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Mathematical Miracle of the Quran by Rashad Khalifa – Transcript

Video Intro:

  • Islamic Productions Presents
  • Mathematical Miracle of the Qur’an
  • The word “GOD” occurs in the Quran 2698 times, and 2698 = 19 x 142
  • The numbers of suras and verses where the word “GOD” is found total 121999 or 19 x 6421

Rashad Khalifa:

  • How this Mathematical Miracle of the Quran was discovered?
  • When I came to this country – the United States, in nineteen sixty-eight (1968) – I read the English translations of the Quran. And I did not like any of them. I read them all; Yusuf ‘Ali, Muhammad ‘Ali, Pickthall, Arberry, N. J. Dawood, and so on – all of them. Even as far back as George Sale’s translation.
  • Some of them actually distorted the basic doctrines of the Quran, and that was serious enough to encourage me to translate the Quran myself; for my own children. I did it for local consumption.
  • However, since I am a scientist and not a professional religionist, I decided not move from one verse to the next  unless I knew exactly what every word and every verse meant. I made a pledge to God that I will not move from one verse to the next unless I know exactly what it meant.
  • So I started the translation, and I finished the first (1) sura; al-fateha, in seven days. Then I moved on to the next verse; the first verse of sura number two (2:1); al-baqara. And I found that it consisted of only three letters; (الم), A L M.
  • Of course I knew this all along since I was a young child, but now I am trying to translate it, I wanted to know exactly what the significance of A L M, is. I looked up all the tafseers; interpretations, and all the books written about these letters. And everybody; all the scholars said: “we do not know what these letters mean”.
  • So I started my own research, and after many attempts, and many failures, I decided to put the whole Quran into the computer. I did not know what to look for. So I had a computer count every letter in every sura. And the objective was to look for any mathematical connections, or any mathematical pattern between – that involves these letters.
  • There are twenty-nine (29) suras in the Quran prefixed with these initials, different sets of initials. Fourteen sets of initials to be exact: ALEF LAM MEEM, NOON, SAAD, QAAF, TA SEEN MEEM, YA SIN, TA HA, and so on. Fourteen of them.
  • And sure enough after four (4) years of research, a mathematical pattern emerged with a common denominator; binding all these initials without a single exception. And the common
    denominator was nineteen (19).
  • As it turned out, and as you will see in this program, every element of the Quran; the number of verses, the numbers assigned to the suras, the numbers of words, the letters – every letter of the Quran is mathematically composed beyond human capability. And the common
    denominator that binds all these mathematical; physical facts, is the number nineteen (19).
  • So let us get down to business and look at the Quran itself. And I would like to remind you that all the items you are going to see are factual observations, they are all physical facts, in the Quran.

The Miracle of the Basmalah; the Opening Statement

  • So here is a big Quran we can see together. And the first item of this miracle is that the first verse in the Quran: “Bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem”, consists of nineteen (19) Arabic letters. (Rashad counts while visually pointing at each letter in the first verse of the Quran).
  • Nineteen letters.
I alternated between red and black for each letter. And I also added a blue dot above each letter. This should make possible to understand even if you have never seen Arabic before.

The Miracle of 114 Chapters

  • And the whole Quran has hundred and fourteen suras (114 chapters). As we see here, the last sura is number one hundred and fourteen (114).
  • And one hundred and fourteen is a multiple of nineteen; nineteen times six (19 x 6).
  • And it consists of six verses, by the way.
  • So nineteen times six (19 x 6) gives us the total number of suras in the Quran, hundred and fourteen (114).

The Miracle of the First Revelation

  • Now, if we count from this sura towards the other suras. (Rashad counts backwards from the last chapter to the chapters before it, and so on).
  1. This is one. (Chapter 114)
  2. Two. (Chapter 113)
  3. Three. (Chapter 112)
  4. Four. (Chapter 111)
  5. Five. (Chapter 110)
  6. Six. (Chapter 109)
  7. Seven. (Chapter 108)
  8. Eight. (Chapter 107)
  9. Nine. (Chapter 106)
  10. Ten. (Chapter 105)
  11. Eleven. (Chapter 104)
  12. Twelve. (Chapter 103)
  13. Thirteen. (Chapter 102)
  14. Fourteen. (Chapter 101)
  15. Fifteen. (Chapter 100)
  16. Sixteen. (Chapter 99)
  17. Seventeen. (Chapter 98)
  18. Eighteen. (Chapter 97)
  19. And nineteen. (Chapter 96)
  • We find that number nineteen (19:th count) – sura number ninety-six (96), and it says: “iqra bi ism rabbika al lazee khalaq”, the first revelation. (“Read, in the name of your Lord, who created” – 96:1).
  • So the first sura revealed is positioned in the Quran atop the last nineteen (19) suras in the Quran. You also noticed that this sura consists of nineteen (19) verses.

The First Revelation was Exactly 19 Words

  • The first revelation was nineteen words exactly, here they are: (Rashad counts while visually pointing at each word that were part of the first revelation).
  • This was the first revelation through the prophet Muhammad, and it consisted of nineteen (19) words.

The First Revelation is Exactly 76 Letters

  • If you count the letters in these nineteen words, you find that the total is seventy-six (76), nineteen times four (19 x 4).

The First Chapter Revealed (Chapter 96) has Exactly 19 Verses

  • And if you count the letters in the whole sura, the first sura revealed, you find that the total is two hundred and eighty-five (285) letters, or nineteen times fifteen (19 x 15). (The updated count is 304 letters, 19 x 16).

The Miracle of the Last Revelation

  • The last sura revealed was sura number hundred and ten (110). And it consists also of nineteen (19) words, here they are: (Rashad counts while visually pointing at each word that are part of the last revelation).
  • So the last revelation and the first revelation consisted of nineteen (19) words (each).

The Miracle of the Basmalah and Its Details

  • Now if we go back to the very beginning, the first verse in the Quran. As you heard before, the first verse of the Quran; “Bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem”, consists of nineteen (19) letters.
  • Every word – there are four (4) words here – and every word is mentioned in the Quran a number of times which is consistently a multiple of nineteen (19).

The First Word “ism”

  • The word “ism”, which means “name”, is mentioned in the Quran nineteen (19) times exactly.

The Peculiar Spelling of the Word “bism”

  • If you wish to use the word “bism”, it is mentioned three (3) times, but if you add the numbers assigned to the verses and suras where the three (3) times of “bism” occur, the total is hundred and fourteen (114); nineteen times six (19 x 6). (Bism means “in the name…”).

The Second Word “allah”

  • The second word, “allah”, is mentioned in the whole book; two thousand six hundred ninety-eight times (2698), or nineteen times hundred and forty-two (19 x 142). (Allah means God).

The Third Word “al-rahman”

  • The third word “al-rahman”, is mentioned in the whole Quran; fifty-seven times (57), or nineteen times three (19 x 3).

The Fourth Word “al-raheem”

  • The last word, “al-raheem”, is mentioned in the whole book; hundred and fourteen times (114), or nineteen times six (19 x 6).
  • As you see, “Bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem”, the first verse in the Quran is very important. And you will see it at the beginning of every sura in the Quran. Every sura has “Bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem” in the beginning, except one (1).
  • However, only the first verse of the first sura is numbered – has number one (1:1). When you go to the other suras, you find that this opening statement has no number. This is why we take only the first (1:1) opening statement to represent all the basmalahs in the Quran, all the opening statements in the Quran.
  • If you go to sura nine (9) you will notice that this sura does not have a basmallah (opening statement). It says here: “This sura does not have bismillah” (points at the subtitle of chapter 9).

(Not all versions of the Quran have sub-titles, it is not part of the Quran, however, some printers choose to include them while other printers choose not to).

The Miracle of the Missing Basmalah

  • Now, since the Quran has hundred and fourteen suras (114), and this one does not have an opening statement. This will mean that we have only hundred and thirteen (113) basmalahs in the Quran, and this number is not divisible by nineteen (19 x 5,947368421052632).
  • But we find that this missing bismallah is made up in sura number twenty-seven (27).
  • So if you go to sura number twenty-seven (27). You will see that we have two (2) bismillahs. This is sura number twenty-seven (27). And there is one “Bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem” at the beginning, like every other sura except sura nine (9). And there is an extra one in the middle of the sura, right here, in verse thirty (30) you see another “Bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem”.
  • So this sura contains two (2) of them, two of the opening statement; or basmallahs. One in the beginning and one in verse thirty (30). And this restores the number – of this important opening statement – to hundred and fourteen (114), or nineteen times six (19 x 6).

From Chapter 9 to Chapter 27 is Exactly 19 Chapters

  • Also, if you count the suras from the missing bismallah of sura nine (9). There is the missing bismillah of sura nine (points at the subtitle of sura nine). And then we count the suras from here to the place where we find the extra bismillah:
  1. This is one. (Chapter 9)
  2. Two suras. (Chapter 10)
  3. Three suras. (Chapter 11)
  4. Four. (Chapter 12)
  5. Five. (Chapter 13)
  6. Six. (Chapter 14)
  7. We are counting from the missing bismillah to the extra bismillah. This should be seven. (Chapter 15)
  8. Eight. (Chapter 16)
  9. Nine. (Chapter 17)
  10. Ten. (Chapter 18)
  11. Eleven. (Chapter 19)
  12. Twelve. (Chapter 20)
  13. Thirteen. (Chapter 21)
  14. Fourteen. (Chapter 22)
  15. Fifteen. (Chapter 23)
  16. Sixteen. (Chapter 24)
  17. And seventeen, we did not get to sura twenty-seven (27) yet, this is twenty-five (25). Which is the seventeenth (17th) sura from the missing bismillah. (Chapter 25)
  18. Here is eighteen. (Chapter 26)
  19. And you will find that the sura that has two (2) bismillahs, sura number twenty-seven (27), is sura number nineteen (19:th sura count). (Chapter 27)
  • From the missing bismillah to the extra bismillah – from sura nine (9) to sura twenty-seven (27), we find exactly nineteen (19) suras; inclusive.
  • This is the sura that has two (2) bismillahs, and it is sura number nineteen (19th sura) after the missing bismillah of sura nine (9).
  • From the missing bismillah in sura nine (9), to the extra bismillah in sura twenty-seven (27), there are nineteen (19) suras.
  • So when you count the suras from missing “Bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem” of sura nine (9). To the extra bismallah in sura twenty-seven (27), you find nineteen (19) suras.

These 19 Chapters Add up to 342; Which is Divisible by 19

  • Now, watch this; if you add the numbers of the suras; the numbers assigned to the suras, from nine (9) to twenty-seven (27), from the missing bismillah to the extra bismillah, that is: Nine, plus ten, plus eleven, plus twelve, plus thirteen … all the way to plus twenty-six, plus twenty-seven. The total is three hundred and forty-two (342), which is a multiple of nineteen (19), it is nineteen times eighteen (19 x 18).

((9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17+18+19+20+21+22+23+24+25+26+27) = 342)

There Are Exactly 342 Words Between the Two Basmalahs in Chapter 27

  • And this is half the story. You add the numbers of suras from the missing bismillah to the extra bismillah, nine plus ten, plus… all the way to twenty-seven, the total: three hundred forty-two (342) is exactly the number of words between the two bismillahs of sura twenty-seven (27), the number of words, as you see here.
  • This total; three hundred forty-two (342) is exactly the number of words between this bismillah in sura twenty-seven (27:0), and the second bismillah of sura twenty-seven (27:30). You count these words, all these words, and you will find that the total up to this word here before the second bismillah, up to this word the total is three hundred and forty two (342). Which equals the total of the numbers of suras from the missing bismillah to this extra bismillah.

The Miracle of the Total Count of Verses

  • The number of verses; ayat, in the Quran, from the beginning, from the first aya, or verse. To the very end, to the last aya, is six thousand three hundred and forty-six (6346), which is a multiple of nineteen (19), the total number of ayat, verses in the Quran; six thousand three hundred and forty six, or nineteen times three hundred thirty-four (19 x 334).

[6234 numbered verses & 112 un-numbered verses (Basmalahs) 6234+112 = 6346] Note that 6+3+4+6=19

Appendix 1 (from: Quran The Final Testament, by Rashad Khalifa, PhD.)

The Miracles Within the Initialed Section

  • As I mentioned before, there are twenty nine (29) suras in Quran that are initialed with these Quranic initials.
  • And the first initial in the Quran is in sura number two, the first verse; ALEF, LAM, MEEM (2:1).
  • The last initial, is the initial NOON, in sura number sixty-eight, which is right here (68:1).
  • This here is the first initial (Rashad points at 2:1).
  • And this is the last initial (Rashad points at 68:1).

This Initialed Section Has 5263 Verses; Which Is Divisible by 19

  • The number of ayat; or verses, in this section here; from the first initial to the last initial, is five thousand two hundred and sixty-three (5263) ayat; or verses, nineteen times two hundred and seventy-seven (19 x 277).
  • You just start at ALEF, LAM, MEEM, the first Quranic initials. And you count all the verses in here, up to this verse in sura sixty-eight (68:1), and you will find that the total is five thousand two hundred and sixty-three (5263), or nineteen times two hundred and seventy-seven (19 x 277).

Within This Initialed Section, the Word “Allah”, Occurs 2641 Times; Which Is Divisible by 19

  • Also, if you count the word “allah” in this section, between the first initial and the last initial, you will find that the total of the word “allah” here; is two thousand six hundred and forty-one (2641), which is a multiple of nineteen (19), nineteen times one hundred thirty-nine (19 x 139).

Outside This Initialed Section, the Word “Allah”, Occurs 57 Times, Which Is Divisible by 19

  • And of course if you count the word “allah” outside of this section, that will be here, and before ALEM, LAM, MEEM. The word “allah” is found fifty-seven times (57), nineteen times three (19 x 3).

The Initialed Section Has 38 Un-Initialed Chapters; This Is Divisible by 19

  • In the section from the first initial; ALEF, LAM, MEEM, to the last initial; NOON, there are exactly thirty-eight (38) suras without initials.
  • The un-initialed suras here are thirty-eight (38), which is a multiple of nineteen (19), nineteen times two (19 x 2). So this is another physical fact.

The Chapter and Verse Numbers Where The Word “Allah” Occurs Outside of This Initialed Section; Add up to 2432; Which Is Divisible by 19 (Table 18)

  • Now, I mentioned that outside of this section (before chapter 2 and after chapter 68), there are fifty-seven (57) word “allah”, that are outside the initialed section of the Quran. This part (points at chapter 1), and this part (points at chapter 69), to the end – there are fifty-seven (57) words “allah”.
  • If you add the numbers of the suras – the numbers assigned to the suras, like this number here (points at chapter 69), and the numbers assigned to the verses. The total is two thousand four hundred thirty-two (2432), or nineteen times one hundred twenty-eight (19 x 128).
  • Now I am talking about the numbers assigned to the suras and verses, where you find the word “allah” outside of the initialed section (before 2 and after 68. Or chapter 1 + chapter 69 to 114).
  • You add these numbers assigned to the suras and the verses wherever you find the word “allah”, and the total is multiple of nineteen (19). Well, this proves that the numbers assigned to the suras and the numbers assigned to the verses are from God, not from humans.

(This proves that the location of every chapter and every verse were all planned by God, that they are not random).

The Miracle of The Word “al-quran”

  • The word “al-quran”, is mentioned in the Quran; fifty-seven times (57), that is nineteen times three (19 x 3). Is that not profound?

If You Take the Chapter and Verse Numbers Where “Al-Quran” Is Mentioned, and Add Them Up, You Get 2660; Which Is Divisible by 19

  • And if you add the numbers of the suras, and the numbers of verses where there word “al-quran” is found – the total is two thousand six hundred and sixty (2660), which is nineteen times hundred and forty (19 x 140). I am talking about the number – for example this word here “al-quran”, is in sura seventeen (17), and the verse number is forty-five (45), as you see here.
  • You take these numbers, the fifty-seven (57) times where the word “al-quran” is found in the Quran, and you add the numbers of the verses and the numbers of the suras, all together; the total is two thousand six hundred and sixty (2660), or nineteen times one hundred and forty (19 x 140).

Different Grammatical Forms of “Al-Quran” Will Add up to 3363; Which Is Divisible by 19

  • There are other grammatical forms of this word “al-quran”, like “quranan”, “al-quranaho” – and if you add all the suras and all the verses, the numbers of the verses and the numbers of the suras where these forms – different forms of the word “al-quran” is found – the grand total is three thousand three hundred and sixty-three (3363), or nineteen times one hundred and seventy-seven (19 x 177). Of course the word “quran” is very special, and this is why it is so intricately composed within the Quran.

The Miracle of the First Commandment

  • The first pillar of Islam, mainly that God is one – is mentioned in the Quran exactly nineteen (19) times. That “allah wahd”; God is one – is mentioned in the Quran exactly nineteen (19) times.

Worshiping GOD Alone Is Emphasized as 19×19

  • Now, there is also the word “wahdahu”; worship God alone. This commandment to worship God alone – “wahdahu” – is mentioned in the Quran five times. And if you add the numbers of the verses and the numbers of suras, where the word “wahdahu”; worship God alone occurs, the total is three hundred and sixty-one (361), or nineteen times nineteen (19 x 19).
  • So this emphasizes the importance of worshiping God alone, the word “wahid”; referring to God as one, is mentioned in the Quran nineteen times, and the word “wahdahu”, is mentioned five times, but when you add the verses and suras – numbers – where this word “wahdahu” is found, the total is three sixty-one (361), nineteen times nineteen (19 x 19).
  • For example, this word “wahdahu”, happens in verse twelve of sura number forty (40:12). So you take this number; forty, and the number of the verse; twelve (40+12…), and you do this every time you see the word “wahdahu” in the Quran, and the total is three hundred and sixty-one (361), nineteen times nineteen (19 x 19).

The Miracle of the Religious Duties

  • The other four pillars of Islam; the salat (Contact Prayers), the zakat (Obligatory Charity), the hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca), al-siyaam (Fasting during Ramadan) – are mentioned in the Quran hundred and fourteen (114) times, or nineteen times six (19 x 6).

The Chapters and Verses Where the Contact Prayers Are Mentioned Add up to 4674; 19×246

  • When you take the word “salat” for example, which happens in the Quran sixty-seven times (67). And you take the numbers of verses, and the numbers of the suras, where every time you see this word “salat”, and you add them up, the total is a multiple of nineteen (19), it is four thousand six hundred seventy-four (4674), or nineteen times two hundred and forty-six (19 x 246). The word “salat”, throughout the Quran, you add the numbers of the verses and the numbers of suras where the word “salat” occurs, and the total is four thousand six hundred seventy-four (4674), or nineteen times two hundred and forty-six (19 x 246).

The Chapters and Verses Where Zakat and Hajj Are Mentioned Add up to 2888; 19x19x8

  • If you go to the word “zakat”, you find that “zakat” and “hajj” – you add the numbers of the verses and the numbers of the suras where the words “salat” and “hajj” are found – and the total is two thousand eight hundred and eighty-eight (2888), or nineteen times nineteen times eight (19 x 19 x 8 (or 19 x 152)). This is “zakat” and “hajj” together. You add the numbers of the verses and the numbers of the suras, throughout the Quran where you see “zakat” and “hajj”.

The Chapters and Verses Where Fasting Is Mentioned Add up to 1387; 19×73

  • When you look at the word “siyaam” in the Quran, the whole Quran, the fasting of Ramadan, you will see that it occurs six (6) times. And if you add the numbers of the verses to the numbers of the suras, every time you see this word “siyaam” in all its forms, the total is one thousand three hundred eighty-seven (1387), or nineteen times seventy-three (19 x 73).
  • So the basic pillars of Islam, the numbers assigned to the suras and verses where these words are found, all these numbers are multiplies of nineteen (19).

The Miracles of the Quranic Initials

  • The sura entitled “QAAF”, is also initialed with the letter “qaaf”, and when you count this letter “qaaf”, every time you see it you count it, in the Quran; in this sura. You will find that the total of the letter “qaaf” in this sura is fifty-seven (57), or nineteen times three (19 x 3).

Only Two Chapters Have the Initial QAAF, They Both Have 57 QAAFs, 19×3

  • Also, the only other sura initialed with “qaaf, which is sura number forty-two (42). There is the letter “qaaf”; as an initial (Rashad points at 42:1 with a pen). Contains the exact same number of “qaafs” as the other sura. So you count this “qaaf” and then you go and find this “qaaf”, and count it and so on. This is a physical fact – the total occurrence of the letter “qaaf” in this “qaaf” initialed sura is also fifty seven (57), nineteen times three (19 x 3).
  • Now, when you go back to sura “QAAF”, here, you notice that “qaaf” simply stands for Quran. “Q” stands for Quran; “qaaf” here stands for Quran. And if you add the fifty-seven (57) “qaafs”, “Q”, of this sura number fifty (50). Plus the fifty-seven (57) “qaafs”, or “Q”, in sura number forty-two (42); also fifty-seven (57). Fifty-seven plus fifty-seven is hundred and fourteen (57 + 57 = 114). Which is exactly the same number as the suras of the Quran. Fifty-seven plus fifty-seven equal one hundred and fourteen (57 + 57 = 114), the number of suras in Quran.

Chapter 50 Is Initialed with QAAF and Has 45 Verses, These Two Numbers Add up to 95; 19×5

  • You noticed that the sura “QAAF”, is number fifty (50), and it consists of forty-five (45) verses. If you add the number of the sura, which is fifty (50), to the number of verses in the sura, which is forty-five (45), the total is ninety-five (95), or nineteen times five (19 x 5).

Chapter 42 Is Also Initialed with QAAF and Has 53 Verses, These Two Numbers Add up to 95; 19×5

  • Well this is half the story. If you go to the only other sura initialed with “qaaf”, which is sura number forty-two (42). You see that the number of verses is fifty-three (53). And if you add the number of the sura to the number of the verses, you get exactly the same total as sura “QAAF”; which is ninety-five (95). Forty-two plus fifty-three is ninety five (42 + 53 = 95), or nineteen times five (19 x 5).
  • And with sura “QAAF”, fifty (50), the number of the sura, plus the number of verses; forty-five (45), fifty plus forty-five is ninety-five (50 + 45 = 95), or nineteen times five (19 x 5).
  • In this sura, the Quran is described as majeed, “qaaf; wa al quran al majeed” (Q., and the glorious Quran – 50:1).

The Quran Is Described as Glorious, This Word Has the Numerical Value of 57; 19×3

  • And this word “majeed” has its numerical value is fifty-seven (57), which is the number of the letter “qaaf” in this sura.
  • Majeed (مَجيدِ):
  • The M is forty (40),
  • The jeem is three (3),
  • The yaa is ten (10),
  • And the daal is four (4).
  • And you add these numbers, forty plus three plus ten plus four, the total is fifty-seven (40 + 3 + 10 + 4 = 57), nineteen times three (19 x 3).
  • When the Quran was revealed there were no numbers, these letters were used as numbers. So you can look at the “meem” as the letter “meem”; or M – and also as the numeral forty. The same with the other letters. So this is a universal established system, where the alphabet letters are used as numbers. (This system was used before the invention of Arabic Numerals).

Chapter 68 Is Initialed with the Letter NOON, This Letter Occurs 133 Times; 19×7

  • When you go to sura sixty-eight (68), which is initialed with the letter “noon”; “N”. If you count the letter “N”, where ever you see it in this sura. You will find that the total is one hundred and thirty-three (133), nineteen times seven (19 x 7).

Three Chapters Are Initialed with the Letter SAAD, Adding up All Their Occurrences Totals 152; 19×8

  • In the Quran, there are three (3) suras initialed with the letter “saad”. The first one is sura number seven (7). It is initialed with the letter “alef”, “laam”, “meem”, “saad”. (المص)
  • The second sura that is initialed with this letter, is sura number nineteen (19), sura Maryam. Which has five initials, “qaaf”, “haa”, “yaa”, “ayn”, “saad”. So this is the second sura where we see the letter “saad” as an initial. (كهيعص)
  • The third sura initialed with this letter is sura number thirty-eight (38). Which is also entitled “SAAD”. The name of the the sura is “SAAD”, and the initial is “saad”. (ص)
  • So these are three suras initialed with the letter “saad”, and when you count the letter “saad” in the three suras (7, 19 , 38), the total comes to hundred and fifty-two (152), or nineteen times eight (19 x 8).

Chapter 36 Is Initialed with YAA & SEEN, These Letters Total 285; 19×15

  • There is one sura in the Quran initialed with the letters “yaa”, “seen” – two letters, “yaa” and “seen”,  it is sura thirty-six (36). Here the first verse is the two letters “yaa” and “seen”. And if you count these two letters “yaa” and “seen”, in the whole sura, the total is two hundred and eighty-five (285), or nineteen times fifteen (19 x 15).
  • So you see that consistently the suras contain a number of their initials that is consistently a multiple of nineteen (19).

Seven Chapters Are Initialed with HAA & MEEM, Adding up All Their Occurrences Totals 2147; 19×113

  • There are seven suras initialed with the letters “haa” and “meem”. Seven (7) consequent suras, beginning at sura number forty (40). So here is number forty (40), initialed with the letters “haa”, “meem”. The whole verse consists of just two (2) letters “haa”, “meem”. Seven (7) consequent suras. This is the last one, sura number forty-six (46), it is initialed with the letters; “haa”, “meem”. And you count these distinctive unique letters; “haa” and “meem”, in the seven suras (40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46), and you will find that total is two thousand one hundred and forty-seven (2147), the total of “haa” plus “meem” in the seven suras, this is nineteen times hundred and thirteen (19 x 113).
  • Two thousand one hundred and forty-seven (2147). This means that if only one letter “haa” or one letter “meem” was lost or added – in the last fourteen hundred (1400) years – the whole mathematical system collapses. But as it is, you count them right now in any Quran anywhere in the world, and you find that “haa” and “meem” in the seven (7) “haa”, “meem” initialed suras, totals two thousand one hundred forty-seven (2147), or nineteen times one hundred and thirteen (19 x 113).

Chapter 42 Has Two Sets of Initials, Adding up All Their Occurrences Totals 209; 19×11

  • Sura number forty-two (42) has two sets of initials. As you have just seen, it has the initials “haa”, “meem” in verse one (42:1), and verse two (42:2) of this sura has the initials “ayn”, “seen”, “qaaf”, three letters; “ayn”, “seen”, and “qaaf”. And if you count these three distinct letters in this sura, “ayn” plus “seen” plus “qaaf”, the total is two hundred and nine (209), or nineteen times eleven (19 x 11).

Chapter 19 Has the Most Initials, KAAF, HAA, YAA, AYN & SAAD. Adding up All Their Occurrences Totals 798; 19×42

  • Sura number nineteen (19) has the largest – or the biggest set of initials. It has five (5) letters, this is sura number nineteen (19), and it is initialed with five (5) letters; “kaaf”, “haa”, “yaa”, “ayn”, “saad”. And you add, you count these letters in this sura, the five (5) letters total seven hundred ninety-eight (798), or nineteen times forty-two (19 x 42).

Chapters Are Also Interlocked with Multiple Chapters Through Different Initials, This Intricacy Is Beyond Probability, It Should Be Impossible, yet We Can See This Physically Right in Front of Us

  • Now I wish to remind you that the letter “saad” for example, interacts, or it is interlocking with the other “saad” initialed suras. Sura number seven (7), and sura number thirty-eight (38) – you remember that this letter; “saad” in the three (3) “saad” initialed suras, is one hundred and fifty-two (152), or nineteen times eight (19 x 8). But it also is intricately intertwined with these letters in this sura (chapter 19) to give us a total of seven hundred ninety-eight (798), or nineteen times forty two (19 x 42). So you can see that this mathematical system is far beyond human capability.

(This Mathematical Miracle of the Quran is truly the ultimate evidence for the existence of God. It is so perfectly obvious that any scientist who rejects it should no longer be considered a scientist. Because the whole purpose of being a scientist is to follow the evidence no matter where it takes you).

Six Chapters Are Initialed with ALEF, LAAM & MEEM, and Each Chapter Has a Count of These Letters That Is Divisible by 19

  • There are six (6) suras in the Quran initialed with these letters; “alef”, “laam”, “meem”; “A”, “L”, “M”. These are suras number two, three, twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one, and thirty-two. (2, 3, 29, 30, 31, 32)
  • This (Rashad points at a chapter in the Quran he is holding) happens to be sura thirty-two (32). And every single one of the six (6) suras contains a total of these letters which is multiple of nineteen (19), every one.
  • For example, sura number two (2) contains nine thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine (9899) of these letters, and that is a multiple of nineteen (19), nineteen times five twenty-one (19 x 551).
  • Sura number three (3) also contains a multiple of nineteen, of these letters; “alef”, “laam”, “meem” – and so on. Every one of the six (6) suras contains a total of “alef” plus “laam” plus “meem” which is a multiple of nineteen.

(Chapter 2, chapter 3, chapter 29, chapter 30, chapter 31, chapter 32)

Five Chapters Are Initialed with ALEF, LAAM & RAA, and Each Chapter Has a Count of These Letters That Is Divisible by 19

  • There are five suras in the Quran initialed with these three letters; “alef”, “laam”, “raa”; “A”, “L”, “R”. And every single one of the five suras (10, 11, 12, 14, 15) contains a total of “alef” plus “laam” plus “raa”, which is a multiple of nineteen (19), every one.

(Chapter 10, chapter 11, chapter 12, chapter 14, chapter 15)

Chapter 7 Is Initialed with ALEF, LAAM, MEEM & SAAD. Adding up All Their Occurrences Totals 5320; 19×280

  • Sura number seven (7) is initialed with the four letters; “alef”, “laam”, “meem” , “saad”, as you see here (Rashad points at 7:1). And when you count these letters, “alef” plus “laam” plus “meem” plus “saad”, in this sura, the total comes to five thousand three hundred and twenty (5320), which is nineteen times two hundred and eighty (19 x 280).
  • And again, I wish to remind you that this letter “saad” interlocks between this sura, and the other “saad” initialed suras; sura number nineteen (19) and sura number thirty-eight (38).
  • And every time within the sura and also within its sister suras, where the letter “saad is found, the totals are consistently a multiple of nineteen (19).

(Remember that if a single letter was lost or added, in the last 1400 years, then this system would collapse. This proves that the Quran is divinely preserved).

Chapter 13 Is Initialed with ALEF, LAAM, MEEM & RAA. Adding up All Their Occurrences Totals 1482; 19×78

  • Sura number thirteen (13), is initialed with letters “alef”, “laam”, “meem”, “raa”. Four (4) initials; “alef”, “laam”, “meem”, “raa”. When you count these letters, “alef” plus “laam” plus “meem” plus “raa”, in this sura, you find that the total is one thousand four hundred and eighty-two (1482), nineteen times seventy-eight (19 x 78).

Five Chapters Are Initialed with HAA, Adding up All Their Occurrences Totals 1767; 19×93

  • There are five suras (19, 20, 26, 27, 28) in the Quran initialed with the letters “haa”, as we see in sura nineteen (19) here. There is the letter “haa”, one of the five (5) initials of sura nineteen (19).
  • And then in sura “TAA”, “HAA” (20), there it is. “taa”, “haa.
  • And the initials “taa”, “seen”, “meem” in sura number twenty-six (26), right here, “taa”, “seen”, “meem.
  • And in sura twenty-seven (27), it is the initial “taa”, “seen”, right here.
  • And “taa”, “seen”, “meem” in sura number twenty-eight (28), “taa”, “seen”, “meem”.
  • You count these letters, in the five suras (1920262728), and you find that the total is one thousand seven hundred and sixty-seven (1767), or nineteen times ninety-three (19 x 93).

