Registration of new members is currently closed. Guestbook opened for now.  Guests who have questions may post at our guestbook.  No lengthy debates please. Kindly note: MV is a place for serious learning through mutual consultation where we have zero tolerance for trouble-makers, narcissists and needless disputants. We simply stand for what is compatible with the Noble Quran regardless of titles such as "traditionalism" or "modernism." We have the right to our opinion just as you have the right to yours. All disagreements must be left at that. Final Judgement belongs to The Almighty.
MUSLIM VILLA - QURAN ONLY
June 18, 2024, 12:48:30 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
  Home Help Search Arcade Gallery Links Staff List Calendar Login Register  

Don't get confused between the words 'Islam' and 'Salaam'

+-
Shoutbox
April 02, 2024, 07:27:22 pm Heba E. Husseyn: Details on Leila tul Qadr every Ramadan, links HERE.
November 01, 2023, 03:44:32 pm Zainab_M: Allahhuma ameen .. ameen.
November 01, 2023, 03:43:43 pm Ruhi_Rose: Yes .. making lots of dua everyday ..... watching those real life video clips, my face feels wet with tears all the time.  May ALLAH grant the best to these wonderful, brave & steadfast martyrs,  Ameen ya Allah.
November 01, 2023, 03:38:26 pm Zainab_M: Keep praying, praying a lot for Gaza. It's worse than a prison .. it's a concentration camp.  Children as young as 10 or 11 are having to care for their younger siblings ages 2, 3 and 4 becoz many have lost both parents.  It's a very, very, very tearful situation there.
October 26, 2023, 03:40:19 pm N. Truth Seeker: Don't forget to look up MV Blog Zainab's Lounge for our Gaza updates.
October 20, 2023, 04:24:44 pm Zainab_M: Right sister Heba.  Gaza hospital bombing has the fingerprints of Israel all over it.  For Israel this is no big crime.  They have done this and much worse many times in the past and intend to do the same and worse many more times in near future.
October 20, 2023, 04:20:20 pm Heba E. Husseyn: Catching Zionist lies isn't hard. Soon after Gaza hospital bombing killing and maiming hundreds, Israel was quick to accuse Islamic Jihad of a misfired rocket.  That didn't sound plausible because IJ does not have such sophisticated bombing devices.  Zionist lie was fully exposed when anglican archbishop of Jerusalem,Hosam Naoum,  said today that 3 or 4 days prior to boming Israel had warned Gaza hospital to evacuate. Yet CIA claims in its flawed analysis that the rocket did not come from Israel.  But conveniently does not explain how Israel could have known 4 days earlier that a "misfired" rocket from IJ was coming.  Yet on the basis of this flawed & bias analysis of CIA, Biden is comforting Israel he believes Israel didn't do that war crimes bombing.
July 29, 2023, 03:02:07 am Zainab_M: Yesterday was Ashura, Muharram 10, 1444 (July 27, 2023).  Read about this very tragic day and details of the world's greatest 7th century revolutionary: WHO WAS HUSSEIN.
View Shout History
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Send this topic  |  Print  
Author Topic: Don't get confused between the words 'Islam' and 'Salaam'  (Read 460 times)
Zainab_M
TEAM MV Founder
Admin
Hero Member
*
Posts: 6348



WWW
Badges: (View All)
« on: August 01, 2008, 09:17:30 pm »

 


BismEm


The word Islam means "submission" or the total surrender of oneself to the Allah Almighty.  The Monotheistic Faith of Islam originated from the times of Prophets Noah and Abraham (peace & blessings be on them) and Prophet Mohammed (peace & blessings be on him) was the final Prophet and Messenger of Allah who delivered the final Divine Message, the Glorious Quran.  Thus, the Quran has beautifully elucidated the term "Islam" as the ideology of total surrender to the Will of Allah.  While "Islam" is the ideology of surrendering to Allah Almighty alone, the word "Muslim" means a person who has completely surrendered their purpose of life to the Will of Allah.  Therefore, the terms "Islam" and "Muslim" in the Quran are intertwined and stand more as common nouns than proper nouns.  Regardless of a person's descent, official designation, race, color or language - if that person believes sincerely in the Monotheistic Faith as per the instructions in the Quran, he or she has embraced Islam and is a Muslim in the sight of Allah The Almighty. 
 
