Should we follow Rashad Khalifa the Messenger or his Message?
Followers of Rashad out there have to realize that God Almighty himself states that he allows the devil to put falsehood in EVERY prophet/messenger he sends
[/u]. Then The Almighty rules with his Revelations/Words and leaves what the devil fabricated to be a test !
Let us reason! DO you not think that the Almighty would test the so called believers of Rashad Khalifa's Message of "Quran Alone" After he has given them a profound mathematiclal miracle to TEST THEIR FAITH?
Rashad Khalifa was a Human Messenger
, and we know directly from the Quran that human messengers err and make mistakes.
The Quran emphasises that Human messengers are not infallible, and that they are apt to make mistakes just like anyone else. Many examples are given in the Quran for specific mistakes committed by various messengers and prophets. We note that Muhammad is reprimanded in the Quran six times for mistakes he committed. Mistakes for other messengers include Moses killing an innocent man, Jonah abandoning God's mission, Solomon forgetting his prayer, Joseph (when he was in prison) putting his trust and fate in the ruler's hand when he should have remembered that God is the Only One to decide his fate.
Now, Rashad was to say vehement about his idealogy of following the Quran alone. Even in one of his videos(big debate), he stated that [n] "If i tell you to do anything that is not in the Quran, DO NOT DO IT!"
[/b]Thus Rashad's message, is what should be followed, not his human self!Please Reason, do you not think that God Almighty will test you? Indeed he will! He Even states so in 29:2!!!
Note Rashad's own words when he wrote: "The moment they seek guidance from ANYTHING besides the Quran, no matter how "right" it seems, they fall into Satan's trap" (appendix 19)Let's reason!
Where is the 2.5% charity that Rashad states to spend? Is it not from traditional sources???
How Outright Hypocritical it is to say that we should spend 2.5% while it is not in the Quran at all, when the submitters/followers of Rashad claim that they follow the Quran Alone! God ALmighty did not send messengers to "decieve" us, but messengers to disceren and differentiate us to the truthful, hypocrits, disbelievers etc.
Futhuremore, Is it not illogical to think that people during Abraham's time would give 2.5% of their income? Tell me, how much is 2.5% of an apple? (Note that the bible cites a charity/tithe of 10% that was given by Abraham himself, and succeded by people all the way through the New Testament (Jesus Confirmed the Tithe 10%). Thus again, the 2.5% is wrong). In the light of the Quran, God Almighty answers the question what/how much should they give, to an open answer of the "extra/afw" that we have in the Quran (2:219)!
Moreover, the 5 prayers a day theory is wrong because it cannot be supported from the Quran because, since there are only 3 prayers mentioned by NAME in the Quran (Fajr 24:58, middle 2:238, and Isha 24:58) (Surely His Dominating, Most Supreme, High Majesty assures us that he did not leave anything out of the Quran 6:38. Now how are do we go about to name the other 2 salats according to the 5 salat theory? Salat al zuhr and salat al-3sr are but fabrications not found in the Quran
Now to conform that Submission/Islam is the religion of Abraham, we find that there are only 3 prayers mention in the previous scriptures as well: See in the Old testement's times for prayer evening, morning, and noon in psalm 55:17, and strictly the Prophet Daniel praying 3 times a day in Daniel 6:10) and the New Testament's times for prayer 3rth, 6th, and 9th hours. Salat is equivelant of the Aramaic 'sloota' (Prayer) and the Hebrew Tfillah (prayer) or Amidah (standing prayer) Which is basically the 3 daily prayers, consisting of 19 Blessings to be recited: Watch the Original Jewish Amidah (Standing Prayer) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aHWASyMjwg
Submitters like to bring about how the 24434 prayer Sequential Rak'a system is a miracle because it is divisable by the number 19. However, this is not the case since 1) the sequence is divisible by 19 even if one reverses the sequence. See: www.quran-islam.org/main_topics/islam/pillars/the_code_19_(P1203).html
And 2) because there is absolutely no such thing as a rak'a system in the Quran!
Also, It is worthy to note that in Sura 74, God tells us that the code of 19 is employed specifically to prove the divinity of the book as opposed to those who claimed that the Quran is man-made (74:25). Thus the miracle of the Quran is IN THE QURAN, and not in personal calculations worked out by employing non-Quranic data to prove non-Quranic issues! (Let me cite the Example of the Bahasi who revere the number 19 to where they changed the count of months to 19 months and do hold a fast for month each year (i.e 19 days), whould we thus conclude that the bahais are a miracle because they based their beliefs on the number 19?)!
Another thing is that the prayer on the day of congregation/gathering (jum'a) does not consists of 2 "khutbas" or sermons, because there is not such mention of the word, nor the commandmend to bring about a sermon on the day of congregation/gathering (jum3a)!Let me Ask you submitters? Is the 2.5%, 5 daily salats, friday sermons, from the Quran? Is This following the Quran Alone?
What about the deletion of the two verse at the end of sura 9 in the Quran? How hypocritical when God Almighty himself assures us that "no falsehood can enter into it!!!..." (41:42) (See a logical explanation of the absense of a bismillah in sura 9
-- it being a Law-decreeing sura (Muhkim) see: www.free-minds.org/muhkam-mutashabih
How hypocritical for the SUbmitters to use the Hadiths as a source of their truth for the deletion of the 2 ending verses of sura 9!
Well if you believe that you can take Hadiths as history, then look at the article of "Why was Prophet Muhammad observing Salat at only 3 times of the day?" on www.quran-islam.org/articles/part_3/prophet_and_3_prayers_(P1379).htmlNow Look at the real number of salats mentioned in the Quran:http://www.quran-islam.org/number_of_salat_(P1137).htmlhttp://www.quran-islam.org/main_topics/islam/pillars/number_of_salat_(P1200).html
I ask Every Submitter out there to question their beliefs!
I will Remind again, DO you not think that the Almighty would test the so called believers of Rashad Khalifa's Message of "Quran Alone" After he has given them a profound mathematiclal miracle to TEST THEIR FAITH?