My dear brothers & sisters , don't get confused. Its very simple,,, I can give You supports and evidences , but right now You all have heard as posted above,,,
First two and last comments are completely wrong....
ISLAM is to completely submit ones will to Allah
Well now the Beginning Muslim has to believe in Allah and do good, just like everyone who lived before the Quran,,, It doesn't mean they haven't believed,,,They have believed in Allah,,,
But basically there are three levels of Faith,,,
ISLAM with five pillars of faith
IMAN with Deep Belief in 6 principles
IHSAN which means excellence
So basically anyone who testifies is a Muslim , means has submitted
But to become a true Muslim, he needs to submit his will completely,, yes, he needs to become a Muslim, then a MUMIN and a Muhsin,,,, So actual speaking a true Muslim is one who have acquired three levels of Faith,, ( do basics of ISLAM, supported by true belief or IMAN and finally excell as righteous Muslim or have IHSAN )
IN SHORT A BASIC MUSLIM WHO SIMPLY SUBMITED WILL BECOME A TRUE MUSLIM WHO HAS COMPLETELY SUBMITTED OR SURRENDERED,,,,
OR U CAN SAY A BASIC MUSLIM BECOMES EXCELLENT MUSLIM,,, and there lies the wisdom in the religion of faith,,,
Never get confused reading Quraan oneself,,, Allah has asked to follow Sadiqeen, Saliheen, Mutaqeen and the Mumineen if You have confusions,,,
See, I explained in simple by the will of Allah English because I follow and learn from a obedient Saadiq of Allah who is also related to the family of Muhammed Rasool (SAWS) .
In Shaa Allah ,,, jazakallah khair
( never write insha Allah, because it means WE CREATED ALLAH,,, so write In-Shaa-Allah)