Islam meens submit or surrender to God.To me I see some Islamic countries are living in the past.There times in history that Jews and Christian's killed others for heresy.Muslims believe a lot of things that were common place in the old testament.stoning among other things.To me true Islam is addherance to the Great commandment and the first the Jewish faith Muslims believe one needs no go between to pray are speek with God.You shall have no God but the Lord your God.Allah is One.El is One.YHVH is One.Same God different understanding.