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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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Anyone who actually believes Islam is a religion of peace needs to kill themselves. We need less politically correct fools in the gene pool.
by david smith, jr. June 24, 2009
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Let's be honest, most religion's are a crock of shit, but this one is pure evil. I mean come on..it's not ok to eat pork but it's ok to blow yourself up and kill other people as long as some dickhead declares you a 'martyr' (yes! it's really THAT stupid!) I'm sorry muslim's but it's simply not true and is completely false teachings. You are all being made to be fools. It teaches oppression of women, that killing is ok as long as the reasons are right (yes really!)oh and you have to starve yourself every now and then, cause that's REALLY gonna do you good isnt it! NOT!
J: What did you do last night, mohammed?
M: I conspired to blow people up in the name of Islam
J: Oh....ere right...would like a bite of my ham sandwich?
M: OF COURSE NOT!!!! That just wouldn't be right!
by John4569 October 30, 2006
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QUOTE: "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 kill anyone that does not believe them.
Allah does not exist, he was invented by deluded desert people of Arabia and Mohamed was not a prophet. And Islam is the biggest hoax pulled on humanity that has gotten more people to suffer and be killed than the devil ever could."
Well, no actually, Arabs did have a religion, infact many. Most of these were religions of idol worship. And again get it right, you can get Arab Christians and Arab Jews. And again, so wrong, where was Jesus from? PALESTINE!? Who are Palestinians? ARABS! Figure out the rest for yourself. Wake up and be honest. LET the world be a better place instead of spreading bull sh*t.

Christianity
Idol worship

("Let's go lie about a religion, mmm, which religon, Christianity? No, did that last week, Hinduism? leave that for later... AHAH! ISLAM! Now lets go spread some crap that just isn;t true at all.")
by HonestAthiest March 12, 2009
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a) a Medieval cult

b) a religion for fools, idiots, hatemongers, explosive experts, paedophille/child-molster s, polygamists, wife-beaters, criminals, social outcasts.

c) another name for terrorism, violence, intolerance, backward thinking and

e) whose male followers are beasts and whose female followers are meat.
1, Sheikh Hilaly, when preaching Islam, said in October 2006, "If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in the backyard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it... whose fault is it, the cats or the uncovered meat? The uncovered MEAT is the problem."

2, My friend Bob converted into Islam after he was sent to jail, he said because he felt more at home in the jail if he was a Muslim.
by Truthteller2 October 28, 2006
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A religion based on manners and one that is often connected with terrorism. However, Islam is a religion, and terrorists are extremists in the religion and believe Islam is something it is not. Islam is not a religion of violence, which people often mistake it for. Muslims believe there is one and only 1 God, and Mohammad Peace Be Upon Him is his Messenger.
Islam is based on manners.
by _Ryoma_ November 11, 2014
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A monotheistic Abrahamic religion, common in the middle east, founded by the supposed prophet Muhammed and worshipping the deity Allah. According to the religion, "God is One." It is descended from Ishmael (As opposed to Judaism and Christianity, which descended from Isaac.) Adherents (Which are called "Muslims") believe that Biblical figures such as Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus were prophets of Allah. Another prophet, reffered to as Muhammed, appears only in the Qu'ran (one of the muslim holy books). There are three other associated holy books, the Torah, the Zabur, and the Injil (Gospel.)
Islam is the religion associated with most -stan countries.
by Neutral Extremist February 22, 2014
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