Islam Today & True Islam at a Glance;

By Ijaz Chaudry

 

Introduction;

One might be surprised and confused by this terminology “Islam Today”, so here is a brief account in a way to explain this terminology.

 

Islam is the oldest religion of the world, the first Muslim was Adam.  In those days belief in God was sufficient to be a believer.  Islam in Arabic means Submission, which fits in nicely with belief in God and what Adam did. 

 

Abraham is the founder of Islam as we know it (22:78).  All the religious rites were brought by Abraham (2:127-128), who called this religion Islam.  Since then all the practices of Islam should have remained the same.  All the scriptures would have had the details of all practices of Islam.  However, corruption, omission, misrepresentation, ignorance and selling the revelations for cheap material gains took place over the centuries and the Old and New Testament had been distorted beyond recognition (2:79).  However, our Merciful God send revelations to Muhammad called Quran the Final Testament and within it promised to keep it in its original form in future (43:3-4, 85:21-22).

 

However, despair crept in by Muslims when they could not find details of Salat and Zakat in the Quran.  They started to uphold Hadith, which was written 200 years after Muhammad, by presumably same desperate Muslims who could not found details of Salat and Zakat, and made up these based on what they thought how Muhammad did his Salat and Zakat (7:185, 12:111, 31:6 all these verses acknowledge the fact that Hadiths are fabrications).

 

Since then there have been two messengers who played significant part in bringing Salat and Zakat from the Quran.  This research was started by a messenger called Dr. Rashad Khalifa (3:81 prophecy of his advent) who was the first in the last century to find out about the Miracle of 19 in the Quran (74:30-35 definition of miracle of 19), and started purifying Islam and also clarifying the rites of Islam using this Miracle and the Quran.

 

Approximately 19 years after I declared my messenger ship (Chapter 73 addressing Al-Muzzammil or the Cloaked One alias Ijaz Chaudry look for proof on the web site).  I had been practicing the rites of Islam as practiced by Rashad for some time when through inspiration and the use of Mathematical Miracle of 19 I found exact patterns of which verses from the Quran should be part of Salat.  With the leave of God I found all details of Salat and Zakat in the Quran (details of Salat & Zakat are on this website).  Since then I have researched and written many articles which you will find on this web site, established and perfected the solution to using the Mathematical Miracle of the Quran which is phenomenon called “Level & Positioning” this is out of scope in this article but details are on this site.  Thus any believer could find valid information of the Quran using “Level & Positioning”.

 

Thus I proclaim the Original Islam with mathematical proofs and, legacy of Abraham and Muhammad, whereas “Islam Today” is based on Hadith which has no proof and was not practiced by Abraham or Muhammad.

 

Difference between Islam Today and the Original Islam, Islamic point of view;

 

Islam Today;

The word Islam means 'submission to the will of God'.  Muslims believe that there is only One God. Pillars of Islam; these pillars are the declaration of faith praying five times a day, giving money to charity, fasting and a pilgrimage to Mecca (at least once).

 

Original Islam;

At a first glance it might seem that the original Islam and Islam today both adopt the same values, but this is not true under the surface. 

The proclamation of Islam by Muslims today is “There is no god besides God and Muhammad is His messenger”, while the true proclamation as practiced by Abraham and Muhammad is “There is no god besides God” (2:163, 3:2). 

The five Salats for the Muslims Today are driven from Hadith, while the Original Muslims have found all details of Salat in the Quran.

The Obligatory Charity given by Muslims today is 2.5%, while Quran insists to pay Obligatory Charity as much or as little one can afford without being foolish at the time when one gets paid (17:26-30).

Fasting by Muslims Today; the start and finish of Fasting is always in dispute, they do “Travies” recitation of the Quran which is included within Salat, and when the Fasting finishes they celebrate Eid a pagan custom.  The Fasting by Original Muslims is that the start and finish Fasting is based on Astronomy and could be different for different continents, there is no inclusion of “Travies” because Quran does not say so, there is no celebration of Eid because Quran does not say so.

