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By:Ahmed Moosa, Cape Town
Date: Thursday, 12 September 2019, 9:36 am

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Chapter 40 verse 60: “And your Rabb[1] (Lord) says: “Call on Me; I (i.e. Allâh) will answer your (Prayer)”: but those who are too arrogant to serve Me (i.e. Allâh) will surely find themselves in Hell - in humiliation!”

The question which is asked time and again: why are the prayers (DOA) of Muslims not being answered? Muslims are estimated at more than one and half billion in the world and each and every Jummah (Friday) during and after salât in congregation, and daily after salât Muslims pray for the help of Allâh, yet the suffering goes on and on. The imams and shayks will give all kinds of explanations, opinions, and ideas, which in the main are just that: their opinions and ideas.

This document will, in sha Allâh, answer this question. It goes without saying that is not possible to list all the verses pertaining to this subject, as it a short analysis of this question: however any Muslim who is sincere in studying Al-Qur’ân will find numerous more verses that will make things even more clear. The references of a few verses are quoted below.


We begin with the following verses that are important to our discourse so as to dispel any notion that we are giving our own explanations and opinions which is not allowed by the Allâh, the author of Al- Qur’ân.

ALLÂH strongly condemns those who do not judge according to His Arabic Glorious Qur’ân!

Al-Qur’ân: Chapter 5 verse 44: ……. [Allâh declares] “…if any do fail to judge by (the light of the Qur’ân) what Allâh hath revealed, they are (no better than) kafîrûn (unbelievers).”

Al-Qur’ân: Chapter 5 verse 45: …… [Allâh declares] “…and if any do fail to judge by (the light of the Qur’ân) what Allâh hath revealed, they are (no better than) zâlimûn (wrong-doers).”

Al-Qur’ân: Chapter 5 verse 47: ….. [Allâh declares] “…if any do fail to judge by (the light of the Qur’ân) what Allâh hath revealed, they are (no better than) those who fâsik’kûn (those who rebel).” (Numerous similar verses of warning abound in Al-Qur’ân)

The reasons for Revelation of Al-Qur’ân:

Chapter 16 verse 64: And We (Allâh) sent down the Book (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) to thee (i.e. Muhammad[2]) for the express purpose, that thou (Muhammad) shouldst make clear to them those things in which they differ, and that IT (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) should be a Guide and a Mercy to those who believe[3].” (Meaning the answers are in Al-Qur’ân and not in any other source).


Every question answered by Allâh with an Explanation:

Chapter 25 verse 33: “AND NO QUESTION DO THEY BRING TO THEE (i.e. Muhammad[4]) BUT WE (i.e. Allâh) REVEAL TO THEE (i.e. Muhammad) the TRUTH AND THE AH’SANAL TAFSEER[5] (best explanation) (thereof).” (The word TAFSEER appears only once in Al-Qur’ân)


Chapter 17 verse 41: “WE (i.e. ALLÂH) have explained[6] (things) in various (ways) (Sâr’rafnâ) in this Qur’ân, in order that they may receive admonition, but it only increases their flight (from the Truth)!”

Chapter 11 verse 1: Alîf. Lâm. Râ. (This is) a Book (i.e. Qur’ân), with verses basic or fundamental (of established meaning), FURTHER EXPLAINED IN DETAIL, - from One Who is Wise (i.e. Allâh) and well-acquainted (with all things):”

Chapter 42 verse 10: “Whatever it be wherein ye differ, the decision thereof is with Allâh. Such is Allâh my Rabb (Lord): in Him I trust, and to Him I turn.”

Chapter 3 verse 109: “To Allâh belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: to Him do all questions go back (for decision).

Note: The above verses make it abundantly clear all the answers will be found in Al-Qur’ân!

Truth Is Established Through The Divine Words Of Al- Qur’ân:

Chapter 10 verse 82: “And Allâh by his words (i.e. al-Qur’ân) doth prove and establish his (i.e. Allâh’s) truth, however much the sinners may hate it!”

