10/27/2013 0 comments

Islam means peace!

Biased scholars, esp. western Orientalists, tend not to recognize facts, when they run counter their own conceptions. One of these facts is that Islām means peace.

When one visualizes some of the leading Arabic dictionaries of utmost authenticity, it becomes manifest that Islām can also mean peace.

Islam is the Maṣdar, i.e. the verbal noun, of the verb aslama.

Abū Naṣr Ismāʻīl ibn Ḥammād al-Jawharī (d. 1003 AD) writes in his notable Arabic dictionary Tāj al-Lughah wa-Ṣiḥāḥ al-ʻArabiyyah, better known as aṣ-Ṣiḥāḥ fī al-Lughah or just aṣ-Ṣiḥāḥ:

وأسلم، أي دخل في السلم

“And aslama means he entered into as-Salm

Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Muqrī al-Fayyūmī (d. 1368 AD) writes is his al-Miṣbāḥ al-Munīr fī Gharīb ash-Sharḥ al-Kabīr li-r-Rāfiʻī, a dictionary of Islamic legal terms:

وأسلم دخل في السلم

“And aslama means he entered into as-Silm

And it is an established fact that the known Arabic dictionaries altogether, may it be Tāj al-ʻArūs, Lisān al-ʻArab, Lane or Hans Wehr, say that both as-Salm and as-Silm mean “peace”.

So that would consequently imply that aslama means “to enter into peace”. Thus, Islam means “entering into (the state of) peace”.