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Zul Hijja 1423

Volume 19 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

Who Are We?

The first issue of the Submitters Perspective newsletter was published in February 1985. Dr. Rashad Khalifa was the editor of the newsletter. He was the one who established Masjid Tucson and the United Submitters International organization. The newsletter was then called the “Muslim Perspective.” Dr. Khalifa renamed it the “Submitters Perspective” with the December 1989 issue. His life in this world came to an end when some intruders assassinated him inside the masjid before dawn on January 30, 1990. It was his routine to come to the masjid (mosque) in the early hours of the day to continue his work on spreading the message of worshiping God alone. At the end of this article, you will find some excerpts from a Tucson daily

newspaper about what happened to some of these people who might be involved with the killing of Dr. Khalifa. According to the Quran, it is not unusual for people who deliver God’s messages to be rejected, or even killed by their contemporaries.

We gave Moses the scripture, and subsequent to him we sent other messengers, and we gave Jesus, son of Mary, profound miracles and supported him with the Holy Spirit. Is it not a fact that every time a messenger went to you with anything you disliked, your ego caused you to be arrogant? Some of them you rejected, and some of them you killed. [2:87]

We know that ultimately whatever happens is in accordance with

God’s will and plan, and that God allows it to happen for reasons known only to Him.

We are now entering our 19th year in continuous publication of the newsletter by the grace of God. We have had many distracting events happen over the years. However, we are persevering in the face of adversity and against Satan’s schemes. God willing we are determined to continue the work Dr. Khalifa has left for us to the best of our ability. We hope to spread the same message all the messengers and prophets came with. This message has been specified for all humanity since the days of Adam: There is no god but GOD. Worship Him alone.

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