List of All the Initials

Quran Has Hinted at This Mathematical Miracle for ~1400 Years, but Nobody Figured It out Until Modern Times Through the Messenger Rashad Khalifa

Why 19?

  • People keep asking: “Why nineteen?”
  • Why did God choose the number nineteen (19) as the common denominator throughout the Quran, to prove every element of the Quran; the number of verses, the number of suras, the number of words from a certain root, the number of letters, the initials; as you have seen.

19 Is Mentioned by Name

  • And we find the number nineteen (19) in the Quran in sura seventy-four verse number thirty (74:30), we find the number nineteen (19). And we find it connected with the proof that the Quran is not human made.

GOD Gives Us an Exact Answer in Chapter 74:31

  • Some people say the Quran is human made, “in haazaaa illaa qawlul bashar”, as it says in sura number seventy-four verse twenty-five (74:25). And God says the answer to these people is the number nineteen (19), as we see in verse thirty of sura seventy four (74:30).

19 Is GOD’s Signature, for Example the Human Body Has 209 Bones, This Is 19×11

  • Now, why nineteen? It turns out that nineteen (19) is God’s signature on everything He created. As to the answer to the question: “Why nineteen?”, we discover that nineteen (19) is the basic message of the Quran.

The Word ONE Has the Numerical Value of 19

  • Because nineteen is the numerical value of the Arabic word one (1). So the whole message of the Quran is: God alone; God is one; worship God alone. And nineteen (19) is the numerical value of the word; “wahed”, in Arabic (wahed means one).
  • When the Quran was revealed there were no numbers. The alphabet letters were used as numbers. And the letter “waw” also served as the numeral six, the letter “alef” was one, the letter “haa” was eight, and the letter “daal” was four.
  • wahed; six plus one plus eight plus four, the total is nineteen (6 + 1 + 8 + 4 = 19). And this is why nineteen is the common denominator throughout the Quran, proving every aspect, every element of the Quran.

Summary & Conclusions by Rashad Khalifa

Video Outro:

  • Producer – Rashad Khalifa
  • Photography – Kathleen Clarke
  • All praise is due to God; Lord of all creation
  • Copyright 1987 – Islamic Productions
  • All praise is due to God; Lord of all creation

End of Video

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The Great Debate by Rashad Khalifa, True Islam vs False Islam – Transcript

(This transcript is not true verbatim, I have removed repetitive sentences, and I have reconstructed certain sentences that end abruptly where the speaker rephrases himself before finishing the previous sentence, this is common in speech but not in text. Other edits is continuing the speech although the speaker has been interrupted; until the speech becomes too incoherent. – Ahmad Wehbe).

Video Intro:

  • The Great Debate – Rashad Khalifa – 90 minutes – 7/6/88
  • Tuscon Community Cable Corporation – Bars Tone Countdown (from 10)
  • The Great Debate
  • Dr. Abdel Rahman Salem vs Dr. Rashad Khalifa
  • The True Islam

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Our guest is doctor Rashad Khalifa, who – he devoted most of his life for his own mission; reading, learning, writing, researching and also preaching. But he is most remembered by his last computer research; the divine mathematical code in the Quran, based on number nineteen (19). According to the Quran; sura number seventy-four; verse number thirty (74:30): “‘alaihaa tis’ata ‘ashar” – but why nineteen (19)? that is what doctor Rashad Khalifa will explain in this interview. Please, brothers and sisters in Islam, welcome with me; doctor Rashad Khalifa.
  • Doctor Khalifa, I know I did not introduce you well enough, and I think that the best way to introduce you is to introduce yourself with your own words.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You did a good job, this is what really. Counts I did a research in the Quran, and I was blessed by “allah subhana wa ta’ala” (by God; the Most Glorified, the Most High) to see the mathematical code in the Quran – and this is really sufficient for an introduction.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Well, I think… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You did a good job, so we will keep it like… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Thank you, but I think also we are entitled to know how much benefit – this – this – it is great – it is an honor actually to have it – but we would like to know; how this mathematical code goes and how far it is benefit; and beneficial to the Muslim in his own living life. I mean the Quran is filled with miracles, and there are a lot of ways to approve that the Quran is a miracle. If you read it in Arabic you will see a lot of verses obliges to itself that the Quran is a miracle and it is the word – really the word of God. But… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well, this is the first physical evidence. The Quran is full of miracles, but all of them are disputable; the linguistic excellence, the scientific miracles, and all these things. The Quran is full of miracles, but the mathematical miracle it is indisputable; it is physical based on physical facts. Like “bism allah arrahman arraheem” being nineteen (19) letters, the number of suras being hundred and fourteen (114) – all these are physical facts. Like the sun rising from the east; it is indisputable – unlike the previous miracles. And this is in accordance with God’s will; in sura of forty-one; verse fifty-three (41:53), where God says: “sanureehim aayaatinaa fil aafaaqi”. This is in the future tense; “sanureehim”; “we will show them our miracles in the horizons, and within themselves, until they realize that this is the truth”. So the miracles in the Quran are increasingly powerful. And then we get to this mathematical miracle, which is described by God Himself as one of the greatest miracles. The sura you mentioned; seventy-four; “‘alaihaa tis’ata ‘ashar”; verse thirty – and then the verses go on and on saying: this is one of the greatest miracles – it says:
  • “kallaa walqamar”. ((كَلّا وَالقَمَرِ); Absolutely, (I swear) by the moon.(74:32)).
  • “wallaili id adbar”. ((وَالَّيلِ إِذ أَدبَرَ ); “And the night as it passes.” (74:33)).
  • “wassub hi izaaa asfar”. ((وَالصُّبحِ إِذا أَسفَرَ);“And the morning as it shines.” (74:34)).
  • “nnahaa la ihdal kubar”. ((إِنَّها لَإِحدَى الكُبَرِ );“This is one of the great miracles.” (74:35)).
  • It is one of the greatest miracles, and this is God’s own description of it.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You mean here the miracles – it is the computer age, right? that is what “allah subhana wa ta’ala” – I noticed… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well, the computer age… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I noticed – excuse me for this – I noticed you used God, you didn not use allah. Which the Quran always say is “allah”, because the Quran came in Arabic, it did not come in English or in Persian, it come; “qur’anan arabian”.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Actually I did say “allah subhana wa ta’ala”, at least one time… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I noticed you said God (incoherent speech)… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well, it depends on what language you speak. If you speak English; you have to say God. If you speak Arabic; you have to allah. So… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • But before, yes – okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Because as you know you are from Egypt, and you know the Egyptian copts use the word allah (Arabic word for God), saying insha’allah (God willing) and masha’allah (thank God), some of them are named ‘abd’allah (Abdullah).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • So, allah is the Arabic word, and has nothing to do….(interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You are using God – it is already – okay? (Asking if it is okay to say the word “God” instead of “allah”).

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Of course it is… (interrupted).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • So it is okay to use… (interrupted).

Rashad Khalifa:

  • It depends on what language you use. If you meet somebody in the street and say “allah” here in the United States, some people think allah is a man who is named allah, or allah is a rock somewhere, and this is an actual happening; my son was in a classroom where they told that allah was a rock; my son had to object.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • But this we have nothing to do with this because you know there are… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • What I mean is, it depends on what language you use, if you use English; you have to use God. If you use French; you have to use Deus. If you use Farsi; you have to use Chudaa. If you use Arabic; you have to use allah… (interrupted).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay. Let us go back again also to the computer, I would like to know how far is it; beneficial to the human being – I am a Muslim and you discovered that the computer is – you discovered that the Quran – you discovered… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You are asking about the role of the mathematical code?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes. To a Muslim. To the Muslim. (repeats two more times while interrupting Rashad Khalifa).

Rashad Khalifa:

  • And it applies to the Muslims and the non-Muslims. This is mentioned in the Quran immediately after the number nineteen (74:31), it says – it gives you five reasons for the number nineteen: “wa maa ja’alnaa ‘iddatahum”; that we made their number, for the following reasons:
  • #1: “fitnatal lillazeena kafaroo”; to disturb the disbelievers. “fitnatal lillazeena kafaroo”; to prove their disbelief.
  • #2: “liyastaiqinal lazeena ootul kitaaba”; is to make the believers among the Christians and the Jews certain that this book, the Quran, is from God. “liyastaiqinal lazeena ootul kitaaba”
  • #3: “wa yazdaadal lazeena aamanooo eemaanan”; so the people who believe that the Quran is from God; before the number nineteen, without the number nineteen – when they see the mathematical code they will increase in faith. “wa yazdaadal lazeena aamanooo eemaanan”
  • #4: “wa laa yartaabal lazeena ootul kitaaba walmu’minoona”; if any of the Muslims, or the Christians, or the Jews – have any doubt in their heart that this Quran is from God; the mathematical code will help remove all this doubt.
  • #5: “wa liyaqoolal lazeena fee quloobihim maradunw walkaafiroona maazaaa araadal laahu bihaazaa masalaa”; and to expose the hypocrites and the disbelievers, they will say: “so what? this is not important”.
  • So these are the five reasons that God Himself gives; as the role of the number nineteen – or the mathematical code in the Quran.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Make the Muslim strongly believe that the Quran is from God.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Increase in faith. Yes. Exactly.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • But there is suras, there are ayas in the Quran in Arabic that approve to the Muslim and non-Muslim, that the Quran is a miracle, it is the word of God. For example, like: “yukawwirul laila ‘alan nahaari” – allah subhana wa ta’ala, He said, He make – “He covers the globe with the night and”… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • He rolls the day around the night, and the night around the day – indicating that he Earth is round.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Ah, how, how the messenger of God, approved of this. How the messenger of God knows that. In the centuries later, there is such (incoherent speech) to approve this. So if we read the Quran we will find a lot… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Let us say that this verse will cause someone to believe in the Quran; “yukawwirul laila ‘alan nahaari wa yukawwirun nahaara ‘alaal laili” (39:5). This person when he or she looks at the mathematical code, God says in the Quran – not I am saying, God says – that his belief will increase; his faith will increase, “wa yazdaadal lazeena aamanooo eemaanan” (74:31), so this is an additional confirmation or assurance to increase in faith.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Alright. There is also another thing, you believe, you know, when you talk now you do not believe in Hadith or Sunnah. Do you believe in Hadith or Sunnah?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • I believe that the Quran is complete, perfect and fully detailed, because God says so in the Quran.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • And we do not have to use Hadith or Sunnah at all?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Does not matter; and or any other source.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I noticed in the prayer here, you never mentioned the messenger of God, you ignored him completely. Do you have anything against him? because you ignored – you said (incoherent speech)… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Is it true that I (incoherent speech)… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You say allah, then when you prayed it, you prayed it, you read fateha, but you did not read Quran. You know? something, it is actually – I hope you will correct me if am mistaken or something – new to me, new to any Muslim, because we know that when we say, we say; “allah, ash-hadu alla la elaha ella allah wa alla muḥammadun rasūlu allah”. This is about Islam, you cannot separate it, you cannot say; “allah, ash-hadu alla la elaha ella allah” – I bear witness that there is no god but one God and behold that the messenger Muhammad is the messenger of God. If you hold it, you mean you shall not (incoherent speech)… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Is that right?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Well that is what I believe, I hope we will… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay, well let us look in the Quran again, if you look in the Quran; the Quran gives us the correct shahada (the testimony of faith).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay. And this is in sura number three; verse eighteen (3:18), it says: “shahadu allahu annahu la elaha ella hu walmalaaa’ikatu wa ulul ‘ilmi qaaa’imam bilqist” (God bears witness that there is no god except He, and so do the angels and those who possess knowledge). So the shahada according to allah, the angels, and those who know; “wa ulul ‘ilmi” – is: “la elaha ella allah”, there is no muḥammadun rasūlu allah there. This is one… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • When, when you… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • “shahadu allahu annahu la elaha ella hu walmalaaa’ikatu wa ulul ‘ilmi”, so this is the correct shahada as dictated in the Quran. When you say: “la elaha ella allah wa muḥammadun rasūlu allah”, you violate the most basic commandment in the Quran. The first one is the principle of tawheed (توحيد), you are not commemorating God alone, you are putting a name besides God; another name beside God. You are making distinction among the messengers of God, this is an important commandment that you see in sura two; verse two eighty-five (2:285) for example – it is mentioned four times in the Quran; that you do not make – you shall not many any distinction among the messengers of God. And it is done so powerfully that any Muslim who makes distinction is not a Muslim at all, because the Quran says: “laa nufarriqu baina ahadim-mir-rusulihee wa qaaloo sami’naa wa ata’naa”, and these are the mu’mins – “aamanar-rasoolu bimaaa unzila ilaihi mir-rabbihee walmu’minoon kullun aamana billaahi wa malaaa’ikathihee wa kutubhihee wa rusulih laa nufarriqu baina ahadim-mir-rusulihee wa qaaloo sami’naa wa ata’naa”.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Well, that, that is – the Muslim he does not – insurance you have to say: “la elaha ella Allah wa muḥammadun rasūlu allah”, that he believes “la elaha ella allah” and he believe all the messengers of allah subhana wa ta’ala, are equal, no distinction between… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • When was the last time you said: “la elaha ella allah yūnus rasūlu allah”? ((يونس); “there is no god but God and Jonah is His messenger”).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Well you actually do not say yūnus – when you say… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Answer my question. When was the last time you said: “la elaha ella allah yūnus rasūlu allah”? (There is no god but God and Jonah is His messenger).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I hope you will understand me, I am not debating you, I am not arguing with you. I am… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No no, I am trying to demonstrate the points of the distinction among the prophets.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • When was the last time you said: “la elaha ella allah yūnus rasūlu allah”? (There is no god but God and Jonah is His messenger).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay. When I say: “la elaha ella allah muḥammadun”…. (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, wait wait, first answer… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I will answer your question, but not the way you want, I answer it the way I want (incoherent speech)… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No no, just answer yes or no. It is yes or no. When was the last time you said: “la elaha ella allah yūnus rasūlu allah”? (There is no god but God and Jonah is His messenger).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • When I say: “la elaha ella allah muḥammadun rasūlu allah”, it is admitting that I admit all the messenger up to Muhammad, I believe in them.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You did not say that. It does not say that.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • But that is what I admit.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • But it does not say…

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I believe in all the messenger including the last messenger of allah subhana wa ta’ala. (God; the Most Glorified, the Most High).

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Muhammad is not the last messenger.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Well, this is another… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Wait, where do you get that? Where do you get that Muhammad was the last messenger?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Let us continue.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, let me ask another question. Is Muhammad dead or alive?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • This is ‘alem ‘ndallah – he did, as far as I know, as a human being; he died.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Muhammad is dead?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • As far as I know. Am I coming to be questioned, or question?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • What do you mean? No, we are dealing with your question: “la elaha ella allah wa muḥammadun rasūlu allah”, we are looking at this statement from the logical point of view. Forget anything else.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • God gave us a mind that He wants us to use. So you are saying: “la elaha ella allah muḥammadun rasūlu allah”, which means what in English?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I bear witness that there is no god but one God, and Muhammad is the messenger of God.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • “Muhammad is the messenger of God”. So my question is: is Muhammad dead or alive?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • What do you think?

Rashad Khalifa:

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • We know that Muhammad is dead unless he is one thousand four hundred and some years old (~1400 years).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Sitting somewhere.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • But he is in a grave now, he is dead, right?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Now, do you think a dead man can be a messenger of God?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No longer after he died (incoherent speech)… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Exactly. So why do you say Muhammad is the messenger of God? He cannot be a messenger of God because he is dead, is this true?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I will go for it for the time being – okay – let us go (incoherent speech)… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well, can a dead man be a messenger of God?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • He was a messenger of God. (incoherent speech), he completed his… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Exactly, now therefore the correct statement would be: “muḥammad kaana rasūlu allah” (Muhammad was the messenger of God).
  • Therefore the statement: “la elaha ella allah muḥammadun rasūlu allah”, (…Muhammad is the messenger of God) is wrong.
  • Even from the purely logical point of view.
  • However, like I said the shahada is in the Quran – unfortunately the Muslims do not follow the Quran – and it isays: “shahadu allahu annahu la elaha ella hu walmalaaa’ikatu wa ulul ‘ilmi”. (God bears witness that there is no god except He, and so do the angels and those who possess knowledge).
  • Therefore anyone who says anything but “la elaha ella allah”; is not among “ulul ‘ilm”; he does not know; he is ignorant. It is due to ignorance.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • *stares silently at Rashad Khalifa*

Rashad Khalifa:

  • This is why in the khuthba (sermon) you saw me say: “la elaha ella allah”, this is it, that is all we say.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Also, you said you believe in the Quran, nothing but the Quran, and we do not have to believe anything from Hadith – why!? we do not have to pay attention to Hadith, why!?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Because God says in the Quran that the Quran is complete; perfect, and fully detailed. And the question is: do you believe God or not? if you believe God; you will believe the Quran is complete; perfect, and fully detailed.
  • Listen to this – this is verse one fourteen; sura six (6:114): “afaghairal laahi abtaghee hakamanw wa Huwal lazee anzala ilaikumul Kitaaba mufassalaa”; shall I seek out other than God as a source of law when he sent down to you this book fully detailed? – “mufassalaa”; fully detailed.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Therefore if you go to anything else you will be a rejector of the Quran. You have rejected – you have disbelieved God. So this is the reason why, it does not matter how great the hadith is.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You know the Muslims usually – when they use Hadith, it does not mean that they are overlapping the Quran, no, the Quran is the divine constitution of God to mankind.
  • And who apply, who perform that constitution to mankind better than Muhammad the messenger of God, the one who redeemed it, the one who received it, and delivered it to mankind. People always like to follow the one who received it, and to see how he perform it, how he – he show it to the people, and then they follow his way of performing the constitution of God.
  • It means like when I follow the Hadith does not mean I am away from the Quran. As far as I know – I hope you will correct me if I am wrong. I am saying my statement and I am sure you will have a comment on that. That is as far as I know about the Muslim how they use Hadith. What do you think?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well first of all if the Quran is fully detailed – not if the Quran – I mean I know that the Quran is fully detailed. God says the Quran is fully detailed. Therefore you do not need anything else.
  • We know that the Hadith are – we know now from many many years of research that the Hadith are fabrications attributed to the prophet. Now the Satan; the shaytaan knows that we love the prophet very much, and he used that as a bait, to catch – when you catch fish you put bait on a hook… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I think, I think – if you excuse me for interrupting you Dr. Khalifa – the Muslim they are aware of a lot of Hadith being injected to hadith, not like your Quran… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, I am talking about the Sahih Bukhari for example. Sahih Bukhari is full contradictions, blasphemies against the prophet, I can show you literally hundreds of Hadiths that are considered attacks on the prophet, they distract from the greatness of the prophet Muhammad.
  • So, but the important point Abdel Rahman is that God says the Quran is complete; perfect, fully detailed, this is the important point. So if you give me a Hadith that is fantastic and great and has all the qualities of the best things in the world, I still cannot go to it because God tells me the Quran is complete; perfect, and fully detailed.
  • The fact is the Hadith is actually a blasphemous attack against the prophet, and I gave you an issue of the Muslim Perspective in Arabic proving that – I am talking about Shahih Bukhari – they are a transgression against the prophet.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • So you are ignoring completely the great teacher of Islam which Muhammad peace be upon him, he was a great teacher, was (incoherent speech). He is the one who receive the message of Allah, and he took it to the people, so I consider he is my leader.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You are missing the point.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Let me know it.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yeah, you are missing the point.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • The Hadith was never uttered by the prophet; has nothing to do with the prophet because – did the Quran come out of the prophets mouth?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • How did it come out?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Did the Quran come out of the prophet’s mouth?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I will ask you, but you will not ask me, how did it come out?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • It does not matter how.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay, you tell me how it come out.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • The Quran says that Gabriel brought it, released it… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • How he revealed it to Muhammad?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes, through Gabriel. God revealed Quran… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • To Muhammad?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes, to Muhammad.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • How?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • It came out of his mouth.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Whose mouth?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Muhammad’s mouth.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Muhammad’s mouth.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Right. Therefore if you want to follow Muhammad; you follow Quran, because it came out of Muhammad’s mouth.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • So, I do not know what the people like that… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • If I am an Arabian illiterate, do not understand that highly quality Arabic language of the Quran, miracle of the Quran. And I would like to understand who will teach me and show me the right way more than the one who revealed from God; peace be upon him Muhammad “ʿalayhi ṣalat wa sallam”. (“Praise and peace upon him”).
  • How? That is why Muhammad he brought the Hadith… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Are you saying Muhammad is the teacher of the Quran?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • He is interpreter of the Quran to the Muslims.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, he was forbidden from interpreting the Quran.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • He was?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes. In the Quran sura seventy-five; verse nineteen (75:19), it says: “summa inna ‘alainaa bayaanah” – it says:
  • laa tuharrik bihee lisaa naka lita’jala bih; “muhammad do not move your tongue” – or in American-English; Do not open your mouth.
  • inna ‘alainaa jam’ahoo wa qur aanah; “we are the ones who will reveal it and put in the Quran.”
  • fa izaa qaraanaahu fattabi’ qur aanah; “once we have it in the Quran – you Muhammad – follow the Quran.”
  • summa inna ‘alainaa bayaanah; God is saying that “I am the one who will explain it” (God is the one who will explain it).
  • So the prophet was forbidden from explaining the Quran.
  • In another sura, sura sixty-nine; something at verse thirty-eight (69:38), we see that if the prophet uttered anything else other than the Quran; he will go to hell (69:44, 45). It says – to go from the beginning… (Rashad Khalifa utters various verses in Arabic while trying to remember the correct ones) – okay, yeah:
  • “falaaa uqsimu bimaa tubsiroon”. This is the strongest oath in the Quran:
  • “falaaa uqsimu bimaa tubsiroon fa maa laa tubsiroon”; “I swear by the things you see and the things you do not see”, (69:38, 39). This is not swearing by the sun or the moon or the time, this is swearing by everything in the universe.
  • “innahoo laqawlu rasoolin kareem”; “This Quran is the utterance of an honorable messenger”.
  • “wa ma huwa biqawli shaa’ir; qaleelam maa tu’minoon”; “It is not the utterance of a poet”.
  • “wa laa biqawli kaahin; qaleelam maa tazakkaroon”; “It is not the utterance of a soothsayer”, or some an Egyptian bakkash, somebody who is an bakkash (بكاش)(Someone who flatters people)… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • What is bakkash mean?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Soothsayer – ??zekkah?? (I could not find this word in any online Egyptian dictionary. Please send me a link to the definition of this word so that I can include it here).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Zakkeh, okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • “tanzeelum mir rabbil ‘aalameen”; “It came from the Lord of the universe”
  • “wa law taqawwala ‘alainaa ba’dal aqaaweel”; “If he uttered anything else
  • “la-akhaznaa minhu bilyameen”; (We would have punished him).
  • “summa laqata’naa minhul wateen”; “We would have stopped the revelations to him).
  • “famaa minkum min ahadin’anhu haajizeen”; “None of you can protect him”.
  • And because of this interruption in the English langauge; I hope I did not mess up the verses.
  • But this is the general idea.
  • falaaa uqsimu bimaa tubsiroon
  • fa maa laa tubsiroon
  • innahoo laqawlu Rasoolin kareem
  • wa ma huwa biqawli shaa’ir; qaleelam maa tu’minoon
  • wa laa biqawli kaahin; qaleelam maa tazakkaroon
  • tanzeelum mir rabbil ‘aalameen
  • wa law taqawwala ‘alainaa ba’dal aqaaweel
  • la-akhaznaa minhu bilyameen
  • summa laqata’naa minhul wateen
  • famaa minkum min ahadin’anhu haajizeen
  • So this – the prophet Muhammad was forbidden from explaining the Quran, or uttering any additional religious teachings, and this is in the Quran.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • So you are actually trying to tell me that there is no way that we have to follow the Hadith of the messenger of God, or follow his way. We have the Quran, we have to stick to… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You still miss the point. It is not the hadith of the messenger of God. It is the hadith attributed to the messenger of God.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Because the prophet Muhammad would never disobey God.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • And God told him; you have the Quran and nothing else. And this is in verse nineteen; sura six (6:19); it says:
  • “qul ayyu shai’in akbaru shahaadatan”; “who is the better testimone?”. (Whose testimony is the greatest?).
  • “qulil laahu shaheedum bainee wa bainakum”. (Say, God is the witness between me and you…)
  • wa oohiya ilaiya haazal Qur’aanu li unzirakum bihee wa mam balagh; “I was given this Quran to deliver to you and the future generation.”

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I think… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Wait a minute.
  • It did not say; “oohiya ilaiya haazal Qur’aanu wa al-hadith”. (It does not say; I was given this Quran and the Hadith to deliver to you and the future generations).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No, I think I agree with your point for one reason, because we – we will be as Muslims or else we will be judged by the Quran.
  • But I disagree about one thing because – another thing because I have to follow the messenger of God, the one who received the Quran and who delivers it to me.
  • As a Muslim, if I ignore it… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You miss the point again. The Hadith came from shayytan; from Satan, not from Muhammad.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I have to be aware, which is right hadith and which is wrong hadith. But ignoring… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Ignoring the messenger of God; that is a question I would like to elaborate with you.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You mean  ignore the message of God? in favor of 

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No, if I ignore the Hadith., if I ignore… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • This is the Hadith of Satan. If I brought to you a hadith from Satan, would you still follow it?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No. It is… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • If it is… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Can you agree if I say; if Satan walks from this door, wearing a serpent (wearing a serpent mask)… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No, it should be, it is… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Wait. And he says: “qala rasoolilah sallallahu alayhi wasallam”, are you going to follow it?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • It has been venerated by most scholar religion in Islam, which are – we know that they are being following the messenger of God, and they know what he saw, and they are witnessed, and we are taking them, holding them, they are witnessed Muhammad, because… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • They never witnessed Muhammad.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Well, that is… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • The first hadith was recorded two hundred (200) years after Muhammad. Across eight (8) generations of the dead.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • So from the period when Muhammad died to two hundred fifty (250) years there was no hadith at all?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • There was no Hadith. That is right.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I see.
  • You believe in the Quran… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • There was no recorded Hadith. People were making up hadith and trying – for example you come to my house and I only have fish to feed you, if you object, then I will tell you; “well, the prophet said if you eat fish alone you are going to be great”, so people made this kind of hadith.
  • And it was not recorded or anything. So Bukhari came two hundred years later and claimed that the prophet said these things. And as you know Bukhari eliminated ninety percent (90%) of the things that he wrote himself, and still whatever is left the thousands of hadith are attacking and blaspheming against the prophet.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay. Let us move to another point, because if we want to continue talking about this point we will never finish… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well, this point should be finished because God says the Quran is complete; perfect and fully detailed.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Ooookay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • And the Quran says that telling Muhammad to tell us that he brings only the Quran. The last verse in sura fifty (50:45) says: “fazakkir bil quraani many yakhaafu wa’eed”; “deliver the message of the Quran”, it did not say Quran and Sunnah, or Quran and Hadith – “fazakkir bil quraani many yakhaafu wa’eed”

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • But there are a lot of suras also remind the Muslim to follow allah and the messenger of God. For example I probably I have some:
  • “yaaa aiyuhal lazeena aamanooo aaminoo billaahi wa rasoolihee wal kitaabil lazee nazzala ‘alaa rasoolihee wal kitaabil lazeee anzala min qabl”. (o you who believe, you shall believe in God and His messenger, and the scripture He has revealed through His messenger, and the scripture He has revealed before that)(4:136).
  • (incoherent speech) (Abdel Rahman tries to find the next verse)…
  • “innal laaha wa malaaa’i katahoo yusalloona ‘alan nabiyy”. (God and His angels help and support the prophet)(33:56).

