Ever wondered why the followers of Islam are called Muslims?

“Islam” is derived from the Arabic word “sal’m” which. literally means peace. When the “Mu” prefix is attached to a root word in Arabic (in this case sa’lm), the resulting noun means “a person who does that particular thing”.

A Muslim is someone who submits with peace in their heart, having complete Tawakkul (trust in God’s plans) in Allah (SWT) The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

Inner peace cannot be forced, so no one can force you to become a Muslim, nor can they entice you. Intention of the heart along with proclamation of the faith is a requirement of being a Muslim.

“ Let there be no compulsion in religion…” [Qur’an 2:256]

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