The rapid collapse of the Taliban regime in 2001 and the advancement of the Northern Alliance was very much predicted by all military and strategic analysts. The constant US bombing pounded whatever military the Taliban had and the physiological warfare had most of their troops ready to defect the first chance they got.
While a 21st century army defeating the 19th (or 20th) century army may have been as ‘clear as day’ to many people, it came as an utter ‘shock’ to most religious Muslims who could not understand how the GOD that they believe and worship could abandon His people!
The Taliban were strict Sunni Muslims by the very definition of the word…they prayed the obligatory 5-times a day and prayed the additional ‘extra credit’ prayers as well…they grew their beards in emulation of the beloved prophet… they dressed in the traditional dress of the 6th century Arabs using turbans and long clothing…they forbade television and cinema which cause evil & vice…
they had their women cover from head to toe in protection and honor of this frail and sacred being…they had their women refrain from working and left them to look after the household thus avoiding evil and fitna which otherwise may have been caused…they executed adulterating men or women in accordance with Shariah law…they cut off the hands of thieves in accordance with the same law…they taught their men to be strong and fight for GOD’s shariah whenever they could…they destroyed statues which represented the blasphemous idols that people once worshipped alongside GOD…
In a nutshell, the Taliban were the ‘textbook’ example of what a real Sunni Muslim society should be like...
Yet, they lost!
Did GOD not say to the Muslims in His glorious Book:
"We have decreed that the believers will be victorious." (30:47)
"GOD will support with victory those who support Him. GOD is powerful, Almighty." (22:40)
"GOD will surely defend those who believe. GOD does not like any betrayer, disbeliever." (22:38)
"O you who believe, if you support GOD, He will grant you victory, and strengthen your foothold." (47:7)
The verses above leave ‘no doubt’ that GOD will support and grant victory to those who ‘believe’ and serve Him…
Yet, the Taliban LOST!!!
To the non-believers the answer is clear: ‘this was a matter of military might and of an advanced army fighting a primitive one’!.
To the Muslims however, there is much more at stake….the Muslims know that GOD controls all actions and all matters…they know that GOD commands invisible and visible armies who have come down to support His believers in their time of need…they know that Angels have been sent down in the past to support the prophet in his victory against the odds (3:124)…they know that a ‘small’ and weak force can always defeat a ‘larger’ and stronger force by GOD’s leave (2:249)…they know that all the worlds technology, all the worlds power, all the worlds armies, are absolutely NOTHING when GOD is standing besides the other party!.
“Say, "Have you taken such a pledge from GOD-GOD never breaks His pledge…” (2:80)
What the Muslims worldwide have on their hands is a true dilemma…what has gone wrong?
Why has GOD abandoned them?
In every single country and every single place for the past centuries the Muslims have consistently been losing!. They have been subjugated to occupation and humiliation…the Ottoman’s lost in WWI and their hold over all Muslim nations was disbanded…the Italians took Libya, the French took Algeria and Morocco and Lebanon, while the British took Palestine, Arabia, Iraq and Egypt…in our century we have the US replacing the British as the dominant occupier and the Muslim leaders are merely puppets who dance on strings!. The Muslims have been losing for over 50-years in Palestine, in Chechneya, in Iraq, in Algeria, in Egypt…
Have the Muslims broken their 'covenant' with GOD?
Do we need to pray more?
Do we need to give more to charity?
Do we need to grow our beards and cover our women (like Afghanistan)?
Do we need to fast more days, or recite the Quran for longer nights?
What is it that the Muslims need to do?
A clue is found through the words of the messenger himself…
"And the messenger will say, 'My Lord, my people have deserted THIS QURAN.' We thus set up against every prophet enemies who are wicked. Your Lord suffices as a guide and supporter." (25:30-31)
How is it that the prophet of GOD will make this claim?
Is there not over 1 billion Muslims on this planet who recite and read the Quran day-in and day-out?.
Do we not all teach our children to recite suras from GOD’s glorious Book?.
How could we then desert the Quran?