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You know, allah subhana wa ta’ala also confirm it to the people to pray to Muhammad because allah subhana wa ta’ala praying to (Muhammad) – as far as I know, I hope you will understand me and you will correct me if I am wrong.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Let me… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • “wa mai yuti’il laaha wa rasoolahoo wa yakhshal laaha…”. (Those who obey God and His messenger, and reverence God…)(24:52)
  • “qul atee’ul laaha wa atee’ur rasoola…”. (Say, “Obey God, and obey the messenger.”)(24:54)
  • “wa aqeemus salaata wa aatuz zakaata wa atee’ur rasoola…”. (You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and obey the messenger)(24:56)… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • So why do you disobey him then? Why are you disobeying him when he tells you to uphold that the Quran is complete; fully detailed, and that you shall uphold the Quran alone? Why do you disobey him and go to something else?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I see.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Do you see in the Quran it is telling you: “atee’ul laaha wa atee’ur rasoola”, so why don’t you listen and obey the – allah and the rasool? (obey God and the messenger).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay. By obeying the messenger of God, and obeying because I know that the messenger of God he is been taught by allah subhana wa ta’ala, he was orphaned and was taught by allah subhana wa ta’ala, and he is – he was perfect, he is a… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay, is this the reason for you to disobey him?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No, to obey him.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You are not obeying him when you go to another source.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Obeying him in the Quran and his way of life.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • But if you follow anything other than the Quran, then you are disobeying the prophet.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I see. Okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • So, therefore if you are reciting these verses then you have to do them yourself, “atee’ul laaha wa atee’ur rasoola”, (obey God and the messenger).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • If you obey the rasool (messenger), you will uphold the Quran, the whole Quran, and nothing but the Quran. If you go to anything other than the Quran, then you are not obeying the messenger.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • So you believe in the Quran from the cover to the cover?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes. Right.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You believe in this Quran, and our – speaking to each other now we will speak according to the Quran.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes, absolutely.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay.
  • You say – you said in one of your brochures here, if you allow me to read it to you or just – you said: “Providing indisputable evidence for the exposure and removal of two human made sentences that were injected into the Quran at the end of the last sura revealed in Medina; sura number nine”.
  • In other words you say here that the human being injected some suras into the Quran… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • ayat; verses.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Some verses into the Quran. So this Quran, the one in my hand here, in Arabic, the one in my hand in Arabic, it is not completely perfect? it has been injected by ??bad men?? (incoherent speech). You believe in that?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Right.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay. And also… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • This Quran is not correct.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • This is not correct?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • But we know the correct Quran. I can show you a Quran that is correct and complete.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You will show me in a minute, but let me continue this. allah subhana wa ta’ala says: “innaa nahnu nazalnaz zikra wa innaa lahoo lahaa fizoon”. (Absolutely, we have revealed the reminder, and, absolutely, we will preserve it.)(15:9)
  • allah subhana wa ta’ala took an oath, from him to God; the Quran, because mankind could not guard the Torah or the Bible. So allah took an oath from him to guard the Quran.
  • In your translation you said: we have sended down – for this verse – we have sended down the revelation and we will surely preserve it.
  • In Yusuf Ali translation, which most of the Muslim people, they are taking by Yusuf Ali, the Quran: “We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption)”. (15:9 Yusuf Ali translation)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • That is right. I agree with that.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You agree with all that?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay. Well, I would like you to elaborate this point doctor Rashad Khalifa.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • allah subhana wa ta’ala carried out His promise and He preserved the Quran perfectly. I can show you a Quran that is perfect, in the way it was sent down; the way it was written… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I would like to see it.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Right.
  • The way every letter of it is preserved, not a single letter is added, and not a single letter is lost.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • However, if go to Egypt or Iran today, you are going to see that the Quran is printed with some mistakes in them, but this does not negate the fact… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Let us be clear now… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Wait. It does not negate the fact… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Let us be clear before you go.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • This Quran. It has been through the whole world, through Tehran, through Persia, through Arabic world, this Arabic Quran; it is not real Quran?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • There are some mistakes in it.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • It has mistakes in it?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Right.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • And you have the one… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • The point is that God did preserve the perfect Quran and we have it.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You  have it?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • It is all over the world.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • With whom? With you? Who has… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No., it is even here also as long as you mark the mistakes, there are a few mistakes.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • allah subhana wa ta’ala says: “innaa nahnu nazalnaz zikra wa innaa lahoo lahaa fizoon”, it means… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • So how do you explain… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • “We will never allow anyone to inject even a single thing”… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • So how do you explain the fact that in Iran, today – printing millions of Qurans that do not follow the Quranic writing. Like for example the word “salah” is written SAAD (ص), LAAM (ل), ALEF (أ), HEE (ه) – instead of SAAD (ص), LAAM (ل), WAW (و), HEE (ه) as in the original Quran – how do you explain that? do you mean God failed to carry out His promise? is this what you think?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No, I am not thinking of – I think I would like to… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay. I am saying that it does not matter what people do to the Quran, they can take and mess it up and do anything they want, this is what they want to do. This is only ink and paper. But the Quran that God sent down is preserved exactly the way it was written, and without adding or losing a single letter. So this promise of God: “innaa nahnu nazalnaz zikra wa innaa lahoo lahaa fizoon”, is kept.
  • However, I must point out something to you. When there is a law, like the law of preservation of the Quran, this law does not exist unless it is violated. Do you understand what this means?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes, I am following you.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay. For example, if there is a law that Abdel Rahman Salem cannot leave this room. If you stay in this room forever, nobody will ever know that this law exists. Is this true?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • As far as I understand.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay. Now – but if you violate this law, and try to leave the room, and then you are forced back in, then we know that the law exists.
  • Therefore, the violation of the sacredness of the Quran proves that God preserved it, because we detected the mistakes, we know exactly where any letters were added or removed, and we have the perfect the Quran… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You have it?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • God fulfilled His promise.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes. Do you think you can… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • And the perfect Quran contained in here, it is included in here, but people added some of their errors in it. However, it does not make any difference because the perfect Quran is in existence.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • If I am an ordinary Muslim walking in the street, and I picked up this Quran, you know, ??as a?? witness of allah subhana wa ta’ala, how do I know this is right and this is wrong, and this is injected… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay. You are either a sincere Muslim, or you are an insincere Muslim, is this correct?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Mmhmm.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Now God knows that, right?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Now, when God knows that you are a sincere Muslim, He will see to it that you will be guided to the correct Quran, to the perfect Quran. If you are not a sincere Muslim you will be left to – you will have a fake Quran – a fake Muslim has a fake Quran, and a true Muslim has a true Quran. This is a rule of thumb. (This is an English saying; meaning “this is the standard”).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay. You also said… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • A sincere believer has a perfect Quran. An insincere person does not have a perfect Quran.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay. You said also in your writing in your paper brochure you said: the old testimony, the new testimony, and also the final testimony; referring to the Quran – which I believe as far as I know, I hope you will correct me if I am mistaking – Muslims they do not like to use or to apply this word this; “old” and “new” and “final”, to the word of God. We know this word is being used by Jewish and Christians, but not by the Muslims. The Muslim he knows that the word of God, from Adam to Muhammad, it is the word of God. Never been old, never been used, never been – it is the word of God. When we say it is word of God; it is the word of God. But… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You do not like the using of; “the old testament”, “the new testament”… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No, I am just asking, wondering… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • I like to use it. But if you don’t like to use it then go ahead and don’t use it.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • So that is the only answer you have, right?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Right.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay. You said also “Mohammedans; the worst enemies of God”.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • “Beware of Mohammedans; the worst enemies of God, according to the Quran”.
  • Do you think the Quran say that?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • That the Quran say: “the one who follows Muhammad will be my worst enemy?”.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • The one who worships Muhammad.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Well the one who worships – you know the Muslim they never worship Muhammad… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You indicated in the beginning of this interview that you worship Muhammad.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • How?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You said: “la elaha ella allah muḥammadun rasūlu allah”, you worship Muhammad in your life… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • (incoherent speech), I am admitting… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Wait, wait, wait. You put Muhammad’s name next to allah’s name, this is shirk, by definition this is shirk. (shirk means idol-worship)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • According to sura… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You made a statement: “Muhammad is the messenger of God”, when he is dead, he is not alive. Only God is alive, this is why God says: “tawakkal ‘alal haiyil lazee laa yamootu”; “put your trust in the living one, who never dies” (25:58), because Muhammad is dead.
  • And when you put his name… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • It means… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • When you put Muhammad’s name, a human creature of God, next to God, the name of God, this is worshiping without knowing. So you are worshiping Muhammad without knowing it, because you do not follow the Quran that came out of Muhammad’s mouth; because of your reverence for Muhammad, which is – another word for it: idol-worship.
  • The Quran tells you: (2:285)
  • “laa nufarriqu baina ahadim-mir-rusulihee”; we do not make any distinction among the prophets – or the messengers of God,
  • “wa qaaloo sami’naa wa ata’naa”; we do not argue, we say hear and we obey, we do not make any distinction.
  • Defy this and you will be making a distinction, and all this because you love Muhammad too much. Loving Muhammad too much is like the Christians loving Jesus too much and worshiping him. And therefore worshiping Muhammad, or practicing shirk – God says there is a law: (5:72)
  • “innnahoo many-yushrik billaahi faqad harramal laahu ‘alaihil jannata”; that heaven is forbidden for those who make shirk. (shirk = idol-worship).
  • And shirk by definition, when you say: “la elaha ella allah muḥammadun rasūlu allah”, this is shirk by definition, because – let me ??quote?? it to you in human terms:
  • If you invite me to your house for dinner, you are going to invite me alone, right?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You say: “Rashad, come to my house alone by yourself”, and this would “I am coming to your house alone”.
  • However, you can also say: “I want to invite you to dinner to my house, but bring your servant with you”. Okay? Then I am not invited alone anymore, this is shirk, there is a sharika; more than one person coming to your house. Even though you are acknowledging that the other person is my servant; it still is shirk.
  • So when you say: “la elaha ella allah muḥammadun rasūlu allah”, this is shirk by definition, and this is exactly why God teaches us in the Quran that the shahda is: “la elaha ella allah”.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • The shahada of “allah”, “al malaika”; the angels, and the “ulul ‘ilmi”; the people who know.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Correct me if I am wrong… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • So, Mohammedans is the correct expression to describe… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I am a Muslim, and I will say: “la elaha ella allah” – by saying “muḥammadun rasūlu allah”, means that I approve, and I admit, and bear witness that I will accept the message of allah subhana wa ta’ala came through Muhammad… (incoherent speech) (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No. You are saying the opposite. When you say: “la elaha ella allah muḥammadun rasūlu allah”, you are saying: I reject Muhammad and his message. This is what it means.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • How? Explain it to me.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • By breaking the commandments in the Quran.
  • By breaking the commandment of making distinction among the prophets.
  • By putting another name beside the name of God.
  • And violating the basic principle in the Quran… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I am a putting a name beside my God because loving Muhammad is loving God. Because Muhammad he devoted most of his life to allah subhana wa ta’ala, to his message, in his path, I love him; by loving Muhammad… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Why do you disobey him then? if you love him why do you disobey him?
  • He told you: “do not make distinction among the messengers”.
  • He told you that the shahada is: “la elaha ella allah”.
  • So why do you continue to disobey him then, if you love him, if you really love him. Why do you not obey him? Why do you not follow the Quran that came out of his mouth.
  • You know we have to think about… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I am listening to you doctor… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • The issue: “innal laaha wa malaaa’i katahoo yusalloona ‘alan nabiyy”. (God and His angels help and support the prophet…(33:56))

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • “innal laaha wa malaaa’i katahoo yusalloona ‘alan nabiyy”… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • “sallimoo tasleemaa”… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You do not believe in this?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Of course I believe in this.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You believe in this?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • How do you believe in this?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well, do you know what “yusalloona ‘alayhi” means?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • What does it means?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Do you know what “nabiyy” means, in the Quran?
  • Also do you know that thirteen verses before this; God says he and His angels do the same thing for every believer?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • In the same sura.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • It says:
  • “yaaa aiyuhal lazeena aamanu”; o you who believe, (33:41)
  • “zkurul laaha zikran kaseera”; commemerate God continuesly.  (33:41)
  • “wa sabbihoohu bukratanw wa aseela”; Glorify Him day and night. (33:42)
  • “huwal lazee yusallee ‘alaikum wa malaaa’ikatuhoo liyukhrijakum minazzulumaati ilan-noor”. (He is the One who helps you, together with His angels, to lead you out of darkness into the light. (33:43))
  • So, “innal laaha wa malaaa’i katahoo yusalloona ‘alan nabiyy”, is because the nabiyy (prophet) is one of the believers. Why? – “to take him out of the darkness into the light”, just like in the other verse. And it says “oh you who believe do the same thing, help him also, come out of the darkness into the light”.
  • This is what it says… (interrupted

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • So it is… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Hold it.
  • You have to understand what the verse means, because Satan messed up this verse for the Muslims and made them – instead of “zkurul laaha zikran kaseera,wa sabbihoohu bukratanw wa aseela”, al-shayytan al-laeem (Satan the deceiver), Satan decided we are going to make the people commemorate Muhammad day and night, and “yusabbihoohu” (praise) Muhammad day and night instead of God, so they keep saying:
  • allahumma yusalli ‘ala muhammad“. (May God shower His blessings upon Muhammad).
  • sallallahu alayhi wasallam“. (May peace and God’s blessings be upon him).

(Listen to the first verse and chorus of the song that I linked to, while reading the lyrics in the description of the video. The singer is literally saying that Muhammad is: “the Teacher of teachers”, and “Teacher of all Mankind”, THESE TITLES BELONG TO GOD, not to humans or angels. It is the same as when the Christians say that Jesus is: “the King of kings”. Therefore it is accurate to call these almost ~2 billion people; “Mohammedans”).

  • alayhi salat wasalam“. (Peace and blessings be upon him).
  • Instead of saying “subhanaallah”, “la elaha ella allah”, and so on. So shayytan; Satan, succeeded in tricking and duping the Muslims into commemorating Muhammad instead of God, by messing up the meaning of this verse.
  • Now the expression of “al nabiyy” in the Quran, you have to watch this, and I challenge the so called “uluma” (scholars) in this subject, because “al nabiyy” in the Quran: is always in the Quran during his lifetime; when he was alive, the word “nabiyy”.
  • Like: “…laa tarfa’ooo aswaatakum fawqa sawtin nabiyi”; how can you carry out this commandment now? “Do not raise your voice over the voice of the prophet” (49:2), when he is dead? This means do not speak at all because his voice is still; if you do it now.
  • So the word nabiyy – “yaaa ayyuhan nabiyyu izaa tallaqtummun nisaaa’a…”; how can the prophet divorce his wife when he is dead? (65:1)
  • “yaaa ayyuhan nabiyyu lima tuharrimu maaa ahallal laahu lak”. (O you prophet, why do you prohibit what God has made lawful for you… (66:1))
  • So, consistently in the Quran the word nabiyy is during his lifetime.
  • So; “innal laaha wa malaaa’i katahoo yusalloona ‘alan nabiyy”, means Muhammad during his lifetime. “yaaa aiyuhal lazeena aamanoo salloo ‘alaihi”, during his life time, help him, support him, during his lifetime.
  • Not after he is dead, and every time you hear his… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • allah subhana wa ta’ala He always precisely in the Quran when He mentions things we are carrying it as it is because we follow the Quran as you say, allah subhana wa ta’ala did not say; yaaa aiyuhal lazeena aamanoo in the time of the messenger means after the death of the messenger; do not salloo ‘alaa muhammad. (Abdel Rahman Salem is trying to argue that the Quran doesn’t say that these verses only apply when the prophet was alive, and nor does the Quran say that these verses cannot be be applied after the death of the prophet. He, like many Mohammedan scholars, ignore grammar and logic just to twist the meaning of these and many other verses).

Rashad Khalifa:

  • But, you don’t know the meaning of “salloo ‘alaihi” means.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • It says pray to him.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Or supporting him.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Right.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • That is all supporting him?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • “salloo” comes from the word SULAH; contact, connection – stay close to him, help him, support him. It does not say: “SAY sallallahu alayhi wasallam”, because it contradicts itself, you know, it says in the beginning: “innal laaha wa malaaa’i katahoo yusalloona ‘alan nabiyy”, so do you agree that innal laaha wa malaaa’i katahoo yusalloona ‘alan nabiyy?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • This is the present time?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes. Hold it.
  • Do you agree that innal laaha wa malaaa’i katahoo yusalloona ‘alan nabiyy? (Do you agree that God and His angels support the prophet?)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes, I do.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • So, allaaha wa malaaa’i katahoo, now, yusalloona ‘alan nabiyy. (So God and His angels are supporting the prophet)(Even at this moment after ~1400 years).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • So why are you telling Him to salloo ‘alan nabiyy, if he is doing it? (So why are you telling God to support the prophet?)(Rashad Khalifa is asking Abdel Rahman Salem; why are you telling God to do something which God said He is already doing? (It is technically the same as saying “run” to someone who is already running)).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Since allah and His angels praying on Muhammad, I am as a Muslim, should pray on Muhammad, and on every single Muslim who is believes in Islam.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yeah, but according to you – you are saying “allahumma yusalli ‘ala muhammad” right?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • But we already know – allah tells you that He is making salat on Muhammad… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I ask allah subhana wa ta’ala to accept my praying to Muhammad.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No. But he is already doing it. You are asking God to do what He is saying He is doing.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • For me.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • But you can see that Satan messed up the meaning of this verse. But this really means is; during the prophet Muhammad’s time, because of the use of the word “al nabiyy”; o you who believe, support him and help him and stay in touch with him. This is what it means. But the Muslims messed it up and uses it to make the Muslims worship Muhammad instead of God – this is why I call them Mohammedans.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • So, we should not actually do that. We should actually mention Muhammad in – as I saw you in the prayer; jum’aah prayer here you never mention Muhammad for anything.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • I will mention him if I need to. I mean… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You never mention him. You said –  I mean it is not… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • What do you want to mention him for?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I do have to mention.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Why?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I am a Muslim, you already know… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • I am asking you, why do you want to mention Muhammad?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • As a messenger of God.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well, the Quran says only the hypocrites say that. Only the hypocrites declare that Muhammad is “rasūlu allah”, because we know that Muhammad is “rasūlu allah”, we don’t need to say it.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay? It says: “izaa jaaa’akal munaafiqoona qaaloo nashhadu innaka la rasoolul laah; wallaahu ya’lamu innaka la rasooluhoo wallaahu yashhadu innal munaafiqeena lakaaziboon”. (When the hypocrites come to you they say, “We bear witness that you are the messenger of God.” God knows that you are His messenger, and God bears witness that the hypocrites are liars.(63:1)).
  • So throughout the Quran only the hypocrites say: “ash-hadu alla muhammadun rasūlu allah”.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • So actually you are ignoring completely the the way Muhammad used to live, and to ignoring to reject for us as a Muslim to know how Muhammad he used to live the right way according to the Quran, so we have to follow it.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Are you ignoring the way Muhammad used to live?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No, I would be glad to go for it.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • So why are you wearing a tie? Did he wear a tie?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I am not going for outside as much as inside in praying… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Now wait a minute, you are talking about the way he lived.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • The way he used to live in… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Do you have your camel parking out there?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • In behaving muslim, seeing, you are going for outside, now for the service we are going for inside, the way he performed the Quran, how he used to pray.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Do you agree he believed in the Quran?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Do you agree that his source was the Quran?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes. How… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Even according to Hadith it says: “kaana khollooqoho quran”. (“خُلُقَ نَبِيِّ اللَّهِ كَانَ الْقُرْآنَ”: “The character/behavior of the prophet of God was the Quran”).

(فَقُلْتُ يَا أُمَّ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَنْبِئِينِي عَنْ خُلُقِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏.‏ قَالَتْ أَلَسْتَ تَقْرَأُ الْقُرْآنَ قُلْتُ بَلَى ‏.‏ قَالَتْ فَإِنَّ خُلُقَ نَبِيِّ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَانَ الْقُرْآنَ)(I asked the mother of believers (Aisha, the prophet’s wife): teach me about the character/behavior of the messenger of God. She replied: Don’t you read the Quran? I answered: Of course I do. She then said: The character/behavior of the prophet was the Quran (Sahih Muslim 745 c)). (I exclude two sentences of “sallallahu alayhi wasallam” for clarity’s sake).

  • He represented the Quran, right?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay, and now we have the Quran.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • So, therefore if you want to follow Muhammad, you follow the Quran.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay. How do you know… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Wait a minute. Is this true?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes, it is true.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Alright, so this is what we are doing. We are following the Quran, which means we are following Muhammad.
  • However, Muhammad’s job was to deliver the message, he did the job, he did a good job, and he is gone, and that is his role. He cannot guide you… (interurpted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • And that is it, no more? We don’t have to think of… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • It is what the Quran says: “maa ‘alar rasooli illal balaagh”, two negatives: maa ‘alar rasooli illal balaagh, maa and illa… (interrupted). (The sole duty of the messenger is to deliver the message… (5:99)).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • As far as I know, in this sura, it means like; you Muhammad do not force people to believe in Islam, you are only responsible for delivering the message, not force it.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • This is a general statement that is not violated anywhere in the Quran, it is repeated: “maa ‘alar rasooli illal balaagh”, “‘alar Rusuli illal balaaghul mubeen” (16:35).
  • And it is repeated many times.
  • So the sole function of the prophet or the messenger is to deliver the message.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • That is all?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • “Innaka laa tahdee man ahbata”… (interrupted) (28:56)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • “…wa laakinna laaha yahdee mai yashaaa'”… (interrupted) (28:56)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Right, “you do not guide”.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • This is also supporting the same ayat (verses), (incoherent speech), so you don’t force it on people for believing, no, you just deliver the message, and you perform it, and you teach the people how to do it.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, no, no.
  • Now you are adding other things, because it says: “maa ‘alar rasooli illal balaagh”. (The sole duty of the messenger is to deliver the message).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • This people who come to the mosque here, who they follow? they follow you, how to do, right?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, they follow the Quran. They don’t follow me.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You teach them, you hold this Quran and you teach them in the Quran, so they sit and listen and look at you, and they say that is right, that is right – who is right?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • The Quran. (The Quran is right).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Doctor Khalifa right in a way of interpreting the Quran here, so I am following doctor Khalifa and I am not actually… (interrupting)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No you are not. If you are following doctor Khalifa then you are not right.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • It is not right?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • That is right.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay. Let us also… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Anybody here, and we all know this, we do not follow any person. And we emphasize; here we are worshiping of God alone, we follow the word of God alone, and if I ever say anything that is not in the Quran and it contradicts the Quran – I am the first one to appreciate alerting me to this, because then I am wrong.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • If I am following… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Nobody follows me.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • If I am following the Quran, why should I come to this mosque to listen to Khalifa?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You don’t need to.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • (Incoherent speech), here, I look in the, house, to be leaving, ?tulip?, to mister doctor Khalifa, right? (Please email me or comment if you know what Abdel Rahman Salem is saying here at ~51:02).

Rashad Khalifa:

  • That is right.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • That is right?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Absolutely, you do not need anybody, you do not need Rashad Khalifa or anybody. If you have the Quran you do not need anybody, because you follow the Quran and nothing else.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You said in your brochures also, Islam being practiced today.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Can I go back to your question; why we come here to the mosque?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • There is a commandment in the Quran that says: “wasbir nafsaka ma’al lazeena yad’oona rabbahum bilghadaati wal’ashiyyi yureedoona wajhahoo”, it says: “force yourself to be with those who worship God alone”. (18:28)
  • Because it is a social function, this is why God instituted the Friday Prayer ever week; so all the believers who follow the Quran alone must get together, they must know each other, they must be united, as you know. Throughout the Quran these instructions are there. This is the only reason we are here.
  • And there are replicas of this masjid all around the world, where they don’t have Rashad Khalifa there, because we have our leader is the Quran, our imam is the Quran, our guide is the Quran – the word of God, we are worshiping God alone. And we go out of our way to destroy persons, or idols of any kind; alive or dead. So this is the reason we get together here.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You said in your brochures; Islam being practiced today is severely corrupted beyond recognition. Can you elaborate to me?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Absolutely. The Muslims of the world do not do anything according to prophet Muhammad’s teachings. You for example, did you make wudu today? (Ablution).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes I do.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay, can you describe it to me?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • As usual.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay, go ahead, describe it.
  • Number one; you open the faucet.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yeah.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You was your hands.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I wash my face.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Arms.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yeah.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • And feet.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yeah.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • That is as far as I know.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay, you did not do your head.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes I do… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You didn’t… (incoherent speech)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • My ears.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Your ears.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • My mouth, that is Sunnah. (Sunnah refers to the hadiths (sayings) about Muhammad’s lifestyle).
  • (Incoherent speech)… You said you did not follow Sunnah.
  • According to… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • I am asking you what you did. About your actions today… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Well I know exactly what I did. I said: “nawaytu sunnahta al wudu”, then sunnah before ?fawht?.
  • Sunnah is when washing my mouth, because I am going to stand next to someone, I don’t want him to smell my smell, so I was my mouth, wash my nose… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay, so you wash your hands first?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay, and then you wash your mouth?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Then your nose?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes, my nose, and my face.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Your face.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • And my arms.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Your arms.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • My hair.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Your hair.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • My ears.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Your ears.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • My feet.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Your feet.
  • Eight steps.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Eight (8) steps, right?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay, now if we look in the Quran, this is what came out of Muhammad’s mouth, I am taking you as an example, because you are telling me the Muslims practice something that is severely corrupted.
  • If you look in the Quran, what came out of Mohammad’s mouth is the following: “yaaa aiyuhal lazeena aamanoo izaa qumtum ilas salaati faghsiloo wujoohakum wa aidiyakum ilal maraafiqi wamsahoo biru’oosikum wa arjulakum ilal ka’bayn” – four steps.
  • Now Satan will not accept that, he has to have his four steps also.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • (incoherent speech)… have to Islam if we add two or three? (Is it against Islam if we add two or three more steps?)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Of course.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • If I wash my hands… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  •  If I wash my hands and wash my ears, and if I wash thoroughly, if I clean my self, that is ?against? Islam?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Absolutely.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • If I pray to allah subhana wa ta’ala, it says pray to God… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Wait, hold it, hold it, let us stay with the wudu, we are going to go to other examples – I want to show you that Muslims do not do anything according to Muhammad’s teachings.
  • Out of Muhammad’s mouth came the teaching that we should have four steps, you made eight steps. Four from God and four from Satan. So you have a… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • What is wrong with that?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • This is what is wrong with it.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • What is wrong with it?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You have a shareek (partner), you have another god beside God, telling you – who told you to do additional four steps? another god!

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • It is more clean.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well, why do you not take a bath?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I take a bath sometimes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well, fine, but this has… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • When you take a bath there is no need for… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • We are talking about the worship, okay? This is talking about ablution as an act of worship.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • I brush my teeth in the morning when I get up, but this has nothing to do with worship, this is my hygienic practices.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay. But we are talking about the wudu as form of worship. Do the Muslims follow what came out of Mohammad’s mouth? the answer for you is no, you are not following… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes, the answer is yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, you are not.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I follow it, and some more.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Exactly, you add some more.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Some more to be more careful.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Right. Either you know better than God, or you have another god that is adding steps to you.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • (incoherent speech)… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • What is the source of the four other steps?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Excuse me doctor Khalifa, this is the messenger of allah subhana wa ta’ala when he say: “you people pray two raka”, and I come to the mosque and pray four raka, it does not mean I am not following God, I am praying to you allah two raka, and I added two more raka for extra for me to make it more… (interrupted) (rakas = units when performing the Contact Prayer (2, 4, 4, 3, 4)).

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No. Then you have another god who told you to do two extra rakas. Because the number of rakas is mathematically coded according to God in the Quran; according to God’s system. And if you add anything else then you have another god who told you to do those two rakas.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • That is following… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Let me show you from the Quran. Okay?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • allah subhana wa ta’ala ordered the angels fall prostrate – make sujood before Adam, right? (sujood = prostration).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • They fell prostrate before Adam. Who were they worshiping?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • (Mumbles)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Who? They made sujood before Adam, who were they worshiping?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Who were they worshiping?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Who?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Who?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • God.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • God.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • The source of the order, right?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • They were not worshiping Adam. Even though they were making sujood before Adam.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • They are worshiping the source of the order.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • So, if you make sujood to God because Muhammad told you to do sujood to God; you are not worshiping God; you are worshiping the source of the order; Muhammad.
  • Do you understand me?
  • You are breaking the mathematical code; the number of rakas. If God told you to do two rakas, you must do two rakas. If you add more, you then you… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • That is against Islam.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Exactly.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I should do exactly two rakas, no more, no less.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • That is right.
  • And in your wudu you must do the four steps, no more and no less.
  • Okay, this is wudu.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Now, I will ask another question about salat (Contact Prayer).
  • Did you pray the Noon yesterday?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Did you do it silently or loudly?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Silently.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • This is against the Quran. You are not obeying the prophet Muhammad here.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Why?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Because if you look in sura seventeen; verse hundred and ten (17:110), it says: “laa tukhaafit bihaa”, “laa tajhar bi salaatika wa laa tukhaafit bihaa”.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • “wabtaghi baina zaalika sabeela”.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • “zaalika sabeela”. Exactly.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Which one? the Noon one?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Hundred and ten (110).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • The Noon Salat or all the Salat?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • All the Salat, it did not say Noon or what. It says: “laa tajhar bi salaatika wa laa tukhaafit bihaa”; “do not say your Salat in a loud voice or secretly.”

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • According… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Therefore when you do it secretly you have a another god who told you to do it secretly.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No. According to my knowledge… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Wait, why do you not follow the commandment?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Well let me comment on this.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, (incoherent speech), that the Muslims are not following the Quran or Muhammad.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You are damaging, excuse me for this expression and I hope you will correct me if I am wrong, you are damaging completely the “ta’aleem” (teachings) of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, even in his early days, like Muhammad he followed and he and his follower were silent in doing Salat, in Noon and in Asr; afternoon prayer.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Because they were weak at the time, they were weak at that time, and they were aware afraid of the kafferoon (disbelievers)… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Are you weak now? are you afraid that the kafferoon will attack you?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No, that is why we follow his way.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • So, but he left you the Quran… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • It is like when you follow Christmas way, as a remembering, it is not damaging, sometimes… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • So you are disobeying the Quran in other words.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No, we… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Did you see the prophet pray silently?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No, this is the Sunnah wa ??toras??

Rashad Khalifa:

  • This is what you heard, right?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • So you follow hearsay, and you do not follow the Quran.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Right?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay. This… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • What do you mean okay?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I am not going to go through this because… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You are saying that I am destroying all the “ta’aleem” (teachings) of Muhammad.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Mmmhmm.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • And I am telling you I hope I am destroying what you think is “ta’aleem” Muhammad. Because it is not “ta’aleem” Muhammad. “ta’aleem” of Muhammad is in the Quran, and he told you: “don’t do the prayer silently”.
  • Now, again, can you tell me what you say in your Salat sitting down? in the sitting position.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes. I noticed also in your Salat as soon as you sit you said: salamun alaikum rahmatullah, salamun – I mean you didn’t say anything at all, right?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • What do you say?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • “atahiyyatu wa mubarakt wasalawatu watayyibatu lillahi, asalamu ‘alaika ayyuhannabiyyu warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu, asalamu’alaina wa’ala ibadillahi asalihin, ashhadu allailaha illallahu wa ashhadu anna muhammadan rasulallah.
  • “asalamun alaikum rahmatullah”
  • “asalamun alaikum rahmatullah”

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You don’t say allahumma yusalli ‘ala muhammad wa… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Well, that is extra, you do not have to say it.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay.
  • Now, this what you just said here nullifies the Salat, okay? It makes it zero.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Do you know the ??explanation?? of this one?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • It violates the Quran and makes it aboslute null and void and useless and a waste of time – even worse, it makes you a mushreek. Beause the Quran says: “wa annaalmasajiida lillahi falaa tada’oo maaallahi ahada” (72:18), the mosque, or masjid or places of sujood belong to God, you shall not mention anybody else – “ahada”, anybody else with God.
  • So when you sit down and you mention the name of Muhammad or, “al nabi” in the Quran, you are finished, you are dead duck, the Salat does not mean a thing. You are disobeying God and disobeying the prophet.
  • So as you see, the Muslims are practicing a religion that has nothing to with Muhammad. And they misunderstand that. As you see; the wudu is wrong, the azaan is wrong, the azaan that they do – can you tell me any azaan in any place in the Muslim world that is devoted to allah alone? anywhere in the world? (azaan = the call to Salat).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Well, what the azaan say? Well why, it is always devoted to allah subhana wa ta’ala

Rashad Khalifa:

  • It does not mention Muhammad at all?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No. It is mention Muhammad is against the religion. By mentioning, once you mention Muhammad, it is like: “ash-hadu alla elaha ella allah wa ash-hadu alla muhammadun rasūlu allah”, it means I bear witness there is no god but one God, and Muhammad is the messenger of God, this means he is last messenger of God.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well, the fact is the azaan is not devoted to God alone, there is Muhammad in it.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay, but he the messenger. He deliver the message to me.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yeah, but he delivered a message telling you to only mention God alone: “wa annaalmasajiida lillahi falaa tada’oo maaallahi ahada”, this is very clear Arabic, it is telling you that this worship belongs to God, do not mention any other names.
  • And you are telling “forget it, I am going to mention Muhammad next to you”, you are defying God and you are defying Muhammad, you are going against the Quran.
  • So let us just think you know. The Muslims are doing the azaan wrong, the wudu wrong, the salat wrong, the zakat wrong, the siyaam wrong, hajj wrong.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • How they do that, because I would like to go through also the points that you said.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay, you heard about the azaan, you heard about the wudu.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You heard about the salat.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • And now we will come to zakat for example.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay. If you look in sura number six; verse one forty-one (6:141), it says that the zakat must be given on the day of harvest: “…wa aatoo haqqahoo yawma hasaadihee…”, okay?
  • Now, we; you and I, harvest paychecks; or dollars – we don’t harvest wheat and corn and so on, right?
  • So the day we receive any money, we must give the zakat on that day immediately, according to the Quran’s teachings as who receives the zakat and so on.
  • Now the Muslims give the zakat once a year, which means what? the hungry people have to wait a year before they get assistance.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I know there is a distinguish between zakat and the sadaqah. (sadaqah is the regular charity).

