Serve God as individuals

Since the time of Adam God has dealt with His servants as individuals. He created every person on the face of the earth, and each will come before Him as an individual on the Day of Judgement. He does not share His kingship with anyone and He has never allowed any of His servants – not even prophets – to forcibly impose any of His prescribed limits on anyone.

The religionists were not requested by God to build a building called ‘God’s house’. They built a cubical stone structure which began life as a temple and is now an idol in the middle of another temple – one which is no different from the temples the ‘Muslims’ regard as pagan.

No matter what we want to believe, we cannot go against the truth from God when He says the Arabs are the worst community. Translators are forced to exonerate the Arabs by saying the word a’robi mentioned in the Reading refers to the Bedouins or a special brand of the Arab race. God is explicit in everything. The word a’robi has nothing to do with the Bedouins. The Bedouins are called Baduu-na-fil-A’robi – a term which is also found in the Reading. The word a’robi means the Arabs in general including the city-dwellers.

And those who are around you from the Arabs are hypocrites and from the people of the City. They persist in hypocrisy and whilst you may not know them, We know them. (9:101)

The Reading was good on the day it was revealed; it is good at present and it will remain good until the Day of Judgement. When it refers to the Arabs it means just that: Arabs. The Arabs must solve the problem among themselves of identifying the guilty ones. Meanwhile nobody can change the truth in the Reading and none can abrogate the verses to say something nice about the non-believing Arabs. Unless they repent and believe in the Reading, God condemns these people forever. The question is: will they admit their wrongdoings and will they repent?

Perhaps the innocent Arabs may find the answer if they ask themselves the significance of an orderly way of life towards peacefulness with the following:

  • Is there a concept of the house of God for peacefulness?
  • Can they attain global peace by cherishing a rock structure and called it God’s house?
  • What has the stone house and a little black granite, two outcropping rocks, a copper block, and stone pillars got to do with God?
  • What kind of peacefulness towards mankind can they achieved when they perform the religious rites around a rock structure built by their own hands?

These ideas are not found in the Reading.

From being a reconstructed cubical house surrounded by sand forty years ago, the ‘Ka’aba’ is now a lavish building with Italian marble floor fitted with water pumps to channel the refrigerated ‘reverse-osmosis’ water from beneath the cube house (which they claim to be holy). On the Arab soil everything and anything is possible with a little bit of imagination. The rocks can be made divine and the desalinated seawater can be made sacred.

The religionists pronounced only two magic words – ‘Zam-Zam’ – without having to Houdinise the process to turn the sea water to become ‘Holy’. Today Muslims all over the world will include 20-50 litres of Zam-Zam water in their excess baggage to take home.

Only the religionists could come up with an idea as ridiculous as placing God’s house in Mecca and then making the Devil His neighbour in nearby Mina.

As far as the poor visitors are concerned, they are not interested in the true meaning of the word u’mro-ata or Haj because these words are in Arabic. They leave the language to the religionists. Their main concern is to perform the u’mrah and the Haj even if they have to bow and prostrate to the local mountain rocks.

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The Prime target was Abraham

Abraham holds an honourable position as the forefront in the monotheistic system for those who are at peace. He enjoyed the privilege of becoming the model in ALL the revealed Scriptures. In the Reading we see that he was chosen by God to cleanse God’s system from idol-worship with his son Ishmael for throng of people who are devoted and those who humbly consented themselves. Unfortunately he became the target of humiliation of the Jews and the Arabs.

In The Old Testament we see that God made a covenant with him that he would be blessed with great name, great nation. God will bless those who bless him and whoever curses him will be cursed by God. Mankind will be blessed through him. Unfortunately immediately after reading all the good things about him – he became the target of the Jews who said – upon entering Egypt he surrendered his beautiful wife to Pharaoh because he was afraid to admit the woman was his wife. She was too beautiful to be his wife. After many nights with her, Pharaoh suddenly realised she was Abraham’s wife and then handed her back to him1 plus plenty of livestock as compensations. The Jews also created a story I would rather call a prank that Abraham was circumcised at the age of ninety-nine as a sign of his covenant with God. This Jewish hoax has led millions of people to believe they have to sacrifice a small portion of their most sensitive organ through unbearable pain. The Arab religionists followed this Jewish stupidity and made their women to go through similar agony. No Muslims can tell us why they have to go through the circumcision rituals. Obvious many will use the easiest escape route by saying, “it is the tradition of the prophet”. Since the prophet was a man – why must the women be mutilated?