"We sent down to you THIS BOOK truthfully, authenticating all previous scriptures, and superseding them. You shall judge among them according to what is sent down from GOD (this book), and do not follow their wishes if they deviate from the truth.... You shall judge among them according to what is send down from GOD (this book); do not follow their wishes, and BEWARE lest they divert you from that which is sent down to you from GOD (this book).... Would they seek the laws of ignorance? WHO IS BETTER THAN GOD as a law-maker, for those who sincerely believe?" (Quran 5:48-50)
GOD Has warned His prophet 'not to be diverted' from the Quran...that he holds fast to the laws of GOD and seeks no other!.
MUHAMMAD FORBIDDEN FROM UTTERING ANY RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTIONS OTHER THAN QURAN
"This (Quran) is the utterance of an honorable messenger. It is not the utterance of a poet; rarely do you believe. Nor is it the utterance of a soothsayer; rarely do you take heed. A revelation from the Lord of the universe. HAD HE EVER UTTERED ANY OTHER RELIGIOUS UTTERANCES (attributed to us), we would have punished him severely, then we would have stopped the revelation to him. None of you could have protected him against us." (69:40-47)
These very clear verses teach us that Muhammad was forbidden from uttering any religious teachings beside Quran.
MUHAMMAD ORDERED NEVER TO DEVIATE FROM QURAN. DEVIATION MEANT SEVERE PUNISHMENT
"They almost diverted you (O Muhammad) from our revelations to you; they wanted you to fabricate something else to consider you a friend. If it were not that we strengthened you, you almost leaned towards them a little bit. Had you done it, we would have doubled the punishment for you in this life, and after death; no one could have protected you against us." (17:73-75)
In setting the example for us, the Prophet was ordered to adhere strictly to GOD's revelations to him, specifically identified in 5:48-50 as Quran.
The slightest deviation from Quran (see verse 74 above) incurs severe retribution.
Muhammad ordered to deliver QURAN ALONE, without the least alteration, and never to "fabricate" anything else:
"When our verses are recited for them, those who do not expect to meet us would say, 'Bring a Quran other than this, or change it.' Say (O Muhammad), 'I cannot change it on my own initiative. I simply follow what is revealed to me. I fear, if I disobey my Lord, the retribution of a terrible day.' ...Who is more wicked than one who invents lies about God, or rejects His revelations? The guilty never succeed. Yet, they idolize beside God those who possess no power to harm them or benefit them, and say, 'These are our intercessors with God.' ...such is idol-worship." (10:15-18)
ONE GOD / ONE SOURCE
Our Almighty Creator commands that QURAN, specifically QURAN, SHALL BE THE ONLY SOURCE of religious teachings.
Furthermore, we are told that THE ACCEPTANCE OF ANY OTHER SOURCES for religious guidance equals the setting up of OTHER GODS BESIDE GOD:
"Say (O Muhammad), 'Whose testimony is greater?' Say, 'God is the witness between me and you that THIS QURAN was given to me to preach it to you, and to whomever it reaches.' However, you certainly bear witness that you set up other gods beside. Say, 'I will never do what you are doing; I disown your idol-worship.'" (6:19)
DO YOU BELIEVE GOD OR NOT?
GOD says that the QURAN is COMPLETE (6:115), Perfect (11:1) and Fully Detailed (10:37,6:114) with NOTHING left out of it for our Guidance (16:89):
"...We have revealed to you this book to provide explanations for everything, and guidance, and mercy, and good news for the submitters/muslims." (16:89)
"Shall I seek other than GOD as a judge, when He revealed THIS BOOK FULLY DETAILED? (6:114)
"The word of your Lord is COMPLETE in truth & justice." (6:115)
THE CONSEQUENCE OF NOT BELIEVING GOD
As shown above, GOD says that Quran is COMPLETE, PERFECT, AND FULLY DETAILED.
His commandments are clear and strict that YOU SHALL NOT UPHOLD ANYTHING ELSE BESIDE QURAN as a source of religious guidance.
Now, you have the total freedom to decide to believe God, or to reject His statements, and ignore His commandments, provided you are willing (or unwilling) to accept the consequences.
You agree, no doubt, that refusing to believe God is a very serious offense. Just how serious is expressed in verse 40 of Sura 7:
"Surely, those who do not believe our revelations, and are too arrogant to heed them, the gates of the sky never open for them, nor will they ever enter Paradise until the camel passes through the needle's eye. We thus requite the guilty." (7:40)
Thus, it is A PHYSICAL IMPOSSIBILITY for those who refuse to believe GOD to enter Paradise.
