This is a special message to the priests of the Arab religion who claim they are following the Reading. The primary challenge I wish to put to you revolves around five basic questions:
- Does Allah, the Lord of the Universe, reside in a house in Mecca?
- Are you sure the empty square rock structure in Mecca was fashioned on direct orders from God?
- Why do you bow and prostrate to the rock idol every day?
- Will you continue to fight God and destroy His measurable way of life or do you wish to preserve the deen-nil-lah as revealed to the Messenger?
- How can you ‘serve’ a rock structure carved by the Arabs? Was it not God who created the Arabs and the rocks? Why do you lead the people to worship it?
The crux and basis of the Arab religion resides in the rock hunk mistakenly called the Ka’aba. Without this stone structure the ‘religion’ cannot exist. Think about it. Surely the eternal sufferings of your soul in the Hell fire will depend on your sense of reasoning. I would like to quote the words of the messenger Sallih1 who said to his people: ‘Thus, you shall seek clemency, and then repent to Him’. (11: 61)
My challenge to the clergy, then, is to:
- Pick up a trade or profession for the benefit of mankind and uphold your commitments to obey God and His messengers and keep them pure.
- Serve God and consented to His prescribed Way – or the deen-nil-lah – on the basis of the Reading alone.
However, those of you with a point of view which differs from what is outlined here and who have pledged to lead the flocks on the true path and have any basis from the Reading to substantiate such ‘vernacular’ Islam, please bring evidence from the Reading.
The Reading maintains that: ‘produce your evidence if you are truthful’ and it also says ‘opinion is not the substitute for the truth’. Those of you leading your flocks to the square rock house should perhaps ponder on another reference to rocks in the Hereafter:
Beware of the hell-fire whose fuel is people and rocks. It is waiting for those who have rejected. (2:24)
If that alone cannot make you to reflect, then wait – and I am waiting along with you.
For the faithful and the discerning, the days of rhetorical acrobatics and tongue twisting are over. If ‘the prophet cannot guide anyone including those whom he loves’ (28:56), how are you going to guide the people when you yourselves need God to guide you?
There is no such thing as theology in God’s Scriptures. In 6:59 it says ‘At Him are the keys to all secrets; nobody will know about Him except He‘, and in 6:103 it says ‘No vision can encompass Him, while He encompasses all vision‘. How is it then, you claim you know what God is and what He wants?
The Reading says God is the only one Who guides2 – He is the one who created us3 – He teaches people by means of the pen – He teaches them what they never knew4 – He is the only one who gives them the clear knowledge about His signs5.
Perhaps Muslims could have been leaders in science, physics or biology if they have studied God’s signs in the heavens and the earth – unfortunately their minds were shackled to a belief which promotes decadence. In 2:164 it says ‘there are signs in the heavens and the earth for intelligent people’…… The scientists studied the sun and moon, the space within the universe, water cycle, the manipulation of the wind, Electro magnetic force, radio waves, sailing, the clouds and the fruits including the grains. These are among the subjects mentioned in 2:164 and in many other verses of the Reading, and the Westerners are precursors in these fields today. They are the true servants of God who studied God’s signs in the heavens and the earth for the benefit of mankind.
For example, at the time when the West was striving hard to fly – they studied God’s sign about the manipulation of the wind – but the non-Arab u’lemas were busy finding ways how to master the medieval Arabian myth and culture. When the West advanced from solo gliding to supersonic speed breaking the sound barrier the u’lemas continued to ignore God’s signs in the heavens and the earth. They were engrossed with pagan rituals and rites and have wasted productive time in discussing the appropriate length of a man’s beard and what amount of cloth should cover a woman’s body. Sadly, even to this day they have not found the answers – whilst the rest of the world are making new discoveries about the source of life from their Creator.
Despite the comfort of travelling from one country to another in business class of Jumbos and Airbuses the u’lemas say the Western ideas and technologies are secular-based and they are infidels. Surely this is vicious and unjust. Without secularism, Muslim scholars all over the world will become parasites in their own village. The Muslims today cannot even think how to invent, design or manufacture consumer products for global market. There are among them who cut some twigs to use as toothbrushes and then attributed the vapid acts to the messenger.
