Published Monthly by Masjid Tucson
October 1989 Rabi I 1409
Editor: Rashad Khalifa, Ph.D.
ARABS & MATH
* Why did the Arabs fail to understand the Quran's overwhelming, simple-to-understand, mathematical miracle?
* Their own confession: Arabs could not count the number of letters in Basma/ah, the first verse of the Quran (they decided that it consists of 18 or 21 letters!!!)
* /f the Arabs were able to understand the Quran's code, they would have used their vast resources to convince the world that the Quran is indeed the word of God.
* Proof of divine intervention" While many people from all nations of the world understand the Quran's superhuman mathematical code, not a single Arab understands the Miracle.
One of the most amazing phenomena of this century is that the Arabs have failed to understand the miraculous, simple-to-understand and-but-impossible-to-imitate, mathematical code of the Quran. The Quran's mathematical composition is one of the greatest miracles (74:35) and as such, is destined to overtake the world, sooner or later. Thousands of people, from all nations of the world, have already been blessed with this awesome miracle; but not a single Arab.
The mathematical miracle of the Quran is so simple, so vast, and so intricate, that a child in grade-school can easily appreciate it. Thus, it takes no less than divine intervention to prevent anyone from understanding and fully appreciating the miraculousness of this extraordinary mathematical phenomenon.
God has indeed blessed us with physical, incontrovertible evidence that the Quran is His Final Testament to the world. Any Muslim would enthusiastically present such an overwhelming proof to the world. So what did the Arabs do?! They actually budgeted millions of dollars every year not to promote the Quran's miracle, but to fight it. The result is continued success for those who believe that the Quran was fabricated by Muhammad.
What is wrong with the Arabs?
They did not believe God when he stated repeatedly that the Quran is complete, perfect, and fully detailed (6:19, 38, 114). Consequently, they abandoned the Quran in favor of satanic scriptures called "Hadith" and "Sunna." They thus incurred God's curse, and became isolated from the Quran - they can never understand anything Quranic.
Our Almighty Creator has proclaimed that "Only those who possess intelligence will take heed" (13:19). Since the Arabs, without exception, have failed to take heed, this reflects their degree of intelligence. The cartoon shown below was printed in almost every newspaper in America; it proclaims that the Arabs need a tutor in "Basic Math." Undoubtedly, this is divine intervention to let the world know that the Arabs have failed to understand His mathematical miracle,
Some Arabs have slated that they reject the Quran's mathematical miracle because it proves Rashhad's messengership [the root word "Rashada" occurs in the Quran 19 times]. This is nonsense, because my first announcement of the miracle, for 5 years, was entitled: "The Perpetual Miracle of Muhammad."
But the Arabs still failed to sec or understand the miracle - they are still counting the letters of Basmilah. This proves their genuine disbelief in God and His Quranic miracle. God's infinite wisdom presented the truth gradually.
Arabs Dismissed from God's Grace
This is by no means my personal opinion; this is God's assertion and promise in the sura entitled "Muhammad" (47:38). God has warned the Arabs that if they turn away, He will dismiss them from His grace, and substitute better people in their place. There is no question that the Arabs have abandoned the Quran in favor of Satan's Hadith & Sunna.
The Quran specifically prophesies that the Arab's, specifically, have abandoned the Quran (25:30).
A Simple Quiz
Lest you may think that this is a racist editorial, just ask any Arab the following questions:
THE HUMAN FACTOR
* Christians, Jews, Muslims Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Bahais, etc. have one thing in common: they all worship God.
* Most wars were fought in the name of religion, because of the Human Factor.
* Idolization of "The Human Factor" (Jesus, Muhammad, Mary, the saints, the scholars, etc.) divides the human race.
* If we devote our worship to God ALONE, and forget the Human Factor, we will be united into one human family:
* Jesus, Mary, Buddha, Muhammad, and the real saints wanted us to worship God ALONE.
* God guarantees a happy peaceful life for those who worship Him ALONE.
Why Did Rashad Announce His Messengership?
Some people, including some of my closest and most beloved friends, have asked: "Why did Rashad make that announcement? Why can’t we just worship God alone, without making anybody a messenger of God?!"
