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Submitters Perspective

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Happiness is
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Seeking Forgiveness

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His great Quran points out several areas where we do wrong and how we can make up (pay) for it equitably, repent, reform, and most of all, be forgiven. Believers are encouraged to study the vast situations God has addressed in this regard. [See also Appendix 37 of Dr. Rashad Khalifa’s Authorized English Version.]

When you examine His system for achieving forgiveness, you cannot help but appreciate how oft forgiving and merciful God is towards the people (3:135, 42:30, 42:34, 53:32). For example, if we do things wrong out of ignorance then repent immediately thereafter and reform, that is the end of the matter (4:17). In situations where God wants a defaulter to undergo a corrective measure, the ‘make good’ fine or punishment is equitable to all, and at times even provides options (such as fasting if someone cannot afford to feed) to help the person fulfill the requirement (5:89, 5:95). As for idol worship, the worst of all sins—far worse

than murder, intoxicants, homosexuality etc.—a person needs to pay nothing to be forgiven. All he or she has to do is stop doing it, repent and lead a righteous life (reform). In our present social system, imagine being let go so easily for even a minor offence; leave alone a horrendous one like idol worship!

As for those who repent, reform, and proclaim, I redeem them. I am the Redeemer, Most Merciful (2:160). Anyone who commits evil, or wrongs his soul, then implores GOD for forgiveness, will find GOD Forgiving, Most Merciful (4:110).

In effect, the provision to make up for wrong actions, seek forgiveness, repent and reform is an awesome blessing from God that we must take advantage of at every opportunity.

God loves the repenters (2:222).

The thing to watch out for is the ego. It is the ego that got us here and it is the ego that prevents people from acknowledging their wrong and imploring God for forgiveness (2:54, 45:23). In addition to seeking forgiveness from God often (2:286, 51:81, 9:112), we must also learn to be more tolerant and forgiving towards one another (7:199, 16:126, 24:22, 42:43) and never take God’s grace, blessings

or mercy for granted (7:99, 14:34, 57:29, 70:28).

When triumph comes from GOD, and victory.

You will see the people embracing GOD’s religion in throngs.

You shall glorify and praise your Lord, and implore Him for forgiveness. He is the Redeemer (110:1-3).


20th Annual Conference
United Submitters

God willing we will be announcing soon in the next newsletter where and when the conference will be held this year.

As soon as we know, God willing we will be letting you know by other means, such as through internet or telephone also.

We set up a web page on the internet to circulate the conference information at

God willing, the page will be updated as more information becomes available. Start making your plans to meet the family of submitters.