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Safar 1424

Volume 19 No 4

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

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

God’s Message and Idol Worship

He is the One who sent His messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth,
to make it prevail over all other religions.
God suffices as a witness. [48:28]

We learn from the Quran that all messengers came with the same general message: La elahe ella Allah meaning “There is no god except the one God.” They are sent to the communities that have been corrupted and need reformation. The sole duty of the messengers is to deliver the message given to them and to warn the people of the consequences for their evil works and idol worship. Their objective is to purify the religion and restore the corrupted practices into what God intends us to do. The messengers are sent with the guidance to these communities as a blessing from God. (2:151) They do not ask any money from people, nor do they seek exaltation or personal attention. Yet, any time that God sends a

messenger to a community, the people of that community reject him, ridicule him or even kill him. This is not because they do not like the messenger personally, but because they just cannot stand the message of the messenger. (6:33)

The messengers are commanded to follow what God has appointed them to do. They are not infallible. They are human beings like every one else with worldly mistakes and weaknesses. They are also worried about their own necks. (21:28)

Quran: Fully Detailed

God revealed the Quran to all humanity through Muhammad in Arabic, the language of the prophet. The Quran has 114 suras (chapters)

and 6346 verses including the un-numbered Basmalahs. God said that He revealed the Quran fully detailed, and did not leave anything out of it (6:38). He send down in the Quran healing and mercy for the believers. At the same time, it only increases the wickedness of the transgressors (17:82).
Questions God also tells us the fact that if the Quran was revealed to people who do not know Arabic, they could not possibly believe in it (26:198-199). They would not know what was in it, and what to do with it. Therefore, the Quran must be translated to the language of people so that they can understand God’s message.

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