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idol worship or fail to grow their souls through the worship of God alone. [62:6-7] Say, “O you who are Jewish, if you claim that you are GOD's chosen, to the exclusion of all other people, then you should long for death if you are truthful!” They will never long for it, because of what they have committed. GOD is fully aware of the wicked.
Names of Chapters in the Quran do not always have an Arab-centric derivation or indication, which further goes to prove the global appeal of Submission. There are chapters named after Noah, Sheba, Luqman, Joseph, Children of Israel, Mary, Abraham, and also the Romans. The Quran evidences the invariable clash between monotheism and polytheism, good and evil. The Quran portrays the days of nations and civilizations, which were thriving, then destroyed and the reasons why it happened. It tells us of the weak and helpless, their oppression and despair. They were at the mercy of tyrannical rulers, unconcerned about their agony.
Skeptics of the Quran label it a recycling of Judeo-Christian Scriptures because it includes many of the stories connected with Biblical prophets and important lessons that are central to all of God’s scriptures. But this is addressed in the Quran: [3:3-4] He sent down to you this scripture, truthfully, confirming all previous scriptures, and He sent down the Torah and the Gospel before that, to guide the people, and He sent down the statute book. Those who disbelieve in GOD's revelations incur severe retribution. GOD is Almighty, Avenger. [16:103] We are fully aware that they say, “A human being is teaching him!” The tongue of the source they hint at is non-Arabic, and this is a perfect Arabic tongue.
Logically speaking, all books from God describe the same essential requirements for salvation. God’s system does not change. So it is no surprise that the first commandment (to worship God alone) and the major commandments in the original scriptures are consistent.
Submission to God is an active religion. It is not merely a name or a label attached to a person. We cannot truly call ourselves “Submitters” to God if we are breaking His commandments. Submission maintains its universal character, as its essentials do not get outdated with time and space. We speak of ever-changing situations but God has given us the faculty of logic to devise new rationales to accommodate new conditions. The prerequisite, of course, is that they do not breach the ground rules which are precisely elaborated for us. [11:1] A.L.R. This is a scripture whose verses have been perfected, then elucidated. It comes from a Most Wise, Most Cognizant.
Submission wishes to bring to its faithful all people, regardless of their societal position, geographic distance or ethnic dissimilarity. We are all created of the same genetic material and what sets us apart is only our righteousness and piety. [49:13] O people, we created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes, that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of GOD is the most righteous. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant.
Quranic teachings are not complicated to follow and have been designed to create ease for us. [2:185] … GOD wishes for you convenience, not hardship, that you may fulfill your obligations, and to glorify GOD for guiding you, and to express your appreciation. [2:286] GOD never burdens a soul beyond its means: to its credit is what it earns, and against it is what it commits. “Our Lord, do not condemn us if we forget or make mistakes. Our Lord, and protect us from blaspheming against You, like those before us have done. Our Lord, protect us from sinning until it becomes too late for us to repent. Pardon us and forgive us. You are our Lord and Master. Grant us victory over the disbelieving people.”
We can attain true Faith if we follow the Quran. The first step would be our intention—a genuine and sincere desire to achieve that aim. If our intention is true and unwavering, and we come to God with our whole heart, our conscience will sound “an alarm bell” on every slip-up and we will seek refuge in God (7:200-201).
God willing, if we truly believe in God, the right path will start unfolding automatically (i.e., God will guide our heart, 64:11). We must resist every whisper from the jinns. Satan will surely step in too, he loves a good fight. But we must remember God’s promise.
[29:69] As for those who strive in our cause, we will surely guide them in our paths. Most assuredly, GOD is with the pious. [5:9] GOD promises those who believe and lead a righteous life forgiveness and a great recompense.
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The Quran on the Quran
[56:77] This is an honorable Quran.
[7:204] When the Quran is recited, you shall listen to it and take heed, that you may attain mercy.
[54:17] We made the Quran easy to learn. Does any of you wish to learn?
[16:98] When you read the Quran, you shall seek refuge in GOD from Satan the rejected.
Only God Can Author the Quran
[10:37] This Quran could not possibly be authored by other than GOD. It confirms all previous messages, and provides a fully detailed scripture. It is infallible; for it comes from the Lord of the universe.
[12:2] We have revealed it an Arabic Quran, that you may understand. [12:3] We narrate to you the most accurate history through the revelation of this Quran. Before this, you were totally unaware.
Quran: Our Means to Salvation
[17:9] This Quran guides to the best path, and brings good news to the believers who lead a righteous life, that they have deserved a great recompense.
[47:24] Why do they not study the Quran carefully? Do they have locks on their minds?