Chapter 42 verse 24: “[…] and Allâh blots out vanity, and proves the truth by his words (i.e. Al-Qur’ân). For He (i.e. Allâh) knows well the secrets of all hearts.” (Cf: chapter 3 verse 60; chapter 2 verse 147; chapter 22 verse 6)


We now turn our attention to find the answers as to why Muslims are in the state we are in: with the indiscriminate killings and sufferings that are prevalent all over the world by Muslims upon Muslims and by Non Muslims on Muslims.

Muslims have betrayed the Trust of Allâh – i.e. Al-Qur’ân is Allâh’s Trust as is stated in:

Chapter 8 verse 27: “O ye that believe! Betray not the Trust (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) of Allâh and the messenger (i.e. Muhammad), […]”


The following are the commands that Muslims have betrayed:

1. Muslims claim to believe in Al-Qur’ân, but in fact 99% have not carried out the injunction of chapter 2 verse 121, so they do not truly believe: refer also to chapter 24 verse 47; chapter 6 verse 116; chapter 13 verse 1.

2. Distorting the “kâlimâ” or the Doctrine of belief of Islam: Refer to chapter 2 verse 285. The doctrine of belief is exactly the same for Allâh’s messengers and the believers. Compare with what Muslims are taught to accept as the kâlimâ.

3. Al-Qur’ân, The weightiest in Evidence as stated in chapter 6 verse 19; Al-Qur’ân is from Allâh’s knowledge chapter 4 verse 166; chapter 7 verse 52; all the previous Revelations are now in Al-Qur’ân chapter 20 verse 133; chapter 35 verse 31; chapter 3 verse 3; chapter 2 verse 4; and in chapter 29 verse 51 Allâh poses the question: is Al-Qur’ân not enough for you?! Yet Muslims have relegated Al-Qur’ân below Bukhârî and other books, because they have violated chapter 2 verse 121, and chapter 25 verse 33 (see above the other verses) by claiming that other books explain Al-Qur’ân. All Truth comes from Allâh alone in chapter 3 verse 60 & chapter 2 verse 147. In chapter 3 verse 78 Allâh says all other books are not part of Allâh’s book!

4. Muslims have divided themselves into sects which is condemned in Al-Qur’ân, and Muhammad is told to say clearly that he has nothing to do with those who have divided themselves into sects like sunni, shia, deobandi, wahab’bi, etc, etc! Chapter 6 verse 159; chapter 23 verse 53; chapter 42 verse 13; chapter 3 verse 101. The promise of dire punishment of the leaders of sects is mentioned in chapter 19 verse 69.

5. Allâh commands us to call ourselves Muslim only, and Allâh has named us as such from the time of Ibrâhîm and before. Refer chapter 22 verse 78. Muhammad says he is a Muslim only in chapter 6 verse 161/163 and other verses.

6. By dividing ourselves into sects Allâh warned us in chapter 6 verse 65, more than 1,400 years ago that we will kill each other through sectarianism and we are witnessing this in front of our eyes today.

7. The Darul ulooms teach that Muhammad came with a ‘new religion’, because his sayings are on par with Allâh’s words, which is in direct contradiction with chapter 41 verse 43 and also contradicts chapter 42 verse 13; chapter 6 verse 161; chapter 41 verse 43; chapter 10 verses 10/15; chapter 34 verse 50; chapter 33 verse 37; chapter 66 verse 1. Compare with chapter 68 verse 37 / 38; and chapter 49 verse 16.

8. The warnings to Muhammad if he did propagate anything besides Al-Qur’ân are stated so clearly in chapter 69 verse 43 to 47, and chapter 17 verses 73 to 77. These verses are never quoted in any lectures!

9. Salât is not performed according to Al-Qur’ân: Allâh says recite Al-Qur’ân in an audible voice (not too loud nor too soft) in salât, in chapter 17 verse 110[7]. We find that the salât of Zuhr and Asr is recited silently, as well as certain rakats of other salât.