However, Jesus the son of Mary had full knowledge about Abraham’s high status in God’s system. God taught him the scripture, endowed him with wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel from the day he was born. When he went to the Jews they falsely claimed they were following the creed of Abraham, but he told them if they were the seeds of Abraham they would have accepted his words instead of trying to kill him. Jesus said they were doing the things their own father does (i.e to disbelieve in God like their forefathers) – whom Jesus called the devils – implying that their forefather have invented the Jewish religion were the real devil2. (Perhaps they still are).

Those who read the Old and New Testament and also the Reading – will discover about Abraham’s high status in God’s system. It is no wonder that the Reading repeatedly says it confirms the previous scripture and acts as the criterion. When we read the Old and the New Testament the passages in the book contradict each other in so many places. One of the criteria to verify the truth is by its consistencies. Critical studies about the Old and New Testament have thus far proven many contradictions about a single subject when it is repeated within the same chapter. Some priests will do the tango, and some will do the twist and some will do the samba when we questioned them about the contradictions (common diseases suffered by all religionists). In 4:82 the Reading says, If it is from other than God – surely they will find many contradictions therein‘.

The Jews and Christians will insist – the only way to be guided is to follow the Jewish or Christian religion – because they were the only groups who received God’s scriptures. They do not recognise any scripture after theirs – especially when it is revealed to a gentile. The Jewish sages trained their followers to be arrogant towards any non-Jew and that is the reason they created Christianity for those who believed in Jesus – whom they have rejected as the Messiah who called them seeds of the ‘devil’. The Reading however, teaches the people – if and when the Jews or Christians claim that – people could only be guided through the ‘religion’ of Judaism or Christianity, then they should reply, “We follow the creed of Abraham the monotheist and he was never an idol-worshiper” (2:135). And then the people who believe the Reading must affirm that; “We believe in God, and what was revealed to us, and what was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Patriarchs, and what was given to Moses and Jesus, and what was given to all the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction among any of them, and we are at peace by God“. (2:136).

The majority Muslims will not accept the above verse. They believe only in one messenger – Muhammad. Most of them will curse anyone who suggests to follow the creed of Abraham – or to stop making distinction between any of the messengers. As far as they are concerned Abraham and other messengers are aliens in their religion.

Since both the Jews and the Christians knew about Abraham’s association with God’s deen, they cannot deny the information about Abraham in the Reading. As a matter of fact, it is their wish if they could be counted as those who follow the creed of Abraham because Moses and Jesus talked highly about this man. Similarly, Muhammad was made to tell everyone, “The truth has come from God, and you shall follow the creed of Abraham, the monotheist and he was not an idol-worshiper” (3:95). Until today no Muslims want to listen to him.

Many people of the previous scripture claim that Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the patriarchs were Jewish or Christians – but the Reading clarifies this confusion by saying, “Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian. He was a monotheist who was at peace, and he was not an idol-worshiper“. (3:67). If they insist, then we could easily tell them to use their common sense. “O people of the scripture, why do you dispute about Abraham when the Torah and the Gospel were not revealed long after him? Why don’t you use your common sense?” (3:65). The Reading gives a simple answer – the Torah and the Gospel were not revealed long after Abraham – thus nobody could associate him with the Jewish and Christian religion – two cult entities created long after Moses and Jesus.

When his name appeared in the Old Testament this chosen man became the target of the Jews. Similarly, when God talks about this good man in the Reading he became the target of the Arab religionists who say he was the founder of a stone idol in Mecca.

The history in the Reading reminds the Children of Israel about Abraham’s test with God’s word before being qualified as the forefront for those who are at peace. Then he was directed to the providence in God’s system and decided to remain in it and committed himself to keeping it pure – from any form of idol-worship, religion, ritual, and pagan rites.

Anyone who decides to follow his footsteps is expected to be similarly devoted to God’s system by humbling themselves cosentingly to the providence. Abraham never built a pyramid or oblong shaped house when he upholds his commitment with God, neither had he created a religion. Instead he used his intelligence and common sense when confronted with dogmatic practices steeped in tradition. When he saw his father and his people devoting themselves to idols he took the challenge to call them to observe the true God. Abraham rejected the concept of serving stone idols because it simply did not make sense. When he discussed this with the people he again used his common sense. When they threatened him with their gods, he said:

How could you serve what you carved? God is the one who created you and the materials that you make to become your idol. (37:95-96)

For challenging traditional practices, Abraham found himself the prime target of the Arab conspiracy. They carved a footprint out of a copper block and placed it right opposite the square rock idol in Mecca and claimed it was his. This, they say, is to honour the man who built their rock idol for them. They say Abraham was the first man to worship the stone idol in Mecca through the ritual prayers. That is the reason why the religionists say that the status of Abraham (maqami-ibrohim) is somehow equated with the footprint in the gilded caged opposite their stone idol in their mosque.

Next, they say Abraham – the committed man – (the word in the Arabic is muSollan) denotes a place of worship. Their special place of worship, naturally.

