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Submitters Perspective

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MASJID TUCSON United Submitters International

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Happiness is
Submission to God Alone

ISSN 1089-053X


Looking For The Silver Lining

Hear , O Israel! The Lord our God is One God!
Therefore you shall adore the Lord your God
with all your heart,
with all your soul,
with all your mind,
and with all your strength.
(Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Luke 12:29-30, Quran 3:18)

The Arabic word of Submission is Islam. Scriptural Islam, Submission, is not a religion of terrorism or compulsion or bigotry. It is a religion of submission to God alone, and therefore, a religion of great tolerance and compassion. Islam strongly supports the civil rights of all people, whatever gender, race or creed.

During the past fourteen centuries, traditions, customs, and myths have crept into the religion of Islam (Submission). Gradually, they have become dogma or ritual, to such an extent that anyone who questions them in the light of the Quran finds himself or herself regarded as a dangerous innovator and heretic.

Islam (Submission) today is like a precious jewel that is buried under piles upon piles of man-made innovations. Our aim is to purge these innovations by upholding the Scripture and nothing but the Scripture alone, and present the jewel of true Submission to the world.

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Life is full of surprises. Some are good and some are bad. But the one thing that is certain is that God is in charge of everything. For example, say you lost your job and you are wondering how could this happen to you? Well, what you may not have thought of is that God may have done that because there is something better in store for you.

When you ask something from God and you say, God willing (inshallah), it doesn’t mean that you are necessarily going to get it. You will only get it if God sends His blessings along with it so that it is a good thing for you to have.

Looking for the good in the bad is hard because the first thing that always comes up in one’s mind is all the negatives. We never realize until much later that the bad led to good. Let’s take another example. Let’s say you’re thinking about buying a car but then you say what if I won’t have the money to pay for it later? There again you must put your trust in God for He will always provide for you and you should never worry about it.

Of course, you have to make sure that you are doing your part of the equation—you have to put the effort in working to make money and God will make sure you are paid by keeping you healthy and able to work. So, remember to always look for the good

in something instead of the bad and remember also that God is in charge of everything.

Fatimah Gorin

[ Ed.’s note: This article has been reprinted from “The Elite,” a newsletter for the youth and young at heart. If you’d like to subscribe to The Elite, you can contact them at
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Who Are We?

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ICS, the International Community of Submitters, is a group of like minded individuals who have come together to worship God, and only God. We follow the religion of Adam, Noah and Abraham. It was the religion of Moses and Jesus and Muhammad. It was the religion of all of the prophets and messengers. All of them were Submitters to God, and God alone.