If you haven’t heard the word Submitter and do not know what it means, check this out. You might have been a Submitter all your life but have not realized you were one, God willing, until you read this article.
A Submitter can be defined as a person who submits to the will of God. The state of Submission, which can only take place between the person and God Almighty, is considered to be the only acceptable form of worship by God. Therefore, Submission is not just a name of a religion, rather it describes one’s devotion to God alone. Submission is a religion whereby one recognizes God’s absolute authority, and reaches a conviction that God alone possesses all power; no other entity possesses any power that is independent of Him. The natural result of such a realization is to devote one’s life and one’s worship absolutely to God alone. This is the First Commandment in all the scriptures, including the Old Testament, the New Testament and the Final Testament (The Quran).
Hear , O Israel! The Lord our God is One God!
Therefore you shall adore the Lord your God
with all your heart,
with all your soul,
with all your mind,
and with all your strength.
(Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Mark 12:29-30, Quran 3:18)
How can we know if we might qualify to be called a Submitter? The minimum criteria to be a Submitter are given in the following verses.
Surely, those who believe,
those who are Jewish, the Christians,
and the converts; anyone who
(1) believes in GOD, and
(2) believes in the Last Day, and
(3) leads a righteous life,
will receive their recompense from their Lord.
They have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve. (Quran 2:62, 5:69)
ICS, the International Community of Submitters, is a group of like minded individuals who have come together to worship God, and only God. We follow the religion of Adam, Noah and Abraham. It was the religion of Moses and Jesus and Muhammad. It was the religion of all of the prophets and messengers. All of them were Submitters to God, and God alone.
To join to ICS, you do not need any membership, nor do you have to pay any dues. If you are a Submitter, then you are our brother or sister. Submitters are members of one family. They are allies of one another. They help and support each other as God and His angels help and support them. They are also united in one column when striving in the cause of God.
The Submitters follow God’s revelations, and obey God’s commandments as best they can. They follow the truth from their Lord, not the corrupted religions and man-made doctrines. ICS believes that the Submission today is like a precious jewel that is buried under piles upon piles of man-made innovations. Our aim is to purge these innovations by upholding the Quran alone, and present the jewel of true Submission to the world. If you want to be part of the history in the making, you can join us in our cause. God bless you.
We are not trying to convert anyone, but only to present the true Islam (Submission) to the world. God specifically states in the Quran that: There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in GOD has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient. [2:256]
We publish a monthly newsletter called Submitters Perspective. If you would like to receive the newsletter, you can sign up for it. If you are currently a subscriber, and do not wish to receive it anymore, please let us know and we will take you off our mailing list God willing. On the other hand, if you do like it, we would like to hear from you. Also if you know any other people whom you think may benefit from the newsletter, please let us know. We can arrange to send them complimentary issues of the newsletter. Subscription options can be changed from the main newsletter page.
MASJID TUCSON, United Submitters International
PO Box 43476 Tucson AZ 85733-3476
Tel/Fax: (520) 323 7636
internet home page: http://www.masjidtucson.org/
(Reproduced from the Submitters Perspective, February 1998. Published by Masjid Tucson.)