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Jumada II 1427

Volume 22 No 7

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

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

Worshiping GOD Alone:
Universal Faith

Our existence on this earth represents our last chance to recognize with our free will that God is our Lord and Master, and that He has no partner in His Kingdom (6:163). There is none that equals Him (112:4). We are here to be tested under different circumstances to redeem ourselves with our righteous works (3:186). Even though God put in each of us the instinct to worship Him alone (30:30), He sent further instructions on what He expects us to do, as a mercy from Him. Thus, God sent messengers and prophets that communicated to us His revelations.

Same message for all

All messengers and prophets of God brought the same message: There is no god but God, and He is the only one worthy of worship. Therefore, whoever believes in this message, believes in the Hereafter and leads a righteous life, God gives them their recompense (2:62, 5:69). They are all submitters to the will of God. There is no social, racial or religious exclusivity in being a submitter. All submitters, men or women, are equal in the sight of God. What distinguishes them is

their degree of righteousness which is judged only by God (49:13). Therefore, one of the traits of the submitters is that they compete towards righteousness while respecting others (2:148).

God’s scriptures

The Quran is the Final Testament from God. It has been perfectly preserved in its original language, Arabic. It contains the most resourceful methods and exemplary stories for our salvation to Heaven; it is therefore a tool or recipe containing guidance.

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