Islam is word that is derived from an Arabic word that means peace but the literal meaning of Islam is to surrender ones own pleasure for the pleasure of God. The message of Islam began with Prophet Adam (pbuh) and continued with other prophets such Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and Prophet Isa (Jesus) peace be upon both of them and finally Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) reaffirmed and completed the message of Islam.
Islam is a religion of peace, tolerance and a mercy for all humanity. Islam is not only a religion but a lifestyle of modesty, honesty, kindness, purity and humility. It is a religion for all mankind and does not discriminate against anyone but rather believes in the equality of all mankind regardless of race, color, gender, or ethnicity.
The complete message of Islam was established about 1400 years ago and today there are more than 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide and about 7 million Muslim Americans living proudly in United States of America. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the United States (CBS News).