What is Islam?

Islam is the religion preached and practiced by the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. Islam is an Arabic word which means “peace”. It also means “submission”. A Muslim is, therefore, one who seeks peace and tries to maintain it throughout his life. He is the one who submits to will of God, as indicated in the Quran, the holy book of Muslims, every word of which is revealed to the Holy Prophet of Islam; Muslims believe in all the Prophets of God, but the Holy Prophet Muhammad is regarded as the greatest of all the Prophets and the best of men.