NOTICE: This article is a reproduction from Submitters Perspective No 57, September 1989.
Since my divinely commanded announcement in May 1988 that I am God’s messenger of the Covenant (3:81), I have presented hundreds of incontrovertible mathematical and Quranic proofs in support of my messengership. In the February 1989 issue of the Perspective, I challenged the disbelievers to “GIVE ME ONE GOOD REASON” (19 letters) why I could not be God’s messenger.
In a letter dated July 9, 1989, Mr. Sabah El-Deen Karam. President of the Austin (Texas) Mosque, sent what he believes to be two good reasons. According to him, Verses 21:107 and 17:15 prove that “neither you, nor anyone else could be God’s messenger because that messenger to all mankind, that final messenger would be followed by the ultimate retribution viz Day of Resurrection. It is obvious that Day has not come yet.”!!!
Mr. Karam adds: “Also concerning the root words of Rashad and Khalifa occurring in the Quran in multiples of 19, you probably have not observed that the root of every word in the Quran occurs in multiples of 19! So it is true of every Muslim name as it is true for yours.”
I immediately checked the root word of Mr. Karam, and I found that the root of his first name “Sabah” occurs 45 times, not a multiple of 19. The root of his last name “Karam” occurs 48 times, not a multiple of 19. Even his middle name “Deen” occurs 94 times, not a multiple of 19. I guess his name is not a Muslim name.
Thus, the challenge continues.
I am still waiting.
A new magazine named FURQAN has come out of Kuwait, under the editorial supervision of the notorious Shaykh Bin Baz of Saudi Arabia.
On page 61 of issue No. 4, we read the following advice concerning the problem of lack of concentration during the contact prayers (Salat): FURQAN states that the Prophet said in a Hadith that this problem is due to devil named “Khanzab.” To get rid of Khanzab, you must look at your left side before you start the prayer, and say, “I seek refuge in God from you, Khanzab.” Then you must spit three times over your left shoulder!!
There you have it from the Prophet himself!!! But I wonder: does Khanzab exist everywhere? And what if the person standing to my left in the prayer is bigger than me; do I still spit three times?