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DEEN has always been the same
By:Ahmed Moosa, S.Africa
Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019, 6:11 pm

THE DEEN (ISLAM) / SHARIAH (LAW) IS THE SAME AS GIVEN TO MUHAMMAD AS THAT WAS GIVEN TO ALL PREVIOUS MESSENGERS:

Chapter 41 verse 43: “NOTHING IS SAID TO THEE (i.e. Muhammad[1]) THAT WAS NOT SAID TO THE MESSENGERS BEFORE THEE (i.e. Muhammad) […].”

Chapter 6 verse 161: “Say: Verily, my Rabb hath guided me (i.e. Muhammad) to a way that is straight, - A DEEN OF RIGHT, - THE PATH (trod) BY IBRÂHÎM the true in imân (faith), and he (i.e. Ibrâhîm) (certainly) joined not gods with Allâh.” (cf: Chapter3 verse 90; Chapter 42 verse 13; Chapter 6 verse 90)
Chapter 46 verse 9: “Say: I (i.e. Muhammad) am not the first of the Messengers and bring no new (belief) doctrine among the Messengers, NOR DO I (i.e. Muhammad) KNOW WHAT WILL BE DONE WITH ME OR WITH YOU. I (i.e. Muhammad) FOLLOW BUT THAT WHICH IS REVEALED TO ME BY WÂHY (INSPIRATION) (i.e. Qur’ân); I (i.e. Muhammad) am but a Warner open and clear.”

Chapter 42 verse 15: “Now then, for that (reason), call (to Al-Qur’ân), and stand steadfast as thou (i.e. Muhammad) art commanded, nor follow thou their vain desires; but say: “I (i.e. Muhammad) BELIEVE IN THE BOOK (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) WHICH ALLÂH HAS SENT DOWN; […].”

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ALLÂH’S COMMANDS MUHAMMAD TO FOLLOW ONLY AL-QUR’ÂN:

Chapter 7 verse 3: “FOLLOW THE REVELATION (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) GIVEN UNTO YOU (i.e. Muhammad) from your Rabb, and follow not, as friends or protectors, other than Allâh. […]”

Chapter 33 verse 2: “FOLLOW THAT WHICH COMES TO THEE (i.e. Muhammad) BY INSPIRATION (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) FROM THY RABB: for Allâh is well acquainted with (all) that ye do.”

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ALLÂH COMMANDS MUHAMMAD AND ALL HIS FOLLOWERS TO FOLLOW AL-QUR’ÂN ONLY:

Chapter 43 verse 44: “THIS (i.e. Qur'ân) IS INDEED THE MESSAGE, FOR THEE (i.e. Muhammad) AND FOR THY PEOPLE; AND SOON SHALL YE (all) BE BROUGHT TO ACCOUNT.”

Please read this verse carefully and ponder: Did Muhammad follow another Book? Are Muhammad’s followers permitted to follow another Book? Did his sahabâhs follow another Book? (Answer in Chapter 4 verse 115). Was there another Book authorized by Muhammad in his lifetime, and could he change anything in the Book? (Answer in Chapter 10 verse 15). Note the very important question that will be posed to Muhammad on the Day of Judgement in Chapter 4 verse 41, and his answer Chapter 25 verse 30.

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MUHAMMAD IS COMMANDED TO DECLARE HE FOLLOWS ONLY AL-QUR’ÂN:

Chapter 7 verse 203: “[…] SAY: “I (i.e. Muhammad) BUT FOLLOW WHAT IS REVEALED (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) TO ME (i.e. Muhammad) FROM MY RABB: […].”

Chapter 12 verse 108: [Allâh commands Muhammad] “Qûl – Say: This is my way (i.e. the Qur’ânic way): I (i.e. Muhammad) CALL TO ALLÂH WITH CERTAIN KNOWLEDGE (i.e. Qur’ân only) ~ I (i.e. Muhammad) and those who follow me (i.e. Muhammad,)…….”

Chapter 28 verse 85: “VERILY HE (i.e. Allâh) WHO ORDAINED (FA-RA-DA) THE QUR'ÂN FOR THEE (i.e. Muhammad), […]”

Note: Allâh states that Al-Qur’ân is made binding -fa-ra-da - upon Muhammad: the Arabic word is Fa-ra-da means compulsory, obligatory, enforced, essential, important, critical to follow, imposed etc. (There are numerous verses besides the ones quoted in this booklet that state Muhammad followed only Al-Qur’ân).

Chapter 42 verse 48: [Allâh declares]: “If then they turn away, WE (i.e. Allâh) HAVE NOT SENT THEE (i.e. Muhammad) AS A GUARD OVER THEM. THY (i.e. Muhammad’s) DUTY IS BUT TO CONVEY (the Message of Al-Qur’ân). […]”

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IF MUHAMMAD MADE UP HIS OWN SHARIAH, OR INVENTED ANY SAYING AND ATTRIBUTED IT TO ALLÂH, OR FOLLOWED ANOTHER BOOK, READ VERY CAREFULLY THE FOLLOWING VERSES AND REFLECT DEEPLY:

Warning To Muhammad By Allâh If He Deviated From His Duty To Deliver The Qur’ânic Message:

Chapter 69 verses 43 to 47: “(This Qur’ân is) a Message sent down from the Rabb (i.e. Allâh) of the â‘lamîn (worlds). And if the messenger (i.e. Muhammad) were to invent any sayings in Our (i.e. Allâh’s) name, We (i.e. Allâh) should certainly seize him by his (i.e. Muhammad) right hand, and We (i.e. Allâh) should certainly then CUT OFF THE ARTERY OF HIS (i.e. Muhammad’s) HEART: nor could any of you withhold him (from Our wrath).”

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ONLY ALLÂH GUIDES THOSE WHO TRULY SEEK GUIDANCE:

Chapter 2 verse 272: “IT IS NOT REQUIRED OF THEE (i.e. Muhammad) TO SET THEM ON THE RIGHT PATH, but Allâh sets on the right path whom He (i.e. Allâh) pleaseth. […]”

Chapter 28 verse 56: “It is true thou (i.e. Muhammad) wilt not be able to guide every one whom thou (i.e. Muhammad) lovest; but Allâh guides those whom He (i.e. Allâh) will and He (i.e. Allâh) knows best those who receive guidance.” (cf: Chapter 58 verse 22)

Chapter 19 verse 76: AND ALLÂH DOTH ADVANCE IN GUIDANCE THOSE WHO SEEK GUIDANCE: […]” (cf: Chapter 58 verse 22)

Chapter 17 verse 97: “IT IS ONE WHOM ALLÂH GUIDES, THAT IS ON TRUE GUIDANCE; but one whom He (i.e. Allâh) leaves astray - for such wilt thou find no Protector besides Him (i.e. Allâh). On the Day of Judgement We (i.e. Allâh) shall gather, them together, prone on their faces, blind, dumb, and deaf: their abode will be Hell: every time it shows abatement, We (i.e. Allâh) shall increase from them the fierceness of the Fire.”

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THOSE WHO REJECT AL-QUR’ÂN WILL NOT BE GUIDED:

Chapter 16 verse 104: “Those who believe not in the ayât (signs) of Allâh, - Allâh will not guide them, and theirs will be a grievous penalty.” (cf: Chapter 2 verse 121)

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AL-QUR’ÂN IS THE WEIGHTIEST IN EVIDENCE:

Chapter 6 verse 19: “Qûl - Say: ‘What thing is MOST WEIGHTY IN EVIDENCE?’ Qûl -Say: ‘Allâh is witness[2] between me (i.e. Muhammad) and you; THIS QUR’ÂN (is the most weighty in evidence) has been revealed to me (i.e. Muhammad) by wâhy (inspiration), that I (i.e. Muhammad) MAY WARN YOU (all during his time) And ALL WHOM IT (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) REACHES. Can you possibly bear witness that besides Allâh there is another Deity? Qûl - Say: ‘Nay! I (i.e. Muhammad) cannot bear witness!’ Qûl - Say: ‘But in truth He (i.e. Allâh) is the one Allâh, and I (i.e. Muhammad) truly am innocent of (your blasphemy of) joining others with Allâh’.”

