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Azmat,Islam means

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Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Sep 7, 2006 at 19:58

If the word Islam is from the root word, "Sa-la-ma", and has the same meaning, then why use the word "Islam" instead of "Sa-la-ma"? Could it be that the meaning of the word "Islam" specifically means "submission"? In any event, the importance of this word is directly related to Allah and means submission to Allah. Thus if you use the meanings of "peace, security, obedience, and submission", it can only apply to a relationship between Muslims and Allah and does not accurately describe the relationship intended between Muslims and Jews, Christians, Infidels or people of any other religious persuasion.

Apart from word games, the history of Muslim attitudes and behaviors towards non-Muslims speaks more persuasively than empty words and of course we should not overlook demeaning, arrogant and hateful references in the Qur'an to non-Muslims. Additionally, the word Muslim means "one who submits" and not one at peace, or one who is secure.

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