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Submitters Perspective

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The Believers' Shahadah

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Jesus: [3:51]  “GOD is my Lord and your Lord; you shall worship Him alone. This is the right path.”

Muhammad: [6:19]  Say, “Whose testimony is the greatest?” Say, “GOD’s. He is the witness between me and you that this Quran has been inspired to me, to preach it to you and whomever it reaches. Indeed, you bear witness that there are other gods beside GOD.” Say, “I do not testify as you do; there is only one god, and I disown your idolatry.”      

Rashad: [13:30]  We have sent you (O Rashad) to this community, just as we did for other communities in the past. You shall recite to them what we reveal to you, for they have disbelieved in the Most Gracious. Say, “He is my Lord. There is no god except He. I put my trust in Him alone; to Him is my ultimate destiny.”

Hûd:  [7:65]  To `Ãd we sent their brother Hûd. He said, “O my people, worship GOD; you have no other god beside Him. Would you then observe righteousness?” 

Jonah: [21:87]  And Zan-Noon (Jonah, “the one with an ‘N’ in his name”), abandoned his mission in protest, thinking that we could not control him. He ended up imploring from the darkness (of the big fish’s belly): “There is no god other than You. Be You glorified. I have committed a gross sin.”

Joseph: [12:38]  “And I followed instead the religion of my ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We never set up any idols beside GOD. Such is the blessing from GOD upon us and upon the people, but most people are unappreciative.  

Sãleh: [7:73]  To Thamûd we sent their brother Sãleh. He said, “O my people, worship GOD; you have no other god beside Him. Proof has been provided for you from your Lord: here is GOD’s camel, to serve as a sign for you. Let her eat from GOD’s land, and do not touch her with any harm, lest you incur a painful retribution.

Shu‘aib [7:85]  To Midyan we sent

their brother Shu`aib. He said, “O my people, worship GOD; you have no other god beside Him. Proof has come to you from your Lord. You shall give full weight and full measure when you trade. Do not cheat the people out of their rights. Do not corrupt the earth after it has been set straight. This is better for you, if you are believers.

Aaron: [20:90]  And Aaron had told them, “O my people, this is a test for you. Your only Lord is the Most Gracious, so follow me, and obey my commands.”

Elias: [37:125-6]  “Do you worship a statue, instead of the Supreme Creator?  “GOD; your Lord, and the Lord of your forefathers!”

Unknown [23:32]  We sent to them a messenger from among them, saying, “You shall worship GOD. You have no other god beside Him. Would you not be righteous?”

    The Quran: Messenger of God
[11:2]  Proclaiming: “You shall not worship except GOD. I come to you from Him as a warner, as well as a bearer of good news.
What of those of us who are not messengers?  God gives us our examples.

[46:13]  Surely, those who say, “Our Lord is GOD,” then lead a righteous life, will have no fear, nor will they grieve.

[31:13]  Recall that Luqmãn said to his son, as he enlightened him, “O my son, do not set up any idols beside GOD; idolatry is a gross injustice.”

[18:14]  We strengthened their hearts when they stood up and proclaimed: “Our only Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth. We will never worship any other god beside Him. Otherwise, we would be far astray.”

[18:38]  “As for me, GOD is my Lord, and I will never set up any other god besides my Lord. 

Even the jinns: [72:1-3]  Say, “I was inspired that a group of jinns listened, then said, ‘We have heard a wonderful Quran. It guides to righteousness, and we have believed in it; we will never set up any idols beside our Lord. The Most High is our only Lord. He never had a mate, nor a son.”

In all the examples God has given in the Quran of believers proclaiming their faith in Him (Shahadah) there is not one who has mentioned any other name with God.  The only example in the Quran where this occurs is in 63:1‑3.

[63:1]  When the hypocrites come to you they say, “We bear witness that you are the messenger of GOD.” GOD knows that you are His messenger, and GOD bears witness that the hypocrites are liars.

[63:2]  Under the guise of their apparent faith, they repel the people from the path of GOD. Miserable indeed is what they do.

[63:3]  This is because they believed, then disbelieved. Hence, their minds are blocked; they do not understand.

God calls these people hypocrites and alerts us to their ultimate destiny.

[4:145]  The hypocrites will be committed to the lowest pit of Hell, and you will find no one to help them.

If any person still harbors doubt after all these examples from his Creator, perhaps he/she should choose to be on the safe side and consider Abraham’s conclusion. [19:48]  “I will abandon you and the gods you worship beside GOD. I will worship only my Lord. By imploring my Lord alone, I cannot go wrong.”


[40:62-5] Such is GOD your Lord, the Creator of all things. There is no god except He. How could you deviate?  Deviating are those who disregard GOD's revelations. GOD is the One who rendered the earth habitable for you, and the sky a formidable structure, and He designed you, and designed you well. He is the One who provides you with good provisions. Such is GOD your Lord; Most Exalted is GOD, Lord of the universe. He is the Living; there is no god except He. You shall worship Him alone, devoting your religion absolutely to Him alone. Praise be to GOD, Lord of the universe.