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Islamic Reformation

In “An Open Letter to Moderate Muslims,” Mr. Ali Rizvi ends by saying Islamic reformation needs radicals. We cannot agree more. Here is the radical idea from the Quran.

Quran is the only source of religious law and following any other source for religious law is idolatry (6:114-115; 7:52; 10:37, 6:19; 6:38). Yes this means that we accept the Quran literally, as it is actually written and without any need for metaphorical explanations. This concept within the words of the Quran is alien to ‘Muslim’ scholars, moderate Muslims and Western scholars of Islam.

Almost all contracts have a “The entire agreement clause.” The Quran makes it clear that it is the only source of religious law. No other source including Hadith or Sunnah may be a source of religious law. No outside or parol evidence other than the words of the Quran can be considered for religious law.

Those who call themselves Muslims and indeed the Moderate Muslims have little or no idea what the Quran states. Most who call themselves Muslims have set aside the Quran and go by volumes of Hadith & Sunnah written 250+ years after the revelation of the Quran. The Quran condemns any hadith or Sunnah (system) other than the Quran. The Western Scholars revel at all the nonsense in the books of Hadith/Sunnah and have no hesitation in defining Islam (in English: Submission) based on books other than the Quran.

Absolutely there should be the study of the Quran. Numerous translations are available in the internet for side by side comparisons. Most translators translate (including Western Scholars) through the lens of the books of Hadith/Sunnah. This is a fatal error. The Quran stands on its own and should be studied that way.

Mr. Reza Aslan in his book, “No god but God” narrates that when Abu Bakr was elected as Caliph he proceeded to carry out his duties with the principle, “what would Mohammad do” in a particular situation. The right principle to follow at that time as well as now is “what to do in light of the Quran.”

A study of the Quran and any conclusion should be based on examining the complete verse, looking at preceding/following verses and subsequently in light of the Quran (5:101).

Reading the Quran in Arabic (2:171), ablution before touching the Quran (56:79), prohibiting menstruating women from touching the Quran and carrying out religious duties, Sunni taraweeh in the month of Ramadan, holding the Quran over someone’s head, cutting-off of hand and FGM are not supported in the Quran. All of this, which qualifies as nonsense originates from the man-written and fabricated books of hadith/Sunnah.

[5:38]  The thief, male or female, you shall mark their hands* as a punishment for their crime, and to serve as an example from GOD. GOD is Almighty, Most Wise.

*5:38 The practice of cutting off the thief’s hand, as decreed by the false Muslims, is a satanic practice without Quranic basis. Due to the special importance of this example, God has provided mathematical proof in support of marking the hand of the thief, rather than severing it. Verse 12:31 refers to the women who so admired Joseph that they “cut” their hands. Obviously, they did not “cut off” their hands; nobody can. The sum of sura and verse numbers are the same for 5:38 and 12:31, i.e., 43. It is also the will and mercy of God that this mathematical relationship conforms with the Quran’s 19-based code. Nineteen verses after 12:31, we see the same word (12:50).

[12:31]  When she heard of their gossip, she invited them, prepared for them a comfortable place, and gave each of them a knife. She then said to him, “Enter their room.” When they saw him, they so admired him, that they cut their hands. They said, “Glory be to GOD, this is not a human being; this is an honorable angel.”


[2:256] There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way.


[60:8]  GOD does not enjoin you from befriending those who do not fight you because of religion, and do not evict you from your homes. You may befriend them and be equitable towards them. GOD loves the equitable.

[60:9]  GOD enjoins you only from befriending those who fight you because of religion, evict you from your homes, and band together with others to banish you. You shall not befriend them. Those who befriend them are the transgressors.


[4:88-89]  Why should you divide yourselves into two groups regarding hypocrites (among you)? GOD is the one who condemned them because of their own behavior. Do you want to guide those who are sent astray by GOD? Whomever GOD sends astray, you can never find a way to guide them.
They wish that you disbelieve as they have disbelieved, then you become equal. Do not consider them friends, unless they mobilize along with you in the cause of GOD. If they turn against you, you shall fight them, and you may kill them when you encounter them in war. You shall not accept them as friends, or allies.

