Islam or Submission.
The Arabic term "Islam" itself is usually translated as "submission"; submission of desires to the will of God. It comes from the term "aslama", which means "to surrender" or "resign oneself". The Arabic word salaam (سلام) ("Peace") has the same root as the word Islam.
Islam or Submission
But what do we submit to? Is it to God or people who say that they speak for [interpret the Scriptures, Bible, Torah or the Quran/Hadiths]?
In Christianity, Judaism and yes Islam we have had religious leaders who say that they
1] They, and only they have studied the above religious books sufficiently to understand them.
2] Their interpretation are the correct ones and as such are not up for discussion.