The Arabic word ‘Islam’ means ‘submission’, and is derived from a word meaning ‘peace’. As such, the religion of Islam teaches that in order to achieve true peace of mind and surety of heart, one must submit to God and live according to His Divinely revealed Law.
Islam is not a new religion because ‘submission to the will of God’, i.e. Islam, has always been the only acceptable religion in the sight of God. For this reason, Islam is the true ‘natural religion’, and it is the same eternal message revealed through the ages to all of God’s prophets and messengers.
One God, One Message. Islam believes in all of God’s prophets including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, John the Baptist, and Jesus who were all Muslims. The main message of all the prophets has always been that there is only One True God and He alone is to be worshipped.