The ‘so called scholars’ claim that Salât is not described in detail in Al-Qur’ân, making a mockery of the Divine Book and Allâh. Refer to chapter 2 verses 238 and 239 where Allâh says He taught us how to pray: chapter 4 verses 101 to 103. In Chapter 26 verses 218 &219, Allâh states He observed Muhammad praying; and in chapter 48 verse 29. The sahabâhs were intelligent and observant so they followed the messenger in salât and learned how to perform salât and taught others: chapter 4 verse 116. If Muhammad had not prayed correctly then he would have been corrected as it recorded in Al-Qur’ân on a few mistakes he made: chapter 33 verse 37; chapter 66 verse 1, chapter 8 verses 67 & 68. Furthermore salat was performed by all the messengers.

The Institution of Salât was established by all the prophets of Islam and is nothing new- refer Chapter 41 verse 43 and the verses below pertaining to Salât of the Prophets and Maryam, and Îsâ.

Chapter 20 verse 132. “Enjoin[8] prayer (Salât) on thy people (O Muhammad), and be constant[9] therein. We (i.e. Allâh) ask thee not to provide sustenance: We (i.e. Allâh) provide it for thee. But the (fruit of) the hereafter is for righteousness.”

(i) Prophet Ibrâhîm about his salât in verses: Chapter 22 verse 78 & Chapter 2 verse 125; Chapter 14 verses 35-36; Chapter 21 verse 73; Chapter 14 verse 37; Chapter 14 verse 40: (ii) Mûsâ in Chapter 10 verse 87; (iii) Îsâ in Chapter 19 verse 31; (iv) Maryam in Chapter 3 verse 43; (v) Prophet IsmailChapter 19 verse 54; (vi) Muhammad in Chapter 26 verses 217-220; direction to face when performing salât, Chapter 2 verses 142-145; & 150; Wudhū before salât, Chapter 5 verse 6; call to Salât (Azaan) Chapter 5 verse 58; be attentive in Salât Chapter 4 verse 43; establishing regular Salât in multiple, multiple ayât including Chapter 7 verse 170, Chapter 6 verse 72, Chapter 2 verse 125, Chapter 4 verse 103; shortening of Salât Chapter 4 verse 101; and many other related ayât on Salât!

Chapter 3 verse 39. “While he (Zakariya) was standing in prayer in the chamber, the mala’ikah (angels) called unto him: Allâh doth give thee glad tidings of Yahyâ, who cometh to confirm the word of Allâh, and would be a leader, abstinent, and a prophet – of the company of the righteous.”

Chapter 5 verse 12. “Allâh did afore-time take a covenant[10] from the descendants of Israel and We raised up among them twelve chieftains, and Allâh said: I am with you if ye establish[11] regular prayers (Salât), pay up the Zakât , believe in My Messengers, honour and assist them, and loan to Allâh a beautiful loan,…..” (Cf: chapter 2 verse 43)

Chapter 14 verse 40. “O my Rabb make me (i.e. Ibrâhîm) one who establishes regular prayer (Salât), and also among my offspring – O our Rabb, and accept Thou my prayer.” 19:31: “And He hath made me (Îsâ) blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me regular prayer (Salât) and Zakât as long as I live.”

Chapter 19 verse 55. “He (Ismâ’îl) used to enjoin on his followers regular prayer (Salât) and Zakât and he (Ismâ’îl) was most acceptable in the sight of his Rabb.”

Chapter 20 verse 14. “Verily I am Allâh, there is no God but I: so serve thou Me (i.e. Allâh) only, and establish (keep up) (O Mûsâ) regular prayers (Salât) for celebrating my praise.”