[4:90-91]  Exempted are those who join people with whom you have signed a peace treaty, and those who come to you wishing not to fight you, nor fight their relatives. Had GOD willed, He could have permitted them to fight against you. Therefore, if they leave you alone, refrain from fighting you, and offer you peace, then GOD gives you no excuse to fight them.
You will find others who wish to make peace with you, and also with their people. However, as soon as war erupts, they fight against you. Unless these people leave you alone, offer you peace, and stop fighting you, you may fight them when you encounter them. Against these, we give you a clear authorization.

Lessons from History

[8:12-13]  Recall that your Lord inspired the angels: “I am with you; so support those who believed. I will throw terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved. You may strike them above the necks, and you may strike even every finger.”
This is what they have justly incurred by fighting GOD and His messenger. For those who fight against GOD and His messenger, GOD’s retribution is severe.

Grossness of Murder

[5:32]  Because of this, we decreed for the Children of Israel that anyone who murders any person who had not committed murder or horrendous crimes, it shall be as if he murdered all the people. And anyone who spares a life, it shall be as if he spared the lives of all the people. Our messengers went to them with clear proofs and revelations, but most of them, after all this, are still transgressing.

Capital Punishment: When is it Justified?

[5:33-34]  The just retribution for those who fight GOD and His messenger, and commit horrendous crimes, is to be killed, or crucified, or to have their hands and feet cut off on alternate sides, or to be banished from the land. This is to humiliate them in this life, then they suffer a far worse retribution in the Hereafter.
Exempted are those who repent before you overcome them. You should know that GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

[47:4]  If you encounter (in war) those who disbelieve, you may strike the necks. If you take them as captives you may set them free or ransom them, until the war ends. Had GOD willed, He could have granted you victory, without war. But He thus tests you by one another. As for those who get killed in the cause of GOD, He will never put their sacrifice to waste.


[9:4-7]  If the idol worshipers sign a peace treaty with you, and do not violate it, nor band together with others against you, you shall fulfill your treaty with them until the expiration date. GOD loves the righteous.
Once the Sacred Months are past, (and they refuse to make peace) you may kill the idol worshipers when you encounter them, punish them, and resist every move they make. If they repent and observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat), you shall let them go. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
If one of the idol worshipers sought safe passage with you, you shall grant him safe passage, so that he can hear the word of GOD, then send him back to his place of security. That is because they are people who do not know.
How can the idol worshipers demand any pledge from GOD and from His messenger? Exempted are those who have signed a peace treaty with you at the Sacred Masjid. If they honor and uphold such a treaty, you shall uphold it as well. GOD loves the righteous.

Making “Salawaat” on the Prophet is idol worship

“GOD and His angels help and support the prophet. O you who
believe, you shall help and support him, and regard him as he
should be regarded.” 33:56

The verse quoted above is one of the most abused verse in the
Quran. Millions of muslims, having fallen into Satan’s trap use
this verse to commemorate prophet Muhammad, a human; instead of
commemorating our Almighty Creator, God.

This is what verse 33:56 really says:

1. Whenever prophet Muhammad is described as a prophet (Nabi), it
is used exclusively when Muhammad was alive and never after his
death. For example in 49:2 the commandment was not to raise voice
above the voice of the prophet. Obvioulsy the commandment in 49:2
does not apply now. For the reader to verify forhimself/herself I
have found the following to be all the verses which refer to
Muhammad as a Nabi, the verses applicable when he was alive
3:68,79,161; 5:81; 7:157,158; 8:64,65,70; 9:61,73,113,117;
33:1,6,13,28,30,32,38,40,45,50,53,56,59; 49:2; 60:12; 65:1; 66:1,3;

2. The words YUSALLOON or SALOO or YUSALLEE or SALAT are all
derived from the root word WASALA, the noun being WASL or contact.
“SALLOO ‘ALAYHI” in 33:56 thus means to keep in contact with the
prophet which is only possible when he was alive.