There are some Muslim writers and so-called scholars who give a very incorrect interpretation of the word "Islam."  They often say that 'Islam' is derived from the word 'salam' which means 'peace' and it's also a greeting.  Indeed 'salam' means peace and it is a greeting incumbent upon every Muslim when they meet others (reference V.24:61).  This is a commandment of the Quran.  But the term 'Islam' is not derived from 'salam.'  It's important to remember that both the words "Islam" and "salam" carry beautiful definitions, but they are two different terms with different meanings. 
 
The word "Islam" is of prime importance and comes before everything else.  To understand and accept the definition of the term Islam is the cornerstone of Faith, without which there can be no Faith. 
 
Many modern-day Muslim scholars, particularly those living in the West try to misinterpret the meaning of Islam by wrongly claiming that it's derived from 'salam.'  There are two reasons for it.  Sometimes it is genuine ignorance.  And at other times they distort the meaning purposely to promote inter-faith dialogues and appease the participants.  This is a very unethical approach. 
 
Please know, 'Islam' means complete surrender or submission to the Will and Power of Allah while 'salam' means 'peace' and is a pleasant greeting symbolic of compassion, etiquette and good manners that's mandatory on Muslims to utter when they meet each other.  There several Verses in the Noble Quran that mention salaam defined as 'peace' as a greeting.  E.g. as follows:

"Indeed, those who ward off (evil) are among gardens and watersprings. (And it is said unto them): Enter them in peace, secure."  15:45-46  Al-Hijr.

The original Arabic word for “peace” in the above Verse 15:45-46 is bisalāmin ..


"Theirs the fruit (of their good deeds) and theirs (all) that they ask;  The word from a Merciful Rabb (for them) is: Peace!"   36:57-58  Ya Sin.

The original Arabic word for “peace” in the Noble Quran is salāmun ..



But as for the word 'Islam' in the Quran means strictly submission to Allah alone.
 




Related post:

-  Islam and 'Muslim'
Report Spam   Logged

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Ruhi_Rose
TEAM MUSLIM VILLA The Avid Reader | Mom of 3 cute rascals
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 6342



WWW
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008, 04:47:03 pm »



Thanks for this sister.  I'm also of the same mind on this issue.  And you're right.  Many Muslim ulemas and scholars indulge in this misinterpretation.  Some say "Islam" and "salam" both mean peace.  Then again, some do say that "Islam" means total submission or obedience to Allah, but they discreetly also bring its connection with the term "salam" by saying that though Islam means submission/surrender/or obedience to Allah, it's derived from the word salam.  This indirect link is also something I don't follow.  Since Islam means total surrender in Faith and practice to Allah, hence it is a word by itself.  It is certainly not derived from a greeting.  Most importantly, as we know just too well, the Quran has made this point very clear.  Regarding 'salam' the Quran mentions about it in a separate verse as a greeting of peace from Allah obligatory upon believers when they meet each other. Sure Islam is a religion and a complete system of life based on peace and justice.  This ideology is reflected in the entire Quran, Chapter by Chapter.  Therefor, the word "Islam" includes peace but it has to be defined as surrender/submission/or obedience to the will of Allah Almighty.  This is exactly the way the Prophet (pbuh) led his life.

Report Spam   Logged

Heba E. Husseyn
TEAM MUSLIM VILLA Villa Artisan
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5029



WWW
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2022, 04:37:47 pm »



Thank you sisters.  A very nice brief thread and a response to a lot of those apologists roving as "scholars" who love to distort everything in the Noble Quran.
Report Spam   Logged


Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Send this topic  |  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Scammers & spammers will be reported | © If you borrow MV contents you must mention our link with hypertext | MV Team is not responsible for comments by members or guests.
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum


Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy