Islam Definition

ĭs-läm, -lăm, ĭz-, ĭsläm, ĭz-
The Muslim religion, a monotheistic religion in which the supreme deity is Allah and the chief prophet and founder is Muhammad.
Webster's New World
Muslims collectively.
Webster's New World
All the lands in which the Muslim religion predominates.
Webster's New World

Origin of Islam

  • Arabic ’islām submission from ’aslama to surrender, resign oneself from Syriac ’ašlem to make peace, surrender derived stem of šlem to be complete šlm in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Arabic إِسْلَام (ʾislām, “submission (to the will of God)”), verbal noun of أَسْلَمَ (ʾaslama), from the root س ل م (s-l-m).

    From Wiktionary

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