Note: Allâh has commanded Muhammad FOUR times in this one AYÂH to SAY ~ what Allâh commands him to say!

Chapter 6 verse 114: “Say: “Shall I (i.e. Muhammad) seek for Judge other than Allâh? ~ When He (i.e.Allâh) it is Who (i.e. Allâh) hath sent unto you the Book (i.e. Al-Qur’ân), EXPLAINED IN DETAIL. […]”

Chapter 4 verse 105: “We (i.e. Allâh) have sent down to thee (i.e. Muhammad) the Book (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) in truth, that thou (i.e. Muhammad) mightest JUDGE BETWEEN MEN, AS GUIDED BY ALLÂH. So be not (used) as an advocate by those who betray their trust; (i.e. Al-Qur’ân)”

Chapter 8 verse 27: “O ye that believe! BETRAY NOT THE TRUST OF ALLÂH AND THE MESSENGER, (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) […]”

Note: Most Muslims have betrayed the Trust of Allâh (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) by accepting other spurious books!

ANSWER TO THOSE WHO DEMAND OTHER BOOKS: E.G. HADIS BOOKS BY HUMAN BEINGS:

Chapter 10 verse 15: [Allâh declares] “But when Our (i.e. Allâh’s) Clear Signs (Ayât) are rehearsed unto them, those who rest not their hope on their meeting with US (i.e. Allâh): (the rejecters and unbelievers) say: “Bring us a reading (other than this Qur’ân), or change this: Qûl – (Muhammad is commanded to) SAY: “IT IS NOT FOR ME (i.e. Muhammad) OF MY OWN ACCORD TO CHANGE IT (i.e. AL-QUR’ÂN): I (i.e. Muhammad) FOLLOW NAUGHT BUT WHAT IS REVEALED UNTO ME (i.e. Al-Qur’ân): if I (i.e.Muhammad) were to disobey my Rabb, I (i.e.Muhammad) should myself fear the penalty of a great Day (to come).”

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ALLÂH POSES THE FOLLOWING QUESTION:

Chapter 29 verse 51: “AND IS IT (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) NOT ENOUGH FOR THEM that We (i.e. Allâh) have sent down to thee (i.e. Muhammad) the BOOK (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) which is rehearsed to them? Verily, in IT (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) is MERCY and a REMINDER to those who believe.” (cf: chapter 38 verse 70)

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CONSEQUENCES TO MUHAMMAD IF HE SAID ANYTHING BESIDES AL-QUR’ÂN:

Let us suppose that Muhammad invented sayings and attributed it to Allâh. Please read very carefully the consequences to him despite the fact that he was a messenger of Allâh:

Chapter 17 verse 73 to 75: “And their (i.e. unbelievers) purpose was to tempt thee (i.e. Muhammad) away from that which We (i.e. Allâh) had revealed (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) unto thee (i.e. Muhammad), to substitute in Our Name (i.e. Allâh’s name) something quite different; (in that case), behold! they (i.e. the unbelievers) would certainly have made thee (i.e. Muhammad) (their) friend! And had We (i.e. Allâh) not given thee (i.e. Muhammad) strength, thou (i.e. Muhammad) wouldst nearly have inclined to them a little. In that case We (i.e. Allâh) should have made thee (i.e. Muhammad) taste an equal portion (of punishment) in this life, and an equal portion in death: and moreover thou (i.e. Muhammad) wouldst have found none to help thee (i.e. Muhammad) against Us (i.e. Allâh)!

