The Meaning of Islam
Posted by Parsin on June 20, 2008
Basic meaning: Islam has taken its root from the word Selm. Selm means being without any physical and spiritual , bodily and mental, outward and inward disorder.
Islam: The word Selm changes its form to Islam in chapter “Efa’ l”. Chapter Efa’ l is always used to make words transitive. So we can define the word Islam in this way:
“Keep yourself and the others from any outward and inward disease or from physical Or spiritual disorders.”
Salam : The person who is purred and freed from any deficiency or disorder. This word has been brought up as one of God’s names. In peoples meeting saying salam [Hello] in fact is a kind of health wish for the other.
Moslem: A person who tries to retire himself and others from physical and spiritual Deficiency in his relation with others.
Taslim: The person who becomes danger less in his relation with the others and doesn’t harm or injure anybody.
With reference to word Islam in Quaran’s texts in “Al – e – Imran ” ‘s surah in 91st Versus it is said that:
” ا ن الدین عند ا لله الا سلام ”
“Truly, the perfect Religion in the sight of Allah is Islam”
In the 79th versus in the same surah it is said that:
” قل آ منا با لله و ما انزل علی ابراهیم و اسماعیل و اسحا ق و یعقوب و الاسباط و
ما اوتی موسی و عیسی و النبیو ن من ربهم ، لا نفرق بین احدِ منهم و نحن له مسلمون ”
“Say [o, Messengers] we believe in Allah and in what has been sent down To us and what was sent down to Abraham, Ishmael, Isshaq, Yaqub and The sons of Yaqub , and what was given to Mussa , Issa and to other Messengers from their creator and Nurturer, we consider no Discrimination between one and another among them and to Allah we are Submitted. “
You can read the rest from Ali Tahmasbi’s site