NOTICE: This article is a reproduction from Submitters Perspective No 42, June 1988.
The recent announcement that I am God’s commissioned messenger to the world was NOT my idea. In fact, God Most Gracious has been immensely merciful towards me. Despite my cowardice for eight long years, God has accepted my repentance and my solemn pledge to (1) announce my identity as God’s messenger, and (2) never hesitate, hold back, or waver in declaring such identity. Thus, I can no longer afford to hesitate or be humble about this divine truth. “Who would support me against God, if I disobeyed Him?” (11:63).
I came to the world with physical, tangible, and utterly incontrovertible Qur’anic proof. In this article, I present more evidence that a certain messenger is prophesied in the Qur’an, whose mission is to confirm all the prophets and the scriptures they delivered. After examining the evidence, God’s true servants will readily see that I am this certain messenger. Those who do not believe, on the other hand, can no longer claim that they follow or uphold the Qur’an; they are confirmed as enemies of God and His messenger.
Come to think of it, I was not that much of a coward: I did announce that my translation of the Qur’an was “authorized,” and I specifically wrote in Footnote 1:1 of that first edition that my translation was “authorized by God.”
The true believers genuinely rejoice in the sending of a messenger from God. Only the idolators are upset by this great blessing and mercy from God to the whole world (21:107). For they have idolized God’s messengers and exalted them to a position next to God.
The true believers, on the other hand, know from the Qur’an that a messenger of God is no more than a human being like the rest of us (18:110 & 41:6); a mere vehicle for delivering God’s teachings (42:51). God’s sending of His messenger at this time provides the ultimate test of our ego, as well as our belief in the Qur’an.
God assures us that the Qur’an is a straightforward book without any ambiguities (39:28). Thus, the Qur’an gives clear definitions of the Arabic words “Nabi,” commonly translated as “prophet,” and the Arabic word “Rasool,” commonly translated as “messenger.” Let us look at the first statement in 3:81:
“God made a covenant with the PROPHETS (Nabis) that ‘I will give the scripture and wisdom.”’
A PROPHET (Nabi), therefore, is one who receives and delivers a scripture. The fact that the Qur’an is the last scripture makes Muhammad the last prophet. This is confirmed in 33:40, where Muhammad is described as “Khaatum Al-Nabiyyeen (the last prophet).”
The Qur’anic truth that a prophet delivers a scripture necessitates that every prophet must be a messenger. The Mohammedans’ claim that “ not every prophet was a messenger” cannot be but a stupid lie. Would God give a man a scripture to keep for himself?!! Can you imagine a prophet who would say, “I will not talk to any one”?!!!
The rest of 3:81 defines the “Rasool” (messenger) as one who preaches, upholds, and confirms existing scripture; he does not bring a new scripture. Muhammad is described in 33:40 as “a messenger of God.” This expression (“a messenger of God”) is not linguistically necessary; if it is dropped out, we still have a perfect sentence saying that Muhammad was the last prophet. Obviously, our Almighty Creator is telling us that Muhammad was “a messenger of God, and the last prophet,” not the last messenger. The common expression by mohammedans that Muhammad was “Khaatum al-Mursaleen” (the last messenger) is no where to be found in the Qur’an. Thus, anyone who believes that Muhammad was the last messenger is a disbeliever in the Qur’an , and a confessed enemy of God and His messenger.
Ironically, the Qur’an alerts us that such a lie is common to the disbelievers of every generation. 40:34 informs us that the disbelievers have claimed that Joseph was the last messenger!!! Do you realize how many messengers came after Joseph? Moses, David, Solomon, Zachariah, John, Jesus, Muhammad, and many others came after Joseph. Were they false messengers?
In the last issue of M.P., I have presented the following solid proof that God has commissioned me to be His messenger to the world:
(1) God named me in the Qur’an as the exclusive discoverer of the Qur’an’s miraculous mathematical code.
(2) The root word for my name (RASHADA ر ش د) is mentioned in the Qur’an 19 times (see INDEX TO THE WORDS OF Qur’an, page 320).
(3) When we add all the sura and the verse numbers connected with my first name and my last name, the total comes to 1463, or 19×77.
(4) If you look at the specific name “Rashad” and “Khalifa,” we find that it occurs in 38:26, and 40:29 & 38. These numbers add up to 171 (19×9).
(5) The gematrical value of the messengers of Islam, Abraham, Muhammad, and Rashad (258, 92, & 505, respectively) add up to 855, or 19×45.
ARE ALL THESE COINCIDENCES ??!!!
Some people objected to the addition of the gematrical value of Abraham, Muhammad, and Rashad, to the exclusion of Moses and Jesus. These objectors should know better. Moses, Jesus, David, Zachariah, etc. belong to other Millats (creeds). 5:48 clearly states that God has decreed different Millats for the Muslims, the Jews, and the Christians. Abraham is named in 22:78 as “father of the Muslims,” and Islam is described as “Millat Ibrahim” (2:130, 135; 3:95; 4:125; 6:161; & 16:123).
However, the Qur’an does refer to Abraham, Ismail, and Isaac, altogether, as the original prophets of Islam (see 2:133). Incredibly, when we include the gematrical values of Ismail and Isaac, the total still is multiple of 19. The values of all five names are as follows:
|TOTAL||=||1235 = 19×65|
Thus, just like the great Miracle of the Qur’an; the harder the disbelievers try to discredit it, the stronger God makes it.
To make matters worse for the disbelievers, the total gematrical value of Moses and Jesus is a multiple of 19 (116 + 150 = 266 = 19×14), the total gematrical value of Ismail and Isaac is a multiple of 19 (211 + 169 = 380 = 19×20), and the gematrical values of Abraham, Muhammad, and Rashad is a multiple of 19 (258+92+505 = 855 = 19×45).
ARE ALL THESE COINCIDENCES ?!!
Additionally, here is direct 19-based evidence that I am the messenger proclaimed in 3:81, and commissioned by Almighty Allah as a confirmer of all the prophets and the scriptures they delivered.
When we look at the statement, within 3:81, that says:
“A messenger shall come to you confirming what you have,”
[in Arabic] “JA’AKUM RASOOLUN MUSSADDIQUN LEMAA MA’AKUM”,
we find that the total gematrical value of this statement is 836, or 19×44. Shown below is the computer printout of this mathematical fact. Obviously this messenger would have to come after Muhammad to confirm the Qur’an, expose any tampering with it, and verify the correct implimentation of its teachings.
The fact that we are the generation of the Qur’an’s 19-based miracle is our sure indicator that this statement is connected specifically with us.
Certainly, the perennial objectors will object, and, as usual, God obliterates their feeble arguments (see 25:33). Let us look at the whole verse (3:81), not just a specific statement in it. Here are the letters that make up the whole verse and their gematrical values:
(W=6, A=1, Dh=700); (A=1, Kh=600, Dh=700); (A=1, L=30, L=30, H=5); (M=40, Y=10, Th=500, Q=100); (A=1, L=30, N=50, B=2, Y=10, N=50); (L=30, M=40, A=1); (A=1, A=1, T=400, Y=10, T=400, K=20, M=40); (M=40, N=50); (K=20, T=400, B=2); (W=6, H=8, K=20, M=40, H=5); (Th=500, M=40); (J=3, A=1, A=1, K=20, M=40); (R=200, S=60, W=6, L=30); (M=40, S=90, D=4, Q=100); (L=30, M=40, A=1); (M=40, ‘A=70, K=20, M=40); (L=30, T=400, W=6, M=40, N=50, N=50); (B=2, H=5); (W=6, L=30, T=400, N=50, S=90, R=200, N=50, H=5); (Q=100, A=1, L=30); (A=1, A=1, Q=100, R=200, R=200, T=400, M=40); (W=6, A=1, Kh=600, Dh=700, T=400, M=40); (‘A=70, L=30, Y=10); (Dh=700, L=30, K=20, M=40); (A=1, S=90, R=200, Y=10); (Q=100, A=1, L=30, W=6 A=1); (A=1, Q=100, R=200, R=200, N=50, A=1); (Q=100, A=1, L=30); (F=80, A=1, Sh=300, H=5, D=4, W=6, A=1); (W=6, A=1, N=50, A=1); (M=40, ‘A=70, K=20, M=40); (M=40, N=50); (A=1, L=30, Sh=300, H=5, D=4, Y=10, N=50). The total gematrical value of the whole verse is 13148 (19×692).
ARE THESE ALSO COINCIDENCES ?!!!
These miraculously intertwined mathematical facts inform us in no uncertain terms that God is sending a messenger to the code-19 generation, and that this messenger will confirm all the prophets, and correct all the distortions inflicted upon the messages they delivered.
In view of these powerful Qur’anic proofs, I cannot afford to waver in announcing that I am the messenger proclaimed by almighty Allah at the universal pre-creation conference described in 3:81. Such an announcement, after all, is God’s will.
You and I, and every single human being have pledged to believe in, and fully cooperate with this messenger. Those who fail to believe are confirmed as rejectors of the Qur’an.
Finally, let me ask those who compare me with Ghulam Ahmed of the Qadianis and Bahaullah of the Bahais:
Did either of those men produce such proofs? Did they advocate the worship of God ALONE and the abolition of all forms of idolatry?
In view of the irrefutable evidence supporting my commission as God’s messenger, let us stop arguing about my credentials, and let us sit together and see what our Almighty Creator wills to teach us. Hundreds of believer have already corrected their Islam. They enjoy devoting their worship to God ALONE, and they know that their works are acceptable to their Creator.
What I presented here are only the physical, irrefutable, facts. God has shown me literally hundreds of profound signs that led me to announce my messengership. The most prominent among these signs was a vision, while I was awake, in Mecca, where I was introduced to all the prophets and told that I am to confirm them and correct their scriptures by God’s leave: “The disbelievers would say, “You are not a messenger.” Say, “God suffices as witness between me and you; also those who possess knowledge of the scripture.[13:43]
When they tell you: “Rashad is a false messenger,” ask them, “What does he say? What is wrong with his message?” Use your own mind.