11. Azaan, (call to prayer) is mentioned in chapter 5 verse 58. The sahabâhs listened to the call and memorised it, and continued the call and taught others. These were companions who were of the highest calibre, because Allâh had bonded their hearts together as stated in chapter 8 verses 62 & 63; and chapter 59 verse 9 & 10. They were given the glad tidings of the pleasure of Allâh in this world of entering Jannah in the hereafter!

12. The false claim: Wudhū is not mentioned in Al-Qur’ân: It is clearly mentioned in chapter 5 verse 6. They will further argue that the ‘sunnah’ part of Wudhū is not mentioned. There is no Sunnah part of Wudhū. The word Sunnah is defined in Al-Qur’ân. See further on.

13. The false claim: the amount of Zakat[12] is not mentioned in Al-Qur’ân. Yet in chapter 30 verse 39 it is mentioned clearly; the amount is discretionary. This verse links with chapter 2 verse 219, and verse 270.

14. Part of Hajj is incorrectly performed: Allâh says that nothing is omitted in Al-Qur’ân in chapter 6 verse 38; no mistakes in His Divine Book, and nothing forgotten in chapter 20 verse 52 & chapter 19 verse 64. The stoning (jamarat) is not mentioned anywhere in Al-Qur’ân, yet it is done which goes against Allâh’s commands.

15. The false claim: Muhammad is the best of all the messengers: Making distinctions amongst the messengers of Allâh is strictly forbidden in Al-Qur’ân. Doing so is akin to kufr. Chapter 4 verses 150 to 152: “Those who deny Allâh and His messengers, and (those who) wish to separate Allâh from His messengers, saying: “we believe in some but reject others”: and (those who) wish to take a course midway, - they are in truth (equally) unbelievers; and We (i.e. Allâh) have prepared for unbelievers a humiliating punishment. To those who believe in Allâh and His messengers and MAKE NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN ANY OF THE MESSENGERS, We (i.e. Allâh) shall soon give their (due) rewards: for Allâh is Oft- forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Refer also to chapter 3 verse 84; chapter 2 verse 136)

16. The false claim: Muslims are taught that Muhammad the messenger of Allâh will intercede for Muslims on the Day of Judgment. This is untrue: In Chapter 46 verse 9 Muhammad says he does not know what will happen to him or to anyone else; all intercession belongs only to Allâh in chapter 39 verse 44; Cf: chapter 7 verse 187/188; chapter 6 verse 50; chapter 39 verse 19.

17. All Muslims claim to love Muhammad yet insult him claiming that he married a young girl of 6 or 9 years old when he was in his late 50’s. The verses on marriage are given in detail in chapter 4 verses 3 to 6, and many other places in Al-Qur’ân. In chapter 33 verses 49 to 60, these verses are specific to Muhammad. The verses are absolutely clear: marry women! Does any sane person believe that Muhammad, the messenger of Allâh will violate this clear command and marry a child of 6 or 9 years old? Anyone who believes such rubbish is definitely mentally deranged. This lies is found in Bukhârî[13] and the Darul ulooms teach this rubbish and the non-Muslims use this lies to attack the Messenger.

18. Muhammad’s duty was only to deliver the message of Al-Qur’ân! There are more than 90 such verses. A few references: Chapter 2 verse 6. Chapter 2 verse 213. Chapter 2 verse 119. Chapter 3 verse 20. Chapter 4 verse 79 & 80. Chapter 4 verse 165. Chapter 5 verse 19. Chapter 5 verse 67. Chapter 5 verse 92. Chapter 5 verse 99. Chapter 6 verse 19.

