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Submitters Perspective

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MASJID TUCSON United Submitters International

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Happiness is
Submission to God Alone

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Brand Ambassadors

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[4:124] As for those who lead a righteous life, male or female, while believing, they enter Paradise; without the slightest injustice.

[9:111] GOD has bought from the believers their lives and their money in exchange for Paradise. Thus, they fight in the cause of GOD, willing to kill and get killed. Such is His truthful pledge in the Torah, the Gospel, and the Quran and who fulfills His pledge better than GOD? You shall rejoice in making such an exchange. This is the greatest triumph.

[32:19] As for those who believe and lead a righteous life, they have deserved the eternal Paradise. Such is their abode, in return for their works

As Brand Ambassadors for Submission, we don’t need catchy slogans, flashy logos, or fancy ads. We just need to lead a righteous life and be a good example for those around us. We simply show people that Submitters have no fear! That God’s Victory is near! And we keep up the Faith!

[18:107] As for those who believe and lead a righteous life they have deserved a blissful Paradise as their abode.

[25:75] These are the ones who attain Paradise in return for their steadfastness; they are received therein with joyous greetings and peace.


The Peacock and the Crow


A happy crow lived in the forest and never complained about his life until one day, when he saw a swan. “That swan is so white,” he thought, “and I am so black. This swan must be the happiest bird in the world.” He told the swan how he felt, and the swan replied, “Actually, I was very content with myself until I saw a parrot with his pretty colors. I'm convinced that that parrot is the happiest bird in creation.” The crow then approached the parrot, who said, “I lived a very happy life until I saw a peacock. I have only two colors, but the peacock has multiple colors.”

The crow then visited a peacock in the zoo and saw a crowd of people gathered to see him. After the crowd left, the crow said to the peacock, “You are so beautiful. Every day thousands of people come to see you. But when people see me, they immediately shoo me away. You must be the happiest bird on the planet.”

The peacock sadly replied, “Because of my beauty, I am entrapped in this zoo. However, if I was a crow like you, I could happily roam everywhere.”


Here's the way I see it: Mark Twain once said it best, “Comparison is the death of joy.” And remember, the happiest people don't have the best of everything. They make the best of everything they have.



[74:3-7] Extol your Lord. Purify your garment. Forsake what is wrong. Be content with your lot. Steadfastly commemorate your Lord.

The only comparison we need to make is between righteous and unrighteous, appreciative and unappreciative, and between this fleeting life and the glorious Paradise.

[13:26] GOD is the One who increases the provision for whomever He wills, or withholds it. They have become preoccupied with this life, and this life, compared to the Hereafter, is nil.

Contributed by Lydia