The word Muslim مُسْلِمًا is a qualifying noun / adjective, active participle (form iv). The term muslim has a very deep connotation. It is not like a degree that has to be qualified or complete a course like a doctor, lawyer, engineer or a chartered accountant the list is endless. The qualification of a muslim needs no degree or certificate or 40 days or years of religious course. The fact is neither one can be a muslim by virtue of taking birth in a "muslim family" nor by blindly following some Imams or scholars. You have to earn the title by continuously struggling against our own psyche or soul. To be sound and peaceful or remain a Muslim in any situation is not easy except for the humble and patient. Being a Muslim is not even about worshipping a single god or believing in many gods. It’s all about how we manage our thought process while peacefully fulfilling the affairs of life (deen). A muslim originally is a natural conscious mindset that surrenders to sound reason, logic and peace irrespective of circumstances. If our affair of life is not organised systematically and peacefully we are not qualified to fit into the definition of Muslim irrespective of how devotedly we are following the rituals of respective religious sect. Peace and Soundness of conscious mind is Islam. A Muslim cannot do anything which is unsound, unethical and unreasonable.