Changing and distorting the meanings of words of Al-Qur’ân, especially the words Sunnah and hadîth, which are clearly defined and explained in Al-Qur’ân so as to mislead the masses: SUNNAH: The word Sunnah appears 14 times in nine verses in Al-Qur’ân. No-where does it refer to Muhammad’s sayings and practices. The word Sunnah in Al-Qur’ân means: the ways / actions of Allâh! The references are: Chapter 8 verse 38 (1); Chapter 15 verse 13 (1); Chapter 17 verse 77 (2); Chapter 18 verse 55 (1); Chapter 33 verse 38 (1); Chapter 33 verse 62 (2); Chapter 35 verse 43 (3); Chapter 48 verse 23 (2); Chapter 40 verse 85; (1) Total: 14 times

19. IN THE ENTIRE QUR’ÂN HADÎTH APPEARS A TOTAL OF 28 TIMES. Nowhere does this word refer to the sayings and practices of Muhammad in any way. The word is defined clearly in Al-Qur’ân as the Book of Allâh (Chapter 39 verse 23 etc) and all other hadîth is idle tales (Chapter 31 verse 6).

HADÎTH: First Form: Chapter 4 verse 140; Chapter 6 verse 68; Chapter 7 verse 185; Chapter 18 verse 6; Chapter 20 verse 9; Chapter 31 verse 6; Chapter 33 verse 53; Chapter 39 verse 23; Chapter 45 verse 6; Chapter 51 verse 24; Chapter 52 verse 34; Chapter 53 verse 59; Chapter 56 verse 81; Chapter 68 verse 44; Chapter 77 verse 50; Chapter 79 verse 15; Chapter 85 verse 17; Chapter 88 verse 1; Second Form: Chapter 4 verse 42; Chapter 4 verse 78; Chapter 4 verse 87; Chapter 12 verse 111; Chapter 66 verse 3; Third form: Chapter 12 verse 6; Chapter 12 verse 21; Chapter 12 verse 101; Chapter 23 verse 44; Chapter 34 verse 19! TOTAL: 28 TIMES!


Chapter 39 verse 23. “Allâh has revealed (from time to time) z ah’sanal hadîth the most beautiful Hadîth (message) in the form of a Book, consistent with itself, (yet) repeating (its teaching in various aspects): the skins of those who fear their Rabb[14] tremble thereat; then their skins and their hearts do soften to the celebration of Allâh’s praises. Such is the guidance of Allâh. He guides therewith whom He pleases, but such as Allâh leaves to stray, can have none to guide.”

21. Every other hadîth is idle tales: Chapter 31 verse 6. “But there are among mankind, those who purchase ulawal ‘hadîth (idle tales), without knowledge (or meaning), to mislead (mankind) from the path of Allâh and throw ridicule (on the Path): for such there will be a humiliating penalty.”

22. Muslims are encouraged to study Al-Qur’ân for themselves. Many imams will discourage this because of vested interests, chapter 56 verses 80 & 81, with the excuse that Al-Qur’ân cannot be understood without the guidance of a ‘learned person’ like an imân etc, thus contradicting what Allâh says that He has made IT (i.e. Al-Qur’ân easy). This is stated in chapter 54 verses 17, 22, 32, 40!

23. The false claim: the prophet will guide through his sayings as recorded in Bukhârî and other books is against Al-Qur’ân: chapter 2 verse 272; chapter 19 verse 76; chapter 28 verse 56; chapter 17 verse 97; chapter 58 verse 22; chapter 2 verse 120. Only Allâh guides!

24. Because the majority have abandoned Al-Qur’ân in favour of Bukhârî and other books (chapter 68 verse 37) they have concocted their own religion (chapter 42 verse 21)

25. Explanation of Al-Qur’ân is by Allâh alone, and not anyone else: there are 25 such verses in the Divine Book. A few have been quoted above. There are many more.

26. The false claim: follow the ‘pious elders’: this is dangerous as stated in chapter 2 verses 166 & 167; chapter 33 verses 66 / 68; chapter 7 verses 35 to 41; chapter 2 verse 170, and many more. Furthermore it contradicts chapter 38 verse 88 because Al-Qur’ân is for all time.