3. Only a few verses before 33:56, we see a powerful commandment to
commemorate God; and that God and His angels support (Yasalloon)
the righteous believers.
“O you who believe, you shall remember GOD frequently.
You shall glorify Him day and night.
He is the One who helps you, together with His angels, to lead you
out of darkness into the light. He is Most Merciful towards the
believers.” 33:41-43

4. The prophet was ordered to MAKE SALAT (keep in contact or
encourage) the believers.
“Take from their money a charity to purify them and sanctify them.
And encourage them, for your encouragement reassures them. GOD is
Hearer, Omniscient. 9:103


“Say, “I have no power to benefit myself, or harm myself. Only what
GOD wills happens to me.” 7:188, 10:49


“You (Muhammad) will surely die, just like they will die.” 39:30


“GOD is the One who created you. He is the One who provides for
you. He is the One who puts you to death. He is the One who
resurrects you. Can any of your idols do any of these things? Be He
glorified. He is much too exalted to have any partners. 33:40


“When GOD ALONE is mentioned, the hearts of those who do not
believe in the Hereafter shrink with aversion. But when others are
mentioned beside Him, they become satisfied.” 39:45

Consequences of not accepting the Quran as the only source

Lot of humans call themselves Muslims. They are aware of and
accept the Quran as the word of God revealed to the last
prophet Muhammad.

But these humans who call themselves muslims do not accept
some basic truths in the Quran.

1. Quran is complete and provides explanations of
2. Quran is fully detailed.
3. Quran is the only acceptable Hadith.
4. God is the Teacher of the Quran.
5. God explains the Quran.

ONLY after the acceptance of the basic truths listed above
one may call himself a Muslim as such an individual BELIEVES
what God states in His Quran, which came from the mouth of
the prophet.


So what are the consequences for those reject the above
truths and call themselves Muslims. The consequences are

Any muslim would be quick to spell out the “five Pillars” of
Islam (Submission). But since the majority of those who call
themselves muslims reject the above basic truths, they are
forbidden by God to practice any of the five pillars

God in His infinite Mercy allows no corruption in His
Kingdom – thus it is ALL or NOTHING.

Those who accept the basic truths above can have everything
but those reject have NOTHING.

“FIVE PILLARS” OR religious practices

As stated before since those who call themselves muslims
fail to accept the truths above, all the five pillars as
practiced by them VIOLATE the Quran.


“GOD bears witness that there is no god except He, and so
do the angels and those who possess knowledge. Truthfully
and equitably, He is the absolute god; there is no god
but He, the Almighty, Most Wise.” 3:18

The Shahaadah decreed by God is: “There is no god except
God,” or in Arabic “La Elaaha Ella Allah.” The majority of
the muslims fail to utter God’s shahaada, unless Mohammad’s
name is added to it. Their arrogance is explained by the
following verse: “When they were told, “Laa Elaaha Ella
Allah [There is no other god beside GOD],” they turned
arrogant.” 37:35

Also please note that in verse 3:18, God states, “GOD bears
witness that there is no god except He, and so do the angels
and THOSE WHO POSSESS KNOWLEDGE.” We learn that those who
have a shahaada other than “la ellaaha ella Allah” DO NOT
POSSESS KNOWLEDGE in the eyes of God.


Verse 17:110 informs us that a moderate tone should be used
in salat. Those who call themselves muslims have their own

“Say, “Call Him GOD, or call Him the Most Gracious;
whichever name you use, to Him belongs the best names.”
You shall not utter your Contact Prayers (Salat) too
loudly, nor secretly; use a MODERATE tone.” 17:110

“The places of worship belong to GOD; do not call on
anyone else beside GOD.” 72:18

No masjid except for a few exceptions in the world follow
the above commandment.

God has decreed four steps for ablution, but the majority of
those who call themselves muslims have their own rules.
“O you who believe, when you observe the Contact Prayers
(Salat), you shall: (1) wash your faces, (2) wash your
arms to the elbows, (3) wipe your heads, and (4) wash
your feet to the ankles.” 5:6

The favorite question of those call themselves Muslims is
“If the Quran is complete (as God claims) where do we find
details of Salat?”. The Quran lists ALL DETAILS of
ablutions. Even these details are not even adhered to by
them. Any sincere person should dwell on this. Why are the
detailed steps of ablution not followed as complete steps by
those claim to be muslims?


Zakat Must Be Given “On The Day of Harvest” or when you get
your pay check, but “the muslims” have their own rules.

“Eat from their fruits, and give the DUE ALMS on the day of
harvest, and do not waste anything. He does not love the
wasters.” 6:141


God has given us the brains, eyes and hearing and we are
required to use them. Scientifically, we know the day the
month of Ramadan starts for the next hundred years, but the
majority of the muslims insist on starting the month after
seeing the moon with their naked eye, thus being forbidden
by God to start fasting at the right time. Also in most
“Muslim” countries; works comes to a standstill to
accommodate those who seek to fast in the month of Ramadan.