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Warning To Muhammad By Allâh If He Deviated From His Duty To Deliver The Qur’ânic Message:

Chapter 69 verses 43 to 47: “(This Qur’ân is) a Message sent down from the Rabb (i.e. Allâh) of the â‘lamîn (worlds). And if the messenger (i.e. Muhammad) were to invent any sayings in Our (i.e. Allâh’s) name, We (i.e. Allâh) should certainly seize him by his (i.e. Muhammad) right hand, and We (i.e. Allâh) should certainly then CUT OFF THE ARTERY OF HIS (i.e. Muhammad’s) HEART: nor could any of you withhold him (from Our wrath).”

SO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN BOOK? ALLÂH HAS MENTIONED THIS IN THE FOLLOWING VERSES OF HIS DIVINE BOOK:

Chapter 68 verses 37 & 38: “Or have you a Book through which ye learn- that ye shall have, through it (i.e. your book) whatever ye choose?”

The Sunnis have 6 sets of hadîth books, the Shias have 4 sets of hadîth books, and the 1001 sects have their own books: each sect and sub sect rejects the others books and they all rejoice in their books. They believe they will get whatever they choose. What it really means is that they have invented new religions with new laws, and discarded Al-Qur’ân.

Allâh has stated clearly (a) that He has completed and perfected His Deen in Al-Qur’ân Chapter 5 verse 3; (b) nothing is omitted in His Book Chapter 6 verse 38; (c) There are no mistakes and nothing forgotten in His Book Chapter 20 verse 52 & Chapter 19 verses 64; (d) same Deen given to all the previous messengers in Chapter 42 verse 13; and Chapter 6 verses 83 to 90. The most important point is that because they have their own books they follow their own fictitious religions, and in doing so they now want to teach Allâh their religion as the following verse so aptly says:

Chapter 49 verse 16: “WHAT! WILL YE INSTRUCT ALLÂH ABOUT YOUR RELIGION? But Allâh knows all that is in the heavens and on earth: He (i.e. Allâh) has full knowledge of all things.”

So the books they follow are by their ‘gods’ - it means they have made partners with Allâh, as stated in the following verse:

Chapter 42 verse 21: “What! Have they partners (in godhead), who have established for them some religion without the permission of Allâh. Had it not been for the Decree of Judgement, the matter would have been decided between them (at once). But verily the wrong- doers will have a grievous penalty.”

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MUHAMMAD DID NOT KNOW HE WAS GOING TO BE CHOSEN AS A MESSENGER OF ALLÂH BEFORE HE RECEIVED REVELATION:

Chapter 28 verse 86: “And thou (i.e. Muhammad) hadst not expected that the Book (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) would be sent to thee (i.e. Muhammad) except as a Mercy from thy Rabb: therefore lend not thou (i.e. Muhammad) support in any way to those who reject (Allah's Message).”

Chapter 42 verse 52: “And thus have We (i.e. Allâh), by Our Command, sent wâhy (inspiration) to thee (i.e. Muhammad): THOU (i.e. Muhammad) KNEWEST NOT (before) WHAT WAS WÂHY (Revelation) AND WHAT WAS IMÂN (faith); but We (i.e. Allâh) have made the (Qur'ân) a light, wherewith We (i.e. Allâh) guide such of Our servants as We (i.e. Allâh) will; and verily thou (i.e. Muhammad) dost guide (men) to the straight Way,”-

THE FOLLOWING VERSES ARE EXPLICIT: ONLY AL-QUR’ÂN REVEALED TO MUHAMMAD:

Chapter 38 verse 70: “ONLY THIS (i.e. Qur’ân) HAS BEEN REVEALED TO ME (i.e. Muhammad), that I (i.e. Muhammad) am to give warning plainly and publicly.” (cf: Chapter 29 verse 51)

