NOTICE: This article is a reproduction from Submitters Perspective No 57, September 1989.
This marks the advent of momentous changes and ushers in a new era of unification. Henceforth, all believers who devote their worship to the One True God ALONE will join forces under the banner of “One True Religion” (Quran 2:62; 3:19, 85, 113; 5:69).
This is not simply a new bright idea of a human being or a collection of humans; this is a divine plan destined for inevitable enforcement – God will render the hearts of all believers receptive. The Most Merciful has sent His Messenger of the Covenant now to deliver God’s message of unification and purification (Malachi 3:1, Quran 3:81).
One of the most important items on the unification agenda is the name of God’s people; the unified believers. The words “Muslim” and “Islam” are NOT names; they are Arabic words meaning “Submitter” and “Submission,” respectively. When Noah, Abraham, Solomon, and even the jinns talked about “Islam” and “Muslim” they did not speak in Arabic; they used their own languages. Please read these verses: 2:131; 7:126; 10:72; 22:78; 27:31, 42; 28:53; 72:14. When Jesus’ disciples stated that they were “Muslims,” they did not say it in Arabic (3:52). A Christian Arab is called “Nusraany” in Arabic. Yet, we do not use this Arabic word when we speak English. It has been Satan’s plan to transform these “descriptions” into “names” then to give “Islam” and the “Muslims” a bad name. We have now mobilized to pull the rug from under Satan’s feet.
The truth prevails, even between the lines of false doctrine. The Nicene Doctrine (circa 300 AD) has attempted to confound the truth about Jesus Christ and his message, but the truth still prevails:
The Lord our God is one God! You shall worship the Lord your God with all your heart,with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. [Mark 12:29]
The truth still prevails throughout the four canonized Gospels. John 20:17 still proclaims clearly that Jesus was not God, nor son of God, nor a third of a trinity.
Jesus then said, “Go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God!’ [John 20:17]
Enlightened Christian scholars, such as (1) Don Cupitt, University Lecturer in Divinity and Dean of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, (2) Michael Goulder, Staff Tutor in Theology at Birmingham University, (3) John Hick, Professor of Theology at Birmingham University, (4) Leslie Houlden, Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, UK, (5) Dennis Nineham, Warden of Keble College, Oxord, (6) Maurice Wiles, Professor of Divinity and Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, and Chairman of the Church of England’s Doctrine Commission, and (7) Frances Young, Lecturer in New Testament Studies, Birmingham University, have reached the truth by scrutinizing the Christian Scriptures as they exist today.
After many years of careful study, these outstanding scholars have concluded that “Jesus was (as he is presented in Acts 2:21) ‘a man approved by God’ for a special role within the divine purpose…” (see THE MYTH OF GOD INCARNATE, Westminster Press, Philadelphia, 1977).
Invariably, those who idolize Jesus against his will rely on round- about, indirect statements that must be remotely tied to a far-fetched conclusion. In my frequent encounters with idol-worshipers, be they Muslim or Christian, I ask them to show me one, just one, direct verse in the Gospels stating that Jesus was God, or a Quranic Statement that the name of Muhammad must be mentioned alongside God’s name, but they haven’t come up with one yet. On the other hand, the Gospels, and the Quran, are replete with straightforward verses stating the truth (see Matthew 7:21-23, 27:46; Mark 10:17-18, 15:34; John 11:41-42; Quran 3:18, 39:44–45, 47:19).
The truth invariably peeks through the falsehood, then prevails (Quran 17:81). When early Mohamedans attempted to tamper with the Quran by adding the false verses 9:128-129, God’s law of perfect preservation of the Quran necessitated incontrovertible exposure of such an attempt (see Appendix 24 in my new translation of the Quran).
In this article, I present documentation that the truth has peeked through the various historical accounts related to the false verses 9:128-129. I am reproducing here two relevant statements from the classic reference AL-ITQAAN by Al-Suyooty, (AL-Azhareyah Edition, Cairo, 1318 AH, Vol 1). On page 28, we see that the first attempt to add the false verses occurred immediately after the Prophet’s death. This is confirmed on page 59. We read on page 28.
Abdullah Ibn Ahmad narrated the MUSNAD and IBN MARDAWAIH that Ubayy Ibn Ka’ab stated that the Quran was compiled during the reign of Abu Bakr, and when the scribes reached Verse 9:127: “…then they left, with their hearts diverted by God. For they were people who did not comprehend,” the scribes decided that that was the last of the revelation. But Ubayy told them that he had two more verses, 9:128 &129, and that they were the last verses revealed in Medina.
On Page 59, we read that Ali imposed a house arrest upon himself when Abu Bakr was installed. Abu Bakr asked Ali if he objected to his appointment. Ali said replied that “something has been added to the Quran,” and he had pledged “never to dress up except for the prayers, until the Quran is restored.” Thus, the first attempt to add the false verses occurred immediately after the Prophet’s death. Abu Bakr, Omar, and Ali defeated that attempt, but the perpetrators never gave up; they finally succeeded was appointed a Khalifa, and the need arose to make copies from the original Quran for dispatch to the new Muslim lands. The details of this blasphemy are reported in Appendix 24 of the new translation, and in past issues of the PERSPECTIVE. Thus, the history of the great blasphemy of adding false verses to the Quran is unveiled, even through the Mohamedans’ own literature..
To recognize the real believers, we need only reflect upon the Prophet’s history. He preached the Quran secretly for three years. When his message became public, the idol worshipers persecuted Muhammad and his followers – they insulted them, called them stupid fools (2:13), boycotted them, banished them from Mecca for 3 years, stoned the Prophet, chased the believers to Ethiopia, then tried to kill the Prophet; he had to flee to Medina. Such were the real believers. The same is happening today with God’s messenger of the Covenant. The Quran denounces the imitation of one’s parents. Most of those who believe that Muhammad was God’s messenger, because of their parents, are in fact disbelievers. (NOTICE: Rashad is saying these people only believe in Muhammad because their parents brainwashed them into it, and they were taught a wrong image of Muhammad which is far from the real image of prophet Muhammad and so they are believing in a wrong image of prophet Muhammad, which makes them disbelievers in the real prophet Muhammad, and if you disbelieve in the real prophet Muhammad, then you are a disbeliever because you don’t accept what God sent. If prophet Muhammad came back to life today then 99% of all “Muslims” would disbelieve in him and even attack him).