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.
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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
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 - 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
You want the long story... read definition 5 by Emi Love.
Islam is a religion in the world whose follower are thinking that they are the only religion which is right. Their follower's mind still work in the medieval time.
They also considered woman as a second grade human being.
My neighbour forced his wife to wear cover as a sign of Islam follower.
by gurubesar December 12, 2007
Islam is the arabs's version of Christianity. The arabs did not have a religion in the 6th century so they decided they should have their own because they did not like the fact that the Jews had their religion and the Christians had theirs and they had none and that was very humiliating for them.
So they invented their own religion mainly by copying bits and pieces from Judaism and Christianity and then called it Islam. Then they made up pieces as they went along over the years and voila instant religion! Now the followers of Islam get very touchy about their religion and they go around trying to convince the world that they are very nice people by showing lots of pictures of children and girls in Islamic dress and when they can, they murder anyone that does not believe them.

Islam is as Islam does
by Ahamad February 24, 2007
A self-righteous, violent, facist, hypocritical but monotheistic religion that was founded by Muhammad, and follows the violent teachings of the Kuran that demand Jihad against anyone in the world who is not a Muslim, for the intent of “conversion.” In order to earn favor with God, you must follow seven pillars—none of which will save you. This is what separates Islam from Christianity, in that Muslims believe salvation can be achieved by good works, while Christianity teaches that salvation comes only through faith in the resurrected Jesus Christ. Muslims (followers of Islam) call the supreme deity (God) Allah and Muhammad is his prophet.

Islam and Muslims claim the word Islam means “peace” but is anything but peace. It is a religion of perpetual outrage and violence against anyone of other faiths. Islam promotes the killing and violence of non-Muslims, for conversion. Its followers have a dangerous preoccupation with death and suicide attacks against people as a result. This is an abomination to most religions because the real, loving God wants Salvation thru faith and not force. Islam hates people of other religions. It embraces terrorism for the sake of destroying the West, Jews and Israel. Islam believes Jews and Christians came from pigs, which is crazy. This is Naziism at its finest. You don’t believe me that Islam is a dangerous religion? Sura 8:12-13 says “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!' ‘ How about this one: "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) Nuff said. Muhammad was a murderer so why shouldn’t his phony religion be? Islam also teaches that its followers will eventually rule the world, and the destruction of America is in their future. This is partly why 9-1-1 happened. If you don’t believe that Islam is a facist religion that wants to rule the world then I have some beachfront property in Kansas I would like to sell you.
Islam is a religion of nothing but hatred, violence and death. This explains the epidemic of violoence in the Middle East.
by krock1dk December 05, 2007

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