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Rajab 1421

Volume 16 No 10

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

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


Surely, those who believe and lead a righteous life,
the Most Gracious will shower them with love (19:96).

We all heard about love. We know about the love of God (2:165) (3:31) (5:54). We also know that “love” is an important criterion for certain categories (9:24). We know about love and marriage (30:21); Love and charity (3:134) (2:177) (76:8); and love of people (59:9) (76:8), but do we know about love and unification? Have we ever thought WHY the sectarianism is condemned? Note what God says in the Quran:

“You shall submit to Him, reverence Him, observe the contact prayers, and whatever you do, do not ever fall into idol worship (30:31-32).”

As you can see, God calls “sectarianism” a form of idolatry too. God knows that sectarianism bring people to disputes and division, and the result is nothing but “hatred”. Hatred is against “love”, isn’t it? So, He continuously

commands “UNITY” (3:103, 200) (49:9) (61:4). Love is necessary for the unification. A true believer will not forget that “love” is among God’s signs and blessings (5:54) (30:21), and God is able to change the animosity into love because God is Omnipotent (60:7) (3:103).

Let’s pray for love and unification of all faiths and religions for our God is one and the same, and remember the following verses:

He decreed for you the same religion decreed for Noah, and what we inspired to you, 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.

Ironically, they broke up into sects only after the knowledge had come to them, due to jealousy and resentment among themselves. If it were not for a predetermined decision from your Lord to respite them for a definite interim, they would have been judged immediately. Indeed, the later generations who inherited the scripture are full of doubts. (42:13-14)

Hear O Israel: The Lord our God is one! 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. (Deut. 6:4-5)

(Jesus said) “ None of those who call me ‘Lord’ will enter the kingdom of God, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21)


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