The pilgrimage to Mecca, Muslims today made a custom to visit Medina where Muhammad is buried as part of pilgrimage, while Quran does not say so.  The question is if Muslims today follow what Muhammad did then they are contradicting themselves, because when Muhammad was alive he could not have visited Medina as part of pilgrimage.  The pilgrimage is done in few days each year which causes problems where hundreds get trampled over and killed, while the Quran is clear that pilgrimage has to be done any time in the four sacred months.

 

 

Islam Today;

According to Muslims, God sent a number of prophets to mankind to teach them how to live according to His law.

 

Original Islam;

All the prophets brought the same religion as what prophet Muhammad brought Islam;

[42:13]  He decreed for you the same religion decreed for Noah, and what we inspired to you, and what we decreed for Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: "You shall uphold this one religion, and do not divide it." The idol worshipers will greatly resent what you invite them to do. GOD redeems to Himself whomever He wills; He guides to Himself only those who totally submit.

 

Islam Today;

Jesus, Moses and Abraham are respected as prophets of God.

 

Original Muslims;

There are other prophets as well but the most important thing to remember is that they should all be respected as one respects Muhammad;

                No Distinction Among God's Messengers

[2:136]  Say, "We believe in GOD, and in what was sent down to us, and in what was sent down to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and the Patriarchs; and in what was given to Moses and Jesus, and all the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction among any of them. To Him alone we are submitters."

 

Islam Today;

They believe that the final Prophet was Muhammad.

 

Original Islam;

Muhammad might have been final prophet but he was not the final messenger.  There is difference between prophet and a messenger, all prophets were also messengers but not all messengers could also be prophets.  Prophets bring books, Moses brought Torah, Jesus brought Injeel (Gospal) and Muhammad brought the Quran.  A messenger does not bring a book but gives message from the book revealed to the prophet before him.  Today the, Messenger is Al-Muzzammil (The Cloaked one chapter 73 alias Ijaz Chaudry) last century it was Dr. Rashad Khalifa (3:81).

                Not The Final Messenger

[33:40]  Muhammad was not the father of any man among you. He was a messenger of GOD and the final prophet. GOD is fully aware of all things.

 

Islam Today;

Muslims believe that Islam has always existed, but for practical purposes, date their religion from the time of the migration of Muhammad.

 

Original Islam;

Islam always existed we should believe that and should preach that.  By doing so, we bring other religions together rather than segregation.  Religious sects are prohibited in Islam;

[6:159]  Those who divide themselves into sects do not belong with you. Their judgment rests with GOD, then He will inform them of everything they had done.

[30:32]  (Do not fall in idol worship,) like those who divide their religion into sects; each party rejoicing with what they have.

Islam unites all religions of the world under one umbrella called Islam or Submission;

[5:69]  Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the converts, and the Christians; any of them who (1) believe in GOD and (2) believe in the Last Day, and (3) lead a righteous life, have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.

 

Islam Today;

Muslims base their laws on their holy book the Quran and the Sunnah

 

Original Islam;

Muslims are asked to adopt the laws of the country in which they live, superseded by GOD’s laws wherever necessary;

[3:112]  Humiliation is their lot wherever they go, unless they abide by GOD’s covenant, and the people’s covenant.  They incurred wrath from God. Consequently, they were committed to disgrace.  This is because they rejected GOD’s revelations, and used to kill the prophets unjustly.  This is because they disobeyed and transgressed.

The only Sunnah allowed is GOD’s Sunnah which is the Quran.

 

Islam Today;

Allah is the name Muslims use for the supreme and unique God, who created and rules everything.

 

Original Islam;

Allah is an Arabic word for God, Muslim’s are allowed to use other names for God within other languages, like Khudaa in Urdu, Dieu in French and God in English.  The Torah and the Gospels were revealed in Hebrew and they must have called God in their own language which implies that in different languages we use different words to describe God.  God is described in the Quran allegorically as the Light of the Heavens and Earth (24:35).  God, can hear us and we can communicate with Him through a messenger or inspiration but it must be behind the barrier;

[42:51]  No human being can communicate with GOD except through inspiration, or from behind a barrier, or by sending a messenger through whom He reveals what He wills. He is the Most High, Most Wise.

We can make contact with God through Salat (This word means contact prayer).

 

Islam Today;

The literal meaning of Jihad is struggle or effort, and it means much more than holy war.

