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Zul-Hijjah 1438

Volume 33 No 9

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

Monthly Bulletin of the International Community of Submitters Published by Masjid Tucson

Who Are We?

During the past fourteen centuries, traditions, customs, and myths have crept into the religion of Islam (Submission). Gradually, they have become dogma or ritual, to such an extent that anyone who questions them in the light of the Quran finds himself or herself regarded as a dangerous innovator and heretic.

Today, Submission (true Islam) is like a precious jewel that is buried under piles upon piles of man-made innovations, and traditions that have nothing to do with the religion.

Our aim is to return to practicing the religion of Abraham (2:135, 3:95) and sharing the jewel of true Submission with the world. To do so, we must purge the innovations by turning to God alone and by upholding the Quran, the whole Quran, and nothing but the Quran.

What is Submitter and Submission?

Although the word “Submitter” is the English equivalent of the Arabic word “Muslim,” and the word “Submission” is the English equivalent of the Arabic word “Islam,” the underlying implication of these words is very profound, and far from the superficial meanings that are traditionally understood or used.

A Submitter can be defined as a person who submits to the will of God. The state of Submission, which can only take place between the person and God Almighty, is the only acceptable form of worship by God (3:19, 85). Therefore, Submission is not just a name of a religion; rather it describes one’s devotion to God alone.
Submission is a religion whereby one recognizes God’s absolute authority, and reaches a conviction that only God possesses all power; no other entity possesses any power that is independent of Him. The natural result of such a realization is to devote one’s life and one’s worship absolutely to God alone. This is the First Commandment in all the scriptures, including the Old Testament, the New Testament and the Final Testament (The Quran).

Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is One God!
Therefore you shall adore the Lord your God
with all your heart,
with all your soul,
with all your mind,
and with all your strength.
[ Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Mark 12:29-30, Quran 3:18 ]

Unity of All Submitters: Righteous Jews, Christians, etc.

Abraham was a submitter to God alone. So were Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. All God’s prophets and messengers were Submitters. They all preached the same basic message of worshiping only God without idolizing anything or anyone beside Him.

Abraham was neither Jewish, nor Christian; he was a monotheist submitter. He never was an idol worshiper. (3:67) 

We learn from the Quran that while every religion has been corrupted by innovations, traditions, and false, idolatrous doctrines, there may be “Submitters” within every religion. There may be Submitters who are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, or anything else. These Submitters, collectively, constitute the only religion acceptable to God. All Submitters who are devoted to God alone, and do not set up any idols beside God, are redeemed into God’s eternal kingdom

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