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Islam in America

By M. Irtaza


[1:1] In the name of GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[2:62] 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.

Peace be upon you Mike,

"Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to
become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be
the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted
religion on Earth."

I agree with you that the above statement is one of the most anti-
Islamic, arrogant, bullying statement made in behalf of Islam.

According to the Quran, the faith of Islam or Submission cannot be
imposed forcibly upon a person or a nation.

[2:256] 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.

The Arabic word "Islam" simply means Submission (to the will of
God). The concept of Islam can easily be derived from this verse of
the Quran (42:13)

[42:13] He decreed for you the same religion decreed for Noah, and
what we inspired to you (Mohammad) , and what we decreed for Abraham,
Moses, and Jesus: "You shall uphold this one religion, and do not
divide it." The idol worshipers will greatly resent what you invite
them to do. GOD redeems to Himself whomever He wills; He guides to
Himself only those who totally submit.

The word "Muslim" is an Arabic word which simply means Submitter to
God Alone. Anyone who submits to the will of God is Muslim in the
Quranic context. According to the Quran, a righteous Jew, a righteous
Christian, a righteous Muslim or any righteous person is Muslim in
the eye of God(2:62, 5:69).

[2:62] 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.

The above Quranic verses, along with numerous other verses, confirm
the truth that as far as God is concerned, there has always been one
religion Islam, which was decreed for Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and
Mohammad. All the scriptures revealed to mankind from God advocate
one and the same religion. This religion God calls Submission or in
Arabic Islam. It is a mistaken concept among Muslim and non-Muslim
alike that Islam was founded by Mohammad, who was happened to be an
Arab. Satan successfully duped majority of people on earth including
majority of ignorant Muslims by making them believe that Islam is an
Arabian religion or a religion of Mohammad!

Submission to God as a religion is also described as Monotheism (in
Arabic Hanifeyah) (3:67, 6:79, 10:105, 98:5) The principal command
from God in all scripture is to worship God Alone, devoting all the
religious practices to Him and rejecting all other idols
(example:Jesus, Mohammad, Mary, Ali, St. Judah, Pope, Priest and so

Old Testament: "You shall have no other gods besides Me" (Exodus
New Testament: "You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only
you shall serve." (Luke 4:8)
Final Testament: "You shall know that: "There is no other god
beside God." (Quran 47:19)

Submission to God (in Arabic Allah) is the religion whereby we
recognize God's absolute authority, and reach an unshakable
conviction that God alone posses all power; no other idol possesses
any power that is independent of God. The above Quranic verse (42:13)
confirms that the religion that was revealed to Mohammad through the
Final Testament (Quran) is not different from what was given to the
previous prophets.

The Quran is the final message of God to all the people, not just
Muslims or Arabs. The Quran has message for Jews, Christians, idol-
worshipers, Arabs, Muslims, atheist, and for all the people on earth.
One of the messages about righteous Jews or Christians is stated
above (2:62, 5:69) One of the messages about unrighteous Arabs is

[9:97] The Arabs are the worst in disbelief and hypocrisy, and the
most likely to ignore the laws that GOD has revealed to His
messenger. GOD is Omniscient, Most Wise.

A few hundred years after the death of Moses, the majority of Jews
fabricated Misnah(hadith) and Gemarrah(sunnah) , which are the
traditions attributed to their prophet. Misnah and Gemarrah jointly
called Talmud, is the source of their religious guidance instead of
the Old Testament or Torah, which is the revealed word of God. Three
hundred years after the death of Jesus, the so-called Christian
scholars fabricated the concept of Trinity. The fabrication of
Trinity is the primary source of belief for the majority of
Christians today, in defiance of New Testament, which advocates the
absolute worship of God Alone. History repeats itself! Majority of so-
called Muslims follow the same path of the majority of so-called Jews
and so-called Christians! 200 years after the death of Mohammad,
Bukhari wrote the first book of hadith and attributed it to Mohammad.
Today, all religious teachings of majority of so-called Muslims comes
from these man made books of so-called hadith and
sunnah instead of the Quran!

Killing innocent people is forbidden according to God's teaching
(6:151). And this is one of God's rulings on righteous Jews(2:62,

[5:69] Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the
converts, and the Christians; any of them who (1) believe in GOD and
(2) believe in the Last Day, and (3) lead a righteous life, have
nothing to fear, nor will they grieve

Mohammad preached the above teaching. But, the following so-called
hadith attributed to Mohammad promotes hates against Jews and crimes
against humanity- Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said,"The
Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the
stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say, "O Muslim! There is
a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him." (Vol 4, Book 52, no. 177)!!!

