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my worshipping Jesus, my fiancé is slowly but surely coming to the same agreement that only God alone is to be worshipped. He is very interested in learning more but my Qurans are in English and his level of English is limited.
So after that somewhat long introduction, my questions are these:
1. Do you know of or are/is there a Quran written in the French language that translates Allah as God (or Dieux in French) and does NOT translate verse 4:34 as allowing husbands to beat their wives but instead suggests that they separate from them?
My fiancé, like I did, refuses to submit to a God or religion who allows the mistreatment of women but discourages the mistreatment of animals.
2. Secondly, do you know of or are/is there a mosque or someplace to gather together and fellowship with other true submitters here in France, where the believers encouraged to follow only the Quran and aren't forced to follow the Hadiths and Sunnas?
We are getting married in October (inshallah, God willing) and we will be living in the city Nancy (inshallah, God willing) in the Meurte-et Moselle region, France. It gets really lonely here in a very Catholic country (where 1/2 of the Catholics practice but 1/4 of those actually believe).
There are mosques everywhere but they all force the Hadiths and Sunna and each time I try to make a point that even in the Quran it states that all that we need to know is in the Quran, I am met with such anger and hatred that I no longer bother trying to make this point to my Muslim acquaintances.
So with all that being said, I hope my letter isn't to long and bothersome. I would really sincerely appreciate any help on these two matters. I look forward with hope to hearing from someone on these issues.
Thank you very much for your time.
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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
My dearly beloved brothers and sisters in faith, I have yet again found myself writing with the hopes that this letter reaches you, as your many newsletters have reached me. I would like to humbly and sincerely thank you for extending to me the rope (3:103), that Allah (God) has extended to you.
It is now apparent to me that I, as with countless others, have been so led astray. Though, it is also apparent, as with countless others, that Allah placed me back on the path. The verity of the matter is that it is as much our responsibility now, as it was for those who come before us to propagate Allah’s message as it was intended to be propagated, with truth and nothing but the truth.
It just goes to show that for many who possess the divine faculties, for which man has been bestowed, counts for nothing if not properly utilized. I have been capable of sight as far back as I can remember, though I have not always been able to see in which lied ahead.
Reading the many newsletters has opened my eyes to the fact that I am not along in my search for truth. Not only that, it has opened my eyes in which Allah has been trying to show me all along.
My dearly beloved brothers and sisters in faith, I pray that you and I both continue to strive in and for the cause of Allah, and always help those who want to strive in that cause.
Your brother in faith
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Dear Masjid Tucson,
First and foremost I bear witness that there is no god, but Allah. I have received the Quran that has been sent to me. I have found that it has been hard for me to put it down. And just as hard to share the knowledge enclosed therein.
The truth has indeed came, but falsehood has a strong hand in the minds of those who refuse to accept it. It amazes me that I have read and studied the Quran as many times as I have. And have yet to piece the puzzle together. I would have been unable to do so if not for Allah’s mercy and grace upon me through the help of the United Submitters International. I have often misled by the teaching of others. But Allah will not mislead those whom He has guided.
After studying the many ayats (verses) given in the appendices, and checking them against other Quran, the evidence is clear… But of course Allah veils many hearts and minds for which the eyes are included.
I am regretful to say that many may indeed fall victim to the pits of hell.
I thank you for all the material that you have sent me.
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Dear Masjid Tucson,
As Salaam Alaikum… My dearly beloved brothers and sisters in faith.
As I have found myself writing this letter, may thoughts continue to cross my mind. Since coming in contact with Masjid Tucson / United Submitters International, it's as if my life has drastically changed all for the better of course. As it has, I have noticed that many of the Creator's (God) works as well as words have literally come to life.
Many individuals whom I once worshipped with, now look upon me as being a non-believer, hypocrite, etc., when in reality according to God's word (Qur'an), it is them who meet such criteria... I have attempted on numerous occasions to literally show them through Qur'an the many errors that are being committed by their deeds and actions.
Not at all am I professing to be perfect in my work. For I too have made many errors, getting as far as I have within the deen (religion) that being one of the many beautiful things about submission... seeking that of forgiveness.
Prior to making contact with the Masjid, I can't say for certain that I was completely blind. Many things often stood out within the Qur’an that led me questioning certain things that were done and being done by the worshippers of God
My way of thinking has always led to me getting into some sort of trouble. And, my understanding of Sunnah has never been what the majority thinks it is. Much clarity have I received through the Masjid, and the material provided.
I shall continue to propagate the words of God, through my deeds and actions. I end this letter by thanking you for all that you have done
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