Many of us have a wrong understanding that the word “Islam” means “Peace”.

The word “Islam” actually means “Submission“. The word for “Peace” in Arabic is “Salam”.

From Wikipedia:

Islam is a verbal noun originating from the triliteral root s-l-m which forms a large class of words mostly relating to concepts of wholeness, submission, safeness and peace. In a religious context it means “voluntary submission to God”. Islām is the verbal noun of Form IV of the root, and means “submission” or “surrender”. Muslim, the word for an adherent of Islam, is the active participle of the same verb form, and means “one who submits” or “one who surrenders”.

More detailed analysis can be found here:

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