The first thing that one should know and clearly understand about Islam is what the word "Islam" itself means. The religion of Islam is not named after a person as in the case of Christianity which was named after Jesus Christ, Buddhism after Gotama Buddha, Confucianism after Confucius, and Marxism after Karl Marx. Nor was it named after a tribe like Judaism after the tribe of Judah and Hinduism after the Hindus. Islam is the true religion of "Allah" and as such, its name represents the central principle of Allah's "God's" religion; the total submission to the will of Allah "God".
Sheikh Bilal Phillips discusses the true way of submission and path to God and why every religion cannot be true. How there is one perfect way to reach paradise. Sheikh Bilal is himself a revert, who has gone through many stages in life, from near disbelief, Communism, Christianity, to Islam