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Zul Qaida 1419

Volume 15 No 2

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

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

Prophet Muhammad

An example for us for following the Quran alone

When our revelations are recited to them, those who do not expect to meet us say,
“Bring a Quran other than this, or change it!”
Say, (O Muhammad) "I cannot possibly change it on my own.
I simply follow what is revealed to me. I fear, if I disobey my Lord,
the retribution of an awesome day.” [10:15]

How would the prophet Muhammad fare in our society today?? I hate to describe the prophet Muhammad with any of our contemporary descriptions but if I have to, that is how he would be described today, a liberal. He would be severely criticized by most of today’s Muslim scholars. The Mullahs, Imams and religious leaders would attack him and they may even have a fatwah (decree) that calls for his head. He would be arrested in any of the so-called Islamic countries, jailed and probably tortured to death. The Mullahs, scholars and religious

leaders would be disturbed by him following the Quran alone and refusing all the innovations that filled the Hadith and Sunnah books and added to today’s Islam 200 years after his death. He would denounce the Hadith and Sunnah books, those who wrote them and those who follow them. The prophet Muhammad would have found himself a stranger among the Muslims today. He would probably feel so much disappointment, he might tell God what he will be telling Him on the Last Day as stated in the Quran, “My Lord, my people have deserted this Quran” (25:30).

Was the prophet Muhammad really a liberal? It all depends on the definition of liberal. By the standard of the Muslim scholars, Mullahs and religious leaders of today, he would be described as a liberal, far too liberal. But by the standard of the Quran, he would be very conservative. He followed the book of God to the letter and when he made mistakes he was admonished by God and corrected loudly and publicly. After his death and for 200 years innovations were

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