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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

March 1987

[No 26]

Rajab 1407

Editor: Rashad Khalifa, Ph.D.

How to distinguish?


The basic doctrine of Islam can be summed up in two words: GOD ALONE. Thus, all Satan needs to do in order to claim us among his slaves is dupe us away from the concept of  GOD ALONE (see 36:60). This is why the Qur’an states repeatedly that the only unforgivable sin is “SHIRK” (when maintained until death). SHIRK is putting anything along with God in any way, shape or from. This is illustrated clearly in Verse 45 of Sura 39, where the mere mention” of any other name constitutes “SHIRK”. This vitally important criterion can alert the intelligent person to his or her belief in the Hereafter or the lack of it. Thus, this immensely important criterion can point out the path to salvation.

We learn from Qur’an (2:62, 5:69) that the minimum requirements for salvation are:
1. Believing in God,
2. believing in the Hereafter, and
3. leading a righteous life.

We also learn from Qur’an that believing in God is easy; there is overwhelming evidence all around us for the

“existence” of God. In fact, we learn that the vast majority of those who do believe in God are going to Hell (10:31, 12:106, 23:84-90). The major obstacle is Requirement Number 2: believing in the Hereafter, i.e., resurrection after death, Heaven and Hell. Furthermore, the Qur’an alerts us that we are not considered believers in the Hereafter simply by confessing such belief; just because our parents or teachers, or even God taught us that to be good we must believe. We may give lip service to belief in the Hereafter, while our hearts minds are denying. Regardless of what our lips confess, the Qur’an provides criteria that tell us precisely whether we believe in the Hereafter or not (6:112-114, 17:45-46, & 39:45). The criteria providing our belief in the Hereafter are:

1. Rejecting the utterances and actions attributed to the Prophet as sources of religious guidance (see 6:112-115).

2. Upholding Qur’an, the whole Qur’an and nothing but Qur’an as the only source of religious teachings (see 6:19, 17:45-46).

3. Rejoicing and approving when GOD ALONE is “mentioned”.

This last criterion applies to all practices of worship, from the declaration of belief (Shahaadah), to the call for prayers (Azan), to the performing of the contact prayers (Salat). If you mention any names, other than the name of God, during your contact prayers (Salat), you are a Mushrik (idol worshiper), and a disbeliever in the Hereafter. Please see 20:14, 39:36 & 45, 72:18.

In accordance with God’s statement of fact in 12:106, the vast majority of Muslims have flunked the SHIRK test. This is reflected in the translations of Qur’an by traditional Muslims. As an example, I will focus here on the most popular English translation; that of Abdullah Yusuf Ali.

A truthful translation of 39:45 would have exposed A. Yusuf Ali and all the “Muslims” around him as idolaters. I must point out here that Qur’an informs us that such “Muslims” are never aware of their idolatry (see 6:22 & 12:106). A. Yusuf Ali decided to disregard the all-important word “ALONE.” Since he himself did

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