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Submitters Perspective

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MASJID TUCSON United Submitters International

PO Box 43476 Tucson AZ 85733-3476 USA

Tel/Fax: (520) 323 7636

Masjid Tucson site: http://www.masjidtucson.org

Masjid Tucson e-mail: info@masjidtucson.org

Happiness is
Submission to God Alone

ISSN 1089-053X



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If God renders one's heart content with Submission, he will be following a light from his Lord. Therefore, woe to those whose hearts are hardened against God's message; they have gone far astray. God has revealed herein the best Hadith; a book that is consistent, and points out both ways (to Heaven and Hell). The skins of those who reverence their Lord cringe therefrom, then their skins and their hearts soften up for God's message. Such is God's guidance; He bestows it upon whoever wills (to be guided). As for those sent astray by God, nothing can guide them.(39:22-3)

Whomever God wills to guide, He renders his chest wide open to Submission. And whomever He wills to send astray, He renders his chest intolerant and straitened, like one who climbs towards the sky. God thus places a curse upon those who refuse to believe. [6:125]

Guidance from God is a very personal, individualized gift. And it’s so very important for us to recognize it, follow it and be appreciative of it.

We want to be among those who are invited into Paradise, pleased and pleasing. Only with God’s guidance will we make it. We don’t want to be like those described in 39:54-60, who actually have the audacity to say: “Had God guided me, I would have been with the righteous.” Or 3:86: Why should God guide people who disbelieved after believing and after witnessing that the messenger is truth, and after solid proofs have been given to them? God does not guide the wicked.

On Thanksgiving, and on every other day of the year, we need to offer our sincere thanks to God. He tells us in 14:7 that the more we thank Him the more He gives us. This is as true for guidance as for all the other gifts.

God augments the guidance of those who choose to be guided. For the good deeds are eternally rewarded by your Lord, and bring far better returns. (19:76)

Lydia Kelley


Web site comments

I am soooo pleased to have found your web site! It is what I have been looking for (what my heart and soul needed), but I didn't know this until I found your web site. I have been a Muslim for 13 years and for the last several years, I have been "preaching" that we are all Muslims and we are not allowed to add a title to the beginning of the word Muslim (i.e. Sunni, Sufi, etc.). Because Allah says in the Quran that our father Ibrahim named us Muslims and also not to divide our religion into sects.



…So, it was just amazing that I happened to "CLICK" on your website out of the blue and for no apparent reason (or so I thought), and found the information that made my heart feel SOOO much more content….


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