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well we are talking about zakat.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • zakat.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • We are talking about zakat: “…wa aatoo haqqahoo yawma hasaadihee…”, the zakat is “haqq”, must be… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You interpret zakat – “haqq” means zakat?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, wait a minute, it is very clear in the verse: “…wa aatoo haqqahoo yawma hasaadihee…”

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • “haqq” who?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • The zakat from the harvest.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • It didn’t mention zakat now, (incoherent speech) you know we are – why… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • So what is it? what is “haqqahoo”?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • What’s “haqqahoo” means?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yeah, you tell me what “haqqahoo” means.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • “haaq”… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • If you read the verse.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • “haqq” means “sadaqah”, mean… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, sadaqah is not “haqq”, sadaqah is voluntarily. There is a difference between zakat and sadaqah, the zakat is obligatory. There is sadaqah and there is “haqq”.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • But the sadaqah is voluntarily – it is any charitable act that you do to any poor person. Okay?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • There is zakat for Ramadan, and there is also another zakat for your money.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • There is just only one zakat, which came to us from Ibrahim: “ruba’al ushr”, two and half percent (2.5%) (This percentage has been passed down from generation to generation, just like the Contact Prayer).
  • It came very simple, “ruba’al ushr”, and it is given as soon as you receive any income, whenever any income. But the Muslims do it wrong, they do it once a year on their savings, that is not the way it should be.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • How also you explain the fasting.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well, the fasting, they do not – they never on the beginning or the end of Ramadan, as you know.
  • They quit any productive work during the month of Ramadan.
  • They become obnoxious creatures, and they get angry easily, and they are very bad people and they blame it on the fasting.
  • This is not the way to do siyyam (fasting).
  • And the hajj is ruined by going to Medina and worshiping at the tomb of the prophet. (hajj is the pilgrimage to Mecca)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No, this has nothing to do with hajj. Everybody knows that when you go to visit the Mosque of the rasool alayhi salat wasalam… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • The hadith says that “hajj is not complete without visiting my tomb”, and I do not know when he said that; when he was dead or alive?

(I could not find the exact hadith, however, the funny thing that Rashad Khalifa is asking is how can a dead person tell you to visit his tomb? Also, Hajj pilgrimage existed before Muhammad was even born, and Muhammad used to perform it just like prophet Abraham used to perform it, so the next question is; how can the prophet complete his own hajj if he is alive and there is no tomb to visit himself? And how could anyone who was doing hajj at that time do Hajj while the prophet was still alive and there was no tomb? It is astonishing that many so called highly educated Muslim scholars don’t see these contradictions).

  • But this – whether it is part of the hajj or not, it destroys the hajj.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yeah, you said you translate the Quran, right?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • And you said: “my translation was authorized by God”.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • What do you mean by that? I would like you to elaborate this point.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • When I started to translate I did not want to publish it because I thought, I said “I will not publish it unless it is authorized”, and I demanded certain signs that it is authorized – and I received the signs, and I published it, and called it authorized.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • How you did you receive it?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well that is a long story that is beyond this interview, so let us leave it at that.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Well we would like to know it you know, people would like to know how – what kind of authorization… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Come to the conference and I will give you the details, I am going to give the details at the conference.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Can’t you even give me a hint about it? Like here you said: “when i was in Mecca”… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • I can give you a few hints.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes go ahead.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • My English translation is the nineteenth translation. And if you are aware for the mathematical code, the number nineteen is the common denominator in the Quran, in the previous scriptures, in you and me, in the universe. And also… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • ??I am a Muslim and as a Muslim?? I have to concentrate on nothing but numbers in Quran, Quran is not numbers, Quran is spiritual… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, if you do that then you would be wrong.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Quran is spirit.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yeah.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • The most important thing… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • It is just like… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • The Quran, the word of it, the constitution I have to follow it, the living life of it. If you approve by numbers that it is the miracle of God, that is enough for me and I have to move to another ???point??

Rashad Khalifa:

  • That is right, you bet.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • So how many times did we in this kuthbah (sermon) talk about the number nineteen? since we started? We are not concentrating on the number nineteen, you are.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay, you concentrating… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • We have been talking about salat, and zakat, and hajj, and the Quran, and the teachings in the Hadith, and so on – we did not talk about the number nineteen.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Well, let us talk about number nineteen now.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • The signs were abundant that this Quran is authorized (the translation), I give here in the Muslim Perspective the details about my name, and the verses and suras where my name is mentioned and so on, so you have to look it up and come to your own conclusions. This is why the translation is authorized.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • And this is why you claim you are a messenger of God.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • That is right.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You believe you are a messenger of God, right?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Right.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • How do you believe that? Why do you believe this?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well like I said; I gave you several proofs.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Give me.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • And there are many other proofs.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • One of the proof is the number nineteen?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • The discovering of the mathematical code is one.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I mean like… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • This is the something that is very simple, it is has been in the Quran for fourteen hundred (1400) years, right?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • But no one discovered it but you.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No one discovered it but me.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • And that is why you are a messenger of God?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • That is right.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • It means like the one who invented the airplanes, the things I cannot even reach my mind, I cannot even – I can also put him as a messenger of God because this is something… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay, there are two points here, the first point is that we are talking about the Quran; which is a special, divinely controlled book. As you heard in the khutba (sermon), no one can touch a word in it unless they are sincere believers, that is what God says, do you believe that?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes I do.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Do you believe God when He says that no body will touch anything in the Quran unless he is a sincere believer?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • How do you say it in Arabic?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • It says: “laa yamassuhooo illal mutahharoon” (“None can grasp it except the sincere.” (56:79)).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • “laa yamassuhooo illal mutahharoon”, the one who – has nothing to do with… (interrupted

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay. It says: “wa man azlamu mimman zukkira bi ayaati rabbihee fa-a’rada ‘anhaa wa nasiya maa qaddamat yadaah; innaa ja’alnaa ‘alaa quloobihim akinnatan any yafqahoohu wa feee aazaanihim waqraa…”. (“Who are more evil than those who are reminded of their Lord’s proofs, then disregard them, without realizing what they are doing. Consequently, we place shields on their hearts to prevent them from understanding it (the Quran)…” (18:57))

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • So the person who is not a believer in the Quran will have seals on their heart “akinnatan ‘alaa quloob”. “wa feee aazaanihim waqraa”, and deafness in their ears… (interrupted).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • This has nothing to do with your point… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Hold it.
  • “wa izaa qaraatal Quraana ja’alnaa bainaka wa bainal lazeena laa yu’minoona bil aakhirati hijaabam mastooraa (17:45). wa ja’alnaa ‘alaa quloo bihim akinnatan any yafqahoohu wa feee aazaanihim waqraa… (17:46)“. (When you read the Quran, we place between you and those who do not believe in the Hereafter an invisible barrier. We place shields around their minds, to prevent them from understanding it, and deafness in their ears…).
  • Do you agree that the disbelievers cannot understand the Quran, according to this?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • According to the Quran, yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Right. Therefore the people who are not sincere, the people who are liars, the people who are disbelievers – they cannot understand the Quran because God puts seals on their hearts, their minds, and deafness in their ears. Do you agree?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay, God says that.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Therefore if I am given access to the most important secret in the Quran, can I be a disbeliever who tricked God and discovered the Miracle of the Quran, is this possible?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I think so. (incoherent speech)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Do you think anybody can trick God?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay. So any disbeliever cannot trick God and sneak behind His back and find something in the Quran.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I think when you claim you are a messenger of God, you are not tricking God. This is… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, I am talking about discovering the Miracle of the Quran as a sign of messengership.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Well, there are a lot of ways to discover, hundreds – hundreds of scholars they discovered that the Quran is miracle by its word., by its verses.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Inspired yes, then those are good people.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • (incoherent speech)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Are they good people?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • They taught us how miracle – how miracle the Quran, by its words, not by its numbers. It is fascinating when you understand the Quran by its words, by the Quran itself.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Are you familiar with the mathematical code?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No sir, I am not.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay, so you have to look at it and understand it first to appreciate that. Anyway it is.. (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Do you think you can give a brief idea for the audience?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Absolutely, okay.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Thank you.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • It is a psychical fact that “bism allah arrahman arraheem” – which is the first verse of the Quran – consists of nineteen (19) letters.
  • It is a physical fact that the suras of the Quran are hundred and fourteen (114), nineteen times four (six). (19×6)
  • It is a physical fact that the first words revealed were nineteen (19) words:
  • “iqra bismi rabbika allazee khalaq”. (Read, in the name of your Lord, who created). (96:1)
  • “khalaqa alinsaana min ‘alaq”. (He created man from an embryo). (96:2)
  • “iqra warabbuka alakram”. (Read, and your Lord, Most Exalted). (96:3)
  • “allazee ‘allama bilqalam”. (Teaches by means of the pen). (96:4)
  • “‘allama alinsaana malam y’alam”. (He teaches man what he never knew). (96:5)
  • These are nineteen (19) words.
  • It is a physical fact that this first sura, sura “al-alaq”, consists of nineteen (19) verses.
  • It is a physical fact that this sura; “al-alaq” is on top of the last nineteen (19) suras in the Quran.
  • It is a physical fact that “bism allah arrahman arraheem” – well let me go to deeper facts.
  • The number of verses in the Quran is six thousand three hundred forty-six (6346), which is a multiple of nineteen. (19×334)
  • If you count the word “allah” in the Quran, you will find that it is two thousand six hundred ninety-eight (2698), nineteen times hundred and forty-two. (19×142)
  • The word “quran” in the Quran is mentioned fifty-seven (57) times; nineteen times three. (19×3)
  • In thirty-eight suras (chapters) nineteen times two. (19×2) (The Quran is mentioned in 38 different chapters, and 38 is 19×2. I could not find any reference for this.)
  • When you take the verses where the word “quran” is mentioned, you will find that the total is two thousand six hundred sixty (2660); nineteen times hundred and forty. (19×140)
  • “allah wahdahu” in the Quran, when you look at here in the index – I will let you look it up yourself – (Rashad scrolls through a big book) – look here mister Abdel Salem. “wahdahu”, when it says about “allah wahdahu”, sura seven; verse seventy (7:70).
  • This is the “quran wahdahu”, so we do not count it. (The next count is 17:42, which is talking about remidning people using the Quran alone)
  • But here is “allah wahdahu”, thirty-nine forty-five (39:45)(interruped)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I think – okay, I should look like this, (Abdel Rahman Salem picks up the Quran and turns it towards the camera) – and you can concentrate (incoherent speech)… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, (incoherent speech), from the library.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You can do it, you can show me.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, this is – to look on this way (Rashad closes the book).
  • But you get this “Al-Mu’jam Al-Mufahras”, okay? from any Islamic library or Islamic center.
  • And look at page seven forty-five (745), and you look at suras and verses where “allahu wahdahu” is mentioned, okay?
  • sura seven; verse seventy. (7:70)
  • sura thirty-nine verse forty-five. (39:45)
  • sura forty; verses twelve and eighty-four. (40:12 & 40:84)
  • sura sixty; verse four. (60:4)
  • You add these numbers, they come to nineteen times nineteen. (19×19)
  • The word “wahed”, when it refers to God is nineteen times.
  • So this goes on and on, sura “qaf” has fifty-seven Q:s, nineteen times three. (19×3)
  • sura “NOON” has hundred thirty-three (133) NOON:s, nineteen times seven. (19×7) (Chapter 68 is called The Pen (al-qalam), but it is also known as “sura noon”.
  • The three (3) suras initialed with “SAAD”, has hundred fifty-two (152) SAAD:s, nineteen times eight. (19×8)
  • And it goes on and on, I believe you saw it in the blue book.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • How do you… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • So this proves that every letter… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes. How do you count – calculate all of this from the Quran itself here. And at the same time you say this Quran has been injected with different (incoherent speech)… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes. You mean the two verses?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yeah.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • The two fake verses?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • There are only two verses injected into the Quran?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • The rest of the Quran is perfect?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes. This is how the two verses were discovered, because they stand out like a sore thumb.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • What’s that mean?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • They ruin the words – listen to this – all the forms of the word of God are distorted in these two verses.
  • The word “allah”, there is one extra in these two verses. Listen to me – the word “allah”, the two thousand six hundred ninety-eight (2698) in the Quran, if you include these two verses it becomes two six nine nine (2699), which is not a multiple of nineteen. (2698 = 19×142. 2699 = 19×142,0526315789474)
  • The word “elah” is also by one. And the word corrupt… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Let me, let me show it to the audience – okay – let me show it to the audience before you go through, what kinds of two verses doctor Khalifa is talking about, it is in the surah “tauwaba” in the last two (2) verses, says:
  • “laqad jaaa’akum rasoolum min anfusikum ‘azeezun ‘alaihi maa ‘anittum hareesun ‘alaikum bilmu’mineena ra’oofur raheem”. (There has certainly come to you a Messenger from among yourselves. Grievous to him is what you suffer; [he is] concerned over you and to the believers is kind and merciful.) (9:128)
  • “fa in tawallaw faqul hasbiyal laahu laaa ilaaha illaa Huwa ‘alaihi tawakkkaltu wa huwa rabbul ‘arshil ‘azeem”. (But if they turn away, [O Muhammad], say, “Sufficient for me is Allah ; there is no deity except Him. On Him I have relied, and He is the Lord of the Great Throne.”) (9:129)
  • Doctor Khalifa, he according to his words says: “this is not Quran, this is been injected into the Quran”.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Would you please explain?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, you are going away from the subject now.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • From the Mathematical Code.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • The Mathematical Code proves that every letter in the Quran, except these two verses that were humanly injected.
  • Show me this book again, the two verses, let me see it.
  • Okay. These two verses are at the end of sura number nine (Chapter 9).
  • I want you to read the title of the sura to the audience, okay? (Rashad hands over the Quran over to Abdel Rahman Salem)
  • (Speaks to the cameraman) And zoom the camera on him (on Abdel Rahman Salem).
  • He (Abdel Rahman Salem) is going to read the title of the sura, everything that is written in here.
  • sura nine (9).

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • sura number nine (9).
  • surat al-tawba
  • madaania, ella al-ayatani al-ahkiratayni makkeeyatan wa ayatooha one twenty nine (129), nazalat ba’adah al ma’ida.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay. This says that this is sura entitled “al-tawba”, it is an Medinan sura except the last two verses; they are Meccan.
  • Now, if you go to Egypt and buy a coin that says on it: this was done in the year three fifty (350) BC, will the people laugh at you or not?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Why?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Because there was no date before Jesus Christ called three fifty (350) BC, there was no dating then. And everybody will realize that this a stupid tourist who bought this coin.
  • Now we are not stupid to accept in a Medinan sura with two Meccan verses at the end of it.
  • So even this Quran that you carry is telling you that these two verses are fake; a human injection.
  • And the Mathematical Code exposes them, the word “allah”; the word “elah”, the word “rabb”, are all increased by one (1) because of these verses, for example.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • How did you discover it had been injected, how did you find?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • By the mathematical Code. The Mathematical Code confirms that the Quran is perfect, and that these two sentences (verses) were added in it to exalt the prophet Muhammad and to worship him. As you know they (the verses) deal with the prophet… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • So by your mathematical – as you name it – the divine mathematical… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Forget the mathematics, you just read yourself now in the title of the sura, that the whole sura is Medinan except the last two verses; they are Meccan, how could that be?
  • When the prophet moved from Mecca to Medina; everything revealed after that was from Medina.
  • How did the two Meccan verses get injected in a Medinan sura?
  • You do not find Meccan verses in Medinan suras. You find Medinan verses in Meccan suras, but not the other way around.
  • So if we think a little bit, you yourself read it now. And this tells you these two verses at at least suspect.
  • So the Mathematical Code prove beyond doubt, plus a lot of other evidence.
  • Even al-Bukhari says these two verses are not correct. If you read it carefully, and you read the story of collecting the Quran, okay? recording the Quran. It tells you that every single verse in this Quran was witnessed by more than one witness, except these two verses; the last two verses of sura nine (chapter 9). They were witnessed only by one person; Khuzaima Ibn Thabit Al-AnsariAnsari means he is Medinan, and the two verses are Meccan. I mean it does not take too much intelligence to… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • A lot of people they moved from Medina to Mecca after… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, not the Al-Ansar, this is Khuzaima Ibn Thabit Al-Ansari, so these are the only two verses in the Quran that were witnessed by only one witness according to the stories, I mean forget anything else.
  • So even assuming these stories are correct.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • So you want to say in other words that these two verses are not Quran actually.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • That is right.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Or probably they are Quran, and they should be in a different place.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, they are not Quran.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You are saying they are not Quran period?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • They are not Quran, period.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • They are not Quran?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • That is right. They stand out by many overwhelming evidence – proofs – many proofs. You have to write a book about that.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You have to write a book about that?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • That is right.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Also, by inventing the divine mathematical codes, that is why you claim for – you assume you are a messenger of God because of this find, right? or is there any other evidence?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well the fact that we want to establish here is that no one can touch the Quran unless he or she is a sincere believer, right? The Quran says… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • If you are a sincere believer ??does that make you?? a messenger of God? I am a sincere believer… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • A sincere believer will not lie and say “I am a messenger of God”.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • If you are a sincere believer ??does that make you?? a messenger of God?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • If you are a sincere believer you will not lie about God, is this correct?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Wait a minute, a sincere believer will not lie about God, is this correct?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Right. So, a person who finds something in the Quran, especially if it is the secret miracle of the Quran; this person must be a sincere believer. And if this person is a sincere believer as established by the fact of the discovering the secret of the Quran. Then this person will not possibly lie about God and say that he is a messenger of God.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Why you precisely say; “I am a messenger of God, since I discovered this” – why did you not say; “oh people oh Muslims I am coming to correct something”, like: Hassan al Imam, like Ghazali, like Muhammad Abduh, they were very sincerely Islam, and they correct a lot of ways in Islam, but they never claim that they are messenger of God. they… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Were they sincere believers?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • They were sincere believers actually… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Therefore they will not lie about God, if they were not messengers of God then they would not lie about that.
  • Did they claim to be messengers of God?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • They never claimed they were messengers of God.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Right, so they were not messengers of God.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • So why do you claim you are a messenger of God, is it because of… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Because I am.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Is it because of this mathematical codes only?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No. Because I am a messenger of God.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Well, give me a proof that you are a messenger actually… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • I just gave you.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Not this, because this is (incoherent speech)… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • My name is also mentioned in the Quran here. You open this index.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Your name as: “al rasheena al khulafat”, this has nothing to do with, you know… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You are entitled to say what you want, but what is the root word of my name?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Your name is Rashad.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Rashad has nothing – my name is Abdel Rahman… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Hold it. I’m just gonna…
  • Let us go step by step, okay?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • We are talking about the Arabic language, has nothing to do with the Quran?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Right.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • We are talking about the Arabic language.
  • This is the index of the Quran again, page three hundred twenty (page 320)
  • And the root of my word – is it here? do you see it here? (Rashad is asking Abdel Rahman Salem to look at the index)
  • rashada

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Your name is Rashad, not “rashada”.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, the root word of Rashad is “rashada”, right?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • And you see “rashada” here, right?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay, “rashada” is between this mark here and this mark, alright?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Mmhmm.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • So I want you to count the number of mentionings of the root word “rashada” in the Quran. You count yourself, go ahead.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay, whatever, I count – you count it, I will not waste audience time.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, go ahead, you go ahead.
  • One, (1)
  • Two, (2)
  • Three, (3)
  • Four, (4)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes, it count up to… (Abdel Rahman Salem counts along with Rashad Khalifa)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Five, (5)
  • Six, (6)
  • Seven, (7)
  • Eight, (8)
  • Nine, (9)
  • Ten, (10)
  • Eleven, (11)
  • Twelve, (12)
  • Thirteen, (13)
  • Fourteen, (14)
  • Fifteen, (15)
  • Sixteen, (16)
  • Seventeen, (17)
  • Eighteen, (18)
  • Nineteen. (19)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • The root word of my name is mentioned nineteen (19) times.
  • The Mathematical Code of the Quran is based on the number nineteen, as you see.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yes.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Now, do you think this is coincidence?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • But this is not your name doctor Khalifa, excuse me; “rashada” is an Arabic word.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • It is the root word… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • My name is Abdel Rahman (incoherent speech)… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • If (incoherent speech) Rashad is mentioned in multiple of nineteen, would you believe it?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No, I will not.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Why?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Because simply it has nothing to do with the Quran.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Do you think this is coincidence, in other words?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No not coincidence, but this has nothing to do with your name, “rashada”, Rashad, has nothing to do with your name.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Okay, we said that there is a Mathematical Code in the Quran.

Someone in the background:

  • Wait!

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Did you stop it?

Someone in the background:

  • Yeah.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • We were talking about number nineteen (19).

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Right. The Mathematical Code in the Quran is based on number nineteen (19).
  • The root word of my name is mentioned in the Quran nineteen (19) times, which is “rashada”.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Not your name, again also I am saying not your name; it is saying the word of “rashada”, or “al-rashad”, it does not mean Rashad Khalifa.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Hold it.
  • And I am not talking about Rashad, I am talking about “rashada”. The root word for my name is mentioned in the Quran nineteen (19) times, which is in accordance with the Mathematical Code.
  • But also my name “Rashad” and “Khalifa”, if you add the numbers of the suras and verses, you come up with muplies of ninteen.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • When allah subhana wa ta’ala mention Muhammad, he meant Muhammad.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • innahu ‘abullah. (Servant of God)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • But when he mention Rashad, He does not mean Rashad Khalifa… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well, God… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • (incoherent speech) Rashad Khalifa.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Because the Quran was delivered fourteen hundred (1400) years before Rashad Khalifa.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • But He does not know… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Wait.
  • God will not put in the Quran that: “I am sending Rashad Khalifa”, He will not say that. So He put it in mathematically coded terms that are not to be revealed until the Mathematical Code is revealed. Okay?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • And that is… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • This is probably why there is no other Rashad Khalifa that I know of. There was one Rashad Khalifa born in my family, my cousin, a boy, and they named him Rashad Khalifa, and the boy died when he was young. And I advised them not to do that… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • I mean if I go to any Arab country and I found Rashad Khalifa.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Who claims to be a messenger of God.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No. Any Rashad Khalifa.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yeah?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Nobody lives in this world by name Rashad Khalifa but you?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • I do not know anybody whose name is Rashad Khalifa but me.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • If we found someone by this name, what you think?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • And he says he is a messenger of God?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • No, he will say: “I am Rashad Khalifa”.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well, fine, he is Rashad Khalifa. But if he says he is a messenger of God then that is something else.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Does he say he is a messenger of God?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You approve that you are a messenger of God, by the divine Mathematical Code… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • By discovering the Mathematical Code.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • And nineteen names of your name. What else? Can you… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • There are hundred of other things.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Really? Let us see, let us hear it.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No I cannot tell you those things.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Let us hear it because… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • I am giving you the physical evidence.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • In order to be a messenger of God, you have to be above ordinarily people.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Above, like you are doing something… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, I do not mean yes.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Like… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, wait a minute. No.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Like you are doing something no human being can do.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No, this is not true. The Quran teaches that “Moses went to one of our servants; a’bida bin’bidna”. And this one of our servants taught Moses a few things, and Moses was a very bad pupil.
  • So I want to correct you for saying that messengers are above.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • The Quran says that allah subhana wa ta’ala taught Musa (Moses) some kind of advice in order to appear in front of his own people… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • The miracles of… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Yeah, in order to make the people believe… (interrupted)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yeah, I… (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Hold it. This is not a human being we learn, he is not a magic, this is not a magic, this is something from God.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Anyway, I have given you enough poofs. And I want you to ask anybody to give me a proof that I am not a messenger of God.
  • (incoherent speech)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You have not confessed.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Let us move on.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You have not confessed.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • I do not want to convince you.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • We are trying – you have not convinced me so far you are a messenger. Can you give me something.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yeah.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • To astonish me or to make me say: “Oh, he is above mankind”.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yes.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • So I have to believe it.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Let me read the “something” for you in here.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay. So you are holding this book and you do not believe in it? (referring to the Quran)

Rashad Khalifa:

  • What do you mean I do not believe in it?

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You said this book is not correct.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • No. The complete Quran is here, there is some addition.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Some addition?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Yeah.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Okay.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You cannot make statements like that.
  • Look at this:
  • “wa qaaloo lan nu’mina laka hattaa tafjura lanaa minal ardi yamboo’aa”; “They said, “We will not believe you unless you cause a spring to gush out of the earth.(17:90)
  • “aw takoona laka jannatum min nakheelinw wa ‘inabin fatufajjiral anhaara khilaalahaa tafjeeraa”; “Or you possess a garden of dates and grapes, with rivers flowing in it.(17:91)
  • “aw tusqitas samaaa’a kamaa za’amta ‘alainaa kisafan aw taatiya billaahi walma laaa’ikati qabeelaa”; “Or you drop the heaven over us, the sky over us, as you claimed. Or bring God and the angels before our eyes.(17:92)
  • “aw yakoona laka baitum min zukhrufin”; “or you posses a mansion, a fantastic mansion” (17:93)
  • “aw tarqaa fis samaaa’i”; “or see you climb to the sky” (17:93)
  • “wa lan nu’mina liruqiyyika”; “even if you do that we will not believe.” (17:93)
  • So, I do not want anybody to be convinced, all I can do is deliver the message, and tell you what the proofs are. And then it is up to you to take it for leave it.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • In your book here: “Quran, Hadith & Islam” – also one of your book here you wrote about Quran, Hadith and Islam – you said here: “We do not believe in anything with intercession”.
  • What does that mean? You do not believe in intercession?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • We believe the Quran that says: “qul lillaahish shafaa’atu jamee’aa”; “to God belongs all intercession” (39:44). So nobody posses any intercession.. (interrupted)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • You do not believe that the messenger of God will make “shafaa’a” (intercession) to the Muslims?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • The Quran says that the messenger of God will not have ny intercession, it says: “in tastaghfir lahum sab’eena marratan falany yaghfiral laahu lahum”, God tells Muhammad “if you ask forgiveness for them seventy times, God will not forgive them” (9:80). So there you have it.
  • Ibrahim made intercession on behalf of his father, but his father is going to hell, it does not matter. Ibrahim is God’s friend.
  • So, I am afraid we have to quit. If you have one last question – I will answer one last question.

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Well, I have a lot of questions actually, but if you want to quit; we want to be (incoherent speech)
  • But I hope you will before you quit, you will comment or you will say something you would like to say to the Muslims.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well, what I would like to say is that Islam today has nothing to do with prophet Muhammad. And it is the objective of all sincere believers to restore Islam to the religion preached by the prophet Muhammad.
  • As I mentioned in this program, the Muslims around the world are not doing anything correctly, everything wrong:
  • The Azaan
  • The Ablution
  • The Salat
  • The Zakat
  • The Hajj
  • The Fasting
  • Everything is done not according to the teachings of the prophet Muhammad that came to us in the Quran. And it is the objective to restore Islam to its original pristine purity as preached by prophet Muhammad, the final prophet.
  • salamun alaiyum wa rahmatullah (May peace and God’s mercy be upon you all)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • Thank you doctor Rashad Khalifa, and I really appreciate your time, I hope we will meet again.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • insha’allah (God willing)

Abdel Rahman Salem:

  • To… (recording stops)

End of Video


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Evolution or Creation: The Final Argument by Rashad Khalifa – Transcript

(This transcript is not true verbatim, I have removed repetitive sentences, and I have reconstructed certain sentences that end abruptly where Rashad rephrases himself before finishing the previous sentence, this is common in speech but not text. – Ahmad Wehbe).

Video Intro:

  • Evolution or Creation
  • The Final Argument
  • Your host – Rashad Khalifa, PhD
  • Produced and Photographed by Kathleen Clarke
  • Dr. Khalifa has a PhD in Plant Biochemistry from University of California, Riverside [1964].
  • He has published 5 books and 23 scientific papers in Science, Analytical Biochemistry, and other outstanding journals.
  • Currently (As of recording this video), he is on the roster of science advisors for the United Nations Industrial development Organization.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Every one of you is aware of the spirited debate, that has been raging for decades, between evolutionists and creationists. This hot debate began in the mid-nineteenth century; about hundred and twenty-five (125) years ago, when Charles Darwin developed his theory of gradual evolution.
  • Basically, what Charles Darwin said was that life began spontaneously from inanimate inorganic matter. This beginning of life was supposedly in water, and a single simple cell first formed. Then this cell split and multiplied, and evolved into new forms of life. With the passage of millions upon millions of years, fish came into existence in this water. And with additional of millions upon millions of years, some of the fish started to walk on land, and started to develop lungs instead of gills. Eventually, again, additional millions and millions of years was required for some of these land creatures to develop wings and the ability to fly. Another branch of these land animals continued to develop and evolve all the way to human beings.
  • Of course, as scientists, we took this theory of Charles Darwin and we scrutinized it, we put it to the test, like any other theory. Darwin used terms like; natural-selection, mutations, survival of the fittest, to explain his theory. Now during the last one hundred (100) years of scientific revolution, we learned quite a few things. Many of the things that you and I learned as youngsters, have been found to be wrong, or at best; trivialized.
  • So we took this theory of evolution and we studied it carefully. We started to look for the evidence, we treated it as any other theory, trying to prove it and turn it into a law. So, in the process of studying the theory and collecting evidence; fossils, skeletal remnants and so on. And the other scientists combined to teach us that parts of the original theory of Darwin were unworkable or scientifically wrong, just down right wrong. And this lead to the modification of Darwin’s theory.
  • As scientists we had to modify the original theory of evolution as written by Charles Darwin, in order to pick the new established facts. Let me give you a couple of examples. Gradual evolution proved to be wrong, our fossil record does not support gradual evolution. You heard about the missing link, every one of you knows about the missing link. And I am here to tell you there is no just a missing link, there are thousands of missing links. And to solve this problem, the scientists came up with a new theory called; punctuated equilibrium. Stephen Gould of Harvard and Niles Eldredge came up with this idea, punctuated equilibrium to solve the problem of the missing links. What they said was that evolution happened in giant leaps not gradually. So this was the first major modification of the original theory of evolution.
  • Another idea for example that we had to abandon was Lamarck’s concept of inherited – let me give you the correct expression here; the transmission of acquired characteristics. This concept of Lamarck had to be abandoned because it proved to be unworkable. And to give you an example from everyday life, Lamarck for example said that the giraffe has a long neck because most animals had to reach for high leaves, and they lived in an area where they needed the long neck. Well this was proven unworkable, and scientifically untenable (cannot be defended), and it was eventually abandoned. So we kept adjusting and modifying the theory of evolution.
  • What I wish to share with you today, is a scientific examination of both evolution and creation. I will present to you physical evidence, irrefutable, incontrovertible evidence that will help you decide exactly what took place – evolution and or creation. The title of this program is evolution or creation, the final argument. And hopefully, by the end of this program, you will see enough evidence to help you make a final decision about evolution and creation. We will find out exactly what components of Darwin’s theory are correct, and which components are wrong. And I must point out at this time, that Darwin was a indeed a genius when he suggested natural selection, survival of the fittest and mutations to explain his theory. Let me give you an example. The navel orange, this beautiful fruit is a new creature, that’s right. Your great-grandfather never saw or tasted a navel orange. And this happened through mutation, all of a sudden this tree came out with this beautiful fruit; seedless and delicious. And of course now it is spread all over the world. We take it for granted. But this is a good example of evolution. However, I must point out that the navel orange evolved from oranges, in other words we will not see an apple evolve from oranges, or a fig. The navel orange is still an orange. And this is an important point.


