>I like this expression better. You can see raindrops as straight
>ropes... "Raining cats and dogs" is one of the few things that makes
>me ashamed of the English language. The other is the letter "w".
Ashamed? Why? What’s wrong with “w”? And “raining cats and dogs”?I read somewhere the Islam does mean “peace”, or something close to it... I don’t really know, though, since I know close to nothing about Arabic... taking what I do know, though, doesn’t it make more sense for SLM in Arabic to mean peace? “salaam” is Arabic for peace, right?
>Muhammad did convert Jews... just not all of them, and those that did
>just melted into the rest of the the Muslim world. I don't think that
>"Islam" and "Muslim" would have been based on "shalom" in that
>alternate universe... the Arabic root SLM in "Islam" and "Muslim" means
>_submission [to God]_, while the Hebrew cognate ShLM doesn't have that
>connotation... as far as i know it only has the basic meanings of
>"wholeness" and "peace" (which are related).
>-Stephen (Steg), whose Arabic 101 test today was really easy!
Or am I totally off somewhere??? (Probably.)
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