The word “Islam” means “surrender” in Arabic, and comes from the Arabic verb ‘áslama.
The idea is that one who practices Islam, a Muslim, is “one who surrenders” to God.
Islam is the monotheistic religion based on the Quran, and Muslims believe that the Quran was repeatedly revealed from Allah to Muhammad verbally through the angel Jibrīl.
Muhammad was a trader who later became a religious, political, and military leader.
Islam is the second largest religion in the world today.