SETTING-UP IMAMS & SCHOLARS AS PARTNERS WITH GOD
In Islam there is no 'Priesthood' no 'Hierarchy' no 'Church'...However, as soon as you ask any Muslim a question regarding his/her religion, they will refer you to the opinions of this or that Imam!.
"The followers will say to their leaders, "It was you who schemed night and day, then commanded us to be unappreciative of GOD, and to set up partners to rank with Him." They will be ridden with remorse, when they see the retribution, for we will place shackles around the necks of those who disbelieved. Are they not justly requited for what they did?" (34:33)
GOD tells us that the Quran is clear to understand (54:17) and that ALL people are commanded to ponder and understand its words.
"Why do they not study the Quran? Or are their locks on their hearts?" (47:24)
Yet the masses have refused to 'study' the Quran for themselves and insist on merely reciting its words like the parrot who does not understand...all the time leaving GOD's 'partners' to do the understanding for them.
"When they are told, "Follow what GOD has revealed herein," they say, "We follow only what we found our parents doing." What if their parents did not understand, and were not guided?. The example of those who reject is that of one who repeats what he hears of sounds and calls, without understanding. Deaf, dumb, and blind; they cannot understand." (2:170-171)
Is this how you do your ‘wudu’?
"O you who believe, when you get up to perform the Salat prayers you shall wash your faces, your hands up to the elbows, wipe your heads and your feet..." (5:6)
The "Muslim" masses today refuse to be satisfied with the commandments of God. They uphold commandments of men, such as the various "imams" and "scholars." As a result, they have a prolonged ablution that depends on which "sect" they follow. All sects resulted from the various "imams" opinions as to how the Prophet is supposed to have done his ablution. Thus, they fell in Satan's trap, disobeyed their Creator, and incurred misery and defeat.
Is this how you do your Salat Prayers?
"…Do not be too loud in your Salat prayers, nor too low; you shall maintain an intermediate tone." (17:110)
Despite these straightforward instructions from God, the "Muslim" masses were diverted by Hadith; they maintain total silence during the noon prayer, the afternoon prayer, the third unit of the sunset prayer, and the second half of the night prayer. WHERE DID THEY GET THESE INSTRUCTIONS? From another god beside God; from other sources beside Quran.
Do you mention other names beside GOD's in Salat?
"The mosques belong to GOD; therefore, do not mention anyone else beside GOD." (72:18)
But the Muslim masses today follow the innovations that dictate upon them the praising and glorifying of Muhammad and Abraham, while praying to their Lord.
When do you break the ‘fast’?
“You may eat and drink until the white thread of light becomes distinguishable from the dark thread of night at dawn. Then, you shall fast until Night…” (2:187)
GOD tells His people that they are to fast until the ‘Night’…Yet the Muslims masses insist on blatantly disobeying His command by breaking their fast at ‘Sunset’!.
The Myth of 'Intercession' on J-day?
"Spend from our provisions to you before a day comes wherein there will be no trade, no nepotism, and NO INTERCESSION." (2:254)
Although the Quran repeatedly states that there will be no intercession on the day of judgment, many Muslims were duped into idolizing the prophet against his will, and inventing the concept of INTERCESSION (Shafaa'ah).
"Beware of the day when no soul will help another soul, no ransom will be accepted, NO INTERCESSION will be useful, and no one will be helped."
The only 'Intercession' allowed by GOD is that done for 'good' and which takes place on Earth while we are still alive...
"Whoever Intercedes for good will receive a share of the credit thereof, and whoever Intercedes for evil, incurs a share thereof. GOD controls all things." (4/85)
When all your good deeds are displayed, and all your bad deeds as well...Then it is upto GOD to ACCEPT or REJECT the Earthly prayers of those who loved you based on them being "Acceptable" or "Righteous" in the eyes of GOD.
"Say, 'To God belongs ALL INTERCESSION. To Him belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, then to Him you will be returned.' When GOD ALONE is advocated, the hearts of those who do not believe in the hereafter shrink with aversion. But when idols are mentioned along with Him, they become satisfied." (39:45)
How do you punish Adulterers?