Belief in God requires believing God. When you believe in God and worship Him alone, you must believe everything God says. For example, God has told us that there are angels. Therefore, we must believe God; we must believe that there are angels. God told us that He sends messengers; He told us that Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, etc. were His messengers. Therefore, we must believe God, and we must believe in His messengers (2:285). God told us that there is a devil named Satan, and we must believe God.
God told us in 33:40 that Muhammad was the last prophet, a message-bearing messenger (Nabi), but not the last messenger (Rasool). Therefore, we must believe God — we must know that Muhammad was not the last messenger.
Specifically, God told us in 3:81 that a messenger will be sent after all the prophets have delivered all the scriptures. This messenger, God’s Messenger of the Covenant, is to consolidate the missions of all the prophets into one message, and unify all believers under the banner of worshiping God ALONE and upholding the word of God ALONE, not the words of humans.
If we truly believe in God, we will believe what he says and, therefore, we will believe in God’s Messenger of the Covenant. In fact, God tells us in no uncertain terms that those who do not believe that God’s Messenger of the Covenant will come after Muhammad do not belong with the believers, and are no longer Muslims (3:81-85). In 49:14 we see that the true believers are those who "believe in God and His messenger, and harbor no doubts."
What does this messenger look like? What are his qualifications? Is he a superhuman with wings? God’s messengers, we are told in the Quran, are humans like you and me (5:75, 14:11, 18:110, 21:8, 25:7, 25:20, 41:6).
It is a mercy from God that we do not have to speculate or guess. God has spelled out the name of His Messenger of the Covenant as "Rashad Khalifa." And God’s evidence is not subtle at all. As detailed in Appendix 2 of my new translation, the evidence is overwhelming that Rashad Khalifa is the messenger.
Why the Announcement?
Announcing my messengership was not my idea; it was a command from Almighty God. For eight years, I had maintained the same views as those who believe that an announcement was not necessary. I used to think: Why is the announcement necessary? Why not preach the word of God, uphold the word of God ALONE, and preach the worship of God ALONE, without announcing anything about the messengership? In those days of ignorance, I resisted making such an announcement. Finally, I was told that I was too coward to carry’ out the duties of God’s messenger. I was fired. It took a whole night of repenting, crying, apologizing, and pledging. When I reached a solid conviction that I must make the announcement, even at the cost of losing my own children and my best friends, I was restored. The following night, I spoke with my daughter during the pre-dawn meal of a Ramadan night, and I was trying to be as diplomatic as I could be. My daughter interrupted, "What are you trying to say, Dad? I knew all along that you are God’s messenger." I received the same response from all the believers around me. They had known me for a long time, and they knew that I was not a crazy man. They realized that a person who lies about God or claims messengership falsely has to be a person who does not believe in God or the Hereafter; a person who does not expect to stand before God on the Day of Judgment to answer for his actions.
The announcement played a crucial role in distinguishing the true believers from those who have another god besides God. We learn from 45:23 that the ego is the god of many people. It is the ego that prevents people from believing God and heeding His teachings. It is the ego that prevents people from accepting another human being as God’s messenger (6:8-9, 11:27, 17:94, 23:34, 38:4, 54:24). The announcement was necessary to sift away those who worship their egos instead of God. It was necessary to sift away those who say with their lips that they are believers, while doubting or rejecting God’s evidence that Rashad Khalifa is God’s Messenger of the Covenant.
Finally, we must reflect on verses 57:13-14: "The hypocrite men and women will tell the believers on the Day of Judgment, 'Were we not with you?’ The believers will say, ‘Yes, but you deceived yourselves, you waited and lingered too long, you harbored doubts, and you were deceived by wishful thinking (lip service).’
Suppose you become ill and you go to a person for advice, and he or she gives you some medicine. If this happens a few times, you will begin to trust that person as a doctor. But you will continue to harbor doubts and worries about your doctor, unless he makes an announcement that he is a qualified physician, with an official certificate. Similarly, an announcement of messengership assures the believers that they are not falling victim to some charlatan; they will be assured that they are following God’s guidance through His proven and declared messenger.
How to Overcome the Doubt?
