What does the word 'Islam' literally mean?

October 10, 2006 11:45am CST
i'm sure someone knows.
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@gulshah (861)
• China
11 Oct 06
literally means peace
11 Oct 06
i have just looked it up and the anwer i read said submission,not sure if its a 100% correct though.
@ossie16d (11825)
• Australia
19 Nov 06
Thanks for this discussion and to all those who explained the meaning. I didn't know myself but was interested to know, so was pleased to see that many had already left responses indicating the meaning of 'Islam'.
@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
12 Oct 06
Islam means "peace","purity","submission to god","obedience"
@i_agree_but (1185)
• United Arab Emirates
12 Oct 06
I have heard, it is 'peace'
@mahapingo (213)
• Madagascar
11 Oct 06
The Arabic word Islam literally means both "surrender" and "peace". Surrender to the will of God and the peace that is entailed in that surrender. Islam is a monotheistic religion and believe that to search for God through images is a sin. Muslim teachings correspond closely with the Old Testament of Bible, and Moses and Jesus are both accepted as Muslim prophets, although Jesus is not believed to be the son of God.
@Aali311 (6118)
• United States
10 Oct 06
It means Peace, I sure alot of people know that, especially if they are muslims.
• Qatar
10 Oct 06
Islam comes from the word 'salam' which means peace