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Ramadan 1424

Volume 19 No 11

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

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


The month of Thanksgiving

Ramadan (also spelled as ramadhan, ramazan, so on) is the ninth lunar month in the Islamic calendar. Muslims (Submitters) all over the world fast each day of this month from dawn to the sunset.

Contrary to what many people believe, fasting did not start with Muhammad, or any other practices of Islam. They all started with prophet Abraham. All the messengers and prophets who followed Abraham, including Moses and Jesus, observed these religious practices. They were also called Submitters. (2:132, 7:126, 10:84, 51:36…)

Therefore, Muhammad was not the founder of Islam (Submission). He was a follower of Abraham to

whom God taught the religious duties the Submitters practice today (2:128). Muhammad’s role was to deliver the Quran to mankind, and purify the message and the practices of religion distorted by the idol worshippers.

The Submitters believe and respect all God’s scriptures. They also believe in all messengers of God, and do not make distinction among them.

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)

Only One Religion

Although God sent various scriptures to different communities at different times, the message of God delivered through these scriptures, the messengers and the prophets never changed with time. There is only one God; worship Him alone.

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….” (42:13)

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