“The peace that comes when one’s life is surrendered to God,” this is the meaning of the word Islam. God is known as Allah. Literally, the words “al” (the) and “Ilah” (God) combine to make up the word Allah. Thus, Allah means “the God,” the only one God (Smith, 222). Islam is the youngest among the major religions in the world. Those who follow Islam are called Muslims.
The Prophet Muhammad
Islam was founded by the Prophet Muhammad. He was born in 570 AD. The name “Muhammad” means “highly-praised.” Muhammad experienced death of his immediate family members at a young age.