This particular brand of absurdity is the result of God’s Scripture being twisted by a race that God has decreed the ‘staunchest in disbelief and hypocrisy’ (see 9:97).


1 Old Testament Genesis 12:1-20

2 New Testament John 8: 39-58


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Serve God Alone

The message from God to all His prophets is consistent. It is simple and straightforward. It is simply a sanction of universal values listing the deeds to be observed by all. In simple terms, it is a master plan for a productive life.

Let us not forget that it is the Devil’s purpose and nature to interfere. God has, time and again, reminded His servants not to serve him who imposes false limits beyond God’s own sanctions1. God’s revelation is all about this concept – nothing more and nothing less. There are no religious institutions, no religious obligations nor ritual prayers. God did not make provision for religious pilgrimages nor for the systematic collection of money in His name. He did not command His prophets or messengers to worship Him in the ordinary sense of that word. There is no reference to religious institutions or religious obligations in His Scripture. None whatsoever. What better way for the Devil to subvert God’s system2 than by contaminating it!

So, how did all these practices creep into Islam? Where in the Reading are these practices dictated? Let us examine the Scripture to see what God has enjoined upon us.

Inherently, all the prophets, messengers, and His servants – be they men or women – are required to serve God through their respective individual deeds both in substance and in spirit. Islam is concerned with deliberate and conscious obedience to God by the individuals to attain his or her peace in this world – not mindless automated behaviour. God’s message conveyed to us by all His messengers simply says: ‘You shall not serve other than Him’. Within the framework of those words lies the truth of Islam or the peacefulness.

We did not send any messengers before you but with the message: there is no god except Me, therefore you shall serve Me alone3. (21:25)

The key to peacefulness is by serving God alone – not the prophets, or messengers or anyone else. In order to do that, it is neccessay that we devote completely to the way of life prescribed by Him alone. This is the natural instinct implanted to us by Him. Somehow as we strive to find our way to the peacefulness in this life we hear different stories about God and in some extreme cases we are told God has begotten a son, or one chosen messenger must be honoured each time God’s name is invoked, and we also hear stories about what God wants. These are doctrines of invented religion and many people are deceived by the promoters of these religions.

Praise God who has never taken a son for Himself, nor does He have a partner to rule, nor does he need anybody to protect Him from humiliations”. (17:111)

People humiliate God when they claim God has begotten a son, or mention other names besides Him each time they praise Him, or invent lies in His name. If we look around us we find Rabbis, Priests, Mullahs, and Imams who claim to be the protectors of God. Suprisingly people failed to see that these are the groups of people who are promoting these ideas. They are the same people who invented the non-prescribed worship and prayer; religious laws, pilgrimage, sacrifices etc. and then insist that is what God wants.

Each person is expected to serve his or her Lord through living a normal life of using the high faculty of their senses. There is no mention in the Reading of worship in the ordinary sense of that word or of ritual prayer be it three, four or five times a day or a week. It was but the religionists’ conspiracy against God and the Last Prophet, which saw the introduction of religious institutions, houses of worship, ritual prayers and religious laws.

For example, the religionists have manipulated the meaning of the term ‘way of life’ or deen to mean ‘religion’, and ‘I serve’ (ya’budu) to mean ‘I worship’. Whilst at first glance these changes seem minute, however, in realism they have had a tremendous impact on Islam. Sadly, the keepers of the faith have also perpetuated many other distortions. Among them are the Ka’aba in Mecca and the practice of mandatory pilgrimage. It would be wrong, however, to say (as sometimes people do) that the changes of the meanings have no real bearing on what the words mean or the translators conclusions that one draws from them. We will see, in fact, it is just the opposite in both cases. In some instances, the very meaning of the text is at stake, depending on how one resolves the textual problems.

The first and fundamental rule in understanding the meanings of the Quran is the testimony of one word from the Quran itself. CONSISTENCY.

Why do they not ponder over the Quran? Had it been from anyone other than God, they would surely find many contradictions therein” (4:82)

In simple term the message of the Quran is consistent or inerrant. Any misunderstanding or inconsistency of interpreting the words is the results of humans’ errors. When humans interptret a word or a verse of the book he or she must determine if the intepretation supports the meaning of similar words or verses in other parts of the Quran. If such an interpretation contradicts with each other – then the interpretation is incorrect. For instant, we cannot interpret the root word ‘Amr as life and other derivatives with the same shade of meanings like ‘Umur as ‘age’, ‘Amara as ‘cultivate or to bring to live’, and ma’mur as ‘lively’, and then suddenly change ‘Umra as ‘visit’ a meaning that has nothing to do with live.

Arabic words are constructed by a regular system of derivation, etymology, conjugation and scheme of verbal inflextion and also connecting letters for making nouns, verbs, subjects, adjectives, pronouns, adverbs, etc. from their roots. This root provides the basic lexical meaning of the words. This is done by adding some letters to the root word or by changing the vowel signs. It also has regular ways of making different words from the root word to signify tense, number, gender, and paradigms. For example, let us look at the three consonants of Ka, Ta, Ba a root word associated with writing. The following are some derivation and their patterns derived from adding different vowels and alphabets between the consonants:

Kitab = Book or scripture

Katib = A writer or Scribe

‘Uktub = Write

Maktub = Written text

Kutiba = Prescribed

Kataba = He wrote

Katabu = They wrote

Katabat = She wrote

Katabna = We wrote

Yaktubu = He writes

Yaktabuna = They write

Taktubu = You write

Naktubu = We write

Maktab = School

It is important to note that by knowing the meaning of the base one can know the meaning of the derivative. Arabic has innumerable roots and each one possess a clear meaning. It also has words and phrases to express fully various ideas and distinguished between shades of meaning.

It is difficult to trace how and why the manipulations of the meanings of the words (not the original words) in the Quran began because the first English translation we have in our possession is less than one hundred fifty years old. From the 7th century Arab clerics were the first people who started compiling Arabic dictionaries for religious intentions. Many of these dictionaries were written at different times and in different places to address the different needs. These clerics however compiled their dictionaries with different perspectives, beliefs, views, needs, desires, understandings, and from different schools of thoughts. In all these ways they differed one another. However, not much later books were written by other opposing factions claiming to classify, qualify and rectify mistakes and remedy the errors of earlier compilers. In other words errors and mistakes can happen to humans’ works and it can result in contradictions. In 4:82 it says, “if other than God, surely they will find many contradictions therein“.

The first Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane was written in 1892. Much of Lane’s work were aquired from Taj al-Arus’s dictionary compiled by an Arab cleric of mid-seventeen century named Sayyid Murtadza Al Zabidi Al Bilgrami a compilation said to be among the best Arabic dictionaries exhibiting fully and clearly of the numerous explanations, meanings and comprehensive corrections of mistakes found in other Arabic dictionaries and lexicological works written by earlier clerics. In spite of these corrections we could still find errors among the best dictionaries and lexicons like assigning seven different words ibil, ba’ir, jamal, rikab, awbar, ‘ishar, and him as Camel or nine different words to refer to humiliate or abase.

It is interesting to know that the early Arabs belonged to a community entrenched with a belief of many gods. They subscribed to the worship of a deity through rituals, sacrifices of animals and other food products; they maintained that there was a special holy place where this being dwelt here on earth (like the square house in Mecca), and it was there that these sacrifices were to be made. They prayed to this god for communal and personal needs. Thus when the Quran was revealed to an Arab they see it as a mysterious book of some importance for religion, but it certainly was not for something to be learned or mastered. As I mentioned earlier the Quran is not about religion, it negates any religious practices – it is a guide book and the criterion to distinguish between right and wrong – good and bad. It also gives detail of the moral conduct of people of the past from different civilizations and sanctioned the limits of just laws.

It seems that God knew about the Arab race before He revealed the Quran to an Arab prophet and He has declared they are the staunchest disbelievers and hypocrites who don’t deserved to know the limits sanctioned in the book. This will be demonstrated beyond all doubt by this book. The Reading confirms:

The Arabs are staunchest in disbelief and hypocrisy, and most likely not to know the limits of what was revealed by God to His messenger, and God is Knower and Judge. (9:97)

It is very sad to see non-Arab Muslims around the world look very highly upon the Arabs just because the Quran was revealed in Arabic. If only they study the Quran carefully they will realize the probability of Arabs being the caretakers of God’s deen is close to zero. The current status quo, however, has the Arabs as the heroes and champions of ‘religion’ with non-Arabs putting their blind trust in the religionists who are obsessed with Arabic language and culture.


1 The Chambers 20th Century Dictionary amongst others defines “sanction” as “motive for obedience to any moral or religious law (ethics): a penalty or reward expressly attached to non-observance or observance of a law or treaty. In the context of the Qur’an, the limit to the orderly way of life is sanctioned. Thus it is called the ‘Consented Sanctions’ or ‘masjidil-haram’.

2 God’s system does not operate through organized institutions. People were created as individuals, and each answers directly to God. Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad were told to inform people that, “No burden soul will bear the burden of another”. Rabbis, priests, monks, and mullahs operate a false system created by the enemies of God and His messengers.

3 Serving God alone is the main essence of all scriptures. Moses announced it in Deuteronomy 6:4 and Jesus repeated it in Mark 12: 29-30 and Muhammad in the Qur’an 17:22-23.