Ask the 3 crucial questions:
Salman Rushdie Connection
One of the major events of 1959 was the Salman Rushdie affair. For six solid weeks, Rushdie and his book were in the headlines of all newspapers, TV and radio news, throughout the world. When I heard this news in Turkey, the first thing that came to my mind was Rashad and his new Translation of the Quran, and the stunning discovery of the two satanic verses 9:128-129. In one of our Quranic studies in Istanbul, I told the believers that there is definitely a divine plan here, and definite symbolic connection between Rashad and Rushdie. Both names have the same root, which is mentioned in the Quran 19 times. Both Salman Rushdie and Rashad Khalifa have the same number of letters in their names, both in English (13 letters each) and in Arabic (9 letters each). The title of Rushdie’s book (Satanic Verses) has been the main subject of research by Rashad since 1955. Rashad published that 9:128-129 are Satanic Verses in the MUSLIM PERSPECTIVE of March 1985).
I told the group that satan wants to confuse thc people and lead them to mix Rashad with Rushdic (just like claiming that the 19-based miracle was a Bahai plot). Rashad was planning to publish the new translation with the Arabic text purified, after removal of the Satanic Verses.
My Friends did not give this matter any serious attention. Four days later, however, my theory was confirmed. 38 so-called Muslim 'Ulema met in Saudi Arabia under the chairmanship if the notorious Sheik Abdul Aziz ben Baz to discuss the Rushdie disaster, and ended up condemning both Rushdie and Rashad, and calling for killing them!
That meeting was held on March 19, and the number of participating ‘Ulema was 19x2. Their meeting made headlines around the Muslim world.
Later developments removed all doubt regarding the connection, in God’s plan, between Rushdie’s affair and Rashad’s upcoming translation. A few days later, the international organization called "Article launched a campaign in defense of Salman Rushdie (Article 19 of the Human Rights Charter of the U.N. guarantees freedom of expression). The whole world saw many famous writers defend Rushdie, with a great big poster behind them carrying nothing but a huge "19." All doubt was gone when we saw this. The Rushadie matter is definitely a divine plan in preparation for the greatest event in this century: Publication of the purified Quran and its authorized English version.
As it turns out, Rushdie’s birthday is March 19, and Rashad's birthday is November 19. Rushdie's book sells for $19.95 (95 = 19x5), and Rashad’s new translation sells for $57.00 ( 19x3).
The Iran vs Rushdie round has ended, and now we await the Arabs-vs-Rashad round. The outcome of the Rashad/Arabs confrontation is already prophesied in the Quran (See 37:171-173, 40:51, 58:21, 86:15-16, 110:1-3).
Quraish & todays Mohamedans
I used to believe that Quraish worshiped statues A careful study of the Quran, however reveals that this is a satanic trick fabricated by Mohammedans to justify their brand of idolatry. Thus, they can say, "We do not worship statues. We are not idol worshipers." As stated in Quran 57:14, they are deceived by wishful thinking. No where in the quran do we see that quraish worshiped statues (Asnaam in Arabic). On the contrary, the quran tells the Qurais idol worshipers that they simply "fabricated the names of Allaat, Al-'Uzzah, and Manaat" (53:23). Those idol worshipers fabricated those names and considered them to be God's daughters (God be glorified). They believed in intercession by Allaat, Manaat, and 'Uzzah in much the same way today's Mohamedans believe in Mohammed's intercession (Shafaa'ah)
The attempt by Mohamedans to redefine idol worship in order to justify their own idolatry has backfired.
Their Most Authentic Hadith
It is the alleged final sermon (Khutba) of the Prophet (Khutbat Al-Wadaa'). This great and historic event is reported in many important books on Hadith, including Muslim, Muwatta', Ibn Majah, Abu Dawud, Ahmed Ibn Hanbal. The big problem is: these books report three vastly different doctrines from this historic sermon which was witnessed by 100,000 witnesses (most Hadiths were supposedly witnessed by 2 or 3 people). In fact, the main topic in that all-important sermon gives three contradicting commandments. Here is what the Prophet allegedly said:
Which on of the 3 is correct? Can we trust their most authentic hadith? Which hadith can be trusted beside the Quran (45:6)?
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