The Arabic word 'Qur'an' has many meanings some of which are - Revelation, Recitation, The Criterion between Right & Wrong (Derivative Furqaan)
The Arabic Word 'Islam' Means two things, One is Peace (Salaam) and the other is Submission to The Will of God.
The Islamic greeting contains the word Islam in it.. As you will here a Muslim say 'Assalam Alaikum' This means Peace be Upon You. It is the greeting uttered by Adam (pbuh) when he was told by God to greet the Angels and that whatever greeting he uttered will become the acceptable greeting of those who have tawheed (Belief in One God)
The Arabic Word 'Muslim' means One who submits to the Will of God.
A few verses of the Qu'ran:-
"Do they not then consider the Qur'ân carefully? Had it been from other than Allâh, they would surely have found therein many a contradiction" [004:082]
"We will show them Our Signs in the universe, and in their own selves, until it becomes manifest to them that this (the Qur'ân) is the truth. Is it not sufficient in regard to your Lord that He is a Witness over all things?" [041:053]
"And I (Allâh) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone)." [051:056]
"And whoever seeks a religion other than Islâm, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers." [003:085]
There are over 1.2 Billion Muslims in the World today following the Religion of Islam. Islam is the fastest growing Religion in the World today and to find out why you should read the Qur'an. (As the Qur'an is a Miracle in itself, Read it and be amazed at this Divine Revelation)
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