October 2008: Page 1, 2, 3, 4

Submitters Perspective

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The Quranic Prophecy on the Computer

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[4:82]  Why do they not study the Quran carefully? If it were from other than GOD, they would have found in it numerous contradictions.

[39:29]  GOD cites the example of a man who deals with disputing partners (Hadith), compared to a man who deals with only one consistent source (Quran). Are they the same? Praise be to GOD; most of them do not know.

Some final thoughts and reminders are given below from the Quran:

[6:112] We have permitted the enemies of every prophet—human and jinn devils—to inspire in each other fancy words, in order to deceive. Had your Lord willed, they would not have done it. You shall disregard them and their fabrications.

[12:103] Most people, no matter what you do, will not believe.

[12:104] You are not asking them for any money; you simply deliver this reminder for all the people.

[12:105] So many proofs in the heavens and the earth are given to them, but they pass by them, heedlessly!

[12:106] The majority of those who believe in GOD do not do so without committing idol worship.

[1:2] Praise be to GOD, Lord of the universe. 

M. I.


1. http://plato.stanford.edu/
2. tafsir.com
3. Quran: The Final Testament - Translated by Dr. Rashad Khalifa, Ph.D.


Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.
 —St Augustine (354-430)

In the Quran we’re told to believe in the unseen.

[2:2-5] This scripture is infallible; a beacon for the righteous;  who believe in the unseen, observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and from our  provisions to them, they give to charity. And they believe in what was revealed to you, and in what was revealed before you, and with regard to the Hereafter, they are absolutely certain. These are guided by their Lord; these are the winners.

So we’re told that we won’t be able to SEE God and the things we’re supposed to believe in. These things are “unseen” in the normal sense. But the blessing is that God gives us so many proofs all around us. So many signs.

[12:105]  So many proofs in the heavens and the earth are given to them, but they pass by them, heedlessly!

If we pass by them heedlessly, that’s our failing, not God. The sunsets, the flowers, the animals, the clouds, the rain, the day and the night, the sun and moon. It’s all there for us to marvel at and know that it comes from God. Or to ignore and attribute to science or mother nature.

Then, in addition to those physical signs, God sends messengers and scripture to help increase our faith.

[57:25]  We sent our messengers supported by clear proofs, and we sent down to them the scripture and the law, that the people may uphold justice. And we sent down the iron, wherein there is strength, and many

benefits for the people. All this in order for GOD to distinguish those who would support Him and His messengers, on faith. GOD is Powerful, Almighty.

And we’re tested throughout our lives to see how strong that faith is.

[3:186]  You will certainly be tested, through your money and your lives, and you will hear from those who received the scripture, and from the idol worshipers, a lot of insult. If you steadfastly persevere and lead a righteous life, this will prove the strength of your faith.

And God gives us the courage to face these challenges:

[3:173]  When the people say to them, "People have mobilized against you; you should fear them," this only strengthens their faith, and they say, "GOD suffices us; He is the best Protector."

[33:22]  When the true believers saw the parties (ready to attack), they said, "This is what GOD and His messenger have promised us, and GOD and His messenger are truthful." This (dangerous situation) only strengthened their faith and augmented their submission.

[8:2]  The true believers are those whose hearts tremble when GOD is mentioned, and when His revelations are recited to them, their faith is strengthened, and they trust in their Lord.

It’s an interesting process. We are born with the inherent knowledge to worship God alone, to believe in Him and all His qualities even though we can’t see Him (30:30, 7:172). Then Satan plays tricks with us and diverts us from the right path—he has promised to work hard to do so. God offers guidance and signs, and if we heed them, then He augments the guidance and increases our faith.

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