Derived from arabic roots meaning 'peace' and 'submission to God'. Those who follow islam and submit to God (known on arabic as Allah) are known as muslims (note the small 'm').

Someone who calls themselves a Muslim (big 'M') may or may not follow Islam in the same way that someone who calls themselves a Christian may or maynot follow the teachings of Christ.

Followers of islam take their guidance from the Qu'ran which is believed to be the word of God and also from hadith - which are trusted stories about the guidance that one of the prophets (Muhammed) gave.

This is like Christians taking guidance from the gospels - stories about what Jesus (another prophet in Islam) taught.

You cannot be a muslim if you don't believe in all the prophets God sent including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Mohammad and many others (25 are named in the Quran but we are told there were thousends).

Muslims have lived peacefully in the UK for centuries. An 8th century anglo-saxon kings produced coins in the declaring in arabic 'there is none worthy of worship but God' (the islamic declararion of faith). The first English translation of the Qu'ran was written in 1649 and the office of national statistics records a Mosque in cardiff in 1860.
related words:
Islamic is something relating to Islam.

Islamist is a made up word that muslims never use. It implies a radical form of behaviour that deviates from the teachings of Islam and is used when the media and politicians want to say islamic-terrorist and think that us mere mortals will be fooled by their clever twist of language.
by T March 27, 2005
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A religion of peace which teaches that it is proper to eliminate people who question its peacefulness.
Allahu Akbar, Islam is going to take over what's left of the world.
by rocketman77049 December 02, 2009
A religion of perpetual outrage and violence. It's followers have a dangerous preoccupation with death.
They keep saying Islam means peace, but that was a misspelling, for piece. Like they want a piece of you me and everyone who isn't a Muslam!
by AngelaWest September 17, 2006
Islam - the belief that an illiterate merchant in a cave became the stenographer of a sky fairy, recording the infallible word of the sky fairy's boss, after which time said illiterate merchant rose into the sky on a winged horse. Among other peaceful precepts, this belief will earn you 72 virgins in the sky, provided you strap an explosive device to yourself, and set off said device in a place calculated to kill as many innocent bystanders as possible.
Allah: "Gabriel, deliver the word of Islam to Mohammed."
Gabriel: "But, Mohammed is illiterate."
Allah: "Remind him to boot up his voice dictation software."
by panflutejedi December 31, 2009
I'll let their own 'holy' book do the explaining for me:
"Allah revealed His will to the angels, saying: 'I shall be with you. Give courage to the believers. I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers!' That was because they defied Allah and His apostle. He that defies Allah and his apostle shall be sternly punished by Allah." (Sura 8.12-13)

"In order that Allah may separate the pure from the impure, put all the impure ones i.e. non-Muslims one on top of another in a heap and cast them into hell. They will have been the ones to have lost." (Sura 8.37) SOUNDS ALOT LIKE NAZISM!!!!

"Muster against them i.e. non-Muslims all the men and cavalry at your command, so that you may strike terror into the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides them who are unknown to you but known to Allah." (Sura 8.60) SOUNDS REAL NON-VIOLENT!!! :)

"We have destroyed many a sinful nation and replaced them by other men. And when they felt Our Might they took to their heels and fled. They were told: 'Do not run away. Return to your comforts and to your dwellings. You shall be questioned all.' 'Woe betide us, we have done wrong' was their reply. And this they kept repeating until We mowed them down and put out their light." (Sura 21.11-15) THE MUSLIMS IGNORED THE INFIDEL'S DESPERATE PLEAS FOR MERCY AND KILLED THEM IN COLD BLOOD!!! WOOOO!!!

HERE'S THE KICKER:
"When you meet the unbelievers in jihad, chop off their heads. And when you have brought them low, bind your prisoners rigorously. Then set them free or take ransom from them until the war is ended." (Sura 47.4) WHEN YOU SEE A NON-MUSLIM, DECAPITATE HIM, AND THEN EITHER DUMP HIS BODY IN A DITCH OR HOLD IT FOR RANSOM!!! YAY ALLAH!!! WOO!

"Mohammed is Allah's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another." (Sura 48.29) DOES THAT MEAN THAT WHEN MUSLIMS GO ON TV AND SAY THAT THEY ARE AGAINST THE KILLING OF "INNOCENT" PEOPLE, THEY ARE REALLY SAYING THAT THEY ARE AGAINST THE KILLING OF MUSLIMS??? OOOOOOOOO!!! ITS SCARY BECAUSE ITS TRUE!!!!!
In the religion (if you want to call it that) of islam, Muslims either worship mohammed, or they give every one of their kids that name.
My friend, Mohammed is from Syria and he practices the religion of Islam.
by King D August 25, 2006
Islam is a monotheistic religion created when Satan, under the guise of the angel Gabriel, assaulted Mohemmed in his sleep by nearly choking him to death and ordering Mohemmed to start reciting even though he was sleep and more importantly, illiterate.

