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Happiness is
Submission to God Alone

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Modern Idol Worship & How to Avoid It

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Idol worship is also loving something else more than you love God.  Obviously, you love God in a different kind of way from other entities, like friends, a partner, or a worldly blessing like music. The love for God should be deeper than our love for our parents, and filled with more appreciation than our love for a wise teacher or benefactor.  Our love for God may be related to a love of nature, as we can see the breath-taking or brilliant designs and colors in ecosystem and organism engineering, and appreciate the genius and beauty in the design of the Creator. However, our love for God should be more profound than all of this, as we should realize God is so much bigger than earthly beings, closer as He knows our innermost thoughts, and so much more worthy of praise for being the Source of all goodness!

As Submitters, we should strive to spend a lot of time reflecting on God, and dwelling, growing, expressing and deepening our LOVE.   Earthly, temporary things—such as jobs, hobbies, pet causes, humans, money, success, etc.—should not be getting in the way of your time for thoughts devoted to God. Otherwise, you jeopardize developing your soul.  To clarify, God does not forbid the “good things” for the believers, and you can certainly enjoy earthly things. But don’t let them distract you from worship.  Instead, make dedicated time for worship, and ask God to help you make all these other things avenues to gratitude, service, and worship, inshAllah. Meditate on God while you work, run, shop, etc.

[3:191 They remember GOD while standing, sitting, and on their sides, and they reflect upon the creation of the heavens and the earth: “Our Lord, You did not create all this in vain. Be You glorified. Save us from the retribution of Hell.

Considering all the peace of mind and true security that comes from avoiding idol worship by spending the majority of our time on God, why wouldn’t we be happier keeping our minds and hearts on God? As He informs us, there is so much happiness in being a worshiper: [20:130]  Therefore, be patient in the face of their utterances, and praise and glorify your Lord before sunrise and before sunset. And during the night glorify Him, as well as at both ends of the day, that you may be happy.

· Let go of worry because we know that God is in control
· Keep the Quran open to be inspired by God’s examples and promises
· Follow both the “big” and “little” commandments in the Quran to keep God on our mind
· Continually ask and thank God for provisions, such as guidance, since God is the source from which all goodness flows
· Deeply dwell in our love for God to make the love grow

Delilah

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Submission Destined to Prevail

God Almighty promises us victory in the Quran.  Two verses which prominently display this are [9:33] & [61:9], where the same phrase is repeated letter for letter, with mathematical proof.  In comparing the two verses with Sura 110-Triumph, a few phenomena are noticed, by God’s infinite Grace.

[9:33] He is the One who sent His messenger* with the guidance and the religion of truth, and will make it dominate all religions, in spite of the idol worshipers.

[61:9] He has sent His messenger*

with the guidance and the true religion, and will make it dominate all religions, in spite of the idol worshipers.

Footnote **9:33 This statement, letter for letter, occurs here and in 61:9. If we write down the gematrical value of “Rashad” (505), followed by the value of “Khalifa” (725), followed by the sura and verse numbers where this statement occurs (9:33 & 61:9), we get 505 725 9 33 61 9, a multiple of 19. This confirms that the messenger here is Rashad Khalifa. Additionally, the number of verses from 9:33 to 61:9 (3902)+9+33+61+9+ the value of “Rashad Khalifa” (1230) gives 5244, also a multiple of 19. The gematrical value of 9:33 & 61:9, calculated by adding the values of every letter, is 7858. By adding this number, plus the number of letters in the two verses (120), plus the number of verses from 9:33 to 61:9 (3902), plus the value of “Rashad Khalifa” (1230), we get 7858+120+ 3902+1230 = 13110 = 19x690. See Appendices 1, 2, and 26.

If we take the Arabic phrase for, “the guidance and the true religion,” which occurs in both [9:33] & [61:9] above, we find their gematrical value to be a multiple of 19, specifically 228 or 19x12.

If we combine the sura and verse numbers of [9:33] & [61:9] with the sura and verse numbers of sura 110- Triumph, we get the SAME multiple of 19 as above, 19x12. 9 + 33 + 61 + 9 + 110 + 1 + 2 + 3 = 228 (19 x 12).


This confirms God’s promise of the guidance and the religion of truth dominating all religions, i.e., the promised Triumph in sura 110, praise God.

Furthermore, the Arabic word Huda, meaning Guidance has a gematrical value of 19 (10 + 4 + 5). And if you concatenate the individual letter gematrical values you get 1045 = 19 x 55.

Abeer