The Four Months of Hajj (Zul-Hijjah, Muharram, Safar, & Rabi
I) “Hajj shall be observed in the SPECIFIED MONTHS.” 2:197

After completing Hajj the false muslims go to their “second
sacred” mosque in Medina, thus nullifying their Hajj
(idolatry nullifies all good works). The Quran consistently
talks of one sacred mosque.

Idol worship – the unforgivable sin


[4:48] GOD does not forgive idolatry, but He forgives lesser
offenses for whomever He wills. Anyone who sets up idols
beside GOD, has forged a horrendous offfence.
[4:116] GOD does not forgive idol worship (if maintained
until death), and He forgives lesser offenses for whomever He
wills. Anyone who idolizes any idol beside GOD has strayed
far astray.


The following verse makes it clear that the Quran is God’s
Testimony. Following any other source is defined as idolatry.

[6:19] Say, “Whose testimony is the greatest?” Say, “GOD’s.
He is the witness between me and you that this Quran has been
inspired to me, to preach it to you and whomever it reaches.
Indeed, you bear witness that there are other gods beside
GOD.” Say, “I do not testify as you do; there is only one
god, and I disown your idolatry.”


[3:64] Say, “O followers of the scripture, let us come to a
logical agreement between us and you: that we shall not
worship except GOD; that we never set up any idols besides
Him, nor set up any human beings as lords beside GOD.” If
they turn away, say, “Bear witness that we are submitters.”

[9:31] They have set up their religious leaders and scholars
as lords instead of God.
[2:257] GOD is Lord of those who believe; He leads them out
of darkness into the light. As for those who disbelieve,
their lords are their idols; they lead them out of the light
into darkness – these will be the dwellers of Hell; they
abide in it forever.
[6:137] Thus were the idol worshipers duped by their idols,
to the extent of killing their own children. In fact, their
idols inflict great pain upon them, and confuse their
religion for them. Had GOD willed, they would not have done
it. You shall disregard them and their fabrications.


[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.


[30:28] He cites for you herein an example from among
yourselves: Do you ever elevate your servants or subordinates to the
level where they rival you, and to the point that you pay
them as much allegiance as is being paid to you? We thus
explain the revelations for people who understand.
[37:91-96] He then turned on their idols, saying, “Would you
like to eat? “Why do you not speak?” He then destroyed them.
They went to him in a great rage. He said, “How can you
worship what you carve? “When GOD has created you, and
everything you make!”


[40:20] GOD judges equitably, while the idols they implore
beside Him cannot judge anything. GOD is the One who is the
Hearer, the Seer.


[13:16] Say, “Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?”
Say, “GOD.” Say, “Why then do you set up besides Him masters
who do not possess any power to benefit or harm even
themselves?” Say, “Is the blind the same as the seer? Is
darkness the same as the light?” Have they found idols
besides GOD who created creations similar to His creations,
to the point of not distinguishing the two creations? Say,
“GOD is the Creator of all things, and He is the One, the
[46:4] Say, “Consider the idols you have set up beside GOD.
Show me what on earth did they create. Do they own part of
the heavens? Show me any other scripture before this one, or
any piece of established knowledge that supports your
idolatry, if you are truthful.”


[39:3] Absolutely, the religion shall be devoted to GOD
alone. Those who set up idols beside Him say, “We idolize
them only to bring us closer to GOD; for they are in a better
position!” GOD will judge them regarding their disputes. GOD
does not guide such liars, disbelievers.


[6:148] The idol worshipers say, “Had GOD willed, we would
not practice idolatry, nor would our parents, nor would we
prohibit anything.” Thus did those before them disbelieve,
until they incurred our retribution. Say, “Do you have any
proven knowledge that you can show us? You follow nothing but
conjecture; you only guess.
[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.


[6:22-24] On the day when we summon them all, we will ask the
idol worshipers, “Where are the idols you set up?” Their
disastrous response will be, “By GOD our Lord, we never were
idol worshipers.”
Note how they lied to themselves, and how the idols they had
invented have abandoned them.
[29:61] If you ask them, “Who created the heavens and the
earth, and put the sun and the moon in your service,” they
will say, “GOD.” Why then did they deviate?


[12:106] The majority of those who believe in GOD do not do
so without committing idol worship.