Islamic Jurisprudence: Wisdom and Purposes
Question 44: What is the meaning of Islam?
Answer 44: Islam is total surrendering to Almighty God’s command and obeying Him in all of His legislation and rules whose basis is the well-known five pillars: The two testimonials, prayer, zakat, fasting and pilgrimage.
The perfect form of Islam is achieved when the Muslim’s life is completely involved in Islam. Almighty God said: “[Our sibghah (religion) is] the Sibghah (religion) of God (Islam) and which Sibghah (religion) can be better than God’s? And he is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower. (Holy Qur’an 2:138) and ‘Say (O Muhammad) Verily, my prayer, my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for God, the Lord of all that exists’.” (Holy Qur’an: 6:162).