Bulletin of the UNITED ISLAMIC NATION
Published Monthly by Masjid Tucson
AUGUST 1987 Zul Hijjah 1407
Editor: Rashad Khalifa, Ph.D.
THE MIRACLE OF MUHAMMAD
THE MIRACLES OF MOSES AND JESUS
Bear in mind that all miracles are God’s; He manifests them through whomever He chooses.
The exciting discovery of a divine mathematical code throughout the Qur’an is increasingly recognized as the most significant religious event since the revelation of the Qur’an. For the first time in history, we now possess physical, tangible proof:
(1) for the existence of God;
(2) that the Qur’an is God’s message to the world; and
(3) that the Qur’an, despite all attempts to tamper with it, has been perfectly preserved (see Muslim Perspective, July 1987).
The significance of this profound miracle is reflected in the Almighty’s description of it as "One of the greatest miracles" (74:30-35)
It is universally recognized that every messenger of God was supported by miracles to prove that he was authorized by God. Moses threw down his staff and it turned into a serpent. Jesus shaped birds from clay, then blew into them, and they became live by God’s leave. He revived the dead and healed the blind by God’s leave.
Muhammad, God’s final prophet, on the other hand, did not show his people any kind of miracles (6:37; 10:20; 13:7, 27; 20:133; & 21:5). To get around this "problem," many Muslim scholars tried to use the Qur’an’s extraordinary linguistic excellence as Muhammad’s miracle, and coupled this with their contrived claim that Muhammad was illiterate. The Muslim Perspective of April 1986 presented evidence that Muhammad wrote God’s revelations with his own hand (see for example 25:5). The idea that the Qur’an’s literary excellence constitutes its miracle does not hold water, since the Arabs were famous for their extraordinary talent with poetry, prose and cleverly composed literature. Additionally, it is a totally subjective and disputable opinion. The Qur’an’s literary excellence, fantastic as it is, does not constitute Muhammad’s miracle.
We learn from the Qur’an (29:50-51) that Muhammad’s miracle is the Qur’an. We also learn from 10:20 and 25:4-6 that Muhammad’s miracle was destined to remain a divinely guarded secret until a specific time when God willed to disclose it. In 10:20, we see that the question is raised as to why the Prophet Muhammad did not exhibit any kind of miracle. The answer is provided in the same verse, that Muhammad’s miracle shall remain hidden until some time in the future. In 25:4, we see the disbeliveers claiming that the Qur’an was fabricated by Muhammad, with the assistance of some other people. In 25:5, we see other disbeliveers stating that the Qur’an was no more than tales from the past, dictated upon, and written by, Muhammad. Verse 6 then provides the answer to these claims: there is a secret within the Qur’an that wouLd prove the divine source of the Qur’an.
Fourteen centuries later, with the advent of electronic computers, the miraculous mathematical composition of Qur’an is discovered. While the Ulema or scholars of traditional Islam are still busy counting the letters in the first verse of Qur’an, the rest of the world has been profoundly fascinated by the overwhelmingly interlocking parameters of the Qur’an’s supernatural mathematical composition. During the last 19 years, one amazing feature after another has been emerging and causing the Qur’an’s mathematical miracle to be irresistibly convincing: NOT A SINGLE PERSON WHO READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS MIRACLE HAS REJECTED THE QUR’AN AS GOD’S FINAL MESSAGE TO THE WORLD.
Now that Muhammad’s miracle has been finally unveiled, people all over the world are coming to Islam, the true Islam, in throngs. While the older generations, over forty veers of age (see 46:15), are missing the boat, the younger generations are joyfully excited about God’s perpetual miracle being manifested to our generation through his final Prophet Muhammad.
What is the difference between the miracles of Moses and Jesus and that of Muhammad? This question can be answered by posing another question: How long did the miracles of Moses and Jesus last? How many people saw such miracles? When Moses threw down his staff’, only a few hundred people at the most saw it turn into a serpent. When doses resurrected Lazurus, only a few people witnessed the miracle, and it lasted only a fey; minutes. AU God’s miracles manifested through all previous messengers were temporary in nature, and were witnessed by a few people. God’s miracle through the Prophet Muhammad, on the other hand, is perpetual.
Anyone, anywhere in the world, can witness it at any time. Those unfortunate souls, deliberately blocked out by God (see 17:45-46 and 18:57) have to endure Muhammad’s miracle; it is staring them in the face day and night, for the rest of their lives. They can pick up the Qur’an anytime and witness the miracle. I am talking about people who actually read the details of the miracle as published by this mosque, but insist on denying its physical facts. I will cite here one example that illustrates how they are still stuck at item Number One: that the first verse of Qur’an consists of 1 9 letters. In one of their publications, they say that "The phrase BISMILLAH... contains 20 letters and not nineteen but unfortunately our kind Dr. Khalifa has forgotten to note that there is an ALIF in the word AL-RAHMAN, but this ALIF is not written! Thus, they create their invisible letters and count them, for no other reason than to oppose God arid His miracle. One can see the hopelessness of trying to help these people, since the hundreds of other overwhelming parameters of the Qur’an’s mathematical miracle cannot be witnessed by them; they have to go past the first verse first.
