We learn from the Quran that every messenger sent by God was ridiculed because of man's aversion to a "living contemporary messenger" from God.
[17:94] What prevented the people from believing when the guidance came to them, is their saying, "Did God send a human being as a messenger?"
[13:32] Messengers before you have been ridiculed; I permitted the disbelievers to carry on, then I punished them. How terrible was My retribution! [See also 21:41, 35:4]
We learn that Muhammad was ridiculed by his contemporaries, "Is this the one who claims to be God's messenger?" they said. "Is this the one who disrespects your gods?". "Why didn't God commission a better man?" (21:36, 23:44, 25:41, 43:31).
[14:9] Have you not heard about those before you - the people of Noah, `Aad, Thamoud, and others who came after them and known only to GOD? Their messengers went to them with clear proofs, but they treated them with contempt and said, "We disbelieve in what you are sent with. We are skeptical about your message; full of doubt."
[14:10] Their messengers said, "Do you have doubts about GOD; the Initiator of the heavens and the earth? He invites you only to forgive your sins, and to give you another chance to redeem yourselves." They said, "You are no more than humans like us, who want to repel us from the way our parents used to worship. Show us some profound authority."
ISSUE OF LAST MESSENGER
The majority of the Muslims believe that Muhammad was the last messenger, even though this idea is totally against the teachings in the Quran. God who gives us the most accurate history in the Quran informs us that people have been claiming their messenger as the "last messenger" since the time of prophet Joseph.
[40:34] Joseph had come to you before that with clear revelations, but you continued to doubt his message. Then, when he died you said, "GOD will not send any other messenger after him. (He was the last messenger)!" GOD thus sends astray those who are transgressors, doubtful.
Suffice it is to say at this point that nowhere in the Quran do we find the statement that Muhammad was the last messenger. Muhammad was the Final prophet who delivered the final scripture. God definitions of messenger and prophet will be discussed in detail in a following note.
[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.
"WE SEND MESSENGERS"
[44:5] It is a predetermined command from us that we send messengers. [7:35] O children of Adam, when messengers come to you from among you, and recite My revelations to you, those who take heed and lead a righteous life, will have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.
[3:81] GOD took a covenant from the prophets, saying, "I will give you the scripture and wisdom. Afterwards, a messenger will come to confirm all existing scriptures. You shall believe in him and support him." He said, "Do you agree with this, and pledge to fulfill this covenant?" They said, "We agree." He said, "You have thus borne witness, and I bear witness along with you."
GOD'S DEFINITION OF PROPHET
"GOD took a covenant from the prophets (Nabis), that I will give you a scripture and wisdom.'." A prophet (nabi) therefore is one receives and delivers a scripture. The fact that Quran is the last scripture makes Muhammad the last prophet.
This is confirmed in 33:40, where Muhammad is described as "Khaatum Al-Nabiyyeen (the last prophet)."
GOD'S DEFINITION OF MESSENGER
"Afterwards, a messenger will come to confirm all existing scriptures." God defines messenger (Rasool) as one who preaches, upholds, and confirms what exists or existing scripture. He does not bring a new scripture.
EVERY PROPHET A MESSENGER. EVERY MESSENGER NOT A PROPHET
The Quranic truth that a prophet delivers a scripture necessitates that every prophet must be a messenger.
The claim that "not every prophet is a messenger" is a lie and violates logic and the Quran. Would God give a man to keep the scripture to himself? God in His immense Mercy and Blessings has given us additional proofs in the Quran. Irrespective of Hadith (fabrications) and grammar rules made by humans to support their conjecture; God, the best Knower of Arabic language and grammar gives the following proofs in the Quran that every prophet is a messenger, but every messenger is not a prophet. In verses 19:51,52 God calls Moses and Ismail "Wa kana Rasoulan Nabiya" or messenger prophet. In plain english, "Moses/Ismail was a messenger who was also a prophet". This expression is chosen by God to emphasize that every prophet is a messenger, but every messenger may not be a prophet. No where in the Quran the opposite expression "prophet messenger" or "Nabiyan Rasoula" has been used. "Wakana Siddiqan Nabiya" used in verse 19:56 states that all prophets (nabi) are "Saddiq", however all "Saddiq" are not prophets. In verses 17:93,94, we find "Bashara (human) Rasula", a human who is also a messenger, but not every human is a messenger. Muhammad is described in 33:40 as "a messenger of God". This expression ("a messenger of God") is not linguistically necessary. If it is dropped out, we still would have a perfect sentence that Muhammad was the last prophet. Obviously, our Creator, is telling us that Muhammad was "a messenger of God, and the last prophet," not the last messenger.H5>MUHAMMAD INCLUDED IN PROPHETS MENTIONED IN 3:81
God is His infinite wisdom knew that people will exalt Muhammad beyond the truth and proclaim him as last messenger as people have been doing since the time of Joseph. God's infinite wisdom saw to it that Muhammad is specifically shown to have been one of those prophets who pledged to support the messenger after all the prophets mentioned in 3:81.