We witness that people adopted man made teachings for their
religious guidance instead of God's scripture. We witness fighting
between Catholic and Protestant, Shia and Sunni in the name of their
so-called man made religions. In any so-called Muslim country, if any
one preaches Quran based true Islam, he/she might be harassed, or
oppressed. We witness intolerance or oppression from this kind of so-
called Muslims right here in the New York city, when another group of
Muslims performed their Jummah prayer under the leadership of a
woman. According to the teaching of the Quran, there is no compulsion
in religion. But, they ignored the teaching of the Quran and acted
violently against the woman led prayer.

Majority of the western countries believe in the freedom of
religion, which is one of the Quranic law. Sadly, it is very rare in
the majority of so-called Muslim countries around the globe who
follow hadith or hearsay and not the Quran.

The problem is not the Quran and not the Muslim who follow the
teaching of the Quran. The problem is the politically or culturally
based man made teachings adopted by the majority of people on earth.
We need to read, understand and follow the scripture of God, the
Quran to enjoy the benefit of Jihad. Take the example of flushing the
Quran down the toilet by some unrighteous soldiers. What should have
been the role of a true Muslim regarding this matter? A true Muslim
submits to God Alone and seeks guidance from the Quran. According to
the Quran(42:37- 43), he should suppress anger and forgive. If he
cannot do that, an equivalent retribution is suggested in the Quran.
Now, what would be the equivalent retribution for flushing the Quran
down the toilet? Is it flushing a Torah or a Gospel down the toilet?
Certainly not, simply because the soldier cannot be a follower of
Torah or Gospel but the follower of devil. So, what would be the
equivalent retribution? Is it staging a
riot and killing innocent people like some so-called Muslims did?
Certainly not. So, what is the right thing to do to please God?
According to the Quran(42:37- 43), they should have decided their
affairs after due consultation. They should have advocated
righteousness and forbid evil. This action would have strengthen
their faith and pleased God. That is called true Jihad. Killing
innocent people or staging a riot to bring an anarchy is not a Jihad
but terrorism and would not please God. The soldier who flushed the
Quran cannot be a righteous Jew or a righteous Christian but a
follower of devil. Sadly, unrighteous Muslims around the world
followed the same path of devil, ignored the teaching of the Quran,
staged a riot, victimized innocent people!

We witness the massacre of Jews in German and Muslims in Bosnia in
the name of religion. What the suicide bomber does is not a jihad but
commit a gross injustice by killing himself and innocent people.
Sadly, on the other hand, when a country takes a retaliation for the
same by bulldozing the houses or air campaign over the innocent
people of the other party, that is also gross injustice. Sadly, no
party cares to follow the laws of God narrated in the scriptures.

Islam is represented by the Quran. Islam is not represented by Bin
Laden, Saddam Hussain or Saudi King. Islam is not represented by the
Arab world. It is very unfortunate that the western media still
labels anything related to Arab world with Islam. They prefer to
chose the phrase "Islamic militants" instead of "Saudi militant".
Instead of saying a "radical Iraqi", they prefer to say a "radical
Islamist". Instead of using the words "troublesome Afghani", they
prefer to use "troublesome Islamist".

James Carroll recently wrote an article on Billy Graham on June 28,
2005 in the Boston Globe and appropriately labeled him as
an "American crusader " instead of a "Christian crusader". It makes
a lot of sense, because what Billy is preaching is his own agenda.
Is it fair when we see that the western media label Osama bin Laden
as a "Islamic militant" rather than a "Saudi militant"? What Osama
has been doing so far has nothing to do with Islam but upholding his
own agenda.

It is a big misconception among Muslim and non-Muslim alike that
Islam is an Arabian religion. Because of such misconception, Billy
Graham's son and successor Franklin made an irresponsible remark that
Islam is "very evil and wicked religion"! Bin Laden's irresponsible
action as well as Franklin's irresponsible remarks bring nothing good
to our live.

How can some one who does not care to follow the book of God is
Muslim by faith!? Muslim is not the name of a race, or a nationality
but a faith. A Muslim can be a Jew, Christian, White, Black, Arab,
non-Arab, Asian, African, Chinese or Japanese and only God Almighty
knows who is Muslim.

[28:69] Your Lord knows the innermost thoughts hidden in their
chests, as well as everything they declare.

Thanks and may God guide us,

M. Irtaza




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