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Offline karim fattah

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the word muslim
« on: September 15, 2017, 03:39:03 PM »

just wondering how did the word muslim originate, when did it orginate and when was the first times it was being used, i heard some people making claims that the word muslim and islam actually come from a man nade musaylimah al kazzab so i want to find the truth


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Re: the word muslim
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2017, 09:07:03 AM »
Muslim comes from the word Islam,Islam came from an arabic word Salam,which means peace
Islam means submission
Muslim means submitter

Nowhere is Musaylimah there,infact Muslim has been used even before Musaylimah the Liar was even BORN

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Re: the word muslim
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2017, 05:18:52 PM »
Wa Alaikum As'salam,

Allah Almighty Said in the Glorious Quran that it was our father Abraham, peace be upon him, who named us "Muslims":

[022:078] And struggle all out for Allah. For, this struggle merits an all out effort. He has chosen you and has placed no hardship in your religion, the creed of your father, Ibraheem. Not only in this (Qur’an), but in the past, too, He had named you Muslims. (He chose you) so the messengers may witness your deeds (and testify), and you may witness the deeds of the rest of the people (and testify). So establish the ‘salat’ and pay the ‘zakat’ and hold on to your link with Allah. He is your Master! What an excellent Master! And what an excellent Ally!

There are a number of names for Islam in the Glorious Quran:

1-  Al-Silm السلم (Peace).
2-  Subula Al-Salam سبل السلام  (the ways to Peace).
3-  Dar Al-Salam دار السلام  (the home of Peace).
4-  Al-Islam الاسلام (Submission to Allah in Peace).

See the following Noble Verses and more in the Glorious Quran: 3:19, 2:208, 5:16, 10:25.

This Peace is the peace with Allah Almighty.  Being at peace with Allah Almighty and having SAKINAH (comfort) from Allah Almighty in our hearts, as Allah Almighty talked about this also in the Glorious Quran:

[048:004] He it is Who sent down As-Sakinah (calmness and tranquillity) into the hearts of the believers, that they may grow more in Faith along with their (present) Faith. And to Allah belong the hosts of the heavens and the earth, and Allah is Ever All-Knower, All-Wise.

Islam is the Original Religion of GOD Almighty, and It was sent down to all of mankind in different customized forms:

"The Religion before God is Islam (الاسلام submission to His Will)...." (The Noble Quran, 3:19).

[005:048]  To thee We sent the Scripture in truth, confirming the scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety: so judge between them by what God hath revealed, and follow not their vain desires, diverging from the Truth that hath come to thee. To each among you have we prescribed a law and an open way لكل جعلنا منكم شرعة ومنهاجا. If God had so willed, He would have made you a single people, but (His plan is) to test you in what He hath given you: so strive as in a race in all virtues. The goal of you all is to God; it is He that will show you the truth of the matters in which ye dispute;

For ample more details, please visit:

As to Musaylama the liar, who declared himself to be a prophet after Prophet Muhammad died, he came from Bani Hanifah, which was both a Christian and pagan.  So his name most likely originated from Abrahamic root, similar to the Jewish SHALOM (SALAM).  Don't forget that believers before Islam were also called Salamays, Mushlams, Mushlems, Mushlimana and others.  See the links above.

Take care,
Osama Abdallah


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