[33:7] Recall that we took from the prophets their covenant, including you (O Muhammad), Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus the son of Mary. We took from them a solemn pledge.
WARNING TO THE REJECTORS OF 3:81
Verses 3:81-90 are warnings to those who reject the words of 3:81.
[3:82] Those who reject this (Quranic prophecy) are the evil ones.
GOD'S MESSENGERS VERSUS SATAN'S MESSENGERS
Having determined (for those who accept and submit to God's words) that a messenger/s would come after the final prophet Muhammad; the obvious question is how does one distinguish between God's messenger or false messenger. A false messenger would qualify as Satan's messenger. God is His immense mercy has spelled out three simple requirements or criteria of His Messengers.All of God's messengers:
- Advocate the absolute worship of God alone and removal of any or all kinds of idol worship.
- Bring proof of authenticity.
- Never ask for wages as wages come from God.
ADVOCATE GOD ALONE
[7:59] We sent Noah to his people, saying, "O my people, worship GOD; you have no other god beside Him. I fear for you the retribution of an awesome day."
[7:65] To `Aad we sent their brother Hood. He said, "O my people, worship GOD; you have no other god beside Him. Would you then observe righteousness?"
[See 7:70] God also assures us in the Quran that the Satan's agents can never advocate God alone.
[26:210-214] The devils can never reveal this. They neither would, nor could. For they are prevented from hearing. Therefore, do not idolize beside GOD any other god, lest you incur the retribution.
The message of God alone provides a major criteria for distinguishing the true messenger from the false one.
[7:75] The arrogant leaders among his people said to the common people who believed, "How do you know that Saaleh is sent by his Lord?" They said, "The message he brought has made us believers."
PROOF OF AUTHENTICITY
[7:73] To Thamoud we sent their brother Saaleh. He said, "O my people, worship GOD; you have no other god beside Him. Proof has been provided for you from your Lord: here is GOD's camel, to serve as a sign for you. Let her eat from GOD's land, and do not touch her with any harm, lest you incur a painful retribution.
[7:85] To Midyan we sent their brother Shu`aib. He said, "O my people, worship GOD; you have no other god beside Him. Proof has come to you from your Lord.
Logic dictates that all proof should originate from the Quran as the Quran proves the proofs of previous messengers.
NEVER ASK FOR WAGES
[11:29] "O my people, I do not ask you for any money; my wage comes only from GOD. I am not dismissing those who believed; they will meet their Lord (and He alone will judge them). I see that you are ignorant people.
[11:51] O my people, I do not ask you for any wage. My wage comes only from the One who initiated me. Do you not understand?
By the simple God's criteria given in the Quran false messengers or prophets are immediately exposed. Mr. Bahaullah, Mr. Ghulam Ahmed and the literally hundreds of messengers flooded by Satan not only failed to advocate the worship of God alone but had no proof of authenticity.
[56:79] None can grasp it except the sincere.
[7:75] The arrogant leaders among his people said to the common people who believed, "How do you know that Saaleh is sent by his Lord?" They said, "The message he brought has made us believers."
The message of worshipping God alone remains the most powerful first criteria to distinguish the true messenger from the false ones.
[26:210-213] The devils can never reveal this. They neither would, nor could. For they are prevented from hearing.