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MUHAMMAD MUST PROCLAIM AL-QUR’ÂN ONLY:

Chapter 21 verse 45: “SAY, I (i.e. Muhammad) DO BUT WARN YOU ACCORDING TO REVELATION (i.e. Al-Qur’ân)”: but the deaf will not hear the call, (even) when they are warned!” (Cf: Chapter 10 verses 15 to 18; Chapter 21 verse 45)

Chapter 5 verse 67: “O MESSENGER (i.e. Muhammad) PROCLAIM THE (Message of Al-Qur’ân) WHICH HATH BEEN SENT TO THEE (i.e. Muhammad) from thy Rabb. If thou (i.e. Muhammad) didst not, thou (i.e. Muhammad) wouldst not have fulfilled and proclaimed His (i.e. Allâh’s) mission. And Allâh will defend thee from men (who mean mischief). For Allâh guideth not those who reject Faith.”

Note: Muhammad’s mission was to proclaim Al-Qur’ân only as the messenger of Allâh.

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AL-QUR’ÂN IS THE SUPREME AND INVINCIBLE MESSAGE:

Chapter 38 verse 67: “Qûl- Say: THIS (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) IS A MESSAGE SUPREME (above all),”- (cf: chapter 6 verse 19)

Chapter 41 verse 41: “Those who reject the Message (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) when IT (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) comes to them (are not hidden from us). And indeed IT (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) IS A BOOK OF EXALTED POWER.”

Chapter 13 verse 31: “If there were a Qur’ân with which mountains were moved, or the earth were cloven asunder, or the dead were made to speak, (this Qur’ân would be the one!) […].”

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THE COMPANIONS OF MUHAMMAD FOLLOWED ONLY AL-QUR’ÂN:

Chapter 4 verse 115: [Allâh declares] “…And (one who) follows a path other than that chosen by the believers (i.e. the Muhajirs and Ansars), We (i.e. Allâh) shall leave him in the path he has chosen and make him enter hell – and it is an evil resort.” (cf: Chapter 8 verses 62, 63, and 74)

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ALLÂH HAS PRAISED THE MUHAJIRS AND ANSARS AS TRUE BELIEVERS, BECAUSE THEY FOLLOWED ONLY AL-QUR’ÂN, AND SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES AND PROPERTY:

Chapter 9 verse 100: “The vanguard (of Islam) - the first (i.e. Muhajirs) of those who forsook (their homes) and of those who gave them aid (i.e. Ansars), and (also) those who follow them in (all) good deeds, - WELL PLEASED IS ALLÂH WITH THEM (i.e. Muhajirs and Ansars), AS ARE THEY WITH HIM (i.e. Allâh): for them (i.e. Muhajirs and Ansars) hath He (i.e. Allâh) prepared Gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein for ever: that is the Supreme felicity.”

Chapter 33 verse 23: “Among the believers are men (i.e. Muhajirs and Ansars) who have been true to their Covenant with Allâh. Of them some have completed their vow (to the extreme, by laying down their lives), and some (still) wait: but they have never changed (their determination) in the least:”

ALLÂH OPENED THEIR HEARTS TO THE TRUTH AND THEY WERE THE HELPERS OF MUHAMMAD WITH THEIR LIVES AND POSSESSIONS:

Chapter 8 verses 62 & 63: “Should they (i.e. unbelievers) intend to deceive thee (i.e. Muhammad), - verily Allâh sufficeth thee (i.e. Muhammad): He (i.e. Allâh) it is that hath strengthened thee (i.e. Muhammad) with His aid and with (the company of) the Believers; (i.e. Muhajirs and Ansars) and (moreover) He (i.e. Allâh) hath put affection between their hearts (i.e.Muhajirs and Ansars): not if thou (i.e. Muhammad) hadst spent all that is in the earth, couldst thou (i.e. Muhammad) have produced that affection, but Allâh hath done it: for He (i.e. Allâh) is Exalted in Might, Wise.”

