Islam is an Arabic word which means “submission” and in the. religious context means “submission to the will of God”. “Islam” is derived from the Arabic word “sal’m” which. literally means peace. The religion demonstrates peace and tolerance.
Islam teaches that the creation of everything in the universe was brought into being by God’s command as expressed by the wording, “Be, and it is,” and that the purpose of existence is to worship or to know God. He is viewed as a personal god who responds whenever a person in need or distress calls him
Most historians accept that Islam originated in Mecca and Medina at the start of the 7th century CE. Muslims regard Islam as a return to the original faith of the prophets, such as Jesus, Solomon, David, Moses, Abraham, Noah and Adam, with the submission (islam) to the will of God.