as Submission, Surrender. And this is how the IV Form relates to the 1st form.

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"The verbal root S-L-M has multiple meanings among which are "peace", "surrender", and "submission.""

Once more incorrect. SLM the root does not mean "Surrender" and "Submission" as those are meanings of "ISLAM".

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"Submission is semitically distinct from peace."

Were you trying to say "Semantically"!?

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However there are other reference to Islam and Peace... the word "Silm" is also reference used in the Quran to mean the religion and this word means Peace.

Another refrence is Dar-as-Salam - House of Peace.


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