Chapter 8 verse 74: “And those (i.e. Muhammad’s first companions) who believed and fled (i.e. Muhajirs) and struggled hard in Allâh’s way, and those (i.e. his companions of Madînah) who gave shelter and helped, (i.e. Ansars) these are the believers truly. For them is forgiveness and an honourable provision.”

The believers specifically mentioned by Allâh in the above verses are the Muhajirs and Ansars. There was no other book in existence during the time of Muhammad that they followed. In chapter 4 verse 115 Allâh says explicitly that if anyone follows a path other than what they (i.e. Muhajirs and Ansars) followed they will go to hell!

The books of Bukhârî[3] etc were non-existent during Muhammad’s time. They surfaced about 250 to 300 years after the demise of Muhammad and his companions.

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MUHAMMAD SENT AS A UNIVERSAL MESSENGER:

Chapter 7 verse 158: “Say: O Mankind! I (i.e. Muhammad) am SENT UNTO YOU ALL, as the Messenger of Allâh, […], so believe in Allâh and His (i.e. Allâh’s) messenger (i.e. Muhammad), the UMMI (Unlettered Prophet)[4], who believeth in Allâh and His words (i.e. Al-Qur’ân): follow him (i.e. Muhammad) that (so) ye may be guided.”

Chapter 34 verse 28: “We (i.e. Allâh) have not sent thee (i.e. Muhammad) but as a UNIVERSAL (messenger) TO MANKIND, giving them glad tidings, and warning them (against sin), but most men understand not.”

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ALLÂH’S AHADÎTH IS AL-QUR’ÂN:

Chapter 39 verse 23: “Allâh has revealed (from time to time) (AH’SANAL HADÎTH) the MOST BEAUTIFUL HADÎTH (message) in the form of A BOOK, (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) CONSISTENT WITH ITSELF, (yet) REPEATING (its teaching in various aspects): the skins of those who fear their Rabb tremble thereat; then their skins and their hearts do soften to the celebration of Allâh’s praises. SUCH IS THE GUIDANCE OF ALLÂH. He (i.e. Allâh’s) guides therewith whom He (i.e. Allâh’s) pleases, but such as Allâh leaves to stray, can have none to guide.”

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ANY BOOK CLAIMING TO BE A BOOK OF GUIDANCE BESIDES ALLÂH’S QUR’ÂN IS IDLE / FAIRY TALES:

Chapter 31 verse 6: “But there are, among mankind, those who purchase IDLE TALES, (LÂH’WÂL-HADÎTH) WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE[5] (or meaning), TO MISLEAD (mankind) FROM THE PATH OF ALLÂH AND THROW RIDICULE (on the path of truth i.e. Al-Qurân) - for such there will be a humiliating penalty.”

Chapter 68 verse 44: “Then leave Me (i.e. Allâh) alone with such as reject THIS HADÎTH (Allâh’s Qur’ânic message): by degrees We (i.e. Allâh) will punish them (i.e. the rejecters of Allâh’s Qur’ânic message) from directions they perceive not.” (cf: Chapter 45 verse 6 to 10; Chapter 7 verse 185; Chapter 77 verse 50)

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ALLÂH STATES EXPLICITLY THOSE WHO DO NOT JUDGE ACCORDING TO AL-QUR’ÂN ARE UNBELIEVERS, REBELLIOUS, AND EVIL PEOPLE:

Chapter 5 verses 44 & 45: ……. “If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allâh hath revealed (i.e. Al-Qurân), they are (no better than) (unbelievers) KA’FIROON…… “And if any fail to judge by (the light of) what Allâh hath revealed (i.e. Al-Qurân), they are (no better than) (wrong-doers) ZÂLIMÛN.”

Chapter 5 verse 47: ….. “If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allâh hath revealed (i.e. Al-Qurân), they are (no better than) (those who rebel) FA’SIKÛN.”