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Islam (in Arabic) does denote Peace

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in response to reader comment: Islam means "submission" and not "peace"!

Submitted by Azmat Zuberi (Canada), Aug 1, 2006 at 19:12

i respectfully beg to differ.

the Arabic word of Islam is from the root word of "Sa-la-ma" which means peace, security, obedience, and submission. the word is frequently used in the Muslim greeting of "Asalaamo Alaikum" meaning peace be unto you. the same root of "Sa-la-ma" is also used in the Jewish greeting of "Shalom" but with a different pronounciation.

a simple reference can be sought at: http://www.barghouti.com/islam/meaning.html

hence the word Islam carries many meanings including Peace and Submission.

if for an indepth case you would like a commentary on how the derivatives both are co-related, then i would humbly refer you to: http://www.alislam.org/books/study-of-islam/index.html

Submitting....

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