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Rajab 1423

Volume 18 No 9

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

Monthly Bulletin of the International Community of Submitters Published by Masjid Tucson

Pillars of Submission

Muslims (Submitters) are required to observe religious duties and do righteous things to prove their faith to God. Faith alone does not guarantee redemption. We must worship our Lord to at-tain goodness in this world and in the next (15:99).

Religious duties are also necessary to feed our souls (6:158, 10:90-92), the same way we feed our bodies with food and drink. Unfor-tunately, over the years the reli-gious duties were corrupted by the addition of man-made rules and regulations; as such the religion of Islam was made too difficult for the people. This is in spite of the fact that God told us in the Quran that He does not want to make the

religion difficult for us (5:6). As a believer in “True Islam,” the only book to uphold is the Holy Quran. The Quran is the only book we need, and following other than God’s revelations is a gross sin:

Why do they not study the Quran carefully? If it were from other than God, they would have found in it numerous contradictions. (4:82)

Shall I seek other than God as a source of law, when He has re-vealed to you this book fully de-tailed? Those who received the scripture recognize that your Lord revealed it, truthfully. You shall not harbor any doubt.

The word of your Lord is com-plete in truth and justice. Nothing

shall abrogate His words. He is the Hearer, Omniscient. (6:114-115)

Adam was the first messenger of God, and all messengers after that, preached the message of Islam – to worship One God alone. It was the first commandment to all messengers from Adam up to and including Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad.

Abraham is the “original” mes-senger of Islam as God taught him all of the religious duties Muslims practice today (2:128). Muham-mad’s role was to deliver the Quran to mankind. God revealed the Quran to Muhammad in one night (the Night of Power – see Chapter 97)

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