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  • The evolution or creation issue is before the supreme court this year, in 1987, so this program is quite timely, because right now we have a powerful scientific and objective tool. That can tell us exactly which events in the world are probable, and which events are not probable. This powerful objective and scientific tool is mathematics.
  • Mathematics is the most scientific of all sciences. It is a pure science. And through mathematics we can tell if a bridge or a building is going to collapse or not, under any given circumstances. So we can use this powerful tool to examine both evolution and creation. This is exactly what we are going to do together, and hopefully by the end of this program we; you and I, will reach a final decision. So the name; the final argument, is quite appropriate.


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  • Let me first simply the mathematical laws, the laws or probability that we will be using today to examine both evolution and creation. Let us say we have five cubes, each cube is labelled with only one number, either one, or two, or three, or four, or five (1,2,3,4,5). If we mix these five (5) cubes in a mixer, and have them fall down in some kind of a device so that they would be lined up in one line, or toss them up in the air and have them fall in such a way so they would be lined up.


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  • What are the possible combinations of these five (5) cubes, how many permutations are we going to have? Well, the laws of mathematics are very simple, they tell you that you will get a hundred and twenty (120) combinations, and you obtain this by multiplying one by two by thee by four by five, (1x2x3x4x5), the product is hundred and twenty (120), so you will get hundred and twenty (120) combinations, or permutations. In other words, every combination – if they fall down lined up; one two three four five (1 2 3 4 5), in this particular combination, this combination has a chance out of hundred and twenty (120) chances. Let me show you on the board.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:10:47).

  • Here we are with the five cubes, each one labelled with only one number. You toss them up in the air and have them fall down so they appear lined up in this particular combination. What are the possible combinations, how many? Here we see the formula, the number of possible combinations or permutations is 1x2x3x4x5, or hundred and twenty (120) combinations.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:11:10).

  • The probability for any specific combination is obtained by dividing one (1) over hundred a twenty (120), because each combination has a chance out of hundred and twenty (120) chances. And one over a hundred and twenty (120) equal; zero point zero zero eight six (0.0086).


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:11:23).

  • This probability diminishes fast as we increase the number of cubes. For example, if we increase the number of cubes by one, so you have six cubes instead of five (5), the number of possible combinations jumps from hundred and twenty (120) to seven hundred and twenty (720). One times two times three times four times five times six (1x2x3x4x5x6). And the probability for any specific combination goes down from one out of hundred and twenty (120) to one out of seven hundred and twenty (720), or 0.0014. So you can see how fast it diminishes. Okay, when will the probability diminish all the way to zero? well mathematicians who are exceedingly precise conservative, and careful scientist – decided that if you have eighty-four (84) cubes, then the probability is zero; forgetting any specific combinations. What does that mean? let me get to the board and show you this. I have the number here for eighty-four (84) cubes. The probability – look at this, is zero point zero zero zero zero zero zero zero all the way, fifty zeros and then two one eight (0.00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000208).


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:12:44).

  • So, you can see here that the probability for all practical purposes is zero (0). And this by the way is extending the benefit of the doubt. What does this mean in practical terms. This means you can take these 84 cubes, toss them up in the air and have them fall in such a way that they line up, and if you want a specific combination of one two three four five six seven eight all the way up to eighty-four, if you want this specific combination, you can toss up these cubes and have them fall down lined up forever, and you will never see this combination, this is what probability zero means, you can appreciate that. Now many of you are familiar with the lottery, we know what our chances are of winning the lottery, and here in the lottery we are talking about five or six numbers. So you can really appreciate the improbability of having any four cubes lines up in a specific combination.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:14:06).

  • To make a long story short, the genetic material of the human being, the gene that decides what kind of creature we have. This genetic material contains – listen to this 30 billion nucleotides arranged in specific sequences and specific quantities. Now what are the probabilities of arranging these billions of nucleotides in specific sequence of course you know the answer from the mathematical laws, the probability is zero many times over. We are talking here about not eighty-four (84) numbers, or eighty-four hundred (8400) numbers, or eighty-four thousand (84000) numbers, or eighty-four million (84000000) numbers We are talking about thirty billion (30000000000) nucleotides.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:14:03).

  • You know, as scientists, we have been talking about similarities between the human being and the ape, as far as genetic material is concerned. And you know something, if you have ninety percent (90%) similarity, we are still talking about three hundred million (300000000) nucleotides that must be arranged in a specific sequence, as specific quantities to change the ape into a human being. Even if we have ninety-nine percent (99%) similarity, we are still talking about thirty million (30000000) nucleotides that must be haphazardly arranged in specific sequence in order to change the ape to a human being. And you know that the portability for this is zero, we have now these mathematical laws that can tell us exactly which event is probable, and which event is not probable. And we know that the probability, that thirty million nucleotides, in the case of 99 percent similarity between the human and the ape, we know this probability is zero, we are not talking about 84 numbers, we are talking about thirty billion nucleotides. Another thing, at the other end of the evolutional spectrum, we are talking about the so called simple cell. Remember when I stated Charles Darwin’s theory, Darwin said that; first a simple single cell was formed, well, the cell that Darwin is talking about is not simple at all. It’s a very complex chemical factory, it is in fact the most complex chemical factory we know of. It has hundreds of actions, and the actions go on in the cell. And it has the DNA material that are very complex, and just to quote something, that will make you smile at least. About 50 years ago, Wells (H. G. Wells), Huxley (Julian Huxley) and Wells (G. P. Wells), wrote in their text; The Science of Life – and I’m quoting now; “nothing can be seen inside the nucleus of the cell except the clear fluids”, end of quote.


(Source: The Science of Life, page 30).

  • Now, these both scientists knew nothing about DNA. In the last fifty years, there was so much advanced in science that we realize now how many actions and reactions are going on within the nucleus. We know about the DNA; the helical structure (the shape of DNA is not always helical). And we know the arrangement and the specificity of sequences of nucleotides. And we know now that haphazard creation of a simple cell – as Darwin called it – is not possible, the probability is zero.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:17:07).

  • According to Darwin, the evolution of organs parlement (nullify / obsolete) the evolution of the organisms. For example the eye, this very complex organ, started out, according to Darwin, as a light sensitive spot on the surface. After millions upon millions of years, this light sensitive spot became a depression. additional millions upon millions of years passed and the depression became a pit. And then million of years caused a lens to develop in that depression. Well according to this scenario, creatures existed for millions upon millions of years in total blindness, await the evolution of the 20/20 vision, the evolution of the eye. And this – of course to you and to me this logically does not make sense. And now we see by mathematical law that the probability is zero that this happened haphazardly. Do you know how many things are in the eye? the lens, the cornea, the retina, the – there is – I can give you a list, two pages of components of the eye, each one of them cannot be haphazardly ??born?? (speech unclear, please contact me if you know what is being said, thanks). We have now these laws of mathematics telling us that the probability is zero.


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  • Let me give you some examples. The dragonfly has thirty thousand (30000) lenses in each eye, thirty thousand of them. Now for millions of years the dragonfly existed with thirty thousand lenses in each eye. What kind of intelligence told the dragonfly to stop evolved at thirty thousand (lenses), imagine the little area of the small eye of the dragonfly divided into thirty thousand cones, and each cone is fitted with a perfectly shaped lens. Imagine that. Now why did the dragonfly stop at thirty thousand (30000), why not a couple hundred (100) more or a couple thousand (1000) more. Who told the dragonfly that this is enough evolution for your eye?







(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:20:36).

  • How about the housefly? four thousand (4000) lenses in each eye, the housefly has four thousand (4000) lenses in each eye. Now what kind of intelligence told the housefly to stop evolving the eye at four thousand (4000) lenses. For millions of years, the fly had four thousand (4000) lenses in each eye. Now who told it to stop evolving. Why not go on towards five thousand (5000) lenses. The honeybee has six thousand three hundred (6300) lenses in each eye, and again we face the same question. And if you pursue that question it will prove the existence of a super-intelligent being that told these organisms to stop evolving their eye at a certain number of lenses. So this is the irony of it.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:22:16).

  • So while evolution is proven to be correct by scientific research, the initiation life – or the origin of species is proven to be not probable; the probability is zero. And therefore it had to be created by a super-intelligent creator. And we will discuss this matter and see the mathematical evidence supporting it, before the end of this program.
  • Let us look at some established facts that you and I have witnessed in the last few years. The first fact is, that despite our tremendous scientific advances, these great achievements, not a single scientist, not a single researcher, not a single laboratory has succeed in initiating life from inorganic, inanimate matter. They utterly failed in duplicating Charles Darwin’s basic concept; that life evolved from inanimate inorganic matter.
  • What the scientists succeeded in doing was to synthesize amino acids and proteins from oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and so on. This is the extent of our success in the lab. We could not produce life. Now, of course it is natural that we can make amino acids or proteins from oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and so on – after all, these are the ingredients that make up amino acids and proteins. It is no big deal that you create the circumstances for the ingredients to link up together and make up these chemicals. But these are dead chemicals – dead molecules with amino acids and proteins. And some people would say; “these are the building blocks of life”, well that is right, these are the building blocks, but this is the extent of it, just that, building blocks. Now if you take a bunch of building blocks and put them in the corner and leave them there for thousands of years – will they assemble themselves into a building? with a deliberate design? of course not. So as scientists we succeeded in creating the building blocks, but we could not create the building. This is a very important fact.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:25:08).

  • The debate between evolutionists and creationists, was so hot and so emotional. That some of my fellow scientists gave up their scientific objectivity, and I find myself forced to criticize fellow scientists for behaving like unscientific creationists. Let me give you a good example; has to be with the booklet published by the National Academy of Sciences back in 1983. In that booklet they published a picture one of the favorite pictures, the skulls of a number of hominids. And they concluded from that picture, that the skull of the more advanced hominid evolved from the more primitive skull. That the advanced skull evolved from the primitive skull. Well this is a perfectly valid and scientific conclusion, there is no problem with that. But the problem is that the academy ignored an equally valid conclusion that these skulls, the animals that possessed these – or the creatures that possessed these skulls, simply existed independently – independent of each other without any relationship what so ever. Now scientific objectivity dictates that you present both views, that the skulls evolved from each other, and – or the skulls existed independently of each other.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:26:24).

  • This kind of abandoning scientific objectivity resulted from the high emotionalism and fanaticism on both sides of the evolution creation issue. But scientists should never abandon their objectivity, we would be in deep trouble if we abandon our objectivity. We cannot say evolution is a fact and it is up to the rest of the world to prove otherwise, this is putting the cart before the horse. When we say that this evolution business is a theory, the burden of proof is on us to provide the evidence that evolution is a fact. It is our duty to establish evolution as the truth, not the other way around.


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  • To summarize; we all appreciate the power of mathematics as a pure science, the most scientific of all sciences. And we are all familiar with the simple formula of Einstein’s; E=mc^2, and we are familiar with the tremendous consequences of such a simple formula. Mathematics is an objective and powerful tool, that can tell is exactly what events in the world are probable, and what events are not probable.
  • We have been talking about DNA; the genes; thirty billion (30000000000) nucleotides in the human gene that interact with other life processes. We are not talking about a toy, you know when you go to the toy store and buy a bunny rabbit for example, it has ears and realistic eyes – but these eyes don’t see, and this toy rabbit  doesn’t have any sense, or DNA, or nucleotides that are arranged, or any life actions and reactions. We are assuming here that we are just talking about the simple arrangement of nucleotides in specific sequences and specific quantities, we are talking about just psychical arrangement. The probability is – this infinitesimally small probability is multiplied by other infinitesimally small probabilities when we interact the nucleotides, the DNA, with the other life processes in the cell and throughout the organism.
  • Now we can use the same powerful tool to prove the alternative – namely; creation. Now how in the world can anybody prove creation. Nobody could imagine anything that can prove creation. But you know something, about a hundred years ago we could not envision TV, or the telephone, or communication satellites, but here we are. If you can see your great grandfather today and describe the television to him, he would disagree with you, he would think you went crazy. So similarly we could not imagine anything that could prove or disprove creation. But how about a coded message from outer space. Did you ever think about that? a coded message from outer space, telling you; “I am the creator, and this is how I did it”. A message that will give you all the details. Many of you are familiar with Carl Sagan’s latest novel called “Contact”. In Contact he presented a fictitious story about a coded message from outer space, from some intelligent life out there, and the message was decoded by computers and so on. And you know something, this is not fictitious at all, I am here to tell you that we actually received a coded message, mathematically coded message, from the super-intelligent Creator, telling us exactly what happened; how the universe, the six million species of living organisms in this universe, and the Earth came to be. (there is only life on our planet).


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  • Now that we possess this irrefutable mathematical proof, that came from outer space from the super-intelligent creator. We can look back and at least smile at statements even from some of the leading creationists. Let me quote for you one of those leading creationists, Duane Gish, he said: “it is impossible to conceive an experiment that could disprove the possibility of creation, creation thus does not fulfill the criteria of a scientific theory”, end of quotation.
  • So even the creationists gave up, thinking that there could never be anything to prove or disprove creation. But here we are just like any other discovery, we find this mathematically coded message from the super intelligent creator. The first hint of the mathematical code was reported about nine hundred (900) years ago by a Jewish rabbi; Rabbi Judah the Pious. And by the way I’m talking here about unaltered; original; untranslated scripture, this is very important, very crucial. Because there has been many distortions, and changes, alternations, losses, additions to the scriptures. And we have to be extremely careful to know that we are dealing with original, unaltered, untranslated scriptures, literally the very same words that the creator brought down or sent to us.
  • So what Rabbi Judah found – let me quote for you, it is easier this way: “the people” – now this is – this quotation is from a book called Studies in Jewish Mysticism, it was edited by Joseph Dan and Frank Talmage, and this is what they said: “the people, Jews, in France, made it a custom to add in the morning prayer, the words; “Ashrei temimei derekh”; blessed are those who walk the righteous way. And our Rabbi the Pious of blessed memory wrote that they were completely and utterly wrong, it is all gross falsehood because there are only nineteen (19) times” – now pay attention to these numbers – “there are only nineteen (19) times that the holy name is mentioned in that portion of the morning prayer. And similarly you find the word Elohim nineteen times in the pericope of Ve-‘elleh shemot… similarly you find that Israel is called “sons” nineteen times. And there are many other examples. All these sets of nineteen are intricately intertwined, and they contain many secrets and esoteric meanings…”
  • So this was the first hint of a mathematical composition in the message that came to us from the creator, some kind of a code. Now, you realize now that it is important to find original scripture, unchanged. And just like the evolutionists looking for fossils and skeletal remains – scientists have been looking the world over for original scriptures. You have heard about the Dead Sea Scrolls, and all the finds in the pots, in the Middle-East, in many places. All these are attempts, some of them are failures, and some of them are successes.
  • So I set out to find an original scripture. And there is – here is the result: in this whole world there is only one scripture that was never altered; not a single letter was changed in this scripture, and that scripture is the Quran. So what I did was I got the Quran, an original copy, with the original Arabic, and I put it in the computer, and I decoded an intricately mathematical code that is clearly beyond human capability. So now we have physical proof, using the ultimate in scientific evidence; mathematics. Telling us everything that happened. That there is a super-intelligent creator, and in that message we see how we came into being, why we are here, where we are going, and many many other answers to lots of our most urgent questions.


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  • Before I put the Quran in the computer, I noticed for a unique phenomena that you will never find in any other literary work. I noticed for example that chapter two of the Quran has in the first verse – there are only three letters in the first verse, that is it: “A, L, M”, that is verse one of chapter two. And these letters remained mysterious for fourteen hundred (1400) years, scholars and scientists of all kind has been looking at this initials A, L, M and the other initials in Quran, trying to figure out what they mean, and they could not do it – the computer did it, recently.
  • And to give you and idea, if you count the letters A, L, and M, in chapter two of Quran, you will find that the total is nine thousand eight hundred ninety-nine (9899), this number 9899 is a multiple of nineteen (9899 / 19 = 521).
  • Remember the work of Judah – Rabbi Judah the Pious? the number nineteen (19) turns out to be the common denominator in the older scripture and in the newer scripture. Nineteen (19) is the common denominator in the Bible; the original, unaltered Bible. And also in the latest edition of the scripture; the Quran. And this is very important.
  • Now there are twenty-nine (29) chapters in Quran, covering half the Quran, the Quran has hundred fourteen (114) chapters, some of them are longer, and some are shorter. But the twenty-nine (29) initialed chapters constitute half the Quran. And this mathematical system goes from the very simple to the very complex. So it is suitable for people of all levels of education.
  • For example; chapter fifty (50) is entitled; “Q”, that’s it – just one letter; “Q”. And it is initialed with the letter Q (the first verse). The computer said that this chapter contains fifty-seven (57) Qs. When you count them – you can count them if you know the Arabic letters – and you find that the total is fifty-seven (57) – nineteen times three (19×3).
  • There is one other chapter in Quran that is initialed (the first verse) with the letter Q, and that is chapter forty-two (42), which happens to be more than twice as long as chapter fifty (50) entitled Q. And if you count the letter Q in chapter forty-two (42), you will find exactly the same number; fifty-seven (57). So the only two (2) Q initialed chapters have the same number of Qs, fifty-seven (57) and fifty-seven (57).
  • Chapter sixty-eight (68) is initialed with the letter N, as in Nancy; N – and you count the letters N in this chapter, and you come up with hundred thirty-three (133) – nineteen times seven (19×7). And this goes on and on. And it gets more and more complex, until you realize this is not human fabrication, that this is way beyond human ability.
  • For example we have seven (7) chapters that we see initialed with the letters “H, M” – seven of them, about one-tenth – they constitute one-tenth of the whole book. And when you count the letters H; “haah”, and M; “meem” – in these seven chapters, you come up with the total two thousand hundred forty-seven (2147), and this is a multiple of nineteen(19×113); the common denominator throughout the scriptures, the coded message from the creator to us. Two thousand hundred forty seven, now if only one letter “H” or one letter “M”, was lost or added in the last fourteen hundred (1400) years, you would end with two thousand hundred forty-eight (2148), and this is not a multiple of nineteen, the whole system collapses (19×113,0526315789474). Or two thousand hundred forty-six (2146), because mathematics is a pure science, it is the most sensitive scale and if you remove one number; you don’t have a multiple of nineteen (19×112,9473684210526).


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  • By the time the computer was done with the mathematical analyses of Quran. A vast mathematical code emerged and you could see that every letter, every word in Quran is precisely calculated beyond human ability and you will be absolutely convinced that this is a message from our super-intelligent creator, telling us exactly what happened. Let me give you another good example, because some people might think that only the initialed chapters are mathematically composed, this simple example is that the opening statement in Quran consists of four words. And the number of letters in this statement is nineteen (19). It is an important statement, it says; “in the name of God, the Gracious; the Merciful.


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  • And it is considered the most important statement in Quran. It consists of nineteen letters and every word is found in the whole book in multiples of nineteen. For example the first word; “ism”, or “name”, is mentioned exactly nineteen times throughout the whole book.
  • The second word is God; “allah”, and it is found two thousand six hundred ninety-eight times (2698), this is nineteen times hundred forty-two (19×142).
  • The third word “the gracious” in Arabic: arrahamn, is mention in the whole book fifty-seven times – nineteen times three (19×3).
  • The last word “arraheem”, or the merciful, is mentioned hunted and fourteen times 114, or nineteen times sex (19×6).
  • Now right there you can appreciate that this cannot happen in a human fabricated book, in a human made book. Because we can go to the library – if you go to a library and examine one million human-made books, how many books will you find where the opening statement consist of X numbers of letters, and every word in the opening statement repeated in the whole book in multiples of X, how many? Again, the law of probability say zero, you will not find a book where all the words of the opening statement comply with this criteria. So there you have it, a very simple – this very simple phenomena by the way, was published in the Scientific American in the September 1981 issue, and the comment on it was; “this is an ingenious study of the Quran” – I was really flattered.


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  • What does this have to do with the evolution / creation issue? well we have here a vitally important document, from the super-intelligent creator, telling us in words and letters that are mathematically composed beyond human intelligence. Telling us exactly what happened. And in this document, we see that life began in water, just like Darwin said. So this portion of Darwin theory is confirmed.
  • We also see evolution and changes in creation, in Quran chapter thirty-five; verse one (35:1), and in chapter sixteen; verse eight (16:8), we see that evolution is a continuing process. So according to this vitally important document, evolution is a divinely guided process. Evolution is a creation of the super-intelligent creator, and it is something that is happening now on continuous basis. We learn that every one of us was individually created, and the evolution that is taking place is individually controlled and guided by the super-intelligent creator.
  • One of the most exciting things about this document, is that the dichotomy; the great rift between science and religion is eliminated. We now see this document from the super-intelligent creator telling us that evolution is the creator’s work, and that it is going on continuously, and therefore there is no need for this dichotomy between science and religion.
  • So what we see here is mathematical; irrefutable evidence, that creation and evolution both are correct, and they compliment each other. Of course we have to examine the existing theory of evolution and creation, and correct them in the view of the new statements that came to us from the super-intelligent creator.
  • While on the subject on confirming or rejecting existing scriptures. I must point out that this mathematically composed document from the super-intelligent creator; the Quran, set the record straight as far as many existing creationist ideas are concerned. For example, we learn that the earth is billions of years old, not five thousand (5000) or ten thousand (10000) years old.
  • And we learn that the Earth is egg shaped, as I mentioned before – not flat.
  • And we learn that Noah’s Ark for example, did not look like what we see in the pictures of Bible stories and so on. Noah’s Ark was simply a raft; made of logs tied together with primitive ropes. And Noah did not carry all the animals of the Earth on his ark either; or this raft, he carried his domesticated animals to save himself, his family, and his animals from the flood. And the flood did not cover the whole world as we hear as youngsters. The flood was a local flood, all this is proven by mathematically composed statements from the creator Himself.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:50:26).

  • It is very important to realize that the prevalent creationism has nothing to do with the original untranslated Bible. That’s right. The prevalent creationism is a product of medieval storytellers, and ignorant interpretations and mistranslation of the original Bible. For example; the Bible says clearly that one (1) of our days is the same as one thousands (1000) years of your Lord’s – or the day is equal to fifty thousand (50000) years if you look at the Quran in chapter seventy; verse four (70:4). So we are told clearly that one of our day is not equal to any other day. When you go to the Moon, the day equals fourteen (14) Earthly days. If you go to Mercury, for example, the day over there is eighty-eight (88) of our days. So the minute you leave this tiny planet Earth, the day is no longer 24 hours.
  • So the truth is the Bible does not say that the Earth is six thousand (6000) or ten thousand (10000) years old.
  • The Bible does not say that Noah’s flood covered the whole world. And the original Bible does not say that Noah carried all these animals on the ark, and the ark did not look like an aircraft carrier either.
  • These misrepresentations of the Bible actually give Christianity and religion in general a bad name. Most people who are pushing prevalent false creationism are doing a terrible disservice to Christianity and to the Bible, because these misrepresentations are not the truth.
  • Scientific findings – and now mathematics – support the truth in the Bible (the original unaltered Bible). And we must remember that the creationism that is prevalent today is false, the true creationism agrees one hundred percent (100%) with science.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:52:53).

  • It is the prevelance of these ideas that are completely rejected by scientists, and scientific findings and established facts. These ideas called Darwin’s disillusionment with religion. Let me quote for you what Darwin said, as a result of these prevalent creationist ideas.
  • I’m quoting now: “I gradually came to disbelieve in Christianity as a divine revelation… Thus disbelief crept over me at a very slow rate, but was at last complete“.
  • And we cannot blame Darwin for seeing that the Earth is billions of years old, as established by science, while creationist idea say that the Earth is six thousand (6000) years old. You cannot blame the man for not believing that Noah carried all animals; the lions, the giraffes, the polar bears, an the giant worms of Australia on his Ark. And you cannot blame Darwin for not believing that the flood of Noah covered the whole world. So all these things are now set straight. We learn from this document, that the Quran complements the older scriptures, and confirms the majority of the truth in those scriptures, and consummates the whole message from the creator to us.
  • To conclude; we now posses physical incontrovertible evidence that every one of the ~six million (~6000000) species of living organisms came into being through a creation process, then evolution took place, and is going on continuously as a divinely guided and controlled process.
  • Thank you very much.

Video Ends


New Video Begins (intro):

  • Coming up: Excerpts from a radio debate.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:55:39).

Bob (Radio Host):

  • We have invited into our studio; professor Jeff Clark, he is with Arizona State university as an anthropologist, and he maintains that creationism is not a science and therefore does not belong in scientific classes.
  • On the other hand we have Dr. Rashad Khalifa, he is a biochemist, and of course he takes the opposite stand.
  • And we are going through it with our phones open for your opinions about it. It is a hot issue, it is going to be one that is going to be viewed with a great deal of interest by the people in the United States, in the various states. And we are going to find out how this thing is going to evolve.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well Bob, I have to make a correction here, in that I will approach the matter from a scientific point of view. I agree with the most of the things that Jeff just mentioned, in that science is our only means to ascertain what the truth is. And we have a very powerful tool – objective and scientific tool – to ascertain what events in the world are probable and what events are not probable, and this powerful tool is mathematics. Mathematics is the most powerful – the most scientific of all the sciences, and it represents the ultimate in scientific proof. I realized that nobody can ever imagine a proof that will prove either evolution or creation, but there is something new and very exciting, and I am here to present it to you.
  • So in essence we are talking about a mathematically coded message from outer space. If you have read Carl Sagan’s “Contact”; he is talking about a novel; a fictitious message from outer space. Now this is not fiction anymore, and I come here with…

Bob (Radio Host):

  • You’re gonna have to put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Jeff Clark:

  • Yes, I dare say (laughs). But in so far the particular aspect of the old testament that is of issue here is that the book of Genesis; it is an origin myth, like any other origin myth, it is not a greater nor lesser than, it is not…

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well you keep going back, if you are going back to the book of Genesis, it exists…

Jeff Clark:

  • The reason I say that is I believe that that underlies scientific creationism by Henry Morris. Now it is obvious Dr. Rashad Khalifa does not agree with Dr. Morris but still… (Jeff is trying to dismiss Dr. Rashad Khalifa’s argument by associating it with the work of Henry Morris).

Rashad Khalifa:

  • That is right, and he is not here right now, I am debating with you.

Jeff Clark:

  • Ah, that is quite true. But who has written a text on scientific creationism? Henry Morris. And who is the founder of the Institution of Creation Research? Henry Morris. (Jeff is still trying to dismiss Dr. Rashad Khalifa’s argument by associating it with the work of Henry Morris).

Rashad Khalifa:

  • How long ago was that?

Jeff Clark:

  • Well, it goes back about twenty (20) years, as far as my…

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well we are talking about now. But as soon as this program is over I will show you irrefutable mathematical evidence, that we have a document from out space; from the creator, telling us exactly how things happened…

Bob (Radio Host):

  • How are you going to prove that in the supreme court for heaven’s sake.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Absolutely, I will prove it in any court.

Bob (Radio Host):

  • Alright, we have to take some calls, this is getting interesting; messages from outer space.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Absolutely.

Bob (Radio Host):

  • That absolutely prove creationism is a fact?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Absolutely, yes sir.

Bob (Radio Host):

  • Alright, is it possible that there is some sort of a gigantic protoplasm somewhere around cosmos, with all the ingredients and all of this energy – that can in fact create things. I’m not talking about an old man in a robe with a beard, and pearly gates and things like that. I’m talking about – is there a possibility with our limit knowledge to envision some sort of humongous thing that thinks, that can create things.

Jeff Clark:

  • Well you can envision anything that you want, and they have obviously not in the strict rigorous sense but most…

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You are not saying this about God, but….

Jeff Clark:

  • Gods are – gods are the servants of the societies and the cultures that create them, they have no existence apart from the societies that created them.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Even if it is proven to you?

Jeff Clark:

  • Well I would like to see somebody prove it to me.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • I’m glad you would like to see it because I can show it to you, there is no escape now, that there is a super-intelligence out there, either proving the theory of evolution; ironically – or the theory of creation.

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Essentials of Submission (Islam) by Rashad Khalifa – Transcript

Announcer:

  • Important Clarification about this video titled “Essentials of Submission (Islam)”, by Rashad Khalifa, Ph.D.
  • In this video, Dr. Rashad Khalifa mentions that the Obligatory Charity (Zakat), is given once a year, calculated on the net worth of your possessions.
  • However, Dr. Rashad Khalifa later confirmed and preached that the correct method of Zakat as per Quran (6:141), is to give it on the day you receive income (the Day of Harvest), calculated on your net income.

(The text in this transcript has been edited to match this change. And references to the Dawn Contact Prayer in the video have also been corrected within this transcript. Other edits include the removal of repetitive words, such as: “”la”, means “no”, “la”, means “no””. – Ahmad Wehbe).

Video Intro:

  • What is Islam?
  • Essentials of Islam
  • Your host – Rashad Khalifa
  • Photographer – Kathleen Clarke

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem – in the name of God, most Gracious, most Merciful.
  • Islam actually began with the first man, the first human being; Adam. He was the first messenger of God, he brought to his children and grandchildren the message of worshiping God alone, and this is Islam, submitting to God – worshiping God alone.
  • A series of messenger after Adam brought the same message; worship God alone. The first commandment in the Bible, the message of Moses, the message of Jesus, the messages of all the prophets of Israel:David, Solomon, and so on, is one and the same – the first commandment; worship God alone, with all your heart, and your body, all your soul. Worship God alone, the Quran states very clearly that the religion as far as God is concerned, is Islam (submission) – there is only one religion as far as God is concerned.
  • If you want to me be more specific, the original prophet of Islam is Abraham, because he brought all the religious practices in Islam. And we see this throughout the Quran, for example; sura twenty-one (21); verse seventy-three (73), tells us that Abraham was the original source – of course God is the original source for everything, but Abraham delivered to us the Salat prayer; the Contact Prayers, and the Zakat charity, this is in verse seventy-three (73); sura twenty-one (21). And we see this also with the fasting, the Hajj pilgrimage.
  • All the practices of Islam came to us through the prophet Abraham, the prophet Muhammad contributed the message, the scripture of Islam, which is the Quran.


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:02:51).


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:03:00).


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:05:10).

