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Jumada I  1435

Volume 30 No 3

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

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

for World Peace

It is ironic that the religion held responsible for worldwide chaos and anarchy should be the only religion capable of instituting world peace. True submission that propagates the worship of God alone is a system based on reason, sound judgment and appeals to logic. It is indeed a perfect system. Elimination of theories and practices attributed to religious leaders and following God’s laws from the scripture alone will enable a single system, acceptable to all. The in-built mathematical code of the Quran proves that it is God’s message to the whole world and allows readers to examine its brilliance and conclude that the laws in the Quran were not only applicable for the past but they are also relevant for the present and will hold true for the future.

Unlike other books that are full of contradictions the Quran is clear, accurate, easy to understand and to follow. In God’s system, aggression of any kind is unacceptable, especially against the innocent. The present day scenario is a mockery of God’s laws and is perpetrated by those who do not follow His command but follow their own opinion and that of their religious leaders. If the scripture were their guide then restraint would be

the order of the day. Unfortunately since most people use books other than the scripture to understand God’s system, they are left confused. Books like Hadith and Sunna are contradictions of themselves. As a result people do not have access to clear instructions and are misguided by those who seek to fulfill their own agenda.

The scriptures are replete with God telling us that life is sacred. [Bible Exodus 20:13] “You shall not murder”.

[Quran 6:151] Say, “Come let me tell you what your Lord has really prohibited for you: You shall not set up idols besides Him. You shall honor your parents. You shall not kill your children from fear of poverty―we provide for you and for them. You shall not commit gross sins, obvious or hidden. You shall not kill―GOD has made life sacred…”

The laws for capital punishment are very precise and clear and are justified only under specific circumstances.

[Bible Genesis 6:5 & 7] The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the

human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground…”

[Quran 5:33] The just retribution for those who fight GOD and His messenger, and commit horrendous crimes, is to be killed, or crucified, or to have their hands and feet cut off on alternate sides, or to be banished from the land. This is to humiliate them in this life, then they suffer a far worse retribution in the Hereafter.

In the absence of religious persecution or crimes against humanity, traditional capital punishment in the name of God or killings in the name of religion have no authorization and no justification.

It is understandable that there may never be a situation where the entire world is at ‘peace’ – greed, hatred and the ego may ensure that peace never prevails. However, is it not prudent to expect compassion, understanding and tolerance from each other?

[Bible Matthew 6:12] And forgive us our sins as we have forgiven those who sin against us.

[Quran 25:63] The worshipers of the Most Gracious are those who tread the

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