Islam is not a new religion, but the same truth that God revealed to all his prophets to guide mankind. For a fifth of the world’s population, Islam is both a religion and a complete way of life. True Muslims follow a religion of peace, mercy, and forgiveness. As for the word “Islam”, it simply means submission to Allah the creator and sustainer of all worlds. The vast majority of Muslims are peace-loving individuals who condemn fanaticism and skewed opinions of hard-lined clerks who misinterpret the Islamic teachings.