  • God created the universe, and created the human race, and out of his mercy he sent messengers, and books to tell us about Him. All these messengers, and all the books that God sent to us; preached one and the same religion. The first messenger was Adam himself; the father of all humanity.
  • After him came messengers like: Noah, Jesus, Moses, Muhammad. Muhammad was the last prophet, bringing the last scripture; the Quran. And in the Quran we find everything we need: all the duties, obligations, commandments, prohibitions in Islam. Quran is the final scripture, it is the completion of the message. Because the previous scriptures where suited for that stage of human development. The Quran came to complete the picture, and now we have the final – the complete religion; Islam (submission).
  • The Quran is all you need – in fact, because the Quran said that the Quran is complete, perfect and fully detailed, if you go to any other source, you will be disobeying God, and disobeying the messenger of God Muhammad, who brought this Quran out of his mouth – God brought to us the Quran out of Muhammad’s mouth. And you would be disobeying God and disobeying Muhammad if you follow any other sources besides the Quran.
  • And specifically I mean sources like Hadith, Sunnah, and all the other books and things that the traditions and the customs invented. If you go to any source other than the Quran you will be disobeying God, because clearly God says in sura number six (6); verse hundred and fourteen (114) for example, that the Quran is fully detailed, you don’t need anything else. God says in verse nineteen (19); of sura number six (6), that the Quran is what was given to Muhammad to deliver to the world, and it is the only source for religious guidance, and religious education.
  • The Quran tells us exactly what the essentials of Islam are, and they are, very quickly – I am going into details later on – number one; to believe in God alone, you have no other idols, you are devoted to God alone. And this is represented by the shahada, the first so called pillar of Islam – let us go along with that idea – the first pillar of Islam is the shahada, and the shadaha is stated in the Quran in sura number three (3); verse eighty-one (81) – excuse me, it is verse eighteen (18) – sura three (3); verse eighteen (18), it says; “shahadu allahu”; means “God bears witness” – “annahu la elaha ella hu”; that “there is no God except He”. And also the angels, and those who posses knowledge will make this shahada, which is; “la elaha ella Allah” (لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا ٱلله), or “ash-hadu alla elaha ella allah”, this is the first pillar in Islam. Sura number three (3); verse number eighteen (18). The shahada, the first pillar of Islam is “la elaha ella Allah” (لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا ٱلله). If you want to make it complete, then you say; “ash-hadu alla elaha ella allah”; “I bear witness that there is no god except allah, the one God”.
  • Now don’t add anything else. Some people who imitate old inventions and old traditions will say: “ash-hadu alla elaha ella allah” and then they make another shahada, that Muhammad is a messenger of God – we know Muhammad is messenger of God, but if you inject this in the shahada, this ruins ruin everything, because now you don’t have God alone, you put an idol – Muhammad – next to God. And this is by the way a very strong prohibition in the Quran, that you put any other name beside the name of allah, the name of God. We find this in sura number thirty-nine (39); verse forty-five (45), you must say – you must devote yourself to God alone, you do not idolize Muhammad and put him next to God. This would be going against God and against Muhammad. So the first pillar of Islam is, shahada; “la elaha ella Allah” (لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا ٱلله).


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:09:54).


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:09:59).


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:10:09).

  • So the first pillar of Islam is shahada; “la elaha ella Allah” (لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا ٱلله).
  • The second  pillar is observing five (5) Contact Prayers every day. This is the food for your soul, this is a favor that God is doing for you. You are not doing it for God. And the five Contact Prayers begin before sunrise, you must get up before sunrise in order to feed your soul, give your soul breakfast. Your body will be lazy and will wont want to get out of bed before sunrise, but for your sake, get out of bed before sunrise and do the Dawn Contact Prayer, whereby you contact your creator and feed your soul.
  • The second Contact Prayer – by the way, the details of the Contact Prayers are given on another video tape that we call Principles of Muslim prayers, so be sure you order that tape and see how the Contact Prayers are performed, the correct way, not the traditional innovations that we see in the Muslim world. The second Contact Prayer is the Noon Contact Prayer, and it begins as soon as the sun declines from the highest spot in the sky, that is the Noon Contact Prayer, consists of four (4) units, the Dawn Contact Prayer is two (2) units, the Noon Contact Prayer is four (4) units.
  • The Afternoon Contact Prayer is done about three (3) to four (4) hours after the Noon Contact Prayer – in the mid-afternoon.
  • And the fourth Contact Prayer is the Sunset Contact Prayer – or al-maghrib, and it is done immediately after sunset.
  • And the final Contact Prayer – the Night Contact Prayer – must be done about two (2) hours after sunset.
  • So these are the five (5) Contact Prayers, and they represent the second pillar of Islam.


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:12:24).


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:12:31).


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:12:41).

  • The third pillar of Islam is fasting, in Arabic; “siyām” (صِيَام). God commands us to fast during one month of the year. And it is the ninth (9th) month of the lunar calendar. Now I am smiling because there is a tremendous test in this system, where the lunar year is shorter than the solar year, and this makes the month of Ramadan move about ten (10) to fifteen (15) days every year, so it comes in the winter sometimes when the days are nice and short and fasting very easy. And moves to the summer where the days are very long, sixteen (16) hours or more sometimes, and the day is hot, and you can’t eat or drink during this long period, and a lot of people will drop out, they will not fast, even though nobody dies by not eating or drinking for twenty-four (24) hours. But some people will drop out, and you can see that the system is designed to show who will fast, and will obey God’s commandment no matter how long the day is. This changing of the day – from short and cold, to long and hot days – will show us who are the dropouts, who will fast only if the day is short, and nice and cold.
  • So this is the third pillar of Islam – fasting during the month of Ramadan (رمضان), the ninth (9th) month of the Islamic calendar.


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:14:31).


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:14:39).

  • As you see, the fasting of Ramadan is also designed to tame the wild horse, your body. See – your body wants to eat and drink, and you the real person or the soul dictates on the body saying; “no you are not going to eat or drink until sunset”. Because the fasting consists of not eating, or drinking, or engaging in intercourse – sexual intercourse, from dawn to sunset. Dawn means about two hours before sunrise, to sunset. No eating, no drinking, no sex. And this is control of your wild horse, you are taming the wild horse, your body. And you can see that God is training you, is teaching you to be a person of strong will. And preparing you for the eternal life of the hereafter; the real life. Of course in the real life that comes after this life – God wants the people who are strong, who practice and exercise, and know how to control themselves – I mean their bodies. This also cause your soul to feed, grow, and develop.


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:16:15).


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:16:25).

  • The fourth pillar of Islam is charity, in Arabic; “Zakat”. There is a Obligatory Charity, where you sit down and you calculate exactly what you possess – what your possessions are, and you give away a portion, a fixed portion of your net worth. You do this once a year, you pick out a specific day in the year: the last day of Ramadan, the first day of Ramadan, or the first day of January, one day – one fixed day of the year. And you sit down on that day and you calculate how much you are worth, this means you add up the market value of your house, your car, your clothes, anything that you posses. If you sell it all today; how much will it be worth, the fair market value, not the new – the price of the new thing, no, the present market value of everything you possess. And then you give away two and half percent (2.5%) of that. See it is a small percentage, and you do it once a year.

Transcript pauses:

(You do this on the net worth of every source of income. For example, if you receive a royalty check for $100 on Monday, you give 2.5% off of that, which is $2,5. Or if you know you will be getting a paycheck next week, then you can wait. Then you calculate the total net income of this period and give 2.5% off of that. Let’s say you decided to wait until your paycheck comes in, and it is $1000. Take the $100 royalty from Monday and add it to your $1000 paycheck, then you calculate the net of those (before taxes), and you pay 2.5% off of that. So let’s say the $100 and the $1000 are the net values, we add them and get a total net value of $1100. We then take 2.5% off of that, which gives us $27.5. You then pay $27.5 as the Obligatory Charity. – Ahmad Wehbe).

Transcript continues:

  • And it goes to specific people – the Quran lists them in this priority, first (1st) your parents, if your parents are rich – and these are the recipients of your charity – if your parents are rich, the second (2nd) in the list are your relatives, you give this two and a half percent (2.5%) you give it to your relatives, if they are all rich, then you find some orphans, people who do not have support – parental support; a father support or something, and you give this charity to them. After the orphans, you give to the alien; somebody who is travelling and is stranded and doesn’t have the money for the bus fare to go to his home town. So the order of the Quran is: the parents, the relatives, the orphans, the travelling alien, the poor, the beggars and so on. So there is as a specific order for giving these charities.
  • However, there is also a general charity called “sadaqah” (صدقة), and this is a on the spot charity – you are walking in the street and you see a poor person and you want to help, then you help that person, and this is called “sadaqah”, or charity. You are supposed to be charitable the whole year, all the time, you must be charitable, but the Zakat is the Obligatory Charity, where you give it to someone you personally know, you personally know that this fellow is poor and needs help, and you give your two and a half percent (2.5%) to these people that you personally know. You cannot consider the taxes for example as Zakat charity. Because you do not know where the taxes will go, they can go to fix the street or something, or to the army or something.
  • But the idea behind Zakat is that you give it to the people that you personally know are in need. And the Quran as I said, lists the parents first, the relatives, your own relatives – your own, you start with your own people, then you go to other strangers, in that order.


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:19:52).


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:19:57).


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:20:18).

  • The fifth pillar of Islam is Hajj pilgrimage to the holy land in Mecca. And this is only of course for the people who can afford it. When you can afford it, you go to Mecca and you observe Hajj.
  • And this is commemoration of the prophet Abraham – not the man. not the man Abraham, but his exemplary submission to God. He thought, he saw a dream one time and he thought that God was commanding him to sacrifice his only son Ishmael, and he proceeded to carry out this command even though God did not order him to do it – he just thought in a dream that God was ordering him to do it. But he was willing to sacrifice his own son in submission to God, and of course God intervened to save Ishmael and Abraham from this tragedy. And God substituted a sheep to be scarified instead of Ishmael, and this is what you do when you go to Hajj.
  • And Hajj consists of arriving in Mecca dressed only in a untailored clothes, just a sheet or something, and seamless shoes or sandals – seamless clothes and seamless sandals. Women dress in a regular dress that is simple, so you cannot tell the rich from the poor.


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:22:09).

  • To observe Hajj, you go to Mecca (مكة) dressed in seamless clothes and seamless sandals – this is for the men. The women dress modestly in regular modest dress; all white dress for example, so you cannot tell the rich from the poor.
  • You get to Mecca, and you go around the Ka’bah (ٱلْـكَـعْـبَـة) in Mecca seven (7) times.
  • Then you go between Safā (الصّفا) and Marwah (المروة) – the knolls of Safā and Marwah seven (7) times.
  • Then you go to Arafat – mount Arafat (جبل عرفات), and you stand there the whole day, which is the tenth (10th) day of the twelfth (12th); the last month in the Islamic calendar – the tenth day of the Hijr. You spend that whole day on mount Arafat commemorating God, worshiping and praying.
  • And then you go to Mina – it is a little town near Mecca – you go to Mina for two (2) or three (3) days. Then you go back to the Ka’bah, and go around it seven times, which is called the farewell circumvention around the Ka’bah. And this is it.
  • Now, my advice to you is never to go to Medina (المدينة), because people go to Medina and they ruin their Hajj, they go to the prophet Muhammad’s tomb – mausoleum – and they idolize the prophet, and this ruins everything. It ruins the whole religion not just Hajj.
  • So Hajj must be only in Mecca where you go around the Ka’bah seven (7) times – between Safā and Marwah seven (7) times – you go to Arafat for one (1) day – and to Mina for two (2) or three (3) days, and this is it. These are specific steps that are mentioned in the Quran, And by the way all these duties in Islam came to us through the prophet Abraham. If you look at Abraham – sura number twenty-two (22), the last verse number seventy-eight (78), you will see that Abraham is the source – the father of Islam, and the father of Muslims. And if you look at sura number sixteen (16) verse hundred and twenty-three (123), you see that the prophet Muhammad followed the religion of Abraham. Islam is the religion of Abraham, he is the founder of Islam, and all the duties of Islam came from Ibrahim, not the prophet Muhammad.
  • Muhammad brought the Quran, God brought the Quran through Muhammad. So, this is why some people become confused when you tell them that God says that the Quran is complete, perfect and fully detailed. Because some of the old traditionalists will say: “okay, where is number of raka’at for the noon prayer in the Quran?”, see they forget that the contact prayers, the fasting of Ramadan, the Zakat charity, and the Hajj pilgrimage – all these duties came to us from Abraham, and the Quran says so. If you look at sura twenty-one (21), verse twenty-three (73); it tells you that Abraham started the Salat and the Zakat. And in sura twenty-two (22) – entitled Hajj – you will see that Abraham is the source of Hajj and so on.
  • The Quran says clearly that all duties and obligations came to us through the prophet Abraham. And tells us in sura twenty-two (22), verse seventy-eight (78); that this is the religion of Abraham. The prophet Muhammad simply contributed the Quran. And the Quran is God’s words that came through Muhammad. So watch for this point and don’t let any one trick you into thinking that the Quran is not complete. The most important principle in Islam is; God alone. You must be devoted to God alone, you do not idolize the prophet Muhammad like the Christians did with the prophet Jesus. You devote yourself completely to God alone, and you follow the word of God alone; the Quran alone. No other sources, if you do, you nullify all your work as we see in sura thirty-nine (39), where God says; “if you fall in idol worship, all your works are nullified”, you might do the Salat, the Zakat charity , the Hajj, the fasting and it will be all in vain, unless you are devoted to God alone. And you declare your shahada; “ash-hadu alla elaha ella allah”. This is it. So these are the basic essentials of Islam.


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:26:45).

  • The prohibitions are also important, there are four (4) meats that you cannot eat, for example – and these are:
  • Number one (1): animals that die of themselves, without human interference.
  • Number two (2): pork, the meat of pigs.
  • Number three (3): running blood – running blood that you can put in a glass and cook or drink.
  • Number four (4): animals dedicated to other than God – that are specifically dedicated to Muhammad, or Jesus, or Ali, or somebody.
  • These are forbidden. So if you to the market – you go to the Safeway market for example (Safeway is an American supermarket chain), and you look at the meat. If you want to know if it is halal; permitted, or haram; prohibited – you ask yourself these four (4) questions:
  • 1: Is this meat pork? – the answer is no,
  • 2: Did these animals die of themselves without human interference? – the answer is no,
  • 3: Is this running blood? – the answer is no,
  • 4: Was this meat dedicated to Jesus, or to anyone else, or Saint Francis? – the answer is no,
  • Therefore this is meat is halal, it is okay, you can eat it. If you make it haram (forbidden) – if you prohibit it then you are following some other religion, you are not a Muslim when you do that. So it is very important to follow specifically what the Quran prohibits, if you prohibit anything else – some people go to funny lengths, like prohibiting soaps, and brushes, and shoes, and things like that – and of course this is a religion that is not Islam; that has nothing to do with Islam.


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:28:45).


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(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:30:26).


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:30:44).

  • Now some people are fascinated by Hajj pilgrimage, and they just want to do it right away. You know – they are fascinated by the exotic country you know; Saudi Arabia, the trip and all that. But my advice to you is to perfect your religion first. Believe me, it is not a very pleasant trip, the million and a half (1.5) or two (2) million people making pilgrimage, and it is an exacting trial – instead of an enjoyment – you’re not going as a tourist. It is a difficult process, and some people may become disillusioned when they go too early, before the faith is strong enough. So be sure to perfect your religion first and then make the Hajj pilgrimage.


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:31:49).


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:32:07).

  • Another thing to guard against with regard to Hajj, is that some people go and do the Hajj pilgrimage – like I said before their faith is strong enough, and they come back buffed up and thinking – “you know; I’m perfect now”, “you know; I’m cool”, “and nobody is like me, I did Hajj you know” – and they – it goes to their head, and they become – it brings the reverse result, they become worse Muslims than better Muslims. So you want to do Hajj pilgrimage after you perfect your religion, and this must make you humble, more humble. And I remember proverb that says; “don’t be humble; you are not that great”.


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:33:14).

  • Observing the Hajj pilgrimage is very easy, all you do is get ready financially, and with your vacations, and everything. Then you travel to Saudi Arabia; Jeddah (جدة). As soon as you land there, they will assign a guide called; “Mutawwif” (مطوف), to you. And the Mutawwif gives assistance – will tell you exactly what to do. But the main thing is that you memorize the statement; “Labbayka Allāhumma Labbyak”, means; “my Lord I respond to Your call” – “Labbayka Lā Shareeka Laka Labbayk”; “I respond to You, there is no partner with You”. And the whole statement will be taught to you by the Mutawwif.
  • The main statement that you need to know throughout Hajj goes like this; “Labbayka Allāhumma Labbyak”, which means; “my Lord I respond to Your call”, “Labbayka Lā Shareeka Laka Labbayk”; “I respond to You, You have no partners, there is no partner with You, I responds to Your call”. And this is what it looks like. Here is the first word: “Labbayka”, which means “I respond to You”, “I respond to Your call”; “Labbayka”.
  • “Allāhumma”, which means “my God”, or “our God”, “Allāhumma”.
  • “Labbayka Allāhumma Labbyak”.
  • “Labbyaka”, “I respond to Your call”.
  • “Lā”, means “no”.
  • “Shareeka”, means “partner” or “idol”.
  • “Lā Shareeka” – “Laka”; with You”.
  • “Labbayk”; I respond to Your call.”
  • Labbayka Allāhumma Labbyak (my Lord I respond to Your call).
  • Labbayka Lā Shareeka Laka Labbayk (I respond to You, there is no partner with You).
  • This is all you need.
  • And you utter this statement – you memorize it and utter it all the time during Hajj, throughout Hajj, anytime you change direction, you climb a hill, down a hill, you meet friends, you say that; “Labbayka Allāhumma Labbyak, Labbayka Lā Shareeka Laka Labbayk”.
  • The details of the Hajj will be given to you by the guide, that will be assigned to you, as soon as you arrive in Saudi Arabia.


(Source: Essentials of Islam 00:35:28).

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Principles of Contact Prayers by Rashad Khalifa – Transcript

Announcer:

  • Important Clarification about this video titled “Principles of Contact Prayers” by Rashad Khalifa, Ph.D.
  • In this video, Dr. Rashad Khalifa refers to the Dawn (Fajr) Contact Prayer as “The Morning” or “Subh” Prayer.
  • However, Dr. Khalifa later confirmed and preached that the prayer must be referred to as the “Dawn” or “Fajr” Prayer, because it is called “Fajr” in the Quran (24:58), and is performed at Dawn (before sunrise), not morning (which is the period after sunrise).

(The text in this transcript has been edited to match this change; reference to “the Morning Contact Prayer” in the video has been replaced with “the Dawn Contact Prayer” in this transcript. Other edits include the removal of repetitive words, such as: “”la”, means “no”, “la”, means “no””. – Ahmad Wehbe).

Video Intro:

  • Islamic Productions Presents
  • Principles of Muslim Prayer
  • Your host Rashad Khalifa
  • Director – Kathleen Clarke

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem
  • My dear lucky viewers, al-salaamu ‘alaykum
  • This tape will present to you how to observe the Contact Prayer; the Salat.
  • And you are very lucky because you are trying to learn how to make contact with your creator, which is the greatest of all worships.
  • In this tape I will explain to you the meaning of the word Salat. You already heard me call it contact. The word Salat (‏صلاة) is an Arabic word derived from the root Silah (صلة), which means connection or contact, so when you observe the Salat prayers, you make contact with your creator. It is wrong to translate it as pray. As a Muslim when you tell somebody “I pray five times a day”, that is the wrong expression, because other people can tell you “I pray all day”. The correct expression for the Muslim is “I make contact with my creator five times a day”. This is the meaning of Salat.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:04:13).

  • In this program I will present to you where the Salat commandment comes from. The Contact Prayer is mention in the Quran more than seventy times. And I will show you the crucial verses, like where the times of Contact Prayers are mentioned in the Quran. Then I will go on to explain to you the source of the Contact Prayers. When was the first time the contact commandment came to us from God, and how did it come to our generation. I will explain this to you.
  • Then I will move on to explain why does God want us to establish contact with Him. Why did God command us to observe the Contact Prayers five times a day? What is the reason? Does God need the Contact Prayers, or do we need the Contact Prayers?
  • After this I will go on to explain every aspect of the Contact Prayer. I’m going to start with the call for the Contact Prayer; the Azaan (أَذَان). I will go through the details, even the historical development of it. I will show you how the words are written in English, the English transliteration. Then I will go on to the preparation for the Contact Prayers, which is called Wuḍū (وضوء); or ablution. And of course, my sources are always the Quran. There is only one source, and it is this book right here; the Quran. God’s message to you, to me and to the whole world. This is God’s final message to the world. And this is our source, the only source.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:06:00).

  • I will show you where the Wuḍū is mentioned in the Quran and what the details are. Then I will demonstrate for you how to do the Wuḍū. And I will move on from there to demonstrate for you and describe in detail how to do the five daily Contact Prayers. The Dawn Contact Prayer, the Noon Contact Prayer, the afternoon; the sunset; and the night Contact Prayer. I will explain also some of the fine details of a; for example what happens if you miss part of the Contact Prayer in a group. You go to the Mosque and you see a group of people praying; you come in late; what to do? And some other fine details. So I hope this will cover everything you need to know about the Contact Prayer. The most important worship in Islam.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:07:24).

  • You heard me say that the Contact Prayers must be observed five times every day. Okay, where in the Quran do you find these five times? They are specifically defined in the Quran. For example: in sura number eleven (11); ayah or verse number hundred and fourteen (114), we see three times of Contact Prayers. This is what the verse says: “You shall observe the Contact Prayers at both ends of the day, and at night”. So here you have three prayer. At both ends of the day, this is the Dawn Prayer (See animation below) and the Sunset Prayer (See animation below). The Dawn Prayer is before sunrise and the Sunset Prayer is immediately after sunset. And of course; the Night prayer is the last prayer of the day. So here in this verse we have three prayers, we are commanded to do these three prayers. The Dawn, the Sunset and the Night.
  • Now, the Noon Prayer is mentioned in sura number seventeen (17); verse number seventy-eight (78), where it says: “You shall observe the Contact Prayer when the sun begins to decline from the highest point at noon”. So this is a very specific description of the time of the Contact Prayer at noon. As soon as the sun begins to decline from its highest spot of the day at noon, you observe the Noon Contact Prayer. This is sura seventeen (17); verse seventy-eight (78), it says exactly the time of the Contact Prayer at noon.
  • So now we see, the Dawn Contact Prayer (see animation below), the Noon Contact Prayer, the Sunset Contact Prayer, and the Night Contact Prayer. Well this accounts for four (4) of the prayers, where is the fifth (5) one? We find the fifth (5) prayer mentioned in sura number two (2); ayah or verse number two-hundred and thirty-eight (238), two-three-eight (238), where it says: “You shall observe all the Contact Prayers, especially the middle prayer”. The middle contact prayer has to be the Afternoon Contact Prayer, because we have the Dawn Contact Prayer (see animation below), the Noon Contact Prayer, the Sunset Contact Prayer, and the Night Contact Prayer. There is two prayers here and two prayers here, so the middle contact prayer will be the Afternoon Contact Prayer. So there you have it, all five (5) Contact Prayers mentioned in the Quran.
  • By the way, the Dawn Contact Prayer and the Night Contact Prayer are mentioned by name in verse fifty-eight (58) of sura twenty-four (24). Sura twenty-four (24), the verse is fifty-eight (58). It talks about Salat al-fajr (صلاة الفجر‎); this is the Dawn Contact Prayer, and Salat al-isha (صلاة العشاء); this is the Night Contact Prayer. So all five times of the Contact Prayers are decreed in the Quran.

  • And now I would like to discuss with you the source; the original source, of the Contact Prayers.
  • When you look in the Quran, you will notice that before Abraham there is no mention of the Contact Prayers; the Salat. You notice that Noah was telling his people to just believe in God; and ask for His forgiveness, but there is no mention of the Contact Prayers before Abraham. So the original source of the Contact Prayers is the prophet Abraham, who is the father; the founder of Islam. And we see this very clearly in sura number twenty-two (22); verse number seventy-eight (78), the last verse of sura number twenty-two (22). We also see it in sura twenty-one (21); verse seventy-three (73). Where we learn that the Contact Prayers were given to Abraham, as the original founder of Islam. And we see in sura sixteen (16); verse number hundred twenty-three (123), that the prophet Muhammad followed the ways of Abraham. And then we see in sura number eight (8); verses thirty-three (33) to thirty-five (35), and in sura nine (9); verse fifty-four (54), we see that the Salat; the Contact Prayers, were practiced before the prophet Muhammad.
  • So all these – you know, a lot of people are under the erroneous impression that the prophet Muhammad brought these practices, but they came through prophet Abraham, and this is why we don’t see the details of how many units per prayer and these kind of details, we don’t find it in the Quran. Although the Quran is complete; perfect; and fully detailed. So the reason the details of the Contact Prayers are not in the Quran is because they were already in existence when the Quran was revealed. I can tell you to go and buy Crest toothpaste (Crest is a brand), and you will – I don’t have to explain to you what Crest toothpaste is, because Crest is already in existence, all you need to do is go out in the market and buy it. And when the Quran came down; the Contact Prayers; the Salat, were already in existence. And this is exactly why in one of the very early suras; sura number seventy-three (73); al-muzzammil (third sura to be revealed), we see the commandment to observe the Contact Prayers and the Zakat (the Obligatory Charity), because they were already in existence.
  • Abraham being the founder of Islam – what did he contribute to the religion? He contributed all the practices of the religion. #1: The Contact Prayer, #2: The Zakat charity, #3: The fasting of Ramadan; in fact we see that the fasting of Ramadan was slightly modified in the Quran; in sura number two (2); verse one eighty-seven (187), #4: Also Hajj, Hajj in sura number twenty-two (22); we see that it is directly decreed through the prophet Abraham. So Abraham contributed all practices in Islam, you must correct that impression. The prophet Muhammad contributed the Quran, that’s it. But all the practices existed before the prophet Muhammad, they were in existence when the Quran came down.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:16:16).

  • Now we get to the question; why should we pray? Why should we make contact with our creator every day; five times? Repeating the same thing; five times a day? Well the answer is – the obvious answer is first that we do it because our creator commanded us to do so, in the Quran, as I showed you. But what is the mechanism; why does God ask us to contact Him five times a day? Does God benefit from it? Do we benefit from it? And the answer immediately is; God does not need our Contact Prayers, we need the Contact Prayers. And we fully understand the reason for decreeing the Contact Prayers if we know who we are.
  • You see; most people do not even know who they are. You ask a person; “who are you?”, and they will look in the mirror, they will say “this is me”, do you know something? they are wrong. This is not me (Rashad points at his face and touches his facial skin); this is my body. And the body is like a garment that we are wearing temporarily. The real person is invisible to us, the real person; the soul, is in another dimension that is not visible to our eyes (senses). So what does the real person look like? This will lead us to understanding why should we observe the Contact Prayers. You see, you can consider the Contact Prayers the meals for the real person; the food; the nutrition.
  • When we are born our mother feeds us milk and we grow. Then we eat all kinds of food; rice; meat; and potato and so on, and our body grows, until it becomes five feet, six feet, whatever. And that is the limit of the body’s growth. Okay, meanwhile; what is happening to the real person; the soul? The body grows to five or six feet, but what happens to the real person? Is the real person nourished just like the body? And this is where most people do not realize the importance of making contact with their creator. Making contact with our creator is the most important nutrient for the soul. We need it to grow and develop, and I am talking about the real person. The real person grows and develops by contacting our creator; daily. Five times every day constitutes five meals for the soul. So every time you make a Contact Prayer your soul grows and develops. And this is why we are commanded to do the Contact Prayers.
  • You can imagine the person who does not feed his or her soul, at the end of living in this world; they are still babies, because they never feed their soul. But the Muslim – the person who observes the duties and practices of worship; this person feeds the soul, and the soul grows and develops immensely. And we end up our mission in this world; grown; and developed; and healthy; and fit for the real life, the eternal life that comes after this life. The Contact Prayers therefore are very important, think of them as the meal for the soul; for the real person. The Dawn Prayer is breakfast for the soul; for you; the real you, just like how you give your body breakfast; lunch; and dinner, you need – for yourself; the real person, you need meals also. The Noon Prayer is lunch for the soul. And the Afternoon Prayer is another meal. And the Sunset Prayer is another meal; nutrition for the real person. And the Night Contact Prayer is the dinner for the soul. So nourishing; developing; and growing the soul is the reason for observing the Contact Prayers, and we are the ones who need it – God does not need it.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:20:39).

