In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
All praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds. We praise Him, seek His help, and seek His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evil of our souls, and the adverse consequences of our deeds. Whoever Allah guides, there is none that can misguide him, and whoever He misguides, there is none that can guide him.
I bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah; He is alone, having no partners. And I bear witness and testify that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the final messenger of Allah.
The best speech is the Speech of Allah and the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (peace be upon him). And the worst of all affairs are newly-invented matters and every innovation is a misguidance, and every misguidance is in the fire of Hell.
Whatever is correct and beneficial in the information provided is from Allah and whatever is incorrect is from myself and Shaytaan, the accursed. May Allah guide us all to the Path of Jannah (Paradise). Ameen, Alhumdulillahi Rabbil Alameen.
The Arabic word 'Islam' simply means 'submission', and derives from a word meaning 'peace'. In a religious context it means complete submission to the will of God.
It is important to emphasize that the word "Islam" is not derived from the name of any particular person, race, or locality. Muslims consider the term, used by some writers,"Mohammadanism" to be an offensive violation of the very spirit of Islamic teaching. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is not worshipped, nor is he regarded either as the founder of Islam nor the author of its Holy Book, the Quran.
Another essential concept about Islam that should be clarified is the term "Allah." It should be emphasized that the term "Allah" has no connotation at all of a tribal god, an Arabian or even a Muslim god. The term "Allah" in Arabic simply means the One and Only True, Universal God of all. To think that Allah is different from God, with a capital 'G', is no more valid than saying the French Christians worship a different god because they call him "Dieu."
Over one billion people from a vast range of races, nationalities and cultures across the globe, from the southern Phillipines to Nigeria, are united by the common Islamic faith. One in every five people is a Muslim. About 18% live in the Arab world; the world's largest Muslim community is in Indonesia; substantial parts of Asia and most of Africa's population is Muslim, while significant minorities are to be found in the Soviet Union, China, North and South America, and Europe. It is also worth noting that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world.
He it is Who has sent His messenger with the guidance and the Religion of Truth, that He may cause it to prevail over all religion, however much the idolaters may be averse. (Surah at-Tawbah 9:33)
He it is Who has sent His messenger with the guidance and the Religion of Truth, that He may cause it to prevail over all religion. And Allah suffices as a witness. (Surah al-Fath 48:28)