The following verses from the Quran spell out God's religion - absolute devotion and worship of God ALONE; a message a false messenger CANNOT advocate based on verses 26:210-213 in accordance with God's law. Thus false messengers like Bahaullah and Mr. Ghulam Ahmed could not and did not advocate the absolute worship of God alone.
[2:136] ..To Him ALONE we are submitters.
[2:139] Say, "...To Him ALONE we are devoted."
[3:51, 19:36] "GOD is my Lord and your Lord; you shall worship Him ALONE."
[4:36] You shall worship GOD ALONE - do not associate anything with Him.
[4:146] Only those who repent, reform, hold fast to GOD, and devote their religion absolutely to GOD ALONE, will be counted with the believers. GOD will bless the believers with a great recompense.
[6:102] Such is GOD your Lord, there is no god except He, the Creator of all things. You shall worship Him ALONE. He is in control of all things.
[6:162] Say, "My Contact Prayers (Salat), my worship practices, my life and my death, are all devoted absolutely to GOD ALONE, the Lord of the universe.
[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.
[10:104] Say, "O people, if you have any doubt regarding my religion, I do not worship what you worship beside GOD. I worship GOD ALONE;
[12:39] "O my prison mates, are several gods better, or GOD ALONE, the One, the Supreme?
[13:30] Say, "He is my Lord. There is no god except He. I put my trust in Him ALONE; to Him is my ultimate destiny."
[16:52] To Him belongs everything in the heavens and the earth and therefore, the religion shall be devoted absolutely to Him ALONE.
[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."
[21:92] Your congregation is but one congregation, and I ALONE am your Lord; you shall worship Me ALONE.
[37:40] Only GOD's servants who are absolutely devoted to Him ALONE (will be saved).
[39:2] We sent down to you this scripture, truthfully; you shall worship GOD, devoting your religion to Him ALONE.
[39:11] Say, "I have been commanded to worship GOD, devoting the religion absolutely to Him ALONE.
[39:17] As for those who discard the worship of all idols, and devote themselves totally to GOD ALONE, they have deserved happiness.
[39:45] 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.
[40:65] He is the Living; there is no god except He. You shall worship Him ALONE, devoting your religion absolutely to Him ALONE.
[51:56] I did not create the jinns and the humans except to worship Me ALONE.
PROOF OF AUTHENCITY
We learn from the Quran, that the second requirement for God's messenger is to bring forth a sign or proof, proving his authenticity as God's messenger. All proofs for previous messengers are within the words of the Quran. The Quran confirms the proofs of previous messengers which were limited in time and space and limited to the witnesses present. False claimants to prophethood like Mr. Bahaullah or Mr. Ghulam Ahmed (or others) can provide no proof from within God's final revelation of their claim (false) of prophethood. The proof given to God's messenger of the covenant mentioned in 3:81 is within the Quran, perpetual, not limited to time, can be witnessed by anyone at any time and brings to life all previous miracles by previous messengers mentioned in the Quran. In verse 38:1 the word "Zikr" is made distinct from the Quran and clearly points to the Quran's miraculous mathematical code. See 15:6,9; 16:44; 21:2,24; 26:5; & 36:11,69. [38:1] S. (Saad), and the Quran that contains the PROOF. In retrospect, we see now that the Quran's miracle, indeed "One of the greatest miracles" (74:30-35), was divinely predestined to be unveiled 14 centuries after Muhammad. Additionally, this miracle is obviously designed for the computer age, and to be appreciated by mathematically sophisticated generations.
[10:20] They say, "How come no miracle came down to him from his Lord?" Say, "The future belongs to GOD; so wait, and I am waiting along with you."
The divinely guarded secret was unveiled by God's through his messenger after 1400 years after the revelation of the Quran.
[25:6] Say, "This was revealed by the One who knows the Secret in the heavens and the earth. He is Forgiving, Most Merciful."
[36:69] What we taught him (the messenger) was not poetry, nor is he (a poet). This is but a formidable PROOF, and a profound Quran.
[38:8] "Why did the PROOF come down to him, instead of us?" Indeed, they are doubtful of My PROOF. Indeed, they have not yet tasted My retribution.