  • All practices of worship in Islam, without exception, are designed to cause the soul; the real person; the real you, to grow and develop. They are all designed to make you the boss over your body. A lot of people – in fact; the majority of people are enslaved to their body; their outer garment, that is temporary. Some day this garment is going to vanish, and you; the real person, will remain forever; for eternity. So most people, unfortunately, are unaware of nourishing; and strengthening; and developing their soul; the real person. But all practices of worship in Islam are designed to cause the soul to grow and develop, nourish the soul.
  • For example the Dawn Prayer, let’s take the Dawn Contact Prayer. Before sunrise; what does the body – what does your body want? Your body wants to sleep, right? But your soul; you; the real you; the real person, needs to get up, do the ablution, and observe the Contact Prayers; make contact – the first contact of the day with your creator. So immediately you can see there is a fight, the body wants to sleep, and the soul needs to get up and nourish itself; and have breakfast. Now who is going to win? If your body wins, you continue to sleep. And the body is the temporary garment, it is not very smart to let the body win, right? If you win, you; the real person, wins; your body will obey and will say “yes sir”; will listen to you; obey you, get up out of bed, do the ablution, and observe the Contact Prayer. So you can see that the first Contact Prayer is a struggle between you and your body.
  • By the way, this struggle becomes less and less, as your body becomes more and more obedient to you, as you become the boss; as you develop and become stronger, your body becomes more obedient, and with time – your body, when you say “my body get up and do the Dawn Prayer”, your body will say “yes sir”; obediently. As a matter of fact, eventually you will actually enjoy getting up (at Dawn) and doing the Contact Prayer. And this is because the soul has grown and developed, and became the boss, and enjoys observing the contact with our creator.
  • You look at the fasting for example, one of the important practices is fasting; fasting the month of Ramadan; during the month of Ramadan. And, in the month of Ramadan. Your body wants to eat and drink, but you tell your body, when you fast; “you are not going to eat or drink until sunset”. So you can see that you are practicing; exercising your soul, and this cause your soul to grow; and to develop, and this is exactly the whole idea of being here in this world. We want to grow and develop as much as possible, in order to enter the real life; the eternal life; the hereafter, in a state of fitness; strength; growth; and development. Because in the hereafter, you cannot hold a responsible position in the eternal real life if you are weak; undernourished; and still a baby. Will you hire a baby as a pilot, or an engineer? of course not.
  • So God wants you to develop yourself and to be strong enough to hold a responsible position; a high rank, in the hereafter; the eternal real life. And all practices of worship in Islam are designed towards this end. For example the Zakat charity; what is it? The Zakat charity is simply taking money away from your body and giving it to the poor. So you can see you are being the boss, because the body loves money, and you take something the body loves and give it away. So, all practices of worship in Islam are designed to make your soul grow; and develop – make you the boss over your body. And the Contact Prayers are the most important tool to do so. You are going to notice it the first time you do the Dawn Contact Prayer before sunrise.
  • Let us now get to the details of the Contact Prayers and how to observe them. There are a billion Muslims in the world today; one thousand millions (1000000000) throughout the world, in every country of the world. But in the area that is recognized as the Muslim world, you hear the call for the prayer five times every day; the Dawn, Noon, Afternoon, Sunset and Night. You hear the muezzin (مؤذن); this is the name of the person that delivers the Azaan (أَذَان); or the call to Contact Prayer. And before I get into explaining the Azaan, I wish to remind you that in the last fourteen-hundred (1400) years, lots of customs; innovations; prejudices; superstitions, were added into the Azaan. And what I am going to present to you now is the Azaan of the prophet Muhammad, that he approved. And I am going to remove all the additions, and the superstitions, and nonsense from the Azaan, and I will give you the pure Azaan. I am going to write it for you on the board, so you can see how it is pronounced. And I will have professional Azaans that you are going to hear, recordings of professional muezzins.
  • Now, at the beginning of Islam, the people went to the prophet Muhammad and they said; “how can we call the people to come to the prayer? you know, the Jews have the horn, and the Christians use bells, what are we going to use?”. And with time, the prophet’s companions started the matter and finally it was suggested that somebody stands on top of the mosque, and make the announcement; Allahu akbar; which means God is great, four (4) times. Allahu akbar; Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar; Allahu akbar, la elaha ella Allah, there is no god except the one God; which is the message of all God’s messengers to the world. There is really one message that all the messengers that God sent to us, and this message is; la elaha ella Allah; there is no god except the God; allah. So the Azaan consists of: Allahu akbar four (4) times, followed by: la elaha ella Allah.
  • This Azaan that has been approved by the prophet consisting of Allahu akbar four (4) times, then la elaha ella Allah – with time it got so long that in my lifetime; 1953; the Minister of Religious Affairs in Egypt; issued a law to reduce the Azaan – it got so long and so ridiculous it took ten (10) to fifteen (15) minutes to deliver the Azaan. And it had foolish things; praising the prophet; and his red cheeks and these silly things – the Azaan got really ridiculous.
  • After a few years, some people added to the Azaan; “ash-hadu alla la elaha ella Allah wa ash-hadu alla muḥammadun rasūlu allah” (I bear witness that there is no god except God, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of God), this was added to the original Azaan. Some years later they added the expression; “ḥayya ʿalā ṣ-ṣalāh”; which supposedly means “come to the prayer”, but it really does not mean that – apparently some new foreign Muslims; that is non Arab Muslims; added that expression; “ḥayya ʿalā ṣ-ṣalāh”; which is not a typical – the Arabic should have been “ḥayya ʿilā ṣalāt”, but they said; “ḥayya ʿalā ṣ-ṣalā”. Then many years later; somebody added; “ḥayya ʿala l-falāḥ”, which supposedly means; “come to the success”. And some other people added the; “ash-hadu alla alīyyun walīyyu-llāh” (I bear witness that Ali is the wall of God), in some parts of the Muslim world. And until now they use these – all these additions are being used in different parts of the Muslim world. Later on some people added the; ” ash-hadu alla ahlul bayt hodat-llāh”, and so on.
  • So the Azaan kept getting longer and longer, as I told you, until the Minister of Religious Affairs in Egypt issued a law reducing the Azaan to its present form in the Muslim world. But here at Masjid Tuscon, and hopefully you will go back to the original Azaan, that the prophet Muhammad approved: Allahu akbar; Allahu akbar; Allahu akbar; Allahu akbar; la elaha ella Allah. This is the Azaan that we use here in Masjid Tuscon, and hopefully it will spread all over the world. We have it done like this in many Mosques around the world. That have seen the light and decided to take the Azaan and the prayers – to the original Azaan and prayer of the prophet Muhammad.
  • You know the same thing is true with the Wuḍū. Wuḍū is the ablution; or the preparation for Salat. When people hear the Azaan; or the call to the Contact Prayer, they prepare for the prayer; the Contact Prayer. And they do this by observing ablution, and ablution is decreed in the Quran in sura number five (5); verse number six (6). And it is very specific; it gives you four (4) steps, remember that; four (4) steps of ablution. The average Muslim today has eight (8); or nine (9); or ten (10) steps. Which constitutes actually in reality some other god that added these steps, because they do it religiously, and it constitutes idolatry. So please be careful, and observe what the Quran says; the Quran; the whole Quran; and nothing but the Quran. And the Quran gives us four (4) steps. The first step is washing your face, the second step is washing your arms to the elbows, the third step is to wipe your hair (top of head), and the fourth step is to wash your feet. These are the four (4) steps decreed in the Quran, and it is actually a gross transgression to add anything to the four (4) steps, or reduce anything.
  • Some people will say; “what is wrong with washing my nose; and my mouth; and my neck” and all the – “my ears” and so on. Of course there is nothing wrong with extra cleanliness; go take a bath or a shower if you want to, but when it comes to religious practices; we must adhere to what our creator dictated exactly. We cannot increase it – reduce it; or increase it by anything. So it is very crucial that we follow what our creator said in the Quran. These are the words that came out of prophet Muhammad’s mouth. Ironically, those people think that they are following the prophet Muhammad by increasing the number of steps in ablution – and you and I know that the prophet Muhammad could never disobey God. So if God said four (4) steps; this is it, the ablution is four (4) steps. So now let us go to show you – demonstrate for you the four (4) steps of ablution; the Wuḍū.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:33:21).

  • We find this commandment in sura number five (5); verse number six (6). And I will quote the verse for you; it says: “Oh you who believe, when you get up for the Salat prayer; you shall wash your face; your arms to the elbows; wipe your hair (top of head); and wash your feet.” Four (4) steps, and these are the words that came out of prophet Muhammad’s mouth, these are the words of God. And God is saying; you shall observe the ablution four (4) steps. Washing the face, arms to the elbows, wipe your head, and wash your feet. These are the four (4) steps as dictated in Quran.
  • However, like everything else innovations; superstitions; traditions, crept into God’s commandment, and Satan distorted the commandment. Now the vast majority of Muslims observe something like nine (9) or ten (10) steps of ablution. And this is a very serious because it simply means there is some other god who told them to do the ablution nine (9) steps, they wash their hands, their mouth, their nose, their face, their ears, their neck, they have all kinds of innovations and additions. And I would like to warn you, that you must never increase the steps or decrease them – the steps of ablution, you must obey exactly what God told you; in Quran. If you want to wash more, might as well take a shower or do whatever you want, but outside the ablution. If you are taking a shower or a bath, you can do the ablution after the shower or the bath, while you are still in the shower. But you have to go through the motions of ablution as I will show you now.
  • So let me show you – demonstrate to you how to do the ablution. First of all you roll your sleeves so you can wash your arms to the elbows (Rashad rolls up his shirt’s sleeves), there we go, we are now demonstrating the ablution. You go to the faucet, and the first step in Quran is wash your face, so you wash your face; here we go (washes face) – bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem – okay let me stop right here, and remind you of something. You should make an intention, that is you say “I intend to observe the Wuḍū, or the ablution”. Before you do that, you say “bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem”, you commemorate God in any way you want, you say: “al hamdu Lillah”; “subḥānallāh”; “Allahu akbar”, anything you want to commemorate God. But if you want to say it in Arabic, the intention should be; “nawayatu al-wuḍū, bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem”.
  • So here we go; “bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem, nawayatu al-Wuḍū”.
  • This is the first step; you wash your face (washes face). Okay, I washed my face twice, and I feel like I did a good job, so this is good enough. There is no set number of washing your face.

(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:36:36).

  • The second step; the arms to the elbows, so here we go, washing the arm to the elbow (washes right arm up to the elbow), that is the right arm, now the left arm; same thing (washes left arm up to the elbow). And this takes care of the second step.

(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:37:12).

  • The third step is you wipe your hair (wipe top of head), so what I will do is I will wet my hands and then I wipe my hair – my head, like this (wipes top of head), and this is the third step.

(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:37:26).

  • The final step (fourth step) is wash your feet to the ankles, so you put your foot there (washes right foot), wash it thoroughly, this takes care of the right foot. And then the left foot (washes left foot).

(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:37:37).

  • That is it; there you have it. The four (4) steps of Wuḍū. Very simple. Don’t add any more steps, and don’t reduce the steps.
  • Now that you have finished the four (4) steps of Wuḍū; wash your face, your arms to the elbows, wipe your head and wash your feet – you are ready for the Salat Prayer. So now let us go back to the masjid and show you how to observe the Salat Prayers, all five (5) of them.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:38:50).

  • The innovations; superstitions; prejudices; customs; and traditions, did not hit the Azaan and the Wuḍū only brothers and sisters, it also hit the Salat itself; the Contact Prayer. There is so much garbage that we have to remove from the Contact Prayers to make it pure, and make it exactly the Contact Prayers the prophet Muhammad preached and practiced. So, what I am going to present to you is the pure Contact Prayers, without any innovations or additions that happened in the last fourteen hundred (1400) years.
  • We are trying to take the Salat; the Contact Prayers, all the way to the prophet Muhammad, the way he preached it, and the way he practiced it. And the most important point, please pay attention, the most important point, is to never mention any name other than the name of Allah; the name of God, in your Contact Prayer. This is dictated upon us in the Quran. But you probably know that the average Muslim today adds the name of Muhammad and his family, Abraham and his family, and so on, in their Contact Prayers. And this nullifies the Contact Prayers; makes it absolutely useless, if not harmful. So you must be very careful, and this is my responsibility to tell you that. You must be very careful to never mention any name other than the name of Allah; the name of God, in your Contact Prayers. We see this in the Quran in sura seventy-two (72); ayah or verse number eighteen (18), where it says: “the places of worship belong to God, do not mention any other name besides the name of God”, this is a Quranic commandment. And in sura twenty (20); verse thirteen (13), we see the commandment: “akim bi salateeka li zikri”, “observe the Contact Prayers to commemorate me” – singular – God is telling us that we must commemorate him alone in the Salat; in the Contact Prayer.
  • So I will give you the details, of the Contact Prayers, and we will go the mosque now and give you a demonstration. But before I do this, I want to clarify that the ta-chahud; or the recitation while sitting down, should be only: “ash-hadu alla elaha ella allah wahdahuu la shareeka lah”, or just: “ash-hadu alla elaha ella allah”, or just: “la elaha ella allah”, this is enough; “there is no god except the one God”. And forget about all these names; Muhammad and his family; Abraham and his family. Muhammad and Abraham were the first people to denounce this use of their name in the Contact Prayer.
  • And you know something, all the Imams of Sunni and Shia, all of them, unanimously agree that this mentioning of Muhammad and his family; Abraham and his family, while sitting down in the Contact Prayer, is not an obligatory part of the prayer. You heard me right, unanimously, they agreed that this is just a desirable – they think – a desirable part, but it is not, it actually kills your Contact Prayers; makes it useless; and does harm to you, God will be offended to have other names mentioned besides Him. In the daily worship, you are worshiping God alone, so be careful. And this by the way lead to the conclusion that you must recite only al-fateha, the opening sura of the Quran while standing up in the Contact Prayer.
  • Do not recite any other Quran after the al-fateha, and on the surface this might look like abandoning the Quran, it is not, it is the exact opposite, because in the Contact Prayers a lot of people end up memorizing the ???soud??? suras: “qul huwa allahu ahad”, and “qul a’zuu…”, and that’s it, and they think they know Quran. But I must tell you to read Quran every day, you must read the Quran every day, this is a commandment from our creator, to read His message; the Quran, every day, the whole Quran. Not just the ???soud??? suras.
  • But in the Contact Prayers, please you only need recite al-fateha. And this is a unifying force of all the Muslims in the world. I was praying in Mecca one time and the Imam read al-fateha and then he read the whole sura number thirty-two (32), surat al-sajdah after al-fateha. And i was thinking you know there are a few thousands people in there around the Ka’abah praying behind this Imam, and the vast majority of them didn’t know any Arabic. What is the point of standing through all this recitation in Arabic if they don’t understand. What is required is only to recite the al-fateha. And this will unify all the Muslims of the world, they will do the same thing in all their prayer, in Japan they know the al-fateha; they read it in the Contact Prayer, in Sweden; in America; in Canada; in Australia; in Mecca; in Pakistan; all the Muslims of the world will do the same thing.
  • But this business of reciting long portions of the Quran is wrong, it actually ruins the Contact Prayers, God wants things to be easy for us, but Satan wants to make things difficult for us; so he adds all things – besides, when you recite the Quran you mention; Moses; Jesus; and Muhammad; and Pharaoh; and the devil; and all these things. You mention other names besides the name of God in the prayer, and this is forbidden by commandment from God. We are not to mention any names.
  • When you recite the Quran in the mosque and you mention other names is because God says so in the Quran; “fa zakir fi al kitab Mariam” for example, this is God’s commandment, you can mention the name of Mary in the Quran in order to learn from the lessons of previous prophets; messengers; and so on. And it is a commandment from God to mention, so when we read the Quran we mention these names only because God commanded us to do so. But in the Contact Prayers; in the Salat, we are commanded never to mention any other name but the name of Allah, the name of God.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:45:55).

  • After you have done the Wuḍū and you are ready for the prayer, you go to a nice clean place – you don’t necessarily need the prayer rug, this is one of those innovations, you can pray in any clean place, even bare ground; as long as it is dry and clean. So you go to a nice clean place and you find the direction of Mecca, the direction of the Sacred Mosque (Ka’abah), because this is a commandment in Quran, that you must face – this is an organisational point, there is no other significance to it, except organisational. You can imagine people going in a mosque and facing different directions, it would be a mess. So, this organisational point dictates on us that we must face the direction of Mecca, wherever you might be. So, in the United States the direction generally is slightly south of east, slightly south of east; southeast.
  • So find the direction of Mecca, you face that direction and then you make your intention – this is the first step. You must say: “I intend to do the Dawn Prayer”, in any language you like. If you want it in Arabic you can say: “nawaytu Salat al-fajr”, this will be the niyya or intention for the Dawn Prayer. Or if it is for the Noon Prayer you say; in your heart or in an audible voice: “I intend to do the Noon Prayer”, “nawaytu Salat al-zuhr”; in Arabic. If it is the Afternoon Prayer, it is: “nawaytu Salat al-asr”. And for the Sunset Prayer, the niyya; or intention is: “nawaytu Salat al-maghrib”. For the Night Prayer, the intention; or niyya is: “nawaytu Salat al-isha”. So, but you can do it in any language you wish, secretly or loudly.
  • Now after you do the niyya – you are facing in the direction of Mecca, you make your intention; or niyya, then you open the Salat by raising your hands to the sides of your face and say “Allahu akbar”; like this (Rashad raises his hands to the side of his face), “Allahu akbar”. There is your opening of the Salat.
  • Once you say “Allahu akbar” in this manner; you have started your contact; or Salat; your contact with your creator.
  • Now after you make the opening takbir; Allahu akbar, you can either put your hands on the side, or you can choose to hold them like this (resting hands on stomach), with your left hand on your stomach, and your right hand on top of your left hand, it doesn’t make any difference, some people make a big deal out of it, but there is no difference, either way is correct. So this is the opening of the Salat; the Contact Prayer. (Rashad raises hands to the side of his face) Allahu akbar (Rashad lowers hands towards his stomach). Now you are ready to recite al-fateha; the opening sura of Quran.

(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:48:22).

  • The easiest way for you is to have me write down the words in English transliteration; in English letters. So before you do the Wuḍū; the ablution, you can say your intention: “I intend to make the ablution” or Wuḍū, either in English or in Arabic. So, “I intend to do the ablution” in English, the Arabic would be: “Nawaytu al-Wuḍū”.
  • And you write it like this “nawaytu”, “nawaytu”, which means: “I intend”.
  • Nawaytu al-Wuḍū. “Al” means “the”.
  • Ablution; “Wuḍū”, “al-Wuḍū”.
  • “Nawaytu al-Wuḍū”.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:50:15).

  • Let me write the words of Azaan for you: “Allahu akbar; Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar; Allahu akbar, la elaha ella Allah”. So in the Azaan we say “Allahu akbar” four (4) times.
  • “Allahu akbar“, meaning “God is the greatest”.
  • “Allahu”; “God”.
  • “Akbar” (greater).
  • Allahu akbar four (4) times.
  • Then “la elaha ellalah”.
  • “La”, means no.
  • “Elaha”, meaning god with a small g.
  • “Ella”, means except. “Ella”; except.
  • “Allah”, means God.
  • “La elaha ella Allah“.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:52:29).

  • So this is the complete Azaan, the original Azaan without any innovations; or additions; or traditions. A lot of people think that Allah is the name of God, but it is not – “Allah”, simply means “God”. The English word for it is God. The non-Muslims in the Arabic world say “Allah”, because this is the Arabic word for God. Even though they are not Muslims. They will say “inshallah”, “allah”, simply because that is the language. It is not the name of God, this is why I use the word – the English word: “God” for “Allah”.
  • (Rashad recites the Azaan) Allahu akbar; Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar; Allahu akbar, la elaha ella allah.

(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:52:58).

  • I am going to write the niyya; or intention for every prayer for you, so you can see how it is spelled. Here is the niyya; or intention for the Dawn Prayer:
  • “Nawaytu” – “nawaytu” which means “I intend.
  • “Salat” – “Salat al-fajr” – “al” – “fajr” – “al-fajr”. “I intend to do the Dawn Prayer” – “nawajtu Salat al-fajr”.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:54:25).

  • Now, to make it the Noon Prayer, you just – you say the same thing except you change “al-fajr” to “zuhr” which means “noon”. “nawaytu” – “nawaytu Salat al-zuhr”. This will make it the Noon Prayer – “al-zuhr”.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:54:43).

  • For the Afternoon Prayer you just make it “al-asr”. “Salat al-asr”, you write AYN like this   -. “nawaytu Salat al-asr”.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:55:06).

  • The Sunset, you make it “al-maghrib”. “nawaytu Salat al-maghrib” – it is written like this: “al-maghrib”. “nawaytu Salat al-maghrib”, this is the Sunset Prayer.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:55:34).

  • And the Night Prayer is: “al-isha”. “nawaytu Salat al-isha” – “al-isha”. “nawaytu Salat al-isha”.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:56:02).

  • By now you know how Allahu akbar is written, the opening of the Contact Prayer “Allahu akbar” – this is followed by surat al-fateha and it is written like this:
  • The first verse is “bism allah”. “Arrahman”. “Arraheem”. “bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem”.
  • “Al hamdu”. “Lillahi”. “rabbil ‘alamin”.
  • Okay, “bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem”, means “in the name of God most Gracious most Merciful”.
  • “Al hamdu Lillahi”, means “praise be to God.
  • “Rabbil ‘alameen”, means “Lord of the universe”.
  • “Bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem, al hamdu Lillahi rabbil ‘alameen”; “in the name of God most Gracious most Merciful, praise be to God, Lord of the universe”.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 00:58:13).

  • And the next statement is familiar to you: “Arrahman Arraheem”; “most gracious most merciful”.
  • And the next statement is: “maliki”; means “master” or “king”.
  • “Yawm”, means “day”.
  • “Addeen”; “recompense”.
  • So “arrahman arraheem”; “most gracious most merciful”, “maliki yawm addeen”; “master of the day of recompense”.
  • “Eyyaka na’abudu”, means “only you we worship”.
  • “Wa eyyaka” means “and only you”.
  • “Wa” means “and”.
  • “Eyyaka nasta’aeen” means “we ask for help, only you we ask for help”.
  • “Wa eyyaka nasta’aeen”; “and only you we ask for help”.
  • The next statement, now of course you can always go back – reverse the tape and watch all these words until you learn them very well by heart.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 01:00:34).

  • The next statement is “ehdina al-serata al-mustaqeem”; “guide us in the right path”.
  • “Ehdina” means “guide us”.
  • “Al-serata” means “the path”.
  • “Al-mustaqeem”; “the straight” or “the right path”.
  • “Ehdina al-serata al-mustaqeem”; “guide us in the right path”.
  • “Serata” means “the path of”.
  • “Al-lazeena” means those; “the path of those”.
  • “An’amta”, means “those whom you blessed”.
  • “An’amta ‘alayhim”; “you shower your blessings on them”.
  • “Ehdina al-serata al-mustaqeem”; “guide us in the right path”.
  • “Serata al-lazeena an’amta ‘alayhim”; “the path of those whom you blessed”.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 01:02:23).

  • Then we go to the last statement in the al-fateha, “ghoyri al-maghdoobi ‘alayhim”.
  • “Ghoyri” means “other than, or not”.
  • “Al-maghdoobi ‘alayhim”, means “not the path of those who incur wrath, or anger”.
  • “Ghoyri al-maghdoobi ‘alayhim”.
  • “Wa laddalleen” (not the strayers).
  • “Wa” means “and”.
  • “La” means “no” – “nor” “wa la”.
  • “Wa laddalleen”, and this is the end of it – “and not the strayers”.
  • “Ghoyri al-maghdoobi ‘alayhim”; “not the path of those who incur wrath, or anger” – “wa laddalleen”; “nor the strayers”.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 01:03:48).


(Source: The Contact Prayers 01:03:57).

  • After you recite al-fateha, then you make ruku; bowing. And as you bow you say: “Allahu akbar”, and you know how that looks like, I wrote it for you. Then during the ruku you say “subhaana rabbiya al-‘azeem”, about three times, it doesn’t matter, two or three or four times.
  • “Subhaana” means “glory be to”.
  • “Subhaana rabbiya”, means “glory be to my Lord”.
  • “Al-‘azeem”, means “the great”.
  • “Subhaana rabbiya al-‘azeem”; “glory be to my Lord the great”.
  • Then you stand up and in this position only you say: “sami’a allahu leman hamidah”, means “God hears anyone who praises Him”. And it is written like this:
  • “Sami’a allahu” (God hears).
  • “Leman”; “anyone”.
  • “Hamidah”; “who praises him”.
  • “Sami’a allahu leman hamidah”, as you stand up.
  • Then you make the first prostration; sujud. And when you do that, you say: “Allahu akbar” as you go down in prostration.
  • And during prostration you say:
  • “Subhaana rabbiya al-‘alaa”, about three or four times, means “glory be to my lord the most high”.
  • “Al-‘alaa”; “the most high”.
  • And this takes care of all the words of the Contact Prayers.
  • Now you know how to say all the words and if you play the tape over and over you can see how exactly they are written down and how they are pronounced.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 01:06:10).


(Source: The Contact Prayers 01:06:59).


(Source: The Contact Prayers 01:07:32).

  • In the sitting position you say: “ash-hadu alla elaha ella allah, wahdahuu la shareeka lah”, which means; “I bear witness that there is no god except allah, the one God, he is one. “la sharika lah”; “He has no partners”. And this is how I write it:
  • “Ash-hadu”, means “I bear witness”.
  • “Ash-hadu alla”, (I bear witness that there is no (alla is actually two words, “al” and “la”, the word combination here means al = that there, and la = is no)).
  • “Elaha” means “god with a small g”.
  • “I bear witness that there is no god”.
  • “Ella”; “except”.
  • “Ella allah”; “the one God”.
  • “Wahdahuu”; “He is one”.
  • “Wahdahuu la shareeka lah”; “he has no partner”.
  • “La”, means “no”.
  • “Shareek”, means “partner”.
  • “La shareeka lah”, (he has no partner).
  • And this takes care of the ta-shahud in the sitting position, “ash-hadu alla elaha ella allah, wahdahuu la shareeka lah”.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 01:09:11).

  • And then of course to end the prayer you look at the right side and say: “al-salaamu ‘alaykum”, and then on the left side saying: “al-salaamu ‘alaykum”, and this ends the Contact Prayer. So let me write “al-salaamu ‘alaykum” for you:
  • “al-salaamu ‘alaykum”.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 01:10:01).

  • There you have it, the complete words of the Contact Prayers.
  • Now let me explain a few fine details about the Salat; the Contact Prayers. One of the most important points, is that there is a myth among average Muslims that a woman who has her period; or menstruation cannot pray. Now this has to be from Satan, because Satan is the one who does not want you; the Muslim woman to pray. God did not say in the Quran at all: “do not pray during menstruation”, there is nothing in the Quran that say that. Even the hadith – we learn from hadith that the prophet’s wives used to pray during their menstruation. One hadith even says that they put a bucket under one of his wives as she prayed – as ridiculous as this may be – but it demonstrates that the Muslim woman should pray during her menstruation. If a Muslim does not pray, during menstruation, this means one week of the month without prayer, and this is like four (4) years every ten (10) years – four (4) years without any prayer, imagine that. So this could be a satanic innovation to stop the women from praying during menstruation.
  • So, please, menstruation or not, the Contact Prayer; the Salat prayer is the only worship that must go on, there is absolutely no excuse for not doing the Contact Prayer. Even God provides that you can pray; walking, or riding in a car, or riding in a plane, or in a bus, or even if a person is very sick; very ill; cannot move, that person can pray with his or her heart, or eyelids, or just mentally. If you are working in crowded place and you cannot find a place to pray, you can pray at your desk, sitting down just mentally going through the motions and the words. So there is absolutely no excuse for missing any Contact prayer.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 01:12:13).

  • So, whether the person is ill; unable to move, or riding; trapped in a car; or a bus; or a plane, or in a working place where there is no place available for prayer, or during menstruation, or the after birth bleeding, any of these conditions cannot – nothing stops your from performing – observing the Contact Prayers.
  • Another point that I wish to mention is the group prayer; or the jama’a. In the jama’a, one person leads the prayer and the rest of the group stand behind him, behind the imam, and do exactly what he does, you do not have to recite al-fateha or the Quran after the imam. Remember, all that is required in the Contact Prayer is the al-fateha, the first sura of Quran. so you just mentally follow the imam as he recites al-fateha during the Contact Prayer. And then of course in ruku; the bowing position, you say “subhaana rabbiya al-‘azeem” as usual. And in the sujud or prostration you say “subhaana rabbiya al-‘alaa”, as usual. So, you only listen to the imam when he recites al-fateha in the standing positions. If a person comes late, and finds the jama’a the group already did one for two or three rak’as; units, you just – if you come late, you just join the group in whatever position they are in, and then after they finish, when they say “al-salaamu ‘alaykum”, the first one, you stand up and you complete the part that you missed. So this is how you make up for missing units, or missing rak’as when you join a group.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 01:14:21).

  • What happens if you miss one of the prayers; one of the Contact Prayers? You are supposed to do all five Contact Prayers during each one of the five periods, the Dawn Contact before sunrise, the Noon between twelve (12:00) and four (16:00), and the Afternoon between fourteen (14:00) and sunset, the Sunset Contact immediately after sunset, and the Night Prayer after all the twilight disappears from the horizon; about two hours after sunset. Now what happens if you miss one of these prayers. There is a myth that you can make it up or combine prayers and it is just an innovation, you cannot make up missed prayers. If you miss the Noon Prayer in any day, you just cannot bring  yesterday back, you missed it and it is too bad. So you just ask God for forgiveness; repent and promise god that you will never, to the best of your ability, miss anymore prayers, and you just go on doing the prayers. The idea of the Contact Prayers is to contact our creator within a certain period of every day, and when you miss that; it is gone, you cannot bring it back, and you cannot make it up, but you can ask forgives and repent.
  • And now the best way to describe the Contact Prayer to you, is to demonstrate exactly how it is done. So now I will demonstrate for you the Dawn Contact Prayer.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 01:16:06).

  • Do you remember the first thing you have to do in order to observe the Contact Prayers? That’s right, the intention, you declare your intention, in Arabic “niyya”. So since this is the dawn prayer, I will make the intention for the Dawn Contact Prayer, in English; then in Arabic. Then I will proceed with the prayer and you just watch everything I am doing and this is – this should be the correct way for observing the Contact Prayer.
  • So here i am facing the direction of mecca, and I am going to make my intention.
  • I intend to do the Dawn Contact Prayer; nawaytu Salat al-fajr.

(Source: The Contact Prayers 01:16:40).

  • (While raising hands to the side of the head) – Allahu akbar
  • (verse 1) – bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem,
  • (verse 2) – al hamdu Lillahi rabbil ‘alameen,
  • (verse 3) – Arrahman Arraheem,
  • (verse 4) – Maliki yawm addeen,
  • (verse 5) – Eyyaka na’abudu wa Eyyaka nasta’aeen,
  • (verse 6) – ehdina al-serata al-mustaqeem,
  • (verse 7) – serata al-lazeena an’amta ‘alayhim, ghoyri al-maghdoobi ‘alayhim, wa laddalleen.
  • (While bending down to bow) – Allahu akbar
  • (During bowing) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘azeem, x3
  • (While returning upright from bowing) – sami’a allahu leman hamidah
  • (While going down to prostrate) – Allahu akbar
  • (During prostration) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘alaa, x3
  • (While sitting upright from prostration) – Allahu akbar
  • (While going down again to prostrate) – Allahu akbar
  • (During prostration) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘alaa, x3
  • (While standing up from prostration) – Allahu akbar
  • (verse 1) – bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem,
  • (verse 2) – al hamdu Lillahi rabbil ‘alameen,
  • (verse 3) – Arrahman Arraheem,
  • (verse 4) – Maliki yawm addeen,
  • (verse 5) – Eyyaka na’abudu wa Eyyaka nasta’aeen,
  • (verse 6) – ehdina al-serata al-mustaqeem,
  • (verse 7) – serata al-lazeena an’amta ‘alayhim, ghoyri al-maghdoobi ‘alayhim, wa laddalleen.
  • (While bending down to bow) – Allahu akbar
  • (During bowing) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘azeem, x3
  • (While returning upright from bowing) – sami’a allahu leman hamidah
  • (While going down to prostrate) – Allahu akbar
  • (During prostration) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘alaa, x3
  • (While sitting upright from prostration) – Allahu akbar
  • (While going down again to prostrate) – Allahu akbar
  • (During prostration) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘alaa, x3
  • (While sitting upright from prostration) – Allahu akbar
  • (During sitting position) – ash-hadu alla elaha ella allah wahdahuu la shareeka lah
  • (During sitting position while looking right) – al-salaamu ‘alaykum
  • (During sitting position while looking left) – al-salaamu ‘alaykum
  • And this completes the Dawn Prayer, this is the original contact Salat prayer, as observed by the prophet Muhammad, and it came to us all the way from Abraham exactly this way. And you notice in my prayer, I didn’t look around; I didn’t laugh; I was not distracted, I concentrated on communicating with my creator.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 01:20:53).

  • And now I will do the Noon Prayer. Now, the Noon Prayer, the Afternoon Prayer, and the Night Contact Prayer are all identical; exactly the same. So the intention for the Noon Prayer is: “nawaytu Salat al-zuhr”. For the asr; for the afternoon prayer: “Nawaytu Salat al-asr”. And for the night prayer: “Nawaytu Salat al-isha”. So what I’m going to demonstrate for you is four (4) rak’as. Which is suitable for the Noon; Afternoon; and the Night Prayer. So here we go.
  • I face the direction of Mecca, and I make my intention according to whichever Contact Prayer it is, and I start my prayer by opening with takbir.

(Source: The Contact Prayers 01:20:30).