WASTING THEIR MONEY AND EFFORT MUSLIM PILGRIMS BY THE THOUSNADS NULLIFY THEIR PILGRIMAGE
Verses 62-67 of Sura 39 inform us that the practice of idol worship nullifies the person's works, no matter how great. The person may pray, fast, give generously to charity, and carry on a perfectly righteous life, but the practice of idolatry would nullify such righteous works as if they never took place. Millions of pilgrims spend their life savings and endure tremendous hardships in response to their Lord’s command to observe Hajj (pilgrimage). Unfortunately, the traditions of today’s Islam lead thousands of pilgrims to Medina where they commit idolatry by visiting the tomb of Prophet Muhammad and pouring their hearts out in expressions of love and devotion to "nothing" (see 40:74). The Qur’an teaches us clearly that the Prophet is dead (39:30), totally unaware (5:109, 16:21 & 23:100), and can never respond to anyone (35:14), 4). Needless to say, going against all these Qur’anic teachings constitutes disobedience arid opposition to God and His messenger Muhammad. The pilgrims who commit such idol- worship come back home with their pilgrimage utterly nullified, and their money and efforts utterly wasted. As we learn from 39:62-67, our worship must be devoted absolutely to ALLAH ALONE.
GOD BUlLT THE EARTH ON TOP OF A GIANT WHALE.
WHEN THE WHALE MOVED,
GOD STABILIZED THE EARTH WITH MOUNTAINS"
(Ibn Katheer) (The Father of Traditional Islam)
As the readers of this Bulletin are aware, we have been the target of severe criticism by the traditional Muslims and their idols, the Ulama or Mullas, i.e., the "great scholars." They criticize us for not following in the footsteps of "The Righteous Predecessors," or as they prefer, to call them: "Ass Salaf Ass Saaleh." Now there is even a publication of the Association of American Muslims named Ass Salaf Ass Saaleh, The Association duly mailed the first issue to us. I couldn’t help but notice that the majority of this publication is written in Arabic, but using English letters. For example, the name of the publication is Ass Salaf Ass Saaleh, the main article was Tawheed Ass Sifat, and the rest of the publication, mostly in Arabic (but English alphabets) emphasized the strange and unbelievable blasphemy that "Sunnah is Equal ‘to Qur’an!," and that anyone who believes that Sunnah occupies a lower position than the Qur’an is a disbeliever !!!
On the same page with the article "Sunnah is Equal to Qur’an," a Hadith was published that directly contradicted the Qur’an. The Hadith stated that the angels never enter any house where there is a dog! [This Hadith actually gave some people the idea that they can keep the angel of death away simply by keeping a dog with them all the time.] Obviously, the writers are not aware that in Sura 18, we note that the dwellers of the cave, who are described by God as righteous people, had a dog with them, and the dog was treated by God as one of the group.
The publication Ass Salaf Ass Saaleh insists that anything attributed to the Prophet Muhammad must be upheld as sacred and divine, a matter that gives Satan a Carte Blanche. All Satan needs to rule those folks is to prefix his orders with the famous expression: "" "The Messenger of God, peace and blessings be upon him, said:"
As indicated by the publication’s name, it advocates strict adherence to traditional Islam by following in the footsteps of Ass Salaf Ass Saaeh. According to the publishers of Ass Salaf Ass Saaleh anything written in those ancient and yellow books is Gospel truth!
It was God’s grace and guidance that showed us clearly that Ass Salaf Ass Saaleh have injected too many innovations into the Prophet Muhammad’s Islam. Through our books, tapes and bulletins, we have presented irrefutable evidence that today’s Islam, as practiced throughout the "Muslim" world, has nothing to do with the Prophet Muhammad or the Islam he preached. We set out to purge away all innovations and to restore Islam to its original pristine purity. Our guide in this process has been the only book in existence that is infallible, the Qur’an.
The traditional Muslims, understandably, launched vicious attacks on us for destroying their distorted religion (see 22:72). They steadfastly, arrogantly and stubbornly persevered in upholding what they inherited from their parents, and called us "Kaafirs" (disbeliveers) for abandoning the great heritage of Ass Salaf Ass Saaleh. Two verses in Qur’an are especially pertinent here:
"He almost diverted us away from our idols, but we steadfastly upheld them.’ They will surely find out, when the retribution afflicts them, as to who has really gone astray (25:42).
When they are told, "Follow what God has sent down," they say, "No, we follow only what we found our parents doing" (2:170, 5:104, 31:21).
What you see at the top of this article is but one small example of the prevailing nonsense throughout the Ass Salaf Ass Saaleh literature. I chose this particular example from the writings of the most revered member of Ass Salaf Ass Saaleh, Ibn Katheer. This is lbn Katheer’s Tafseer (exegesis) of the first verse in Sura 68. Specifically, it is Ihn Katheer’s emphatic and final decision with regard to the first word in 68:1, the letter N (Noon). We need not make any comments on Ibn Katheer’s profound statements. What more can we say? However, we challenge all enlightened Muslims, and today’s Islamic leadership (the Ulema or the great Muslim scholars) to denounce Ibn Katheer’s nonsense and to return to the one infallible source the Quran.
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