[74:31] We appointed angels to be guardians of Hell, and we assigned their number (19) (1) to disturb the disbelievers, (2) to convince the Christians and Jews (that this is a divine scripture), (3) to strengthen the faith of the faithful, (4) to remove all traces of doubt from the hearts of Christians, Jews, as well as the believers, and (5) to expose those who harbor doubt in their hearts, and the disbelievers; they will say, "What did GOD mean by this allegory?" GOD thus sends astray whomever He wills, and guides whomever He wills. None knows the soldiers of your Lord except He. This is a reminder for the people.
[15:1] A.L.R. These (letters) are PROOFs of this scripture; a profound Quran. [See also 10:1, 12:1, 13:1]
The word "Dhikr" denotes the Quran's code in several verses (15:6, 21:2, 26:5, 38:1, 38:8, 74:31).
[41:41] Those who have rejected the Quran's PROOF when it came to them, have also rejected an Honorable book.
THE PROOF - GOD'S MESSENGER OF THE COVENANT
As stated in the verse 17:36, it is your responsibility to verify all information.
BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF PROOF
- The root word for Rashad's name "rashada" is mentioned in the Quran 19 times. (Index to the words of the Quran).
- First name 'Rashad' and second name 'Khalifa' is spelled out in the Quran as the person destined to unravel the mathematical code. Rashad is mentioned in 40:29 & 40:38 and Khalifa in 38:26. When we add the sura and verse numbers we get 40+29+38+38+26 = 171 or 19 x 9
- The gematrical value of Ibrahim as spelled in Quran is 1+2+200+5+10+40=258, the value of Muhammad is 40+8+40+4=92 and the value of Rashad is 200+300+1+4=505. Total of 258+92+505=855 which is a multiple of 19. This reflects Abraham as the messenger who delivered the rites of Islam, Muhammad delivered the final scripture and Rashad was blessed with delivering the proof of authenticity of this scripture.
- The above sum, 855 = 19 x 45. Dr. Khalifa was 45 years old, when commissioned as God's Messenger in 1980, precisely 1400 years after Muhammad and the next messenger is "seven pairs" of centuries (15:87)
- Unveiling of God's great miracle (74:35), that had been concealed in the Quran for 1400 years. God's messenger to the world comes with irrefutable computer-age proof.
[5:19] "O people of the scripture, our messenger has come to you, to explain things to you, after a period of time without messengers, lest you say, "We did not receive any preacher or warner." A preacher and warner has now come to you. GOD is Omnipotent."
This (5:19) verse reports the fulfillment of the biblical and Quranic prophecy regarding the advent of God's Messenger of the Covenant (Malachi 3:1, Quran 3:81). The name of this messenger is mathematically coded into the Quran as "Rashad Khalifa."
This very special verse warrants the presentation of specific evidence. By adding the gematrical value of "Rashad" (505), plus the value of "Khalifa" (725), plus the sura number (5), plus the verse number (19), we obtain a total of 505+725+5+19 = 1254, or 19x66. Nineteen is the Quran's common denominator, which was revealed through Rashad Khalifa.
[98:1-2] 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. A messenger from God is reciting to them sacred instructions.
The proof (in 98:1-2) is the Quran's mathematical code and the messenger is Rashad Khalifa. The number of the sura (98), plus the verse number (2), plus the numerical value of "Rashad Khalifa" (1230) add up to 1330 (19x70), the same total as in 81:19.
[81:19-23] This is the utterance of an honorable messenger. Authorized by the Possessor of the Throne, fully supported. He shall be obeyed and trusted.
81:19 By adding the sura number, plus the verse number, plus the gematrical value of the name ``Rashad'' (505), plus the value of ``Khalifa'' (725), we get 1330, 19x70. This provides Quranic mathematical proof that this messenger is Rashad Khalifa.
[13:30] We have sent you (O Rashad) to this community, just as we did for other communities in the past. You shall recite to them what we reveal to you, for they have disbelieved in the Most Gracious. Say, "He is my Lord. There is no god except He. I put my trust in Him alone; to Him is my ultimate destiny."
13:30 If we add the gematrical value of ``Rashad'' (505), plus the value of ``Khalifa'' (725), plus the sura number (13), plus the verse number (30), we get 505+725+13+30 = 1273 = 19x67. God thus specifies the name of His messenger.
