you are correct. The issue is human awakening but you cannot awoke the woken. Ask any muslim and he sees himself already woken when it comes to islam. He is not interested in studying the Quran and what it actually says. The word muslim and islam is also misunderstood. And we do not follow it.
What is required is a paradigm shift which is not possible without canonization and that is highly unlikely in todays world. After all, the Christianity exists because of canonization (Nicosia 325 AD) and in all cases the present islam is also a result of canonization, or at least the rituals are which makes up the religion. (Read about the canonization of the ritual of namaaz by the Persian Zoroastrian mother of Khalifa Haroon Rasheed Khaizran (d. 789 CE). Haroon's Zoroastrian ‘wazirs’ (high ranking ministers), the Baramika were only too happy to join hands with the royal mother, Khaizran. So, it was she in concert with others who "canonized" ‘namaaz’ (ritual prayers) according to the desires of the Criminal Imams in 153 AH (773 CE). (This is about 150-200 years plus after the reported death of the prophet) Her main philosopher was Imam Al-Khalil bin Ahmad Shikoh, the first ever compiler of Arabic to Persian dictionary, Al-'Ain.
All this is besides the point. Human awakening starts from you. Are you willing to wake yourself and get away from the dogmas embedded in islam today and find the real truth by studying the Quran. But before you do that you must clear your mind of all that you have been taught and exists in the religion of islam.
This will be the hardest thing for you to do.
The Arabic of Quran is not difficult. It is not something that cannot be understood. It is a clear message. How do I know this? God says so in the Quran. But we do not believe God's words, we believe what the clergy says, the idiots and the criminals of islam.
How do I know you are a muslim? Your your name sounds like a muslim name? Is Abu Baker, Salman, Billal a muslim name? Were these people not named this before the Quran was revealed? So they could not have been muslim names before the religionist say they became 'muslim. So no you are not a muslim because of the family you were born in or name sounds like a muslim name. You will only be a muslim if you do what the Quran ordains and live the life it describes.
Muslim word does not mean submitter. Let us see this example:
English Arabic word Maker of ‘fa’al’ Process of
meaning (fa’al) (muf’il)
Goodness Salaah muslih islah
Corruption Fasad mufsid ifsad
Success Najaah munjih injah
Trust/Beleive Aman mumin iman
Peace Salaam muslim islam
Other similar words that we are all familiar with are:
Jihad the one who strives is Mujahid
Safar the one who travels is Musafir
Azaan The one who announces is Muazzin
Shirk the one who commits ‘shirk’ is Mushrik
Alim the one who is learned is Mualim
Taqwa the one who is obedient is Muttaqi
… so, once again
Salaam the one who promotes peace is Muslim
So by these simple rules of Arabic language, muslim means peacemaker, islam is peace making.
Why is it that the word muslim and islam never translated and used as a proper noun when it isn't.
Are we peacemakers? NO. We should be.