What Is Islam?

The word Islam means, “surrender” to the will of God (Allah in Arabic). Since there is only one God and mankind is one  species, the religion that God has ordained for human beings is one. So why the  different religions?
God in His  mercy had sent messengers to convey His message, to different peoples, in  different times. Each prophet came with guidance and miracles that were  relevant for his time, and for his people, but the message was the same: That  there is only one God, and worship is for him alone. This "Islam" was  the religion brought by all the prophets of God. Islam was the religion of  Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them all). God has in His  Grace, addressed this issue to man in His final revelation, the Noble Quran. 

“Seek  they other then the religion of God, when unto Him submit whosoever is in  the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and unto Him they will be  returned.
Say:  We believe in God and that which is revealed unto us and that which was  revealed unto Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and his sons, and that  which was given to Moses and Jesus and the Prophets from their Lord. We make no  distinction between them, and unto Him we have surrendered.”
(Quran 3:83-84)

“And for every  nation there is a messenger.”
(Quran 10:48)

“And we sent  Noah unto his people (and he said): O my people! Serve God. You have no other  god save Him. Will you not ward off evil?”
(Quran 23:23)

What Is The Quran?

As Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the last messenger to mankind  until the Day of Resurrection, God has given him an everlasting miracle as a  supporting proof. The Quran, the miracle of this age, is a book that remains in  our hands, open for all to examine its contents. The Quran is the actual word  of God. It was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by angel Gabriel, 1400 years  ago, in successive portions. It is utterly preserved to this day and will  remain so till the Judgement; a command set in the Quran. This would have to be  the case, if indeed it was the last message.

“And  unto thee have We revealed the Scripture with the truth confirming whatever Scripture was before it, and a watcher over it.”
(Quran 5:48)