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Every morning I begin in the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Every morning I make contact with my Creator, and I have a chance to ask His forgiveness. Every morning is full of anticipation for the blessings that day will bring.
Christmas—December 25—should be a day of joy and celebration. But so should every single morning that God gives us—January 10 or April 23 or August 30.
As Christmas comes around again, let’s look at the true story of the birth of Jesus, recorded by God in the Quran. It’s a miraculous story, even more so than the distorted one in the New Testament. It shows the greatness of God and His gift of sending messengers to instruct us on how to worship God Alone.
The Birth of Jesus
[19:22-33] When she bore him, she isolated herself to a faraway place. The birth process came to her by the trunk of a palm tree. She said, “(I am so ashamed;) I wish I were dead before this happened, and completely forgotten.” (The infant) called her from beneath her, saying, “Do not grieve. Your Lord has provided you with a stream. If you shake the trunk of this palm tree, it will drop ripe dates for you. Eat and drink, and be happy. When you see anyone, say, `I have made a vow of silence; I am not talking today to anyone.' ”
She came to her family, carrying him. They said, “O Mary, you have committed something that is totally unexpected. O descendant of Aaron, your father was not a bad man, nor was your mother unchaste.” She pointed to him. They said, “How can we talk with an infant in the crib?” (The infant spoke and) said, “I am a servant of GOD. He has given me the scripture, and has appointed me a prophet.
He made me blessed wherever I go, and enjoined me to observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and the obligatory charity (Zakat) for as long as I live. I am to honor my mother; He did not make me a disobedient rebel. And peace be upon me the day I was born, the day I die, and the day I get resurrected.”
That was Jesus, the son of Mary, and this is the truth of this matter, about which they continue to doubt. It does not befit GOD that He begets a son, be He glorified. To have anything done, He simply says to it, “Be,” and it is. He also proclaimed, “GOD is my Lord and your Lord; you shall worship Him alone. This is the right path.” The various parties disputed among themselves (regarding the identity of Jesus). Therefore, woe to those who disbelieve from the sight of a terrible day.
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As salaam alaykum,
My name is M. A. and I am an American and I was raised Muslim. I was happy to find out about Dr. Khalifa and the teaching of the Quran only.
I have been intensely interested in Islamic sects and movements. I must admit that I often found it difficult to reconcile the Quran with what was being taught by Hadith and as Islamic theology. I found it difficult to read and admire the Quran because it seemed so remote from what I had learned as "Islam." I realize that I had it backwards. I now realize that I must judge all things Islamic by the Quran alone and anything that contradicts it must be discarded.
It seems so easy to understand now that of course, the words of Allah should take precedence, but we are indoctrinated by tradition and Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and Hadith. Anyhow, I thank you for your commitment and I would love to talk with someone by phone to learn more.
Hello from Germany! I`ve just been studying your site and I feel very drawn to you. I`ve been trying to live a life of submission for many years now.
Sometimes it is very, very lonely. Could you please advise me if there are any Submitters here in Germany with whom I could make contact? I would be most grateful.
With all best wishes,
Paul K. S.
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Hello fellow submitters!!
I am a new convert to a complete submission to God from being an avid Jesus worshipper, blindly following the non-denominational Christian religion. For about ten years now I have been searching for the right path to God. And I am confident when I say that I have finally found it this past year. Worshipping God and Him alone is the right path.
I had searched and searched many religions and by-passed the Quran each time because I refused to believe that my God could be a God who encourages men to beat their wives and forces me to call him Allah and to learn Arabic and recite His word in Arabic and forces me to follow a million and one Hadiths and Sunnas that I panic and have an anxiety attack each time I breathe in the wrong direction in order to get to heaven.
When I stumbled upon the website from the Monotheist Group I appreciated their arguments and their translated version(s) of the Quran. I bought both the version with the comments and the version without the personal commentary. (The comments kind of get in the way when I want to just read God's word.)
I am an American living in France and my fiancé was Catholic converted to Christian non-denominational after our discussions on religion and my arguments about worshipping Mary, the Saints etc. After further research on my part and my conversion to submission and worship to only God and the end of
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