Islam comes from the Arabic root word “Slam” which means peace. It is also derived from the Arabic word “Silm“, which means to “submit your will to Almighty God”. Islam in short means, “Peace acquired in submitting your will to Almighty God”.
Any person who submits his will to Almighty God is called a Muslim.
Many people have a Misconception that Islam is a new religion, which came into existence 1400 years ago and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is the founder of this religion. This is not the case.
Islam is there since eternity. Since Man set foot on this Earth, and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is not the founder of this religion, but he is the last and Final Messenger of Almighty God.
There came 124,000 prophets before the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him), among which 25 are mentioned by name in the Quran. And before the Quran, there were other divine books, only later to be corrupted by man. Books like the Torah (revealed to Moses), the Zabur (revealed to David), the Injil (Gospel) (revealed to Jesus).
The most recent and final testament given to Man by god is the Mighty Quran, a book that came 1400 years ago, revealed to the last and final Messenger, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
The Glorious Quran is the proclamation to humanity. It is the fountain of Mercy and Wisdom. It is a warning to the heedless. It is an assurance to those in doubt. It is a solace to the suffering and it is Hope to those in despair.
For any book to claim that it is a word of God, it should stand the test of time. Previously in the old days, it was the age of Miracles. The Glorious Quran is the Miracle of Miracles. Later on came the age of Literature and poetry, Muslim and non-Muslim Arabic scholars alike claim that the Glorious Quran, to be the best Arabic literature to be available on the face of the earth. But today if a religious book in a very poetic fashion says that the Earth is flat, will a modern man believe in it? We live in the time of science.
In the Glorious Quran more than a thousand verses speak about Science. Up till this date, there has been no Scientific Fact, that goes against the Quran.
According to Albert Eisenstein:
Science without Religion is lame and religion without science is blind.