Does “Islam” really mean to force someone to Islam or else kill him?

Some anti-Islamic Arabic speaking people say that the word “Islam” means particularly to “surrender”.  This is a clear lie, because “Islam” in Arabic means “submission”. 

Islam is derived from the word Salam which means peace.  When someone says “as’SALAMu alaikum”, he is saying may peace be upon you, or peace be upon you.  Islam doesn’t mean “surrender”, like in wars when your enemy surrenders.  Islam means “submission”, and it is only used for submitting yourself to GOD Almighty and not to man.   You can’t submit yourself to me for instance.  That is prohibited in Islam.   

God Almighty said:

” There is NO compulsion in religion. The right direction is henceforth distinct from error….” (2:256).


2 Responses to “Does “Islam” really mean to force someone to Islam or else kill him?”

  1. Naima butt Says:

    Islam is the peacful relegion.

    That is western govs who destroing our holy places and killing our generation.

    When we react then they call as terrorism.

    All independent peoples know, what is truth.

  2. tejesh Says:

    i’m a hindu and i got to know somethin bout islam tonight! felt good! i wanted to know cuz my country is a secular republic state of india!! and muslims are treated as brothers here! wanted to know about my brothers!!

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