There is also no such thing as the ‘knowledgeable’ or ‘u’lema‘ in God’s prescribed way of life or the deen-nil-lah. The sly u’lemas misled the people by quoting sura 35:28 out of context claiming that; it is they who reverence God, thus they qualify themselves by that name. If we read the verse properly it says:
Do you not see that God sends down the water from the sky to produce fruits of various colours? The mountains show white and red streaks of different shades and shining black, also the people, the animal and the livestock are of different colours? That is why the servants of God who truly reverence Him are the knowledgeable (u’lema). God is almighty and forgiving. (35:27-28)
The Arabic word u’lema is defined by the Reading as those who are knowledgeable about God’s sign in the heavens and on earth – not about religion. This is the only verse the word u’lema appears in the Reading besides 26:197 (referring to the knowledgeable among the Children of Israel). This verse excludes the self-proclaimed experts in rituals and rites. Unfortunately it is the same experts who allege those well founded in knowledge in scientific fields are seculars and un-Islamic.
The pseudo-scholars have deviated despite having prime access to God’s revelations, and continue to mislead the people from the path of God and defame the Reading by their actions while publicly bearing witness that it is the truth. This is no way to fulfil their covenants with God according to the Reading.
For those choosing to ignore the warnings so clearly stated in the Reading, it is appropriate to remember:
- Indeed, these revelations are clear in the chest of those who possess knowledge. Only the wicked disregard our revelations. (29:49)
- Have you noticed those who claim for themselves to be pure? God is the only one who purifies whomever He wills without injustice. Look how they invent lies to attribute to God. (4:49-50)
- To Him belong the past and the future, and no one attains His knowledge except in accordance with His will. (2:255)
- Some people argue about God without knowledge, without guidance and without an enlightening Scripture. (22:8)
- You cannot guide those you love. God is the one who guides whomever He wills. He is fully aware of those who deserve the guidance. (28:56)
Thus, my question to you; Have you taken a promise from God that He never breaks His promise; or do you declare yourself to be pure without basis?
Do you still want to guide the people when God categorically says that there is no provision for this?
Do you not know that God’s prescribed way of life – the deen-nil-lah – does not depend on the Arabian culture, dress or language?
Many study the Arab religion, but ignore the deen. This deen is now full of rituals, incantations, liturgies, physical body movements and ‘religion’ all of which you give testimony to. You insist on ‘worship’. God does not need worship. He wants every individual to serve Him through their personal commitments, by the doing of good deeds. All the messengers of God were sent to demolish religion, worship, pagan rituals, and rites; namely, to get rid of the self-same type of system you are upholding. In this, and thus in all things, you are fighting God and His messengers in order to promote a pagan way of life. Beware, for you have picked a formidable foe!
Defenders of the faith such as Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron and Jesus pioneered God’s prescribed way of life – the deen-nil-lah. They demolished religion. The Last Prophet’s mission was no different.
All of them had one common objective. They sincerely believed that the revelation was the truth from their Lord and they fulfilled their vows by upholding the covenant. They then ‘linked’ (ya-siluu) whatever was commanded by God as the providence to bind (ai-yu-Sol-laa) the people to an orderly way of life in doing the good deeds and good works to serve their Lord who created them.
They never disseminated their own ideas nor abused God’s revelations for personal interest. They never tried to manipulate God’s word they way you do. None of them earned a living through the deen. They never substituted the truth with falsehood or concealed the truth knowingly whilst enjoining righteousness upon the people. Besides, none of them tried to impress the common folks with weird religious garbs or became priests or u’lemas.
Most importantly none of them promised heaven to anyone, including Muhammad.
The following verse is repeated four times in the Reading. The many examples of the faithful in history who lived according to the prescribed deen should be a lesson to us:
We have cited in this Reading every kind of example, that they may take heed. (39:27; 17:89; 18:54; 30:58)
The priests of the Arab religion are the fruit of the efforts of the pagan Arabs who sought to impose their brand of religion on the innocent and sincere people. The nature of their ‘programming’ brooks no dissent or non-conformity and has produced recruits the world over with pre-programmed behaviour guaranteed to uphold and advocate their values and their teachings. You have slandered Abraham, the chosen leader of mankind, who was totally committed to God’s prescribed way of life. Moreover, you have created the tale that Abraham was the first person to worship the stone idol in Mecca. Even Muhammad has not been spared of your slander.
Therefore, the author maintains it is infinitely unwise for you to continue on this path. Such behaviour is self-destructive in this life and the next – not only yours but also the Muslims of today and tomorrow. As a man of peace, I appeal to you to come back to your sense and do not associate God with anything tangible. Last but not least, do not say about God other than the truth and He is much too glorious to be associated with your rock idol.
1 A prophet mentioned in the Qur’an whose name and deeds are not known in the Christian or Jewish dispensations.
2 You can never guide anyone. God is the only one who guides in accordance with His will. (2:272)
3 He is the one who created the Humans (55:3 & 96:1)
4 He teaches them by the pen and He teaches them what they never knew. (96:4-5)
5 He teaches mankind about His signs in the sky and the earth (55:1-4)