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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

June 1987

[No 29]

Shawwal 1407

Editor: Rashad Khalifa, Ph.D.


Leading Millions of Muslims to Hell
Indisputable Qur’anic Evidence Points Out The Right Course
For All Muslims

Sheikh Metwally El-Sha’rawy, former minister of religious affairs in Egypt, is the most respected religious authority in the Arab world today.

With full understanding that every human being is a potential believer, I write this critic with the sincerest hope that Sheikh Sha’rawy and his millions of admirers may see Satan’s tricks, and flee to God for their own salvation. This critic is an act of love, not hate.

I need not refer to any detailed doctrines of Sheikh Sha’rawy; all I need is to discuss his famous opening statement.

Sheikh Sha’rawy opens all his speeches like this:

(Arabic Words)

“Praise be to God, Lord of the universe, and peace and blessings upon the most honorable messenger, our master, Muhammad, and upon his family and all his companions.”


We learn from the Qur’an, the word of God that came to us through Muhammad, that when Shaikh Sha’rawy utters this statement, he is immediately dismissed from God’s grace for breaking God’s laws and disobeying God and His final Prophet Muhammad. The Qur’an orders us, repeatedly, that we must never give any distinction to any one of God’s messengers (see 2:136, 2:285, 3:84, and 4:152). In 2:285, our Creator describes the true believers as saying, “We hear and we obeyimmediately after the commandment to give no distinction to any particular messenger. This crucial word: “obey,” illustrates the grossness of disobeying God and His Prophet by giving distinction to any one of God’s messengers.

Disobeying God and His messenger is punishable by eternal Hell: “Anyone who disobeys God and His messenger has incurred the fire of Hell, wherein they abide forever.” (72:23)

My dear readers: When Shaikh Sha’rawy calls Prophet

Muhammad “the most honorable messenger,” and “our master,” is he not violating God’s commandments? Is he not disobeying God and His messenger? Is he not idolizing the Prophet Muhammad against his will?

Needless to say, unless Shaikh Sha’rawy repents, he will lead his millions of followers to one place: Hell.

My experience with similar individuals tells me that Sheikh Sha’rawy will probably justify his actions by referring to the statements in the Qur’an  (2:253 and 17:55) that God has distinguished certain messengers. Specifically, the Qur’an informs us that God has honored Moses by speaking with him, distinguished Jesus by allowing him to revive the dead, and David by granting him the Psalms. But we must remember that God, not us, makes such distinctions; God does whatever He wills (see 21:23). It is a statement of fact that God has distinguished His messengers in various ways. We are clearly commanded “never to make any distinction among God’s messengers.”

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