Surah3:20 If they argue with you (O Messenger), tell them, “I have submitted to God; I and those who follow me.” Say to the People of the Scripture, and to those who claim to have no Scripture, “Would you submit (to God)?” If they submit, then they have been guided but if they turn away, then your duty is only to convey the Message. God is Seer of His servants.
On Judgement Day I will be standing with the whole of humankind but I will be alone to be Judged according to the rights and wrongs I did in this earthly life. I am responsible for myself and any deviation will be Judged according to this; I cannot lay the blame on others, particularly when I have extensively studied many great scholars who I believe preach the truth, Dr Shabbir included.
We should not fear the adoption of the right path, the pre Islamic pagan Arabs were worse than us and stopped their barbaric ways (for a time at least) and so whenever I am confronted by the N2 muslims I present Quranic verse after Quranic verse to prove my point. Those Muslims who have deviated cannot argue with the Quran, no matter what they believe, but most just shrug their shoulders or give you a smirk and continue in their idolatrous ways. May Allah Guide them.
WE ARE NOT CREATING A NEW SECT, MORE DIVISION OR MORE HATRED, we are trying to enjoin upon the people to go back to the Quran with a pure mental attitude that is not corrupted by our ancestors; Using the Quran to judge how we should act and not judge the Quran from the writings of Bukhari or Ibn Kathir. Any Muslim that declares that the namaz is a corruption of the Quranic Just social system, Salat, has “seen the light” as far as I am concerned and must be congratulated and encouraged. It is not an easy step to take and there will always be doubts because practically all Muslims are performing namaz so how can the majority be wrong? A majority of the one billion Christians believe in the trinity so they must be right, aren’t they?
Dr Shabbir has metaphorically placed his forehead on the ground and submitted to the Will of Allah by saying that namaz is not to be “humbly” followed when he has intellectually shown it is wrong. It is this bowing down to the Will of Allah that we must do and not a ritualised prostration that imparts no righteous behaviour in ourselves. THE QURAN AND HUMAN INTELLECT, what a combination!
May the Peace and Blessings of Almighty Allah be with us all.
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