What is Islam?
The true meaning of “Islam” is “peace” or “submission to the will of God”. A person who follows Islam is called a Muslim (or Moslem). The central idea of Islam is that because God cares about us, He does not want us to go astray. Therefore, He sent His guidance to us. We therefore owe it to ourselves and to Him to behave in the way that He has shown us. If we follow the commandments of God, we will achieve inner peace as well as societal harmony. But if we disobey them, we will not only be miserable, but society will suffer as well.