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Submitters Perspective

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ICS, the International Community of Submitters, and USI, the United Submitters International, are non-profit organizations that were initiated for this purpose. Masjid Tucson is the mosque for the Community of the Submitters in Tucson.

The Submitters follow the religion of Abraham (16:123). 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.

How to Become a Member?

To join our organization, 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.

One Unifying Religion

It is a known fact that all religions of the world—Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and others—have been corrupted one way or another through innovations, traditions, and the idolization of humans such as the prophets and the saints. Many people use religion to justify wars, terrorism, tyranny, and for economic and political gain.

The Submitters follow God’s revelations, and obey God’s commandments as well as they can. They follow the truth from their Lord, not corrupted religions and man-made doctrines.

As submitters, we believe that 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 only God’s revelations, and present the jewel of true Submission to the world. It is time for Submitters from all religions to come out and support each other to preach the true message of God and join the fight against the corruptions of their religions.

Say, "O followers of the scripture, let us come to a logical agreement between us and you: that we shall not worship except GOD; that we never set up any idols besides Him, nor set up any human beings as lords beside GOD." If they turn away, say, "Bear witness that we are submitters." [3:64]

If you want to be part of history in the making, you can join us in our cause. Just drop us a note and ask to be on the mailing list for our newsletter.

No Compulsion in Religion

If you received this newsletter by mistake, or you think this newsletter is not for you, just tell us. We will take you off our mailing list. On the other hand, if you like the newsletter, 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.

Submitters of Masjid Tucson

Say, "We believe in GOD, and in what was sent down to us, and in what was sent down to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and the Patriarchs, and in what was given to Moses, Jesus, and the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction among any of them. To

Him alone we are submitters." [3:84]

Some notes on the assassination of Dr. Rashad Khalifa:

We get many questions asking us about the responsible parties who killed Dr. Khalifa, and whether they were caught and brought to justice. Unfortunately, up until now no one knows how many intruders there were to assassinate Dr. Khalifa and who actually ended up killing him. According to what is found by the police, these people also had intentions to blow up the entire mosque, but God did not let it happen. The community of Masjid Tucson trusts in God that He will protect the submitters from the actions of such evil people.

The following excerpts were taken from the Arizona Daily Star newspaper articles.

Wadih El-Hage, 41, who lived in Tucson in the 1980s, and was sentenced in New York on federal charges that he helped plot the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, has been linked to Khalifa's murder.

El-Hage has also been linked to Osama Bin Laden's terror network. His name came up in 1992 as Colorado state investigators looking into Khalifa's death probed a radical Islamic sect known as Jamaat ul-Fuqra, or simply Fuqra, with a history of targeting Hindus and Islamics deemed heretics.

In 1989, police searching a storage locker rented by the group in the Denver suburb of Englewood discovered explosives, weapons and documents indicating a planned attack on the Tucson mosque.

Seven members of the Fuqra group, mostly black American Muslims, were indicted in 1992 on conspiracy charges related to Khalifa's killing and the 1984 bombing of a Hare Krishna-owned hotel in Denver, along with fraud and theft charges. Two Fuqra leaders were subsequently convicted of conspiracy charges, two were convicted of fraud charges and one pleaded guilty to theft.