The religion is the fusion of Arab pagan moon-god worship rituals overlayed with false associations to Judiasn and Christianity.

It's fundamental purpose is the subjugation of the entire world. All persons will one day submit to the worshipping of the moon-god Allah (who is Satan)

To achieve this goal, Musims are raised from birth to view all non-muslims with contempt and hatred. They are also compelled to live under rules which make life on Earth depressing and are promised an orgy that will last forever if they die engaging in actions that support the goal of Islam domination. This is the only sure way for a Muslim to know he is not condemmed to Islam's hell.

Muslim's believe that the Imam Mahdi with the help of the prophet Isa (Jesus) will appear in the last days of the current era to assist in Islam's inevitible victory over freedom. The Mahdi and Isa will lead a world-wide Jihad whose mission is to kill every Jew and destroy Christianity in a manner extremely similiar to the Antichrist and the False Prophet in the Bible.
Islam is both a religion and a governmental system, it is probably the Babylon spoken of in Revelation, as the Holy Books of Islam were canonized in Baghdad, which is near the ruins of the ancient center of Satan's empire, Babylon.
by VinceP1974 January 01, 2008
Islam does not mean peace. It means submission (or else!) to the will of the Muslim god Allah and when you submit you become the slave of Allah. All that Allah asks is that you stop thinking for yourself, give up your own decency and divide the world into believers (Muslims) and non-believers (everyone else) which you must not befriend or respect and must eventually either convert , enslave or destroy . You must also be willing to attack anyone anytime who is labeled an enemy of Islam when asked to by your local imam (a self appointed fanatic who acts as a priest in Islam). Islam teaches that you have to accept the evil of Islam because, in Islam , evil is OK if it is the will of Allah. What a deal!

Unlike the Christian god , Allah is angry, cruel and blood-thirsty and he sanctions and encourages suffering, treachery and terror towards non-believers which ironically seems to be the fate of Muslims around the world today. His followers (his slaves) seem to enjoy showing the world how they behead people and they seem to take delight in seeing innocent men, women and children getting blown up into little pieces while they chant that Allah is great. To the Christians , Allah fits the definition of the Devil , but that is another story.
The world would be far better off if Islam never existed.
by Scholastik March 10, 2007
I'll let their own 'holy' book do the explaining for me:
"Allah revealed His will to the angels, saying: 'I shall be with you. Give courage to the believers. I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers!' That was because they defied Allah and His apostle. He that defies Allah and his apostle shall be sternly punished by Allah." (Sura 8.12-13)

"In order that Allah may separate the pure from the impure, put all the impure ones i.e. non-Muslims one on top of another in a heap and cast them into hell. They will have been the ones to have lost." (Sura 8.37) SOUNDS ALOT LIKE NAZISM!!!!

"Muster against them i.e. non-Muslims all the men and cavalry at your command, so that you may strike terror into the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides them who are unknown to you but known to Allah." (Sura 8.60) SOUNDS REAL NON-VIOLENT!!! :)

"We have destroyed many a sinful nation and replaced them by other men. And when they felt Our Might they took to their heels and fled. They were told: 'Do not run away. Return to your comforts and to your dwellings. You shall be questioned all.' 'Woe betide us, we have done wrong' was their reply. And this they kept repeating until We mowed them down and put out their light." (Sura 21.11-15) THE MUSLIMS IGNORED THE INFIDEL'S DESPERATE PLEAS FOR MERCY AND KILLED THEM IN COLD BLOOD!!! WOOOO!!!

HERE'S THE KICKER:
"When you meet the unbelievers in jihad, chop off their heads. And when you have brought them low, bind your prisoners rigorously. Then set them free or take ransom from them until the war is ended." (Sura 47.4) WHEN YOU SEE A NON-MUSLIM, DECAPITATE HIM, AND THEN EITHER DUMP HIS BODY IN A DITCH OR HOLD IT FOR RANSOM!!! YAY ALLAH!!! WOO!

"Mohammed is Allah's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another." (Sura 48.29) DOES THAT MEAN THAT WHEN MUSLIMS GO ON TV AND SAY THAT THEY ARE AGAINST THE KILLING OF "INNOCENT" PEOPLE, THEY ARE REALLY SAYING THAT THEY ARE AGAINST THE KILLING OF MUSLIMS??? OOOOOOOOO!!! ITS SCARY BECAUSE ITS TRUE!!!!!
In the religion (if you want to call it that) of islam, Muslims either worship mohammed, or they give every one of their kids that name.
by REASON AND LOGIC August 25, 2006

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