"This Sura we send down, and decree as law, and send down in it verses that are perfectly clear, that you may take heed. The adulteress and adulterer, you shall whip each of them a hundred lashes, and do not be deterred by kindness from carrying out God's law, if you truly believe in God and the Last Day. Let a group of believers witness their punishment." (24:1-2)
After stating that the law against adultery is "perfectly clear," the Quranic commandment orders us to punish the adulterers by whipping them one hundred lashes.
Did the Muslims follow and obey their Creator? NO.
The Muslim "scholars" declared that the Quranic law is not clear !!!. They claimed that the adulterers are not defined in Quran with regard to their marital status, and that they need to clarify Quran!.
Overcome by tradition, and Satan's influence, the "Muslim" scholars instituted "stoning to death" as the punishment for married adulterers !!!
Why do you prohibit women from praying during menstruation?
“If you are ill, or traveling, or had any digestive excretion, or had sexual contact with the women, and you cannot find water, you shall observe the dry ablution (Tayammum) by touching clean dry soil, then rubbing your faces and hands. GOD does not wish to make the religion difficult for you; He wishes to cleanse you and to perfect His blessing upon you, that you may be appreciative.” (5:6)
While GOD has clearly outlined for His people what causes the ablution to become ‘nullified’, the Muslim scholars have invented their own list to rival GOD’s!. This list includes menstruating women, eating camel meat, and touching dogs!!!.
The consequences of prohibiting what GOD has not is very severe to say the least...
"The idol worshipers say, "Had GOD willed, we would not practice idolatry, nor would our parents, nor would we prohibit anything." Thus did those before them disbelieve, until they incurred our retribution. Say, "Do you have any proven knowledge that you can show us? You follow nothing but conjecture; you only guess." (6:148)
Why do you prohibit Gold & Silk for males?
"Say, 'Who prohibited the nice things GOD has created for His creatures, and the good provisions?. Say, 'Such provisions are to be enjoyed in this life by those who believe. Moreover, the good provisions will be exclusively theirs on the Day of Resurrection. We thus explain the revelations for people who know." (7:32)
They have decided to invent gods beside GOD to rival Him in proclaiming the laws to mankind.
Why do you advocate the killing of Apostates?
"There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in GOD has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient." (2:256)
The Quran states frequently that there is no compulsion in religion (2:256; 10:99; 88:21,22).
The Quran advocates perfect freedom of belief and expression (18:29).
The basic law regulating relations with unbelievers is stated in 60:8,9. However, according to hadith and sunnah, a person who leaves Islam should be killed.
Why do you allow a man to marry upto 4-women?
"If you fear that you may not be just with the orphans..." (4:3)
Clearly GOD is speaking of a situation involving 'Orphans' who are placed under ones care...yet the Imams & Scholars have chosen to utterly 'disregard' this golden condition and have sanctioned that any man may marry upto 4-wives if he is financially capable of doing so!.
Such flagrant disregard and disrespect for GOD's word can only bring condemnation and retribution onto the Muslim masses who have decided to follow gods other than GOD.
Why do you 'testify' to the messengership of Mohammed?
"We have sent you as a Messenger and GOD SUFFICES AS A WITNESS..." Sura 4:79
Although GOD says that He is ENOUGH as a witness to the messengership of Mohammed, the Muslim masses insist on not believing the Lord's words by giving testimony 'shahada' to the messengership of Mohammed each and every day!.
They have thus fallen into the same trap that the 'hypocrites' during the time of the prophet had fallen into...of saying with their mouths the words that prove that their hearts deny.
"When the hypocrites come to you and say: "WE BEAR WITNESS THAT YOU ARE THE MESSENGER OF GOD. GOD indeed knows that you are His Messenger. GOD bears witness that the hypocrites are liars". (63:1)
The above examples are merely the 'tip' of the iceberg where the Muslim masses have forsaken the religion of GOD and replaced it with other teachings...
The Muslims failure to adhere to GOD's words starts at the very top with the structure of their governments (4:59, 42:38) and trickles down to their family structure, in how they treat women, how they deal with their children, neighbors, commerce, the environment, other religions, etc..
