1. 1. What is Islam?
Islam is the name of a religion, or rather, a way of life sent by God. All the prophets and messengers adhered to him. Even the name of the religion is unique. It is not associated with the name of a person as Christianity, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, nor with the name of a tribe as Judaism, nor with the name of a people as Hinduism. It denotes a state. The word "Islam" comes from the Arabic root, meaning peace, security, protection, greeting, impeccability, submission, acceptance, salvation ... The word Islam itself denotes a state of devotion and submission to God, worshipping only Him, accepting and following His Law. The result of such submission is calm and well-being. A Muslim is a person who is in a state of such submission. Sins, ignorance, bad deeds weaken the state of Islam, and equating someone or something to God reduces it to nothing.