Friday, January 8, 2010

One of the meanings of the word Islam is surrender

“One of the meanings of the word Islam is surrender, and human life is nothing but surrender”, said Dr. Shahid Athar who is a Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, Indiana, and a writer on Islam. (see http://www.islamfortoday.com/athar14.htm)

I appeal for those involved in the fire-bomb attack on three churches in Malaysia to surrender themselves to the authority. I’m sad and I’m sorry for them but I believe God-fearing Malaysians will forgive them if they turn themselves in because the one commonly shared message of all major religions is one of love. I also believe those involved mean no harm to others because they have been misguided.

Come out now and we will accept you. If you hide, law-abiding Malaysians will forever go after you.

1 comment:

learningquranonline said...

What Does "Islam" Mean?
The word "Islam" itself means "Submission to Allah." The religion of Islam is not named after a person as in the case of "Christianity" which was named after Jesus Christ, "Buddhism" after Gutama Buddha , "Marxism" after Karl Marx, and "Confucianism" after Confucius.
Similarly, Islam is not named after a tribe like "Judaism" after the tribe of Judah and "Hinduism" after the Hindus. The Arabic word "Islam" means the submission or surrender of one's will to the will of the only true god worthy of worship, "Allah" (known as God "the Father" in Christianity).
Anyone who does indeed submit to the will of Allah as required by Islam is termed a "Muslim," which means one who has submitted to the will of Allah. Many people in the West have developed the sad misinformed trend of calling Islam "Muhammadenism" and it's followers "Muhammadins." This is a totally foreign word to Muslims and unrecognized by them. No Muslim has ever called his religion "Muhammadenism" or called himself a "Muhammadin."


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