"These are God's verses; we recite them for you truthfully. In which "Hadith", beside God and His verses, do they believe in? WOE TO EVERY SINFUL FABRICATOR. He hears God's verses, then insists arrogantly on his way, as if he never heard them; promise him painful retribution. When he learns anything from our verses, he takes it in vain; these have deserved humiliating retribution. Awaiting them is hell; neither their earnings, nor the idols they had set up beside God can help them; they have deserved terrible retribution. THIS IS THE GUIDANCE, and those who do not believe the verses of their Lord will suffer debasement, and painful retribution." (45:6-11)
GOD CALLS QURAN: COMPLETE (6:115)
GOD CALLS QURAN: FULLY DETAILED (6:114)
GOD CALLS QURAN: PERFECT (6:38)
THE PROPHET DELIVERS QURAN ALONE (69:40-47)
YOU SHALL UPHOLD QURAN ALONE (6:19; 7:3)
Why then do the Muslim masses fail to see all this???!!!
WHY DO THEY FAIL TO BELIEVE GOD?
Because their hearts inside are denying what they utter with their mouths. They confess belief due to social and educational circumstances, but their hearts inside are denying:
"Your god is ONE GOD. However, those who do not believe in the hereafter, their hearts are denying, and they are too arrogant." (16:22)
The consequence of this denying (one's deep convictions are denying) is total isolation from Quran:
"When you read Quran, we place between you and those who do not believe in the hereafter AN INVISIBLE BARRIER. And we place shields on their hearts to prevent them from understanding it, and deafness in their ears; and when you preach your Lord in the QURAN ALONE they run away in aversion." (17:45-46)
Therefore, the masses cannot accept QURAN ALONE; they continue to look for other sources through their Imams & Scholars.
DO WE HATE MOHAMMED?
Of course not. Mohammed was the Messenger of GOD and the final Prophet...His life, his work, his struggle, his example have all been recoreded and captured throughout the Quran till the end of time.
But when you repeat the same things that GOD says about Muhammad in Quran, they accuse you of hating Muhammad.
Similarly, when you tell the Christians that Jesus is a human being and a messenger of GOD, they accuse you of hating Jesus.
MUHAMMAD CANNOT GUIDE ANYONE:
"You (Muhammad) cannot guide even the ones you love. GOD is the one who guides whomever wills, for He knows best those who deserve the guidance." (28:56)
THE TRUE LOVE OF MUHAMMAD
The true love of Jesus is to recognize him as a human and a messenger of GOD. The Christians love Jesus so much, yet he disowns them on the Day of Judgment (Quran 5:116).
The true love of Muhammad is to recognize him as a human and to follow his teachings, i.e., UPHOLD QURAN AND NOTHING BUT QURAN. Those who follow other teachings are named as Muhammad's enemies, and Muhammad disowns them on the Day of Judgment as we see below:
"(On the day of judgment) the messenger will say, 'My Lord; my people have deserted THIS QURAN.' We thus set up against every prophet enemies from among the guilty. Your LORD SUFFICES AS A GUIDE AND SUPPORTER." (25:30-31)
WHAT ABOUT SALAT?
After presenting all the evidence, most of the Muslim masses still object: 'where do we find Salat'?. As though the words of GOD being complete, fully detailed, and perfect are merely stated for their amusement!
The problem that they are facing in the search for Salat details is not due to any deficiency in GOD's fully detailed Book, but it lies in their trying to fit a 'square' into a 'circle'!
The Muslims masses are trying to find Salat details that have been 'innovated' by their Imams & Sheikhs and become upset when such innovations are not found in GOD's perfect Book.
They try to look for information on 'how to stand, what to do with your arms, how to hold your head, what to say at each step, how many rakaas to perform, what motions nullify Salat, etc..'.
What is lost in giving such attention to sectarian 'mechanics' is the entire PURPOSE of Salat which is the 'Remembrance' of GOD and the 'Recitation' of His words (Quran)!
Here is the detailed Salat that has been sanctioned by the Quran:
Its Purpose (20:14, 2:186);
Its Timing (62:19, 11:114, 17:78-79, 20:130, 50:39-40);
Its Preparation (5:6, 2:239);
Its Method (2:186, 4:43, 29:45, 35:29, 17:110, 96:19).
Salat is not based on physical performance or a 'check-list' of details, but it is a CONNECTION to the almighty Himself and therefore one's primary focus must always be the 'Mind' and the 'Message'...not the 'Body' or its 'Motions!.