[36:3] Most assuredly, you (Rashad) are one of the messengers.
DUTIES OF GOD'S MESSENGER of the Covenant
- Unveil and proclaim the Quran's mathematical miracle.
- Explain the purpose of our lives; why we are here.
- Proclaim one religion for all the people, and point out and purge away all the corruptions afflicting Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
- Proclaim that Zakat is a prerequisite for redemption (6:141), and explain the correct method of observing Zakat.
- Unveil the end of the world.
- Explain Jesus' death.
- Explain the Quran's delivery to, then through Muhammad.
- Explain why most believers in God do not make it to Heaven.
- Proclaim that God never ordered Abraham to kill his son.
- Proclaim the secret of perfect happiness
- Remove two false verses (9:128 & 129) injected into the Quran after the death of Prophet Muhammad.
- Proclaim that those who die before the age of 40 go to Heaven.
- Announce that Muhammad wrote God's (Quran) revelations with his own hand.
- Establish a criminal justice system.
Why Did God Send A Messenger Now?
As stated in 3:81, God has sent a messenger to consolidate the messages delivered by all the prophets, purify them, and unify them into one religion: Submission. The timing is certainly ripe for fulfillment of this important prophecy, for the following reasons:
- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have been corrupted beyond recognition.
- All God's messages have been delivered; the Quran is the Final Testament.
- More than 93% of the human beings destined to live in this world are yet to come. The best illustration of today's corrupted Judaism can be found in the books of a famous Rabbi; Harold S. Kushner. In his best seller WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE, Avon Books, 1981, Rabbi Kushner states the following: "..., we would be advised to take this world as seriously as we can, in case it turns out to be the only one we will ever have, and to look for meaning and justice here." (P. 29) "Bad things do happen to good people in this world, but it is not God who wills it. God would like people to get what they deserve, but He cannot always arrange it." (P. 42)
If Jesus came back to life today, the Christians would crucify him. Outstanding Christian scholars have reached solid conclusions that today's Christianity has nothing to do with Jesus, and that its doctrine was mortally distorted at the infamous Nicene Conferences (325 A.D.). See THE MYTH OF GOD INCARNATE, Westminster Press, Philadelphia, 1977. If Muhammad came back to this world, the "Muslims" would stone him to death. The religion they follow today has nothing to do with the Islam preached by Abraham and Muhammad. Everything the "Muslims" do is wrong: the First Pillar (Shahaadah), the call to Salat prayer (Azan), the ablution (Wudu), the daily Salat prayers, the Zakat charity, Hajj, and all other practices of Islam. This forum provides ample evidence that the "Muslims" turn away in aversion when God's words in the Quran are recited for them. INVITATIONThose who have read these notes are invited to give a reason based on the Quran why Dr Rashad Khalifa was not the messenger after Muhammad mentioned in verse 3:81 and other verses. Please be advised that so far no human (including the revered scholars) has come up with even one reason based on the Quran. EGO
[2:54] Recall that Moses said to his people, "O my people, you have wronged your souls by worshipping the calf. You must repent to your Creator. You shall kill your egos. This is better for you in the sight of your Creator." He did redeem you. He is the Redeemer, Most Merciful.
It is the ego that led to Satan's fall. It is the ego that caused our exile to this world, and it is the ego that is keeping most of us from redemption to God's Kingdom. It is ego which keeps us from believing God's words in the Quran.
[2:87] We gave Moses the scripture, and subsequent to him we sent other messengers, and we gave Jesus, son of Mary, profound miracles and supported him with the Holy Spirit. Is it not a fact that every time a messenger went to you with anything you disliked, your ego caused you to be arrogant? Some of them you rejected, and some of them you killed.
[5:30] His ego provoked him into killing his brother. He killed him, and ended up with the losers.
[25:43] Have you seen the one whose god is his own ego? Will you be his advocate?
[45:23] Have you noted the one whose god is his ego? Consequently, GOD sends him astray, despite his knowledge, seals his hearing and his mind, and places a veil on his eyes. Who then can guide him, after such a decision by GOD? Would you not take heed?