27. Muhammad himself followed only Al-Qur’ân and no other book: chapter 33 verse 2; chapter 12 verse 108; chapter 28 verse 85; chapter 6 verse 50; chapter 10 verse 108 & 109; etc

28. If anyone follows another book it will scatter you from Allâh’s book: chapter 6 verse 153.

29. The question posed to Muhammad on the Day of Judgment (chapter 4 verse 41) and the answer he will give on the Day of Judgment (chapter 25 verse 30) is already recorded in Al-Qur’ân, but sadly this information is never told to Muslims during the Friday sermons.

30. Muslims are also not informed in the Friday sermons the threats recorded in Al-Qur’ân to Muhammad by Allâh of what the consequences to him will be if he disobeyed Allâh’s commands: chapter 68 verses 43 to 47; and chapter 17 verses 73 to 75.

31. Duty of Muhammad and every messenger: chapter 6 verse 19; chapter 21 verse 45; chapter 6 verse 48; chapter 16 verse 35. There are more than 90 verses that state that Muhammad’s duty was to give warnings and glad tidings only.

32. Muhammad is not in charge of anyone chapter 6 verse 66, and cannot help anyone chapter 46 verse 9; chapter 42 verse 48.

33. After reading the references of the verses given the reaction of many will be as stated in chapter 23 verse 70; chapter 43 verse 78; chapter 74 verses 49 to 51; chapter 22 verse 72.

The reasons quoted above (and there are many, many more, but the above are some of them) are clear why Muslims are suffering. Allâh has given Muslims more than 1,400 years to come only to His Divine Book and abandon other books, yet Muslims do not obey the commands of Allâh. That is why we are in this predicament. And after all the above proof presented the majority will still reject this evidence, and hold on to Bukhârî etc.

Chapter 6 verse 65. “Say: "He (i.e. Allâh) hath power to send calamities on you, from above and below, or to cover you with confusion in sectarian strife, giving you a taste of mutual vengeance - each from the other." see how We (i.e. Allâh) explain the ayat by various (symbols); that they may understand.”

Chapter 6 verse 66. “But thy people reject this, though it is the Truth. Say: "Not mine (i.e. Muhammad) is the responsibility for arranging your affairs;”

Chapter 6 verse 67. “For every Message is a limit of time, and soon shall ye know it.”

It is the duty of every Muslim to study Al-Qur’ân for himself / herself (chapter 2 verse 121) and not to accept what I say or anyone else says, except what is said by Allâh alone (chapter 25 verse 33; chapter 11 verse 1; chapter 16 verse 89)

The Following Question Will Be Posed To Muhammad On The Day Of Judgement:

Chapter 4 verse 41: “How then when We (i.e. Allâh) brought from each people a witness, and WE (i.e. Allâh) BROUGHT THEE (i.e. Muhammad) AS A WITNESS AGAINST THESE PEOPLE!” (cf: Chapter 5 verse 109)

Please take special note of the question and his answer below, which will take place on the Day of Judgment, and ask yourself if his answer will be any help to anyone!

Chapter 25 verse 30: “Then the Messenger (i.e. Muhammad) will say: “O MY RABB! TRULY MY (i.e. Muhammad’s) PEOPLE TOOK THIS QUR’ÂN FOR JUST FOOLISH NONSENSE.”


Chapter 6 verse 155: “And This is a Book (i.e. Qur’ân) which We (i.e. Allâh) have Revealed as a Blessing: so follow IT (i.e. Qur’ân) and be righteous, that ye may receive mercy.”

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.”


Truth Is Established Through The Divine Words Of Al- Qur’ân:

Chapter 10 verse 82: “AND ALLÂH BY HIS WORDS (i.e. Al-Qur’ân) DOTH PROVE AND ESTABLISH HIS (i.e. Allâh’s) TRUTH, however much the sinners may hate it!”

Chapter 42 verse 24: “[…] AND ALLÂH BLOTS OUT VANITY, AND PROVES THE TRUTH BY HIS WORDS (i.e. Qur’ân). For He (i.e. Allâh) knows well the secrets of all hearts.”


Compiled by: Ahmed Moosa

12 September 2019

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