Muslims use the word Jihad to describe three different kinds of struggle:

A believer's internal struggle to live out the Muslim faith as well as possible

The struggle to build a good Muslim society

Holy war: the struggle to defend Islam, with force if necessary

 

Original Islam;

Jihad is an Arabic word for; an all true and unselfish striving for spiritual good, this involve self sacrifice to worship God Alone.  There is no definition in the Quran regarding what Jihad really means as described above in “Islam Today”.  The laws regarding war are simple, fight against aggressors, or to practice your religion in peace.

 

Islam Today;

Hijaab

 

Original Islam;

There is no requirement for Hijab or covering women bodies from head to toe in Islam.  This is fundamentally tradition passed on from 6 century.  When Muhammad came he was given specific instructions for women dress sense, and it was dress modestly;

[24:30]  Tell the believing men that they shall subdue their eyes (and not stare at the women), and to maintain their chastity. This is purer for them. GOD is fully Cognizant of everything they do.

[24:31]  And tell the believing women to subdue their eyes, and maintain their chastity. They shall not reveal any parts of their bodies, except that which is necessary. They shall cover their chests, and shall not relax this code in the presence of other than their husbands, their fathers, the fathers of their husbands, their sons, the sons of their husbands, their brothers, the sons of their brothers, the sons of their sisters, other women, the male servants or employees whose sexual drive has been nullified, or the children who have not reached puberty. They shall not strike their feet when they walk in order to shake and reveal certain details of their bodies. All of you shall repent to GOD, O you believers, that you may succeed.*

[24:60]  The elderly women who do not expect to get married commit nothing wrong by relaxing their dress code, provided they do not reveal too much of their bodies. To maintain modesty is better for them. GOD is Hearer, Knower.

[33:59]  O prophet, tell your wives, your daughters, and the wives of the believers that they shall lengthen their garments. Thus, they will be recognized (as righteous women) and avoid being insulted. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

 

Islam Today;

Sharia law comes from a combination of sources including the Qur'an. Sharia is a now a familiar term to Muslims and non-Muslims. It can often be heard in news stories about politics, crime, feminism, terrorism and civilisation.

All aspects of a Muslim's life are governed by Sharia. Sharia law comes from a combination of sources including the Quran (the Muslim holy book), the Hadith (sayings and conduct of the prophet Muhammad) and fatwas (the rulings of Islamic scholars).

 

Original Islam;

Quran is clear that the only source for religious guidance should be the Quran alone (5:48 Quran the ultimate reference), any other source paramount to idolatry.  All power belongs to God.  The Shria shifts this power to few people who influence people’s lives based on draconian laws of 6 century. Listening and obeying Shria is a major sin, which hands over power to few men instead of God.  If one wants to make decisions in Islam then he/she should read and follow the Quran at the same time abide the laws of the country in which he/she might live.  Hadith is forbidden in Islam (7:185, 12:111, 31:6 etc).

 

Islam Today;

Abraham is a very interesting figure because he is depicted in the Quran as somebody who, from a very early age, had problems trying to understand God and trying to discover God; being restless, knowing that perhaps the Pagan environment which he was in did not have the answers. That, ultimately, God was not the star or the sun or the wind or the moon - all these forces that he saw - God was in something else.

 

Original Islam;

I believe above is false claim regarding Abraham “as somebody who, from a very early age, had problems trying to understand God…”  It is quite the contrary, Abraham from very early age had problem with understanding idol worship at his time.  However, after a token uncertainty he had full certainty in God as his God (6:75-79).

 

** A little note by the author;  There are many aspects of today’s Islam which could be brought to attention in this article which contradict the true Islam as practiced by Abraham and Muhammad, however that is beyond the scope of this article, because this article is just a brief account of true Islam.  You will find lot of relevant information elsewhere in this web site about Islam.

  

This article has direct reference to material on www.bbc.co.uk/religion.  Thus the paragraphs under the heading “Islam Today” is from BBC.  Lot of effort has been taken to leave this material in its original form and minimize the amount of material in proportion to what BBC has put on their site.   This is done in compliance with Section 110 (5) of the Copyright Act 1976.