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Submitters Perspective

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God is never unaware

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maliciously. Even when they surrendered, you demanded ransom from them. Evicting them was prohibited for you in the first place. Do you believe in part of the scripture and disbelieve in part? What should be the retribution for those among you who do this, except humiliation in this life, and a far worse retribution on the Day of Resurrection? GOD is never unaware of anything you do.

We know the age old war between Palestine and Israel. Both the nations are followers of Holy Scriptures, yet they are killing each other, evicting people and banding against each other sinfully and maliciously. It is indeed a live demo from God for us. And in the above mentioned verse, God is questioning harshly, do you believe in part of the scripture and disbelieve in part? Further warning them about the absolute retribution and humiliation they will face. God is fully cognizant, never unaware of anything.

[3:29] Say, "Whether you conceal your innermost thought, or declare it, GOD is fully aware thereof." He is fully aware of everything in the heavens and the earth. GOD is Omnipotent.

Our mind keeps on thinking through the day. Satan is constantly chasing you and your thoughts and does not miss any opportunity to entice you into bad thoughts. But it is due to immense mercy of God that He has saved us from such humiliation by not revealing our thoughts to others. But God is aware of our innermost thought whether we conceal or declare it.

[4:32] You shall not covet the qualities bestowed upon each other by GOD; the men enjoy certain qualities, and the women enjoy certain qualities. You may implore GOD to shower you with His grace. GOD is fully aware of all things.

In this material world we tend to get envious due to certain extraordinary qualities bestowed by God on some people. But we forget the umpteen number of blessings

that God bestowed on us. For example, if God has given good intellect to someone due to which he or she becomes extremely successful in this world, then I should not grumble or envy comparing my condition with that person. I need to take stock of special qualities bestowed by God upon me.  To mention a few God has given me:  good health, ability to do hard work, ability to travel in the overcrowded trains and buses, good appetite, good digestive system, etc., etc. The list will be never ending. And still God is asking you to implore him to shower you with His grace.

[4:108] They hide from the people, and do not care to hide from GOD, though He is with them as they harbor ideas He dislikes. GOD is fully aware of everything they do.

This verse directly strikes me. I have a situation which I am working to resolve. The only one we need to please and to fear is God since God is always with us. How other people perceive us is not important, yet sometimes I make it important. May God forgive me for my weakness and guide me.

[58:7] Do you not realize that GOD knows everything in the heavens and everything on earth? No three people can conspire secretly without Him being their fourth, nor five without Him being the sixth, nor less than that, nor more, without Him being there with them wherever they may be. Then, on the Day of Resurrection, He will inform them of everything they had done. GOD is fully aware of all things.

Normally we have a habit of getting engaged in vain talk. I think this is one of Satan’s traps. Because during vain talk we tend to get carried away and say things prohibited by God, without realizing that God is witnessing it. Therefore it is essential to avoid such activities. May God guide us in this regard.

We must always remember that God is fully aware of everything we do and say and think.

Abdul G

Conference 2015

[39:66] Therefore, you shall worship GOD alone, and be appreciative.

[2:152] You shall remember Me, that I may remember you, and be thankful to Me; do not be unappreciative.

The 30th annual conference of the United Submitters International was held in Tucson, Arizona August 7-9. The Friday sermon was delivered by brother Kais, and, in his usual wonderful style, he talked about the credit card we’re given by God, the most powerful in the world. The sins subtract from it, but then as we improve in our submission, God credits us with reward points to use in the Hereafter. He reminded us to spread God’s message through our example of patience, tolerance and appreciation. We need to fix ourselves and take “selfies” to evaluate our progress. Our greatest gift from God is our ability to pray and seek forgiveness.

We were then blessed with the joy of meeting all the submitters who were attending their first conference. There were quite a number of them from all over the world, and they shared with us how they came to receive the message and their excitement of attending their first conference. Some of them have been in submission for a while, but had not had the opportunity to come to a conference before, and their eagerness was apparent. This is how the message continues to spread, through the enthusiasm and passion of new submitters.

It was encouraging to hear from several communities on the efforts they have made over the past year in striving to spread God’s message. One of the ways many communities are touching the people around them is by feeding the poor and needy. This allows non-submitters to see that Submission (Islam) is a religion of compassion and tolerance.

The talks over the three days covered a variety of topics, all with the general theme of being appreciative of God’s blessings and His creation. We were reminded that as submitters we need to set the best example. As Abraham prayed to “Let the example I set for the future generations be a good one,” we must remember not to demonstrate the


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