Christians Common Questions About Islam

FOOTNOTES

* Some Muslims however explain "Islam" as meaning "entering into peace"…It is wise to avoid the terms Muhammedan and Muhammedanism. Muslims feel that these terms might falsely suggest that Muhammad is worshipped by "Muhammed-ans", as Christ is worshipped by "Christians". See Q. 26.

The word "Hijira" means emigration, and does not mean "flight". It is unwise to speak of Muhammad's "flight from Mecca", since this may suggest untruly that he left Mecca in fear; in fact he showed great courage.