NOTICE: This article is a reproduction from Submitters Perspective No 42, June 1988.
According to the Qur’an, all the prophets have already come to this world. Muhammad was the last prophet.
The Qur’an makes a clear distinction between a “prophet” and a “messenger.” A “prophet,” in Arabic “Nabi.” is defined in the Qur’an as “a messenger commissioned by God to deliver a new message,” while the “messenger,” in Arabic “Rasool,” is defined as “one commissioned by God to preach and confirm existing scripture” (3:81).
The prophets delivered one and the same message: “YOU SHALL DEVOTE YOUR WORSHIP ABSOLUTELY TO GOD ALONE.” This is the FIRST COMMANDMENT IN THE Old Testament (Deut. 6:4), the New Testament (Mark 12:29), and the Final testament, the Qur’an (21:25).
God’s true religion, the one and only religion as far as God is concerned, is Islam (3:19). This word —- Islam —- is not a name, but rather a description; it means “submission” to God. Of course, there is a greater implication: Islam implies recognition of God as the Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent, Creator, absolute Ruler of the Universe, and the sole source of religious teachings. Thus, Islam is practiced around the world under many names: anyone who devotes his or her worship absolutely to the one true God, believes in the Hereafter, and leads a righteous life is a Muslim, i.e., submitter to God (2:62).
THE GREAT DISASTER
Unfortunately for the human race, a powerful and clever enemy, Satan, has succeeded in corrupting the religion, regardless of its source. Consequently, the Jews, the Christians, and the Muslims have a duped away from the true message brought to them by the prophets Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad. The majority of Jews today follow such human-made teachings as the Mishnah and the Gemarah, instead of upholding the Torah, the whole Torah, and nothing but the Torah. The vast majority of the Christians follow the human-made instructions of the Nicene Conferences, which dictated upon them, among other things, the great blasphemy called “Trinity.”
But my concern here is with the Muslims, since this is the MUSLIM PERSPECTIVE. The Islam being practiced today is severely corrupted beyond recognition; it has nothing to do with the Islam preached by God’s last prophet, Muhammad.
The vast majority of Muslims have been converted into Mohammedans by Satan. They do not uphold the Qur’an, the whole Qur’an, and nothing but the Qur’an. A plethora of teachings, mostly contradicting the Qur’an, have been falsely attributed to Muhammad, and became an integral part of the Muslims’ religion. These are called Hadith and Sunna.
As a result of abandoning the Qur’an in favor of Satan’s teachings in Hadith and Sunna, all religious practices of the Muslims have been messed up; none of them is correct. Hence the sending of a new messenger to point out all the corruptions, remove all innovations, and restore Islam to its pristine purity.
Now that all the prophets have been sent, and all the scriptures have been delivered, it is God’s will to send a messenger to this most sophisticated generation of humans.
In the last issue of M.P., I have presented irrefutable evidence that I am God’s new messenger. During the last 19 years, God has charged me with:
(1) the unveiling of His great miracle, one that had been concealed within the Qur’an for 1400 years;
(2) providing indisputable evidence for the exposure and removal of two human-made sentences that were injected into the Qur’an at the end of the last sura revealed in Medina, Sura 9;
(3) announcing the correct way for uttering the Shahaadah or Testimony that we shall devote our worship to God alone, in accordance with 3:18;
(4) announcing the correct way for observing the five daily contact prayers (Salat);
(5) announcing the correct way for observing the obligatory charity (Zakat);
(6) announcing the correct time and manner for observing the annual fast (Ramadan); and
(7) announcing the correct time and manner observing the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj).