To readers of translations

For those many who have rejected the Hadith books written by men, this book represents another step in their journey on the path of God.

But the Devil says: ‘I am waiting for them on your Straight Path and I will mislead all of the without exception’. It would be inefficient of him to waste his time waiting for people who are already on the wrong path.

Those who have read the Reading may be able to recall the verse in 7:16-17:-

He (the devil) said, “Since You willed that I go astray, I will always skulk on Your right path to mislead all of them. Then I will come to them from their front, from behind them, from their right and from their left. You will find the majority of them are unappreciative”.

If such people are gratified with what they understand from the translations without any careful study or verification, they are likely to be frozen along with the translator’s personal understanding and beliefs which – as a rule – are taken wholesale from the very Hadith books the reader has rejected.

The only way to know about the true Islam is to read the Reading in its purity and use it as the criterion to judge the religionist’s teachings. Do your own research to discover the distortions in the translations and put your trust in God. He is our only protector.

Do not accept anything that you yourself cannot ascertain. Your hearing, eyesight, and your heart each of them will be questioned about it. (17: 36)

Thus, if you are unable to verify, stay away from organised religion. Live a full life. The moral rule to attain a peaceful life in this world is to believe with the unseen God and be an upright person for your own good. To qualify, all we need to do is to be observant of the natural laws, lead a virtuous life by doing good deeds and do what is obvious as a normal human being. God created men and women with basic instinct to understand what is good or bad. When He says ‘honour your parents’, we don’t need any rabbis, priests, monks, or mullahs to tell us how to honour our own parents.

Lastly, ‘The God our Lord needs no one‘ – including the rabbis, pope, ayatollahs, priests, monks, mullahs, theologians or religious scholars, saints, and spiritual leaders who think they know what God wants. These are names that we have invented – our forefathers and us. These names are clusters of walking time bombs – ready to explode at anytime or place. They follow nothing except conjecture and their own opinions about the one God. God never placed any power in them. It is people who make them what – and who they are. If we exercise our right to put them in power – they will remove our right instantly – then say – “if you speak against us you are an apostate”, or “you are an infidel”, or “you are doomed“, and render you to be stoned to death by a true believer.

Thus, we need only God – not morons. Is God alone worthy to be followed or these earthly gods who need the guidance themselves?

Think about this carefully. Why should we be a member of any organised religion when we can be what – and who we want to be – by ourselves? What if you a peaceful man or woman who is truthful, kind, caring, sincere, humble, compassionate, charitable, steadfast, and loving individual – does it matter to God if you are NOT a member any of these clubs? Must you call yourself a Muslim or a Jew, a Hindu or a Christian, a Buddhist or a Bahai?

When we reject these earthly lords – are we rejecting GOD? Not at all! We have made the best decision in our life to severe the relationship with these flagitious gods and return to the true God who created us. We have more reasons to believe in Him as it opens the possibility of His system playing a role in our life. He promised that if we believe in Him alone and be committed to do good deeds and uphold our obligations sincerely, He will liberate us (men and women) as frontiers of peace on earth and endows us the ‘Peacefulness’.

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A message to Arab religionists

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)

    Guidance becomes animal offerings’

    The word hadya in 5:2 refers to guide, show, lead or point out. The root word hada means guide, and hudan is the guidance. The religionists did not expect that their mutilation of simple Arabic words in the Reading would eventually be uncovered. The word Hadya appears in the Reading many times. The word hadiiya in 7:186 and 25:31 shows that its meaning is guide.

    Man-yud-lilil-lah fala hadi-ya lahu wayazaru-hum fi-dhog-yanihim ya’mahun (7:186)
    Whoever goes astray, God will not guide him (hadi-ya lahu). And He will allow him to wander aimlessly. (7:186)

    Wakazalika ja’alna likul-linabiayan ‘aduwon minal-mujrimin wakafabirob-bika hadiiyan mahjur’. (25:31)
    We thus appoint for every prophet enemies from among the criminals. Your Lord suffices as guide (hadiiyan) and helper. (25:31)

    But when this same word – hadya – appears in 5:2, 2:196 and other verses, the religionists twist the word to mean sacrificial offering of animals as a religious rite in their Arab religion.

    The message in the revelations

    God revealed His Scriptures to mankind as a guide. Obviously, the clear guidelines in His Book are meant only for those who are observant, believe in the Unseen, observe their covenant with Him and are certain about life after death. But for those who disbelieve, He seals their hearts and their hearing, and He places a veil upon their eyes so that they cannot understand His Book. That is why He says the Messenger cannot guide those he loves. God guides whomever He wills and He is fully aware of those who deserve the guidance. The fortunate believers are committed to doing deeds to show their appreciation to the Creator. That is all. The Creator assures those who conduct their lives in accordance with the prescribed decrees that they will not be subject to fear or grief in this world and the Hereafter.

    Men and women follow different paths. They have different cultures and ways of life through observing different systems. Although they were created with different colours and languages, their unifying factor is God who gives them life and death. The best among them, however, are those who work righteousness.

    Among His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your language and colours. These are signs for all mankind. (30:22)

    O mankind! We created all of you from the same male and female, and We made you into nations and tribes in order that you recognise each other. But the best among you is the most righteous. God is omniscient, cognisant. (49:13)

    The Reading does not envisage a religion of ‘holiness‘ or a ‘divine‘ life. The Reading is a Book of guidance and good news for sincere people who wish to lead a righteous life by doing good deeds, by sacrificing their egos, greed and selfishness. A manual of life, if you like.

    Indeed this Reading is a guidance for the upright and good news for those who believe through performing good deeds. They have deserved the great recompense. (17:9)

    We would live a better world today if the religionists were to follow the example of the Last Prophet and deliver the good news to the world. Instead, they choose to duplicate Stone Age barbaric laws denying the faithful basic human rights and freedom of speech.

    During the author’s brief visit to Mecca, Medina and Jeddah, he was surprised to see that all shops and businesses are forced to close each time the mosque’s loudspeaker summons the people to prayer. Crowds of worshippers – men in ankle-length white robes and chequered headgear, women covered in black – hurry towards the mosque. On the street, squads of mutawwa (the feared religious police) trawl for slackers. The rules of behaviour and dress are draconian and enforced with barbaric cruelty. This is not what the Reading teaches.

    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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    Religion is not from God

    The intention of the enemies of all the prophets throughout history has been to deceive the people and to retain power. It is very simple. This is the basis of all the ‘religions’ around the world today. Of course, not everybody in each of these religions is consciously doing this. Many are sincere. However, dupes make the best deceivers because they genuinely believe their own propaganda. At the top levels, the leadership understands the game plan. The Reading describes the existence of human devils and the jinn devil as being the common enemies who will invent and narrate lies to spread falsehood in order to divert people from God’s guidance.

    We have appointed for every prophet enemies from among the human devils and jinn devils who will invent and inspire each other fancy words in order to deceive the people. Had your Lord willed, they would not have done it. You shall disregard them and their invention. (6:112)

    If we look around the world today, this verse is particularly relevant to the Jews, the Christians, and the adherents of the Arab religion. Falsehood (based on ‘extra information’) abounds in these religions. It masquerades as the ‘extra’ enlightenment, a helping hand to further explain God’s message – as if God’s message were full of riddles containing hidden meanings. In reality, there is no such thing as the extra explanation or extra enlightenment to God’s Scriptures. If God had wanted to reveal it, it must be in both the Torah and the Reading. Conversely, if it is not mentioned in these Scriptures, it means someone has created a new tradition and added to the words of God.

    It is most unwise to heed the ungodly. As has been said before, for those who claim to hold to Islam and believe in God, the Qur’an is the default authority on earth.

    The Children of Israel conspired against Moses after God’s Scripture was revealed to him. They abandoned God’s consented decree to follow the religion of Judaism. Moses did not know anything about this Jewish religion. The Jews have written volumes of books for themselves instead of following the Torah alone. The Reading censures this in no uncertain terms:

    The example of those who were given the Torah and then failed to study it, is that of a donkey laden with books. Miserable indeed is the example of those who reject God’s revelation. God will not guide the wicked people. (62:5)1

    Out of His mercy, God sent Jesus to them to re-establish the original law. However, they could not accept him because doing so would have undermined the foundations of their own power since he was committed to demolishing the religion. In the end, they conspired against him and continued to promote Judaism for themselves while inventing Christianity as a new religion for those not blessed enough to have been born Jewish. Later, God revealed the Scripture to Muhammad. Again, his enemies abandoned God’s decrees to devise the Arab religion.

    Obviously, Muhammad did not know anything about Sunnism, Shia, Ahmadiah or Wahabism the religious sects that follow anything and everything under the sun except the Reading. Instead of following the Reading alone, those who claim to be following Muhammad have – like the Jews – written volumes of books and laden themselves down with them. It would seem that the only lesson people learn from history is that people never learn from history.

    Today, billions of people are devoting themselves to religions. All religions share common features. Whatever the details, the most important commandments are:

    1. Thou shalt worship.

    2. Thou shalt ritually pray according to thy priest’s teachings.

    3. Thou shalt pay the caretakers of thy religion.

    4. Thou shalt believe that we alone have the Truth.

    There will be a mass of further detail, but this takes care of the general landscape.

    The Lord of the Universe in His wisdom has warned us about religion and its caretakers. The objective of religion is to cheat people and to divert the innocent from the path of God. All religious teachers share one common aspiration: they espouse a false system and then collect financial tribute from their followers.

    O you who believe, the priests and the religious scholars cheat the people out of their money, and they divert everybody from the path of God. (9:34)

    As an example, it is very common these days for the funeral rites to cost as much as four or five thousand pounds (depending on the kind of religious experts you engage to perform the rituals). However, these priests and religious scholars cannot guarantee the dead man will get to Heaven (which is, inescapably, the stated objective of all religions). We also see that there is an array of religious rituals for new-born babies, yet our own eyes bear witness that many of these ‘religiously’ blessed babies grow up to become anything. No priest or scholar can guarantee a ‘religiously’ blessed marriage will not end in divorce. Those who follow religion will surely fall prey to the designs of their religious priests on their wealth sooner or later.

    People expect value for money. Unfortunately for them, when they follow a religion they are buying a one way ticket to Hell through their religious teachers. There is no such thing as a right religion as far as the Lord of the Universe is concerned. He is not interested in any religion. Rather, He has repeatedly insisted on an orderly way of life based around good deeds.

    The Reading gives a simple solution but a forceful message for mankind:

    Follow those who do not ask for any wage,2 they are guided. (36:21)

    Religion is big business, and people who manage it need not have any specialised skill except to find ways of how to invent lies in the name of God. The Reading says those who collect money in the name of religion are not guided. In many passages of the Reading we are told all bearers of good news who propagated the good values of life declared openly: ‘I do not ask you for any remuneration, my pay comes from the Lord of the Universe3’ (refer to annex). Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Jesus and the rest of the messengers said this to the people.

    By their actions, the religionists and their scholars do not believe the Reading when it quotes Muhammad correctly where he says:

    I have not asked you for any wage, my wage comes from God, He witnesses all things.” (34:47).

    Ironically, those in the elite club of the staunchest hypocrites and disbelievers impose the ‘good example of the Prophet’ on everyone themselves do the opposite. That is the reason why the Reading says the priests and religious scholars are cheating the people out of their money. If all people can sincerely consented to the Qur’anic injunction not to follow those who ask you for a wage, surely the shackle that is binding them will be removed instantly. The priests and religious scholars will disappear overnight.

    People should focus their full attention on doing good works. Their money and time could be put to better use attending to parents, neighbours, relatives, orphans and the poor, in being humble and speaking and treating people amicably – as the Reading directs. That is what life is about. This is Islam or peacefulness. Islam is not about religion. People are recognised by their deeds, not ‘religious faith’.


    1 The Qur’an states that the texts delivered to the Jews and the Christians – the torah and the injeel – are now themselves corrupted, ref, 2:59 and 15:12. God assured His reminder is protected only in its original language (ref 15:9) – not the translations.

    2 This is with regards to paying people who claim they can guide others to the path of God. In 42:13 the Qur’an says nobody could bring anyone towards God except God Himself. In 28:56 IT states the Prophet cannot guide those whom he loves including his wife and children.

    3 See annex of this chapter.

    Religion is man-made

    By reading the Qur’an with care it becomes obvious that God did not intend that there be any ‘religion’ at all. The Reading promotes a way of life which is acceptable with God and which promotes the wellbeing of people. There is no need to define it as a religion. It is clearly stated in the Reading that no prophets or messengers brought ‘religion’ from God. God revealed a deen to them so that the people around them would serve the unseen God by observing righteous deeds amongst themselves for their own benefit in this world and the Hereafter. And, thus informed, people would also know and avoid the unholy and the hypocritical behaviour of ‘religion’ by the deeds of those who profess and practice it. The surah of the Reading attributed to Noah states that he worked day and night calling the people to abandon religion. Noah told them they should not serve anyone or anything except God. They should observe a way of life for God. His neighbours and friends did not heed his call.

    Noah said, “O my people, I come to you as a Warner. You shall serve God and work righteousness and obey me.” (71:2-3)

    The response from his community was:

    They said. “Do not abandon your idols, do not abandon Wadd, or Suwa, or Yaghoot, or Ya’ooq and Nasar.” (71:23)

    The idols Wadd, Suwa, Yaghoot, Ya’ooq, and Nasar are names after the religious sages who were the gods of those who follow their teachings. Similarly, names like Bukhari, Shafie, Wahab, Gulam Ahmad, or Aga Khan are gods of their respective cults, Ezzra for Judaism, and Paul in Christianity.

    The people of Noah were probably rich, prosperous and comfortable with their way of life. They did not suffer any poverty in their ‘religion’ of worshipping idols. Noah did not fit into the popular pattern of the day. The Reading teaches us that following the masses ends badly:

    If you follow the majority of the people on earth they will divert you from the path of God. They follow only conjecture and they only guess. (6:116)

    Muhammad espoused the same message as Noah. He was simply the messenger of God, he was not a worshipper. He worked to spread the word of God and hope it prevails over other deens. One would logically assume that Muslims the world over would want to emulate the Last Prophet and embody the teaching he brought. It is illuminating in that regard to read what the message he received was:

    We have decreed for you the same deen as was enjoined upon Noah and what is revealed to you herein, and also what was enjoined upon Abraham, Moses and Jesus. You shall uphold the one deen and not be divided. It is simply too difficult for the idol-worshippers to accept what you advocate. God is the one who will bring towards Him whomever He wills, and He will guide towards Himself those who would return. (42:13)

    Read that again: ‘It is simply too difficult for the idol-worshippers to accept what you advocate’.

    That statement is self-explanatory: people who profess religion are regarded as idol-worshippers, they will simply not be able to fathom God’s true deen (as advocated in the Reading alone and discussed in this work).

    In addition, their almost certain adverse reaction to this book will bear testament to veracity of this statement.