Scream it at the top of your lungs, loud and clear: there is no such thing as moderate, extreme or radical "Islam". There is Islam/Submission to One God. There is one dignifying universal message from God.. Scream it all loud and clear to the majority that rarely understands rarely comprehends, rarely reflects, rarely appreciates and rarely believes.
The contagious, false, polluted and wide-spread attributes of Islam such as radical, extreme or moderate have been on the rise lately because of the shameful, terrorizing acts and man-made ideologies that have been announced and practiced by some diseased minds in the name of Islam.. The problem is that it SEEMS that no legitimate, sound hearts & minds in the authorities of the so-called "Islamic World" are condemning such deviation. It SEEMS so, because for some reason whoever is standing for the truth isn't loud enough, isn't strong enough, isn't coming from a "well-known Islamic authority", isn't certain enough, or MAYBE ISN'T KNOWLEDGEABLE enough.. Their voice is constantly fading away and/or lacking the facts and the good logic. Their voice is nil, muted ...Those are the ones who have been titled "Moderate Muslims".
The man-made titles, religions, brands, descriptions, sects and boundaries set in greed and injustice between nations are viciously taking over.. Bloody criminals and oppressors are gaining the upper hand and sinfully stamping innocent alive or dead bodies of children, women, youth and men, all over the land. Those criminals have earned the title " Extremists or Radical Muslims". Never underestimate what this seemingly stands for or is misunderstood as.. The title "Muslims" has not been yet ripped off ; they still maintain it. Their sense of belonging to the creed Islam is still alive. Moreover, and devastatingly enough, they still claim to be human beings despite all the inhumane they commit..
Scream it at the top of your lungs, loud and clear..There is only one universal message authorized by God to the human race. That one message was preached by all of His prophets and messengers since Noah and is similarly expressed in all of His scriptures. That one message is:
I'm ONE, reverence Me alone ; recognize Me, adore Me, strive to bring My beauty, My Spirit, My elegant attributes I placed in you to this world, live by My ethics so you would gracefully reunite with Me. I granted the human race honor, dignity, equality, freedom and grace to fulfill that purpose, in truth and justice. No monopoly for My approval- only reverencing Me alone qualifies for My love and approval. No divisions, sects, boundaries or attributes of moderate or radical prefixing My message exist in My scriptures- read your scriptures.. My message spares the sacred gift of life, eternally and condemns killings and blood shed. My message is to celebrate the human family and the family of humanity. My message is exclusively for you to embrace My honorary-given rights to you; justice & freedom for peace, equal opportunities, prosperity, resources & blessings and dreaming while rejoicing in fulfilling your purpose.
Scream these verses at the top of your lungs, loud and clear, to awaken the ignorant with the DIVINE expression of that one message. Never miss the chance to emphasize that it has never been prefixed by moderate, severe, extreme or radical:
[21:92] Your congregation is but one congregation, and I alone am your Lord; you shall worship Me alone.
[21:93] However, they divided themselves into disputing religions. All of them will come back to us (for judgment).
[21:94] As for those who work righteousness, while believing, their work will not go to waste; we are recording it.
[2:213]The people used to be one community when God sent the prophets as bearers of good news, as well as warners. He sent down with them the scripture, bearing the truth, to judge among the people in their disputes.....
[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.
[42:14] Ironically, they broke up into sects only after the knowledge had come to them, due to jealousy and resentment among themselves. If it were not for a predetermined decision from your Lord to respite them for a definite interim, they would have been judged immediately. Indeed, the later generations who inherited the scripture are full of doubts.
[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.
[3:19] The only religion approved by God is "Submission." Ironically, those who have received the scripture are the ones who dispute this fact, despite the knowledge they have received, due to jealousy. For such rejectors of God's revelations, God is most strict in reckoning.
[3:102] O you who believe, you shall observe God as He should be observed, and do not die except as Submitters.
[21:25] We did not send any messenger before you except with the inspiration: "There is no god except Me; you shall worship Me alone."
[16:36] We have sent a messenger to every community, saying, "You shall worship God, and avoid idolatry....."
[49:13] O people, we created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes, that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of God is the most righteous (most reverent in Arabic text). God is Omniscient, Cognizant.
[33:72] We have offered the responsibility (freedom of choice) to the heavens and the earth, and the mountains, but they refused to bear it, and were afraid of it. But the human being accepted it; he was transgressing, ignorant. [2:256] There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in God has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. God is Hearer, Omniscient.
[18:29] Proclaim: "This is the truth from your Lord," then whoever wills let him believe, and whoever wills let him disbelieve....
[2:148] Each of you chooses the direction to follow; you shall race towards righteousness. Wherever you may be, God will summon you all. God is Omnipotent.
[109:1] Say, "O you disbelievers.
[109:2] "I do not worship what you worship.
[109:3] "Nor do you worship what I worship.
[109:4] "Nor will I ever worship what you worship.
[109:5] "Nor will you ever worship what I worship.
[109:6] "To you is your religion, and to me is my religion."
[17:70] We have honored the children of Adam, and provided them with rides on land and in the sea. We provided for them good provisions, and we gave them greater advantages than many of our creatures.
