NOTICE: This article is a reproduction from Submitters Perspective No 36, January 1988.
[Muzzammil Siddiqui accused Rashad Khalifa of being “out of the fold of Islam!”]
Should one be surprised, if a follower of the Quran is regarded as out of the fold of Islam by a person who claims to believe in the Quran but deviates, even from its very straightforward verses, day after day, 365 days per year?
O you who believe, when you get up for the contact prayers (Salat) you shall:
(1) wash your faces,
(2) and your hands to the elbows,
(3) wipe your heads, and
(4) wash your feet. (5:6)
When you observe your contact prayers (Salat), your voice shall not be too loud, nor too low; you shall maintain an intermediate tone. (17:110)
Urdu translation by “Maulana” Fateh Jallendhri: Aur Namaz na buland awaz se padho aur na ahista, balke iske beech ka tarika iktiyar karo. (Urdu Words Transliteration)
The places of worship belong to God ; therefore, do not mention any other names beside the name of God. (72:18)
Does Muzzammil Siddiqui or Othman Gaafar perform their ablution (Wudu) and say their Salat prayers according to the commands of Allah? NO, otherwise Muzzammil Siddiqui would have not regarded a true Muslim to be out of the fold of Islam. [Rashad Khalifa may be out of the fold of Muhammadanisn, but certainly not out of the fold of Islam].
Prophet Mohammed was ordered by Allah never to deviate from the Quran even a little bit. He was warned that deviation would mean severe punishment for him :
They almost diverted you (Muhammad) from our revelations to you; they wanted you to fabricate something else to consider you a friend. If it were not that we strengthened you, you almost leaned towards them a little bit. Had you done so, we would have doubled the punishment for you in this life, and after death; no one could have protected you. (17:73-75)
Which god besides Allah has given permission to Muzzammil Siddiqui and Othman Gaafar to deviate from the Quran, while prophet Muhammed was not given such a privilege?
In fact, Muzzammil Siddiqui himself has gone astray and is out of the fold of true Islam, the Quran. His problem is that he thinks he is righteous.
Anyone who disregards the message of the Most Gracious, we appoint a devil to be his constant companion. The devils than divert them from the right path, yet make them think that they are rightly guided. (43:36–37).
Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips has tried very hard to contradict Dr. Rashad Khalifa, who says that the Quran is beyond any doubt the infallible word of God. As a matter of fact, opposing Dr. Khalfa has become a lucrative business for some.
Do you believe Allah or not?
** Allah calls Quran COMPLETE (6:115)
** Allah calls Quran PERFECT (6:38)
** Allah calls Quran FULLY DETAILED (6:114)
** Allah is the teacher of Quran (55:1–2)
** Allah is the explainer of Quran (75:19)
** Allah revealed the best Hadith (39:23)
** The sole function of Muhammad: deliver Quran, (13:40)
** Muhammad was forbidden from uttering any religious instructions other than Quran (69:38-47)
** Abraham is the founder of Islam (22:78). –
** All religious practices of Islam came through Abraham (2:135, 3:67–68, 16:123, 2:127–128, 2:43, 2:125, 21:72–73, 2:187, 22:26–27).
WHY THEN DO WE NEED HADITH & SUNNAH?
Anyone who believes in Allah, will have no reason to have Hadith & Sunnah which are attributed to prophet Muhammad but, in fact, have nothing to do with him.
You cannot follow Hadith & Sunnah unless you disbelieve in what Allah has said in the Quran.
YOU CANNOT BELIEVE IN BOTH THE QURAN AND HADITH: IF YOU BELIEVE IN HADITH YOU ARE A REJECTOR OF QURAN, AND IF YOU BELIEVE IN THE QURAN, YOU MUST REJECT HADITH.