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The literal definition of the word Muslim is “one who submits,”

Meaning one who submits to one, unique, incomparable, and singular God, believing in Him and obeying His commandments.

Whose name in Arabic is "Allaah", literally meaning "The God".

Muslims believe

in the angels created by Him;

in the prophets through whom His revelations were brought to mankind;

in God's complete authority over human destiny, and

in life after death.

Muslims believe in a chain of prophets (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon them all) starting with

Adam and including Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Job, Moses, Aaron, David, Solomon, Elias, Jonah, John the Baptist and Jesus, peace be upon them.

God's final message to man, a reconfirmation of the eternal message and a summing-up, synopsis, and perfection of all that has gone before was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad , peace be upon him, the last prophet, through the angel Gabriel.
Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“Every child is born upon the natural way (Muslim). Then its parents make it a Jew, a Christian, or a Zoroastrian. Just like an animal gives birth to a compete animal. Do you ever see one that is born amputated?” Sahīh al-Bukhārī (1385, 4775)

So direct your face toward the religion, inclining to truth. Adhere to the fitrah of Allah upon which He has created all people. No change should there be in the creation of Allah . That is the correct religion, but most of the people do not know. Quran 30:30
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someone who believes in God, the angels, the Last Day (aka the day of judgment) who also believes in messengers sent throughout time to different nations, including Jesus, with Mohammad being the final one. They do not attribute divinity to men, although some sects may have questionable pratices, these are innovations and influenced by culture or other sources. For the most part they are seen as a threat to liars or profits, hence why there is alot of negative propoganda surrounding them. Those behind the islamophobic movement harness the power of racist members of society. But, alas, haters gonna hate.
your muslim dentist/teacher/fellow commuter/sister or brother's friend/that guy or girl from work who is middle eastern/black/white/chinese etc.
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The word Muslim is an arabic word which translates to English literally as "One who has submitted " or "One who makes peace" and which religiously means "One who has submitted to the Will of God in peace".

It is the religion of the angels and of the prophets and of the believers.

Jesus (peace be upon him) taught the believer to say " Thine WILL be done, on earth as it is in heaven" and said "Blessed be the Peacemakers for they will be known as the servants of God"

This summarizes religious law on earth, together with correct belief and methods of worship.

Muhammed (peace be upon him) said "I am the final brick..." in a house built by all the previous prophets.
King James Bible/Mathew:

Jesus orders the believers (they didn't call themselves christians but peacemakers - in arabic "muslim") to pray like him in the garden of Gethsamene where Jesus would stand, bow, and prostrate his head on the ground while uttering specific words of praise that had been revealed for this usage by God.
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A person who submits to the will of Allah and follows the religion of Islam, meaning peace.
Person A: ISLAMIC EXTREMIST!
Muslim: Yup. I lurve peace. Go around throwing flowers at people, I do.
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1. A follower of the religion of Islam (submission to God, peace).

2. One who submits to Allah (God in Arabic).

3. Follows the pillars of Islam (believing in God and his Prophets, praying, fasting, giving charity, and performing pilgrimage to Makkah)

4. A person who believes in God, his angels, his books, his prophets, the last day, the hell fire)

5. One who gives charity to the poor, prays, seeks refuge from evil and the devil, respects mankind, does not let his neighbor go hungry, cares for the elderly, refrains from drinking, backbiting, and evil deeds

6. One who follows the commands of God that are revealed in the Quran and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his preceding Prophets (Adam, Jesus, Moses, Solomon, Jonah, etc)

7. One of the 6 major collections of the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
Muslims pray 5 times a day.

"A true Muslim is thankful to Allah in prosperity, and resigned to His will in adversity." (Muslim)

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: "Do
you know what is better than charity and fasting and prayer? It is keeping peace and good relations between people, as quarrels and bad feelings destroy mankind." (Muslims & Bukhari)

‎"Allah does not look at your appearance or
your possessions; but He looks at your heart and your deeds." (Abu Huraira: Muslim)
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a follower of the religion of Islam. They worship God and follow the Ten Commandments just like Christians and Jews do. It's just another religion: you got your true practioners and believers, and you got your hypocritefanatics who are always trying to spoil the party. True Islam is not what you see on TV. Terrorism is against the teachings of the faith.
I knew a few Muslim women in college and they did not wear flowing robes or burquas or any of that stereotypical getup. I've talked to some Muslim men there too and there was none of that "kill the infidels" shit. I also once went to a mosque in northern Ohio and talked to some of the parishioners. They were decent, ordinary, American people. They spoke respect and admiration for Christianity and Judaism, the other two major "God" faiths. They were very nice to me, and I was never scared.
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A religion of peace that is gravely misunderstood by non-muslims and muslims (extremists) alike.
Muslim: It is okay to blow up people if they are infidels.

Non-muslim: The muslims all want tp kill us.
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