New Era in Human History
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When we forsake our common ground, disobey our Creator, and rebel against His messengers and saints who preached the worship of God ALONE, we deprive ourselves of a perfect life here and forever. We also alienate and oppose the very idols we adore so much. Note how Jesus Christ disowns his idolizers in Matthew 7:21-23, and how the Quran confirms this idea in 46:4-6.
What Price Universal Unity?
Is one's prejudice to inherited traditions worth sacrificing Heaven? Are one's personal prejudices worth giving up our happiness in this world and forever? Is one's clinging to tribal or national bias worth all the wars, hatred, and antagonisms that dominate the world?
We can achieve universal unity, and get rid of immense pain and suffering by abstaining from the idolization of our prophets and saints against their will.
We learn from the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Final Testament that there has been, and there will always be ONE RELIGION. If we compare Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Mark 12:29, and
Quran 3:18, we see that the First Commandment is one and the same in all the Scriptures:
You shall worship God ALONE. You shall not set up any other god besides God.
The Meaning of "Islam"
"Islam" is the only religion approved by God. A person who practices any other religion is judged by God to be a heathen whose righteous practices are all in vain (39:65).
The English word for "Islam" is "Submission." Thus, "Islam" is not a name. It is a description of one's submission to God. Worshiping God and devoting the worship to Him ALONE is Islam, and anyone who meets this criterion is a "Muslim." Thus, one may be a Muslim Jew, a Muslim Christian, a Muslim Buddhist, a Muslim Hindu, or a Muslim Muslim (2:62, 3:113, 5:69).
The Only Religion
God's Final Testament, the Quran, informs us in no uncertain terms that
The only religion acceptable to God is Islam. [3:19]
Equally clear is the proclamation in 3:85 that:
Anyone who seeks other than Islam as a
religion, it will not be accepted from him, and he will end up, in the Hereafter, with the losers.
God Supports This Proclamation
The idea of proclaiming one religion for all people is not my personal wishful thinking; it is God's designed and perfectly timed proclamation. Thus, it is an idea that enjoys God's support. The minds and hearts of the present and new generations will be rendered receptive to this idea. God will see to it that His sincere servants will rise up throughout the world to embrace, advocate, and carry out this divine proposal.
Our Name, Everywhere in the World,Must be One and the Same:"UNITED ISLAMIC NATION"
I received a number of letters from various countries where our people, the true Muslims, wish to establish an organization or society to proclaim God's truth and their support thereof. After consulting with the believers, the decision has been adopted to call ourselves the "United Islamic Nation," with the motto: "ONE GOD/ONE BOOK/ ONE NATION."
4th International Conference of the United Islamic Nation
September 1, 2,3, 1989
Don’t miss this historic event. Make your plans NOW to attend.
Meet your brothers and sisters - your eternal family - from all corners of the world.Please let us know your plans before the end of July.We will meet you at the airport. Attendance is by invitation only.
Registration fees are $76.00 / individual; $114.00 / family; they include room and board. Children will be cared for by God, through competent babysitters.
Speakers: please mail your speech as soon as possible.
Conference opens with the Friday Prayer, to be led by Ismail Barakat.