Thoughts on Submission to GOD
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[16:51] GOD has proclaimed: “Do not worship two gods; there is only one god. You shall reverence Me alone.”
[17:42] Say, “If there were any other gods beside Him, as they claim, they would have tried to overthrow the Possessor of the throne.”
Furthermore, it is not a religion in the traditional sense of the word. The traditional definition of religion is that: it is the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith. For example Christians attending mass on Sunday while generally remaining heedless about God the rest of the week.
Submission is a much deeper and active concept than what we traditionally understand to be religion.
We are spiritual beings in bodily garments, thus our submission to God is the absolute devotion of our souls (ourselves) and bodies (garments) every moment of our lives on this earth and even beyond our earth existence, willingly submitting, without ever tiring, without least arrogance, without the least disobedience, without the least hesitation just like every other creature in the universe.
[16:48] Have they not seen all the things created by GOD? Their shadows surround them right and left, in total submission to GOD, and willingly
[16:49] To GOD prostrates everything in the heavens and everything on earth ― every creature―and so do the angels; without the least arrogance.
[13:15] To GOD prostrates everyone in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and so do their shadows in the mornings and the evenings.
[22:18] Do you not realize that to GOD prostrates everyone in the heavens and the earth, and the sun,
and the moon, and the stars, and the mountains, and the trees, and the animals, and many people? Many others among the people are committed to doom. Whomever GOD shames, none will honor him. Everything is in accordance with GOD’s will.
[3:102] O you who believe, you shall observe GOD as He should be observed, and do not die except as Submitters.
[2:131] When his Lord said to him, “Submit,” he said, “I submit to the Lord of the universe.”
[2:132] Moreover, Abraham exhorted his children to do the same, and so did Jacob: “O my children, GOD has pointed out the religion for you; do not die except as submitters.”
[66:6] O you who believe, protect yourselves and your families from the Hellfire whose fuel is people and rocks. Guarding it are stern and powerful angels who never disobey GOD; they do whatever they are commanded to do.
[41:38] If they are too arrogant to do this, then those at your Lord glorify Him night and day, without ever tiring.
[91:7-8] The soul and Him who created it. Then showed it what is evil and what is good.
[6:125] Whomever GOD wills to guide, He renders his chest wide open to Submission. And whomever He wills to send astray, He renders his chest intolerant and straitened, like one who climbs towards the sky. GOD thus places a curse upon those who refuse to believe.
[6:162] Say, “My Contact Prayers (Salat), my worship practices, my life and my death, are all devoted absolutely to GOD alone, the Lord of the universe.
[2:208] O you who believe, you shall embrace total submission; do not follow the steps of Satan, for he is your most ardent enemy.
1 My soul waits in silence for God only;
From Him is my salvation.
2 He only is my rock and my salvation,
My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
3 How long will you assail a man,
That you may murder him, all of you,
Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?
4 They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position;
They delight in falsehood;
They bless with their mouth,
But inwardly they curse. Selah.
5 My soul, wait in silence for God only,
For my hope is from Him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation,
My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
7 On God my salvation and my glory rest;
The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.
8 Trust in Him at all times, O people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah.
9 Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie;
In the balances they go up;
They are together lighter than breath.
10 Do not trust in oppression
And do not vainly hope in robbery;
If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.
11 Once God has spoken;
Twice I have heard this:
That power belongs to God;
12 And loving kindness is Yours, O Lord,
For You recompense a man according to his work.
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[3:184] If they reject you, messengers before you have been rejected, even though they brought proofs, the PSALMS, and the enlightening scripture.
[4:163] We have inspired you, as we inspired Noah and the prophets after him. And we inspired Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, the Patriarchs, Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon. And we gave David the PSALMS.