[7:29] Say, "My Lord advocates justice, and to stand devoted to Him alone at every place of worship. You shall devote your worship absolutely to Him alone. Just as He initiated you, you will ultimately go back to Him."
[16:90] God advocates justice, charity, and regarding the relatives. And He forbids evil, vice, and transgression. He enlightens you, that you may take heed.
[3:23] Have you noted those who were given part of the scripture, and how they are invited to uphold this scripture of God, and apply it to their own lives, then some of them turn away in aversion?
[5:44] We have sent down the Torah, containing guidance and light. Ruling in accordance with it were the Jewish prophets, as well as the rabbis and the priests, as dictated to them in God's scripture, and as witnessed by them. Therefore, do not reverence human beings; you shall reverence Me instead. And do not trade away My revelations for a cheap price. Those who do not rule in accordance with God's revelations are the disbelievers.
[5:47] The people of the Gospel shall rule in accordance with God's revelations therein. Those who do not rule in accordance with God's revelations are the wicked.
[5:48] Then we revealed to you this scripture, truthfully, confirming previous scriptures, and superseding them. You shall rule among them in accordance with God's revelations, and do not follow their wishes if they differ from the truth that came to you. For each of you, we have decreed laws and different rites. Had God willed, He could have made you one congregation. But He thus puts you to the test through the revelations He has given each of you. You shall compete in righteousness. To God is your final destiny - all of you - then He will inform you of everything you had disputed.
[5:49] You shall rule among them in accordance with God's revelations to you. Do not follow their wishes, and beware lest they divert you from some of God's revelations to you. If they turn away, then know that God wills to punish them for some of their sins. Indeed, many people are wicked.
[5:50] Is it the law of the days of ignorance that they seek to uphold? Whose law is better than God's for those who have attained certainty?
[49:9] If two groups of believers fought with each other, you shall reconcile them. If one group aggresses against the other, you shall fight the aggressing group until they submit to God's command. Once they submit, you shall reconcile the two groups equitably. You shall maintain justice; God loves those who are just.
[49:10] The believers are members of one family ("brethren" in original Arabic text); you shall keep the peace within ("you shall reconcile among your brethren", in original Arabic text) your family and reverence God, that you may attain mercy.
[2:204] Among the people, one may impress you with his utterances concerning this life, and may even call upon God to witness his innermost thoughts, while he is a most ardent opponent.
[2:205] As soon as he leaves, he roams the earth corruptingly, destroying properties and lives. God does not love corruption.
[2:206] When he is told, "Observe God," he becomes arrogantly indignant. Consequently, his only destiny is Hell; what a miserable abode.
[2:207] Then there are those who dedicate their lives to serving God; God is compassionate towards such worshipers.
[2:208] O you who believe, you shall embrace total submission; do not follow the steps of Satan, for he is your most ardent enemy.
[6:155] Say, "Come let me tell you what your Lord has really prohibited for you: You shall not set up idols besides Him. You shall honor your parents. You shall not kill your children from fear of poverty - we provide for you and for them. You shall not commit gross sins, obvious or hidden. You shall not kill - God has made life sacred - except in the course of justice. These are His commandments to you, that you may understand."
[17:33] You shall not kill any person - for God has made life sacred - except in the course of justice. If one is killed unjustly, then we give his heir authority to enforce justice. Thus, he shall not exceed the limits in avenging the murder, he will be helped.
[2:83] We made a covenant with the Children of Israel: "You shall not worship except God. You shall honor your parents and regard the relatives, the orphans, and the poor. You shall treat the people amicably. You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat)." But you turned away, except a few of you, and you became averse.
[2:84] We made a covenant with you, that you shall not shed your blood, nor shall you evict each other from your homes. You agreed and bore witness.
[2:85] Yet, here you are killing each other, and evicting some of you from their homes, banding against them sinfully and maliciously. Even when they surrendered, you demanded ransom from them. Evicting them was prohibited for you in the first place. Do you believe in part of the scripture and disbelieve in part? ….
Besides the above verses, there are many other divine expressions for the beauty, elegance and grace of God's message all over Quran..The following two groups of verses are among them and cannot be missed. Over and over, judging with God's teachings lays down the foundation for peace and justice, eternally. That is why 5:69 is a consequence of of 5:68. Please note how 98:1-5 highlight the performed duty of the scripture as a messenger from God that never dies:
[5:68] Say, "O people of the scripture, you have no basis until you uphold the Torah, and the Gospel, and what is sent down to you herein from your Lord." For sure, these revelations from your Lord will cause many of them to plunge deeper into transgression and disbelief. Therefore, do not feel sorry for the disbelieving people.
[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.
[98:1] Those who disbelieved among the people of the scripture, as well as the idol worshipers, insist on their ways, despite the proof given to them.
[98:2] A messenger from God is reciting to them sacred instructions.
[98:3] In them there are valuable teachings.
[98:4] In fact, those who received the scripture did not dispute until the proof was given to them.
[98:5] All that was asked of them was to worship God, devoting the religion absolutely to Him alone, observe the contact prayers (Salat), and give the obligatory charity (Zakat). Such is the perfect religion.
[40:65] He is the Living; there is no god except He. You shall worship Him alone, devoting your religion absolutely to Him alone. Praise be to God, Lord of the universe.
Peaceful Friday, salaam and God bless.