Derived from arabic roots meaning
'peace' and 'submission to God'. Those who follow islam
and submit to God (known on arabic as Allah) are known as muslims
(note the small 'm').
themselves a Muslim (big 'M') may or may not follow Islam in the same way that someone
themselves a Christian
may or maynot follow
the teachings of Christ.
Followers of islam take
their guidance from the Qu'ran which
is believed to be the word of God and also from hadith - which
are trusted stories
about the guidance that one of the prophets
This is like Christians taking guidance from the gospels
about what Jesus
in Islam) taught.
You cannot be a muslim if you don't believe in all the prophets God sent including
Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Mohammad and many others
(25 are named in the Quran but we are told
there were thousends).
Muslims have lived peacefully in the UK for centuries. An 8th century anglo-saxon kings
produced coins in the declaring in arabic 'there is none worthy
but God' (the islamic declararion of faith). The first English translation of the Qu'ran was written in 1649 and the office
of national statistics records a Mosque in cardiff in 1860.
is something relating
is a made up word
that muslims never use. It implies a radical form of behaviour that deviates from the teachings
of Islam and is used when the media and politicians
want to say islamic-terrorist and think
that us mere mortals will be fooled by their clever
twist of language.