What Islam means?
The Arabic word Islam الاسلام is derived from a word, which is also used to derive these words:
Silm سلم (Peace: Quran, al-Baqara 2:208).
Taslim تسليم (Voluntary self-surrendering only to Allah: Quran, al-Baqara 2:112, 131).
Salama سلامة (Eternal salvation: Quran, al Imran 3:104).
Using these three terms, one could state the following:
“Islam is a way, which requests surrendering to Allah’s principles (taslim) for getting peace on earth (silm) and eternal salvation (salama) in the hereafter.”