Introduction to Islam
The word Islam is derived from the Arabic root salima which means peace, harmony and submission. Islam, referring to the religion, is the submission of the creation to the will of God and its co-existence in peace and harmony. Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) began to receive the last and final revelation from Allah in the year 610 CE. Over a 23 year period, the revelation was received and recorded in the form of the Qur’an. Today, Islam is a world wide religion with over 1,220 million adherents. This is about 19% of the world’s population and it is growing rapidly.