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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

February 1989

[No 50]

Rajab 1409

Editor: Rashad Khalifa, Ph.D.

Open Challenge to the Disbelievers:


The last book of the Old Testament, the Book of Malachi, one of the prophets of Israel, Chapter 3, as well as the Quran, Chapter 3, predict the advent of God’s Messenger of the Covenant. God says in Malachi 3: “I will send my messenger, the Messenger of the Covenant, and he shall prepare the way before Me.”

I have given you hundreds of solid Quranic proofs that I am God's Messenger of the Covenant. Can you give me one, just one, good reason why I could not be God's messenger?

So far, the disbelievers have come up with reasons that reveal their utter ignorance of the Quran. Here are all the reasons they have produced since I challenged them with my initial announcement:

1.  Muhammad was the last messenger of God:

Not true. According to the Quran, which came to us through Muhammad, Muhammad was the last prophet, and not the last messenger. This is clearly stated in 7:35, 16:2, 33:40, and 40:15. Furthermore, the Quran warns us, through a prominent precedent, against the erroneous claim that Muhammad was the last messenger. Verse 34 of Sura 40 points out that the people after Joseph’s death claimed that he was the last messenger. Yet, look who came after Joseph - Moses, David,

Solomon, Zachariah, John, Jesus, and Muhammad, to name a few.

2.  The words “Prophet” (Nabi) and “Messenger” (Rasool) are exactly the same:

False. Why then did the Quran use two different words to describe Muhammad: “a messenger of God, and the final prophet” (33:40)? Why not just use the phrase “he was the final prophet” (Khaatam Al-Nabiyyeen) to include the finality of all the messengers and all the prophets?

3.   A “Prophet” has no book, while a “Messenger" brings a new book:

Wrong again. Satan has reversed everything for you. Your ignorance of the Quran is pitiful. The definitions of "Prophet" and "Messenger" are clearly given in the Quran 3:81. According to the Almighty Creator of all the prophets and messengers, "Prophet" is one who is given a scripture, while "Messenger" is one who confirms existing scripture; he does not bring a new book.

Go read 3:81 in any translation you like.

4.  Aaron is described in 19:53 as a “prophet” even though he did not bring a book; the book was given to Moses:

If you read the Quran, you would not make such a statement - so revealing of your ignorance. In Verse 37:117, God informs us that the scripture was given “to both Moses and Aaron,” specifically “to the two of them.” There is no contradiction in the Quran. A “prophet” is defined as one who brings a new book, Aaron is described as a “prophet,” and we are told that he was given the Torah along with Moses.

5. Muhammad was God’s Messenger of the Covenant:

According to the Quran, 33:7, Muhammad was one of the prophets who made that famous covenant, ONE COVENANT,  to believe in and support God’s messenger of the Covenant.

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