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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Muslim Perspective

Monthly Bulletin of United Submitters International ***

Proclaiming the only religion acceptable to God

July 1986

[No 18]

Dhul Qi'da 1406

Editor: Rashad Khalifa, Ph.D.


Arabic Basmallah, Quran 6:159

Surely, those who divide their religion into sects, have nothing to do with you (O Muhammad). (6:159)

You shall submit to God, you shall observe the contact prayers (Salat), and do not be idol-worshipers. Do not be among those who divide their religion into sects; each sect happy with what they have. (30:31-32)

Do not be like those who became divided and disputed after the clear signs have come to them; these will suffer a terrible retribution. (3:105)

This is My path; you shall follow it, and do not follow any other paths, lest they take you away from the path of God. Such is God’s advice to you, that you may attain salvation. (6:153)

God has decreed for you a religion that was enjoined upon Noah, as well as the one we inspired to you (Muhammad), and what we have given Abraham, Moses, and Jesus; that you shall uphold this one religion, and do not be divided… (42:13)

You shall obey God and His messenger, and do not dispute among yourselves lest you fail and become weak. You shall steadfastly persevere, for God is with the steadfast. (8:46)

As illustrated in the verses shown above, unity among Muslims is an obligatory duty upon all sincere believers. Any disobedience of such powerful commandments is a clear symptom of disbelief in Qur’an, and a blatant defiance of God and His messenger. The Muslim Ummah we witness today is undeniably divided, humiliated, and can no longer be in God’s grace. The Muslim Ummah of today does not meet the criteria of a truly Muslim Ummah as described in Qur’an 3:160, 22:40, 40:54, & 47:7. Obviously, someone is doing something wrong. Therefore, it behooves all Muslims, for their own good, to look around, examine their convictions carefully, and come up with the answers to two vital questions:

What are doing wrong? and
How can we correct our errors?


WHAT PRICE MUSLIM UNITY? Unity among Muslims is guaranteed if all Muslims obeyed God and His messenger by believing in one source of religious guidance; one source of jurisprudence. If all the Muslims believed in one book and one God, the inevitable result would be unity, strength, and guaranteed dignity (24:55). Unfortunately, the Muslims have adopted four sources of jurisprudence in addition to Qur'an, namely:
(1) Hadith: sayings falsely attributed to the Prophet.

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