Testiness with Tests
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accordance with God’s will, but he endures the tests and passes them. At the end, which seems to last a long period of time according to the Bible, God makes it up to him by healing him and restoring his family for him, and more.
[38:41] Remember our servant Job: he called upon his Lord, "The devil has afflicted me with hardship and pain." "Strike the ground with your foot. A spring will give you healing and a drink." We restored his family for him; twice as many. Such is our mercy; a reminder for those who possess intelligence. "Now, you shall travel the land and preach the message, to fulfill your pledge." We found him steadfast. What a good servant! He was a submitter.
Wouldn’t it be an incredible honor if God acknowledged us also with saying “What a good servant!”? So the next time we go through any test, we should strive to be as good as Job in his submission to God’s will. We should be steadfast, ask God to forgive us, and help us do our best, and continue to be righteous in the bad times as well as the good times.
[9:51] Say, "Nothing happens to us, except what GOD has decreed for us. He is our Lord and Master. In GOD the believers shall trust."
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Throw Satan Out
of Your Mind!
It’s hard not to get upset, depressed and angry when in the throes of a test, but it’s so important to submit.
I found this tip from a fellow submitter very helpful recently. She suggested that mentally I visualize physically throwing Satan out of my mind.
Satan is the one who infects us with the negative thoughts, and it’s often
those negative thoughts that keep us wallowing in the test. We’re already angry, so why not turn that anger where it belongs—on Satan. “Get out of my head!” “I will not listen to your whispers!”
I said those things to myself in a loud and furious tone, and pictured a physical contest in which I grabbed Satan by his proverbial horns and threw him across the room.
It felt good. And it helped me come out of the state of anger and misery. I felt like I was really doing something.
Before and after, of course, I sought refuge in God from Satan, the rejected. And God gave me refuge.
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Comments from a Jewish Submitter
… I found Masjid Tucson by searching for Quran only Islam and this lead me to the teachings of Dr. Khalifa and the International Community of Submitters.
I was born and raised in a rabbinical Jewish home and grew up learning the man-made traditions of the Talmudic literature. It was not until college that I discovered much of what I believed in was fabricated by men. It caused me to search for truth and I looked into Islam, but before even thinking of attending a Mosque I realized "Islam" is in the same situation as rabbinical Judaism - perverted by man-made traditions.
So here I am! Looking to be a Submitter and read the word of God removed from anything made by man.
I wanted to know if there are any educational centers or programs where one can study Quran only Islam so that I could better my understanding and my Submission to God. Of course there are hundreds of Islamic studies and things like that, but that would be learning the religion of the Hadiths.
Also, I know this question might be a little too vast for a simple e-mail, but how does one worship appropriately without a local community of true
submitters? There is a Mosque where I live, but again that would be a mosque of Hadithism.
Any help you could give me would be great, thanks!
Ed.’s note: The answer to your question is in the following verse, which apply also turning our homes into masjids.
[10:87] We inspired Moses and his brother. “Maintain your homes in Egypt for the time being, turn your homes into synagogues, and maintain the Contact Prayers (Salat). Give good news to the believers.”
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Comments from various Submitters
To Whom it May Concern,
I wanted to email and thank you.
I have been a Muslim all my life and did not know it.
I thank Allah for answering my prayers through your web page
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I am a new submitter and am very happy . But now I have lost all my sunni friends. I also don't know any submitters.
Can you link me up with some submitters?
Ed.’s note: God willing we need more submitters to join our email list for us to increase the network of submitters.