November 2005: Page 1, 2, 3, 4

Submitters Perspective

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MASJID TUCSON United Submitters International

PO Box 43476 Tucson AZ 85733-3476 USA

Tel/Fax: (520) 323 7636

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Happiness is
Submission to God Alone

ISSN 1089-053X


Whom should we trust?

Cont’d from page 2

If we really reflect on the history of hadith collection and what happened to Muslim communities after hadiths became norm, we can see the handiwork of Satan. He basically managed to divide the religion into sects and confound the truth with falsehood (3:71). He got people to turn their attention away from God’s revelations. Consequently, the majority of Muslims put their trust in Bukhari to understand the Quran and to practice the religion, instead of trusting God to guide them to the truth (6:126). We must be grateful to God and thank Him for He blessed us with the knowledge that we do not need any source other than God’s revelations for our salvation. God is sufficient for us and in God we trust.


Is GOD not sufficient for His servant? They frighten you with the idols they set up beside Him. Whomever GOD sends astray, nothing can guide him. [39:36]

Therefore, put your trust in GOD; you are following the manifest truth. [27:79]

Masjid Tucson Activities

Soup Kitchen

We participate in an ongoing project to help feed the hungry in our town in cooperation with Casas Adobes Congregational Church and Congregation Or Chadash Jewish group. This project was started in 1993. By God’s grace, we feed 350 to 400 homeless and poor families every month.

We use the kitchen facilities of Casa Maria, a Catholic run operation in south of Tucson. We also use the facility of Masjid Tucson (ICS Center) to prepare 600 sandwiches a day before since Casa Maria kitchen is too small for our group. More or less three volunteers from each group make the sandwiches. Children also participate in making the sandwiches. They are great helpers.

Volunteers from the three communities run the soup kitchen. These volunteers get together once a month. They buy all the necessary food for the soup kitchen. They prepare, cook and distribute the food the next day at the Casa Maria’s kitchen facility. May God accept the efforts of the volunteers.

Interfaith Study Group

An interfaith scripture study group has been on going at the ICS Center (Masjid Tucson) for years. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of every month. So far these scripture studies have been very fruitful and lively. During the study, each group reads and discusses their scripture for about half an hour. The Congregation Or Chadash group directs the Torah reading. Casas Adobes Congregational Church members direct the Gospel reading and the participants from Masjid Tucson direct the Quran reading. By God’s grace, the Rabbi of Congregation Or Chadash group has accepted the Quran as being the word of God, and there are others in his congregation who believe the same. The group frequently publishes selected verses from the Quran in their newsletters.

Sister Senobar coordinates both the soup kitchen activity and interfaith scripture study.

Those who give to charity night and day, secretly and publicly, receive their recompense from their Lord; they will have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve. [2:274]