"We have cited for the people every kind of example in this Quran, that they may take heed." (39:27)
Salat is also one of the MANY forms available to mankind to serve & worship GOD (fasting, charity, kindness, compassion, etc..). GOD has given us the basic parameters for this method of worship and talking to Him and mankind is free to each find his/her own level of comfort (there is no maximum limit on Salat just like there is no maximum limit on charity or kindness).
THE GREAT DISASTER
"(On the day of judgment) the disbelievers will be told, 'God's abhorrence towards you is far worse than your own abhorrence towards yourselves, for you were invited to the faith but refused.' They will say, 'Our Lord, You gave us two deaths and two lives, and now we confess our sins; IS THERE ANYWAY OUT?' That is because when GOD ALONE was advocated, you refused to believe. But when idols were advocated along with Him, you believed. Therefore, judgment now belongs with God, the most high, the great." (40:10-12)
When GOD ALONE is advocated, do you believe? OR Do you have to have others advocated along with Him?
THE GREAT DISASTER
"When their messengers went to them with clear evidence, they were satisfied with the knowledge they already had, and the very thing they ridiculed caused their doom. Then, when they see Our retribution, they said, 'NOW WE BELIEVE IN GOD ALONE AND WE REJECT OUR PREVIOUS IDOLATRY.' But alas, their belief is useless to them after they see the retribution. Such is God's law which is never changeable; such disbelievers are doomed." (40:83-5)
Are you happy with the knowledge you inherited from your parents, elders or scholars?
Are you willing to give up such knowledge, in favor of GOD's teachings?
WHY ARE WE HERE?
We exist in this world for one, and only one, purpose. As stated in Quran (67:1-2 & 51:56) we were created for the sole purpose of worshiping GOD ALONE.
The purpose of our existence, therefore, is to worship GOD ALONE. This is why the only unforgivable offense is idol-worship. That is because once we idolize anyone, or anything, beside GOD, we fail the test.
We fulfill the purpose of our existence only if we succeed in worshiping GOD ALONE, without idolizing any imam, or anyone, or anything.
When we seek "religious" instructions from Imams, or any other source beside GOD, we support Satan and the claim that GOD needs a partner. Therefore, those who worship GOD ALONE follow the instructions and teachings of GOD ALONE. As shown throughout this book, GOD's teachings are complete, perfect, and fully detailed in Quran.
THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION
Do you realize now why all the Muslims have been losing?
Do you realize why GOD has abandoned these people?
“…and fulfill your part of the covenant, that I fulfill My part of the covenant, and reverence Me.” (2:40)
This life is not about fun & games…it is about fulfilling our part of the pledge with GOD and proving that we can serve Him Alone.
Do you now realize it is time to start examining every word that you have been reading in the Quran all these years and ask yourself if you have been upholding them?…or will you continue to turn to the Scholars & Imams making them partners with GOD and thus nullifying all your deeds in this world and the next?.
Your answer to the following question will expose your belief or your doubt:
“When GOD ALONE is advocated, the hearts of those who do not believe in the hereafter shrink with aversion. But when idols are mentioned besides Him, they rejoice.” (39:45)
In your mind, can GOD survive ALONE???
Or, does GOD need others, in your mind, in order to be commemorated and worshiped???
In your mind, can GOD ALONE survive?
Or, does GOD need a partner, in your mind, such as some Shiekhs or Imam(s)???
Would you be perfectly happy and content if you knew about GOD ALONE, without anyone, or anything?.
IS THERE HOPE?
Based on the Great Quranic criterion, as stated in 39:45 above, your answers to the question of 'GOD Alone' provides the key to knowing yourself, and your destiny.
If you have understood the impact of such message, then you still have time to correct what has gone wrong and to prosper like the people of Jonah did in this world and the next:
[Yunus 10:98.16] Any community that believes will surely be rewarded for believing. For example, the people of Jonah: when they believed, We relieved the humiliating retribution they had been suffering in this world, and we made them prosperous.
But REMEMBER...it is YOU who must make the first step:
[al-Anfal 8:53.17] GOD does not change what is in a people unless they themselves decide to change. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient.
Edited for www.free-minds.org