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Submitters Perspective

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Isn’t respecting God also respecting all His prophets and messengers who have preached to us the importance of worshiping God alone? Who do we love the most?

[2:165] Yet, some people set up idols to rival GOD, and love them as if they are GOD. Those who believe LOVE GOD THE MOST. If only the transgressors could see themselves when they see the retribution! They will realize then that all power belongs to GOD alone, and that GOD's retribution is awesome.

Is it possible to think that “Muslims” might be setting up Muhammad as an idol beside God, though they would not want to admit it? As shocking as this might seem to some, the answer is yes, based on the behavior of some of the “Muslims” and the verses of the Quran.

[39:36] 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.

[37:35] When they were told, “Laa Elaaha Ella ALLAH [There is no other god beside GOD],” they turned arrogant.

Idol-worship is Satan’s trap

It is Satan who does not want people to worship God alone. He promised to use his powers to lead people astray and to have them set up idols beside God:

[7:17] “I will come to them from before them, and from behind them, and from their right, and from their left, and You will find that most of them are unappreciative.”

Satan does not care if the idol we set up beside God is Jesus, Muhammad or Ali. He does not care if the idol we set up is our business, property, children

or money. He does not mind if our idol worship is obvious or subtle. All Satan wants from the believers in God, such as the Jews, Christians and Muslims, is that we nullify our worship of God alone by falling into some sort of idol worship. Setting up idols beside God is equivalent to being unappreciative of God and not valuing Him as He should be valued.

[22:73] O people, here is a parable that you must ponder carefully: the idols you set up beside GOD can never create a fly, even if they banded together to do so. Furthermore, if the fly steals anything from them, they cannot recover it; weak is the pursuer and the pursued.

[22:74] They do not value GOD as He should be valued. GOD is the Most Powerful, the Almighty.

Idol-worship not to be taken lightly

God warns us that idol worship is an unforgivable sin if maintained until death. So God willing we should try not to fall into such an offense that has grave consequences.

[4:116] GOD does not forgive idol worship (if maintained until death), and He forgives lesser offenses for whomever He wills. Anyone who idolizes any idol beside GOD has strayed far astray.

[4:48] GOD does not forgive idolatry, but He forgives lesser offenses for whomever He wills. Anyone who sets up idols beside GOD, has forged a horrendous offense.

If we do fall into idol worship by ignorance, we pray that we realize it before it is too late, and repent for it. Otherwise all our works might be nullified. God has made this point very clear in His revelations:

[39:65] It has been revealed to you, and to those before you that if you ever commit idol worship, all your works

will be nullified, and you will be with the losers.

Even the messengers of God are not exempt from this rule:

[6:88] Such is GOD's guidance, with which He guides whomever He chooses from among His servants. Had any of them fallen into idolatry, their works would have been nullified.

Mathematical Coding

God in His infinite mercy mathematically coded the First Commandment, the correct statement of faith for us to declare. The Arabic statement “La elahe ella Allah” (There is no god beside God) consists of 12 letters. These Arabic letters (written and read from right to left) in the order of occurrence are:

ل ا ا ل ہ ا ل ا ا ل ل ہ

The English equivalent of these letters are

L, A, E, L, H, E, L, A, A, L, L, H

noting that A and E in Arabic are the same letter. The gematrical (abjad) values of these letters (numerical values associated with them) are 30, 1, 1, 30, 5, 1, 30, 1, 1, 30, 30 and 5. Now let us write these numbers together (concatenate) to produce one single number. The resultant 17-digit number is a multiple of 19:

30113051301130305 = 19 x 1584897436901595

Thus God has put His stamp on this statement clearly indicating to us this is the correct statement. This amazing code leaves no doubt that “There is no god beside God” (in Arabic, La elahe ella Allah) cannot be compromised. Any addition to this statement nullifies the mathematical code and God’s approval.

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