  • (While raising hands to the side of the head) – Allahu akbar
  • (verse 1) – bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem,
  • (verse 2) – al hamdu Lillahi rabbil ‘alameen,
  • (verse 3) – Arrahman Arraheem,,
  • (verse 4) – Maliki yawm addeen,
  • (verse 5) – Eyyaka na’abudu wa Eyyaka nasta’aeen,
  • (verse 6) – ehdina al-serata al-mustaqeem,
  • (verse 7) – serata al-lazeena an’amta ‘alayhim, ghoyri al-maghdoobi ‘alayhim, wa laddalleen.
  • (While bending down to bow) – Allahu akbar
  • (During bowing) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘azeem, x3
  • (While returning upright from bowing) – sami’a allahu leman hamidah
  • (While going down to prostrate) – Allahu akbar
  • (During prostration) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘alaa, x3
  • (While sitting upright from prostration) – Allahu akbar
  • (While going down again to prostrate) – Allahu akbar
  • (During prostration) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘alaa, x3
  • (While standing up from prostration) – Allahu akbar
  • (verse 1) – bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem,
  • (verse 2) – al hamdu Lillahi rabbil ‘alameen,
  • (verse 3) – Arrahman Arraheem,
  • (verse 4) – Maliki yawm addeen,
  • (verse 5) – Eyyaka na’abudu wa Eyyaka nasta’aeen,
  • (verse 6) – ehdina al-serata al-mustaqeem,
  • (verse 7) – serata al-lazeena an’amta ‘alayhim, ghoyri al-maghdoobi ‘alayhim, wa laddalleen.
  • (While bending down to bow) – Allahu akbar
  • (During bowing) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘azeem, x3
  • (While returning upright from bowing) – sami’a allahu leman hamidah
  • (While going down to prostrate) – Allahu akbar
  • (During prostration) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘alaa, x3
  • (While sitting upright from prostration) – Allahu akbar
  • (While going down again to prostrate) – Allahu akbar
  • (During prostration) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘alaa, x3
  • (While sitting upright from prostration) – Allahu akbar
  • (During sitting position) – ash-hadu alla elaha ella allah wahdahuu la shareeka lah
  • (While standing up from prostration) – Allahu akbar
  • (verse 1) – bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem,
  • (verse 2) – al hamdu Lillahi rabbil ‘alameen,
  • (verse 3) – Arrahman Arraheem,
  • (verse 4) – Maliki yawm addeen,
  • (verse 5) – Eyyaka na’abudu wa Eyyaka nasta’aeen,
  • (verse 6) – ehdina al-serata al-mustaqeem,
  • (verse 7) – serata al-lazeena an’amta ‘alayhim, ghoyri al-maghdoobi ‘alayhim, wa laddalleen.
  • (While bending down to bow) – Allahu akbar
  • (During bowing) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘azeem, x3
  • (While returning upright from bowing) – sami’a allahu leman hamidah
  • (While going down to prostrate) – Allahu akbar
  • (During prostration) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘alaa, x3
  • (While sitting upright from prostration) – Allahu akbar
  • (While going down again to prostrate) – Allahu akbar
  • (During prostration) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘alaa, x3
  • (While standing up from prostration) – Allahu akbar
  • (verse 1) – bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem,
  • (verse 2) – al hamdu Lillahi rabbil ‘alameen,
  • (verse 3) – Arrahman Arraheem,
  • (verse 4) – Maliki yawm addeen,
  • (verse 5) – Eyyaka na’abudu wa Eyyaka nasta’aeen,
  • (verse 6) – ehdina al-serata al-mustaqeem,
  • (verse 7) – serata al-lazeena an’amta ‘alayhim, ghoyri al-maghdoobi ‘alayhim, wa laddalleen.
  • (While bending down to bow) – Allahu akbar
  • (During bowing) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘azeem, x3
  • (While returning upright from bowing) – sami’a allahu leman hamidah
  • (While going down to prostrate) – Allahu akbar
  • (During prostration) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘alaa, x3
  • (While sitting upright from prostration) – Allahu akbar
  • (While going down again to prostrate) – Allahu akbar
  • (During prostration) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘alaa, x3
  • (While sitting upright from prostration) – Allahu akbar
  • (During sitting position) – ash-hadu alla elaha ella allah wahdahuu la shareeka lah
  • (During sitting position while looking right) – al-salaamu ‘alaykum
  • (During sitting position while looking left) – al-salaamu ‘alaykum
  • And this takes care of the four (4) rak’a prayers, the Noon, the Afternoon or the Night Prayers.


(Source: The Contact Prayers 01:25:03).

  • And now I will demonstrate for you the three (3) rak’as of Salat al mahgrib, the sunset prayer. It is of course the same except you do only three (3) rak’as, three (3) units, and here we go.
  • I intend to do the sunset Contact Prayer, nwajatu Salat al mahgrib.

(Source: The Contact Prayers 01:25:10).

  • (While raising hands to the side of the head) – Allahu akbar
  • (verse 1) – bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem,
  • (verse 2) – al hamdu Lillahi rabbil ‘alameen,
  • (verse 3) – Arrahman Arraheem,
  • (verse 4) – Maliki yawm addeen,
  • (verse 5) – Eyyaka na’abudu wa Eyyaka nasta’aeen,
  • (verse 6) – ehdina al-serata al-mustaqeem,
  • (verse 7) – serata al-lazeena an’amta ‘alayhim, ghoyri al-maghdoobi ‘alayhim, wa laddalleen.
  • (While bending down to bow) – Allahu akbar
  • (During bowing) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘azeem, x3
  • (While returning upright from bowing) – sami’a allahu leman hamidah
  • (While going down to prostrate) – Allahu akbar
  • (During prostration) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘alaa, x3
  • (While sitting upright from prostration) – Allahu akbar
  • (While going down again to prostrate) – Allahu akbar
  • (During prostration) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘alaa, x3
  • (While standing up from prostration) – Allahu akbar
  • (verse 1) – bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem,
  • (verse 2) – al hamdu Lillahi rabbil ‘alameen,
  • (verse 3) – Arrahman Arraheem,
  • (verse 4) – Maliki yawm addeen,
  • (verse 5) – Eyyaka na’abudu wa Eyyaka nasta’aeen,
  • (verse 6) – ehdina al-serata al-mustaqeem,
  • (verse 7) – serata al-lazeena an’amta ‘alayhim, ghoyri al-maghdoobi ‘alayhim, wa laddalleen.
  • (While bending down to bow) – Allahu akbar
  • (During bowing) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘azeem, x3
  • (While returning upright from bowing) – sami’a allahu leman hamidah
  • (While going down to prostrate) – Allahu akbar
  • (During prostration) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘alaa, x3
  • (While sitting upright from prostration) – Allahu akbar
  • (While going down again to prostrate) – Allahu akbar
  • (During prostration) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘alaa, x3
  • (While sitting upright from prostration) – Allahu akbar
  • (During sitting position) – ash-hadu alla elaha ella allah wahdahuu la shareeka lah
  • (While standing up from prostration) – Allahu akbar
  • (verse 1) – bism Allah Arrahman Arraheem,
  • (verse 2) – al hamdu Lillahi rabbil ‘alameen,
  • (verse 3) – Arrahman Arraheem,
  • (verse 4) – Maliki yawm addeen,
  • (verse 5) – Eyyaka na’abudu wa Eyyaka nasta’aeen,
  • (verse 6) – ehdina al-serata al-mustaqeem,
  • (verse 7) – serata al-lazeena an’amta ‘alayhim, ghoyri al-maghdoobi ‘alayhim, wa laddalleen.
  • (While bending down to bow) – Allahu akbar
  • (During bowing) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘azeem, x3
  • (While returning upright from bowing) – sami’a allahu leman hamidah
  • (While going down to prostrate) – Allahu akbar
  • (During prostration) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘alaa, x3
  • (While sitting upright from prostration) – Allahu akbar
  • (While going down again to prostrate) – Allahu akbar
  • (During prostration) – subhaana rabbiya al-‘alaa, x3
  • (While sitting upright from prostration) – Allahu akbar
  • (During sitting position) – ash-hadu alla elaha ella allah wahdahuu la shareeka lah
  • (During sitting position while looking right) – al-salaamu ‘alaykum
  • (During sitting position while looking left) – al-salaamu ‘alaykum

Video Outro:

  • Please review the tape over and over until you know all the prayers. CONGRATULATIONS
  • Copyright 1987 Islamic Productions Tuscon, Arizona.
  • All thanks and all praise to Allah; the one God.

End of Video


Peace,

I hope this has been useful for you and that you have now learned how to perform the Contact Prayers. I decided to write the whole video into a text format for those of us who prefer to read instead of watching a two hour long video. It makes it easier to understand what is being said without having to go back and forth whenever the video goes too fast. This is especially true if English isn’t your first language, or if your English skill is low. So I really do hope this has been useful to you.

Another benefit is that I can include links to other material for further research, so that the reader doesn’t have to spend a lot of time searching the Internet and all kinds of websites just to find specific information. Instead it will be available at the click of a button.

I have cut parts of the video into short clips and added text to make it easier for the reader to see how the Wuḍū and the Contact Prayers are performed. I did this because it will make it easier and more clear to watch, instead of having to scroll through a two hour long video to find the specific part you want to watch. This way you only have to click play and the exact part you want will be played. And it is also easily repeatable, which will speed up the learning process.

None of the images, videos or audio is owned by me unless stated otherwise, such as being signed with my name like in the animation (GIF) that shows the timeline of the five Contact Prayers. All copyrighted materials are being used under fair use for educational purposes.

Please contact me if you find any errors, or if you have ideas for how this presentation can be improved.

Thank you and GOD bless.

Free Quran Chapter 27: The Ant (Al-Naml)

Learn from GOD that the computer was predicted at least 1400 years ago, a creature from earthly materials. In this chapter we learn something very mind blowing. It tells us about a man-made creature that will expose mankind’s disbelief in GOD. And this is exactly what has happened. The Quran was inputted into a computer for the first time by Rashad Khalifa back i 1974, and what he discovered chocked him and the Islamic world. It also caused major distress within other religious groups such as Christianity. This then inspired them to work with the Bible to find a similar mathematical miracle. But they failed miserably.

However, once Rashad Khalifa proclaimed that he was a messenger, then the entire Islamic world stopped supporting him. They have since then been working diligently to try and erase all trace of him and his work. This has made it difficult for Muslims and other people to get information about the discovery. It is mostly sought out by very few people who have a deep interest in religious research, and access to the Internet. A lot of people have also hijacked Rashad Khalifa’s work by changing a few things around and calling themselves messengers as well. Which in turn has given rise to many sects, each one with minor differences. This makes it naturally repulsive to pursue this whole ordeal due to all the misinformation and conflicts.

One advice is simply to study the source, study the Quran and study Rashad Khalifa’s work. This way you will be able to recognize if any of the other groups are trying to deceive you. The most common issue is that most of those people have not even studied the Quran, nor have they understood the Mathematical Miracle of the Quran. And in some cases- their disputes are merely based on opinion; such as the meaning of certain Arabic words. Each Arabic word has a root-word that has many meanings depending on how it is used in a sentence. So if they find a word in the Quran that they don’t like, then they go back to its root-word and pick one meaning that best fits their agenda. They use this trick to make up whatever message they want.

Quran Chapter 27: The Ant (Al-Naml)

[27:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[27:1] T. S.* These (letters) constitute proofs of the Quran; a profound scripture.

*27:1 See Appendix 1 for the meaning of these Quranic initials.

[27:2] A beacon, and good news, for the believers.

[27:3] Who observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and they are, with regard to the Hereafter, absolutely certain.

[27:4] Those who do not believe in the Hereafter, we adorn their works in their eyes. Thus, they continue to blunder.

[27:5] It is these who incur the worst retribution, and in the Hereafter, they will be the worst losers.

[27:6] Surely, you are receiving the Quran from a Most Wise, Omniscient.

Moses

[27:7] Recall that Moses said to his family, “I see a fire; let me bring you news therefrom, or a torch to warm you.”

[27:8] When he came to it, he was called: “Blessed is the One (who is speaking from) within the fire, and those around it.” Glory be to God, Lord of the universe.

[27:9] “O Moses, this is Me, God, the Almighty, Most Wise.

[27:10] “Throw down your staff.” When he saw it moving like a demon, he turned around and fled. “O Moses, do not be afraid. My messengers shall not fear.

[27:11] “Except those who commit a transgression, then substitute righteousness after sinning; I am Forgiving, Most Merciful.

[27:12] “Put your hand in your pocket; it will come out white, without a blemish. These are among nine miracles to Pharaoh and his people, for they are wicked people.”

[27:13] When our miracles were presented to them, clear and profound, they said, “This is obviously magic.”

[27:14] They rejected them and were utterly convinced of their wrong ways, due to their arrogance. Note the consequences for the evildoers.

David and Solomon

[27:15] We endowed David and Solomon with knowledge, and they said, “Praise God for blessing us more than many of His believing servants.”

[27:16] Solomon was David’s heir. He said, “O people, we have been endowed with understanding the language of the birds, and all kinds of things have been bestowed upon us. This is indeed a real blessing.”

[27:17] Mobilized in the service of Solomon were his obedient soldiers of jinns and humans, as well as the birds; all at his disposal.

[27:18] When they approached the valley of the ants, one ant said, “O you ants, go into your homes, lest you get crushed by Solomon and his soldiers, without perceiving.”*

[27:19] He smiled and laughed at her statement,* and said, “My Lord, direct me to be appreciative of the blessings You have bestowed upon me and my parents, and to do the righteous works that please You. Admit me by Your mercy into the company of Your righteous servants.”

*27:18-19 The more unusual the events in a given sura, the stronger the mathematical evidence supporting them. This helps assure us that such strange phenomena are indicative of God’s power. This sura’s initials, T.S., constitute a complex part of the mathematical miracles related to the Quranic initials. The unusual birth and miracles of Jesus are in Sura 19, which is prefixed with five Quranic Initials. See Appendix 1 for the details.

[27:20] He inspected the birds, and noted: “Why do I not see the hoopoe? Why is he missing?

[27:21] “I will punish him severely or sacrifice him, unless he gives me a good excuse.”

[27:22] He did not wait for long. (The hoopoe) said, “I have news that you do not have. I have brought to you from Sheba, some important information.

[27:23] “I found a woman ruling them, who is blessed with everything, and possesses a tremendous palace.

[27:24] “I found her and her people prostrating before the sun, instead of God. The devil has adorned their works in their eyes, and has repulsed them from the path; consequently, they are not guided.”

[27:25] They should have been prostrating before God, the One who manifests all the mysteries in the heavens and the earth, and the One who knows everything you conceal and everything you declare.

[27:26] God: there is no other god beside Him; the Lord with the great dominion.

[27:27] (Solomon) said, “We will see if you told the truth, or if you are a liar.

[27:28] “Take this letter from me, give it to them, then watch for their response.”

Back in Sheba

[27:29] She said, “O my advisers, I have received an honorable letter.

[27:30] “It is from Solomon, and it is, `In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.’*

*27:30 The `Basmalah’ included in this verse compensates for the `Basmalah’ that is missing from Sura 9, 19 suras earlier. This restores the total occurrence of `Basmalah’ to 114, 19×6. See Appendix 29 for details of a vast and profound miracle attached to this `Basmalah.’

[27:31] “Proclaiming: `Do not be arrogant; come to me as submitters.’ “

[27:32] She said, “O my advisers, counsel me in this matter. I am not deciding anything until you advise me.”

[27:33] They said, “We possess the power, we possess the fighting skills, and the ultimate command is in your hand. You decide what to do.”

[27:34] She said, “The kings corrupt any land they invade, and subjugate its dignified people. This is what they usually do.

[27:35] “I am sending a gift to them; let us see what the messengers come back with.”

[27:36] When the hoopoe returned to Solomon (he told him the news), and he responded (to Sheba’s people): “Are you giving me money? What God has given me is far better than what He has given you. You are the ones to rejoice in such gifts.”

[27:37] (To the hoopoe, he said,) “Go back to them (and let them know that) we will come to them with forces they cannot imagine. We will evict them, humiliated and debased.”

Faster Than the Speed of Light

[27:38] He said, “O you elders, which of you can bring me her mansion, before they arrive here as submitters?”

[27:39] One afrit from the jinns said, “I can bring it to you before you stand up. I am powerful enough to do this.”

[27:40] The one who possessed knowledge from the book said, “I can bring it to you in the blink of your eye.” When he saw it settled in front of him, he said, “This is a blessing from my Lord, whereby He tests me, to show whether I am appreciative or unappreciative. Whoever is appreciative is appreciative for his own good, and if one turns unappreciative, then my Lord is in no need for him, Most Honorable.”

[27:41] He said, “Remodel her mansion for her. Let us see if she will be guided, or continue with the misguided.”

[27:42] When she arrived, she was asked, “Does your mansion look like this?” She said, “It seems that this is it.” (Solomon said,) “We knew beforehand what she was going to do, and we were already submitters.”

[27:43] She had been diverted by worshiping idols instead of God; she belonged to disbelieving people.

[27:44] She was told, “Go inside the palace.” When she saw its interior, she thought it was a pool of water, and she (pulled up her dress,) exposing her legs. He said, “This interior is now paved with crystal.” She said, “My Lord, I have wronged my soul. I now submit with Solomon to God, Lord of the universe.”

Saaleh

[27:45] We have sent to Thamoud their brother SÃleh, saying, “You shall worship God.” But they turned into two feuding factions.

[27:46] He said, “O my people, why do you hasten to commit evil instead of good works? If only you implore God for forgiveness, you may attain mercy.”

[27:47] They said, “We consider you a bad omen for us, you and those who joined you.” He said, “Your omen is fully controlled by God. Indeed, you are deviant people.”

[27:48] There were nine gangsters in the city who were wicked, and never did anything good.

[27:49] They said, “Let us swear by God that we kill him and his people, then tell his tribe, `We know nothing about their death. We are truthful.’ “

God Protects The Believers

[27:50] They plotted and schemed, but we also plotted and schemed, while they did not perceive.

[27:51] Note the consequences of their plotting; we annihilated them and all their people.

[27:52] Here are their homes utterly ruined, because of their transgression. This should be a lesson for people who know.

[27:53] We save those who believe and lead a righteous life.

Lot

[27:54] Lot said to his people, “How could you commit such an abomination, publicly, while you see?

[27:55] “You practice sex with the men, lustfully, instead of the women. Indeed, you are ignorant people.”

[27:56] The only response from his people was their saying, “Banish Lot’s family from your town; they are people who wish to be pure.”

[27:57] Consequently, we saved him and his family, except his wife; we counted her among the doomed.

[27:58] We showered them with a certain shower. It was a miserable shower upon people who had been warned.

Make No Distinction Among God’s Messengers

[27:59] Say, “Praise be to God and peace be upon His servants whom He chose. Is God better, or the idols some people set up?”

God ALONE Worthy of Worship

[27:60] Who is the One who created the heavens and the earth? Who is the One who sends down to you from the sky water, whereby we produce gardens full of beauty – you could not possibly manufacture its trees? Is it another god with God? Indeed, they are people who have deviated.

Jesus, Mary, Muhammad, the Saints, etc. Never Participated

[27:61] Who is the One who made the earth habitable, caused rivers to run through it, placed on it mountains, and created a barrier between the two waters? Is it another god with God? Indeed, most of them do not know.

[27:62] Who is the One who rescues those who become desperate and call upon Him, relieves adversity, and makes you inheritors of the earth? Is it another god with God? Rarely do you take heed.

[27:63] Who is the One who guides you in the darkness of land and sea? Who is the One who sends the winds with good news, signaling His mercy? Is it another god with God? Most exalted is God, above having any partner.

[27:64] Who is the One who initiates the creation, then repeats it? Who is the One who provides for you from the heaven and the earth? Is it another god with God? Say, “Show me your proof, if you are truthful.”

[27:65] Say, “No one in the heavens and the earth knows the future except God. They do not even perceive how or when they will be resurrected.”

Believing in the Hereafter: Great Obstacle for Most People

[27:66] In fact, their knowledge concerning the Hereafter is confused. In fact, they harbor doubts about it. In fact, they are totally heedless thereof.

[27:67] Those who disbelieved said, “After we turn into dust, and also our parents, do we get brought out?

[27:68] “We have been given the same promise in the past. These are nothing but tales from the past.”

[27:69] Say, “Roam the earth and note the consequences for the guilty.”

[27:70] Do not grieve over them, and do not be annoyed by their scheming.

[27:71] They say, “When will that promise come to pass, if you are truthful?”

[27:72] Say, “You are already suffering some of the retribution you challenge.”

[27:73] Your Lord is full of grace towards the people, but most of them are unappreciative.

[27:74] Your Lord fully knows what their chests hide, and what they declare.

[27:75] There is nothing in the heavens and the earth that is hidden (from God); everything is in a profound record.

[27:76] This Quran settles many issues for the Children of Israel; issues that they are still disputing.

[27:77] And most assuredly, it is a guide and mercy for the believers.

[27:78] Your Lord is the One who judges among them in accordance with His rules. He is the Almighty, the Omniscient.

[27:79] Therefore, put your trust in God; you are following the manifest truth.

[27:80] You cannot make the dead, nor the deaf, hear the call, if they turn away.

[27:81] Nor can you guide the blind out of their straying. The only ones who will hear you are those who believe in our revelations, and decide to be submitters.

The Computer Is The Creature*

[27:82] At the right time, we will produce for them a creature, made of earthly materials, declaring that the people are not certain about our revelations.

*27:82 (2+7+8+2 = 19) The computer was required to unveil the Quran’s mathematical miracle, and it proved that most people have discarded God’s message (see Appendices 1 & 19).

[27:83] The day will come when we summon from every community some of those who did not believe in our proofs, forcibly.

Study the Quran’s Mathematical Code

[27:84] When they arrive, He will say, “You have rejected My revelations, before acquiring knowledge about them. Is this not what you did?”

[27:85] They will incur the requital for their wickedness; they will say nothing.

[27:86] Have they not seen that we made the night for their rest, and the day lighted? These should be sufficient proofs for people who believe.

[27:87] On the day when the horn is blown, everyone in the heavens and the earth will be horrified, except those chosen by God. All will come before Him, forcibly.

Earth’s Movement: A Scientific Miracle

[27:88] When you look at the mountains, you think that they are standing still. But they are moving, like the clouds. Such is the manufacture of God, who perfected everything. He is fully Cognizant of everything you do.

The Day of Judgment

[27:89] Those who bring good works (in their records) will receive far better rewards, and they will be perfectly secure from the horrors of that day.

[27:90] As for those who bring evil works, they will be forced into Hell. Do you not get requited for what you did?

[27:91] I am simply commanded to worship the Lord of this town – He has made it a safe sanctuary – and He possesses all things. I am commanded to be a submitter.

[27:92] And to recite the Quran. Whoever is guided is guided for his own good, and if they go astray, then say, “I am simply a warner.”

[27:93] And say, “Praise be to God; He will show you His proofs, until you recognize them. Your Lord is never unaware of anything you do.”

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Free Quran Chapter 74: The Hidden Secret (Al-Muddath-thir)

Learn from GOD that one function of the Mathematical Miracle is to disturb all false religions. The Quran is a very unique scripture, which the discovery in 1974 by Rashad Khalifa reveals. It is written with words, but it has also a mathematical structure that connects each word. This is impossible to do. Let me explain why. The Arabic language developed for thousands of years. This means that whoever wrote the Quran had to live for thousands of years, to develop the Arabic language to be in a certain way. That is the only way for that person to be able to use the language and combine it with mathematics without making the text sound strange. Let me break that down even further. The mathematical miracle is based on the number 19. In Arabic, before numbers were invented, people used letters to represent numbers. So the first letter in the Arabic language, “ALEF”, had the value of 1. The second letter had the value of 2, etc. This continues up to the tenth letter “YA”, which has the value of 10. Now, the next nine letters are increased by a ten, so the letter “KAF” has the value of 20, the next letter after that has the value of 30 up to the letter “QAF” which has the value of 100. Now the next set of letters are increased by a hundred, so the letter “RA” has the value of 200, and the next letter has the value of 300 up to the last letter “GHAYN” which has the value of 1000. So the word GOD in Arabic “Allah” has the total value of 19, after adding all the letters together. 19 divided by 19 gives us 1. Signifying that GOD is ONE. The Quran has 114 chapters, 114 divided by 19 gives us 6. Meaning 19×6, this basically tells us that there are 114 chapters and they are sealed by 19. Now let us say that someone in the past had added a chapter to trick people, well that gives us 115 chapters, 115 divided by 19 gives us 6,053, meaning it is not divisible by 19. This is one way the Mathematical Miracle works. And these are just the very basics of this system. If you are not impressed, well, how about this then, what if we take the value of each letter from the first chapter to the last chapter, and got 19×255753146, signifying that every single word is signed by GOD! Holy sh**, only someone brain-dead won’t be convinced.

Anyhow this system gave people back then the ability to do trade. Now, the person who wrote the Quran had to live long enough to make sure all this happened, and that each of the letters where assigned that exact number. Which means they have had to live for thousands of years, to make sure human language and society evolved to fit the narrative. This leaves us with two options, either prophet Muhammad lived since the beginning of history, or at least the last 12 000 years, so he could manipulate human language and develop it to fit his agenda. Or option two, everything is in accordance with GOD’s plan. Not a single thing happens without being part of a master plan. We know that prophet Muhammad was born in the Arabian desert around 1400 years ago. The Arabic language already existed way longer than that, along with the method of using the alphabetical letters as numbers. So prophet Muhammad had zero influence on the development of the Arabic language and also on society’s decision to use alphabetical letters as numbers. Which clearly means that GOD is the one who decided it all. Another argument “smart” people use is to say that the Quran was written by more than prophet Muhammad. They are basically saying there is a conspiracy, that the Arabs back then united all their intellectuals and wrote the Quran. But this argument fails due to TIME alone. First problem with time is that these intellectuals still had to live for thousands of years to influence language and society to develop the tools needed to create the Quran. Second problem with time is that there was no time for such an endeavor. Prophet Muhammad and the believers were constantly under attack. All their focus went to emigration, to find safety, food, and defending themselves. There was no time nor resource to take on such a big project as the mention argument claims. Another evidence against this argument is that the Quran was revealed slowly over 23 years. Which again tells us that they didn’t sit down and make this huge plan on what to write and how to structure it. Instead, the verses were revealed randomly. And only put together at the end at the instructions of prophet Muhammad. For example the first chapter revealed was not chapter 1, it was actually chapter 96. Verses were also revealed randomly for some of chapters, one day a verse for chapter 50 would be revealed, then the other day a verse for chapter 80 would be revealed, and so on. This too serves as evidence that the Quran wasn’t written by hundreds of intellectuals. Another evidence is that nobody can write something like the Quran, not even with the use of modern computers. It is simply impossible to write a beautiful, precise text and still have a mathematical structure that connects every chapter, verse, word and letter. Only the Quran has this quality, and the author signed it as GOD.

This is the first time in history that we have a document directly from GOD with proof/miracle that can be witnessed by every individual for generations. It frees us all from the need to depend on religious teachers. And it gives us all a miracle that we can study and be certain that the text we are reading is really from GOD. And this why the Mathematical Miracle will disturb all other religions and ideologies, because now we know what is true and what is false. For example, we now know with certainty that Jesus is not the son of GOD. We also know that Abraham and Moses were not Jewish, but that Judaism developed from their teachings. Just like how Christianity developed from the teachings of Jesus. We now know that the Christian narrative about Noah is false. The blasphemy of Angels impregnating female humans, giving birth to abominations that caused the great flood, this is all falsehood. Noah was an old man who built a flat raft in his yard, using logs and rope, big enough to carry himself, his family and some of his animals. Perhaps 4 meters in width and 6 meters in length. The flood didn’t cover the whole planet, it was only a small local flood. Noah’s village was down in a valley, the ice cap on the surrounding mountains melted due to volcanic activity. There is simply so much falsehood, lies, deceit and madness in today’s religions. And GOD intends on purifying mankind by using the Quran.

Quran Chapter 74: The Hidden Secret (Al-Muddath-thir)

[74:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

[74:1] O you hidden secret.*

*74:1 God’s infinite wisdom willed to reveal the Quran through Muhammad, while the Quran’s awesome 19-based mathematical miracle was revealed through God’s Messenger of the Covenant 1406 lunar years after revelation of the Quran (1406=19×74 & 1974 AD was the Solar Year of discovery). In retrospect, we realize that the whole sura refers to the Quran’s 19-based miracle (Appendices 1 & 2).

[74:2] Come out and warn.

[74:3] Extol your Lord.

[74:4] Purify your garment.*

*74:4 Quran is the garment containing the secret code. This refers to removing 9:128-129.

[74:5] Forsake what is wrong.

[74:6] Be content with your lot.

[74:7] Steadfastly commemorate your Lord.

[74:8] Then, when the horn is blown.

[74:9] That will be a difficult day.

[74:10] For the disbelievers, not easy.

[74:11] Let Me deal with one I created as an individual.

[74:12] I provided him with lots of money.

[74:13] And children to behold.

[74:14] I made everything easy for him.

[74:15] Yet, he is greedy for more.

[74:16] He stubbornly refused to accept these proofs.

[74:17] I will increasingly punish him.

[74:18] For he reflected, then decided.

[74:19] Miserable is what he decided.

[74:20] Miserable indeed is what he decided.

[74:21] He looked.

[74:22] He frowned and whined.

[74:23] Then he turned away arrogantly.

[74:24] He said, “This is but clever magic!

[74:25] “This is human made.”

[74:26] I will commit him to retribution.

[74:27] What retribution!

[74:28] Thorough and comprehensive.

[74:29] Obvious to all the people.

The Quran’s Common Denominator

[74:30] Over it is nineteen.*

[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.

[74:32] Absolutely, (I swear) by the moon.

[74:33] And the night as it passes.

[74:34] And the morning as it shines.

One of the Great Miracles

[74:35] This is one of the great miracles.*

*74:30-35 This “One of the great miracles” provides the first physical evidence that the Quran is God’s message to the world. This 19-based miracle is detailed in Appendix 1.

[74:36] A warning to the human race.

[74:37] For those among you who wish to advance, or regress.

[74:38] Every soul is trapped by its sins.

[74:39] Except for those on the right.

[74:40] While in Paradise, they will ask.

[74:41] About the guilty.

[74:42] “What brought you to this retribution?”

[74:43] They will say, “We did not observe the contact prayers (Salat).

[74:44] “We did not feed the poor.

[74:45] “We blundered with the blunderers.

[74:46] “We disbelieved in the Day of Judgment.

[74:47] “Until certainty came to us now.”

[74:48] The intercession of the intercessors will never help them.

[74:49] Why are they so averse to this reminder?

[74:50] Running like zebras.

[74:51] Who are fleeing from the lion!

[74:52] Does each one of them want to receive the scripture personally?

[74:53] Indeed, they do not fear the Hereafter.

[74:54] Indeed, this is a reminder.

[74:55] For those who wish to take heed.

[74:56] They cannot take heed against God’s will. He is the source of righteousness; He is the source of forgiveness.

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Free Quran Chapter 110: Triumph (Al-Naasr)

Learn from GOD that the world will embrace the truth in throngs once lies and false information is defeated. This was the last chapter revealed through prophet Muhammad, and the Arabic text contains exactly 19 words. Which is very important because the first revelation to prophet Muhammad was a single verse which also contained exactly 19 words. This is all part of the Mathematical Miracle of the Quran. GOD uses the number 19 as a signature throughout the Quran, creating a very advanced structure that can never be replicated even by modern science and super computers. What this means is that we can find GOD’s signature from the beginning to the end, in other words, we can trust that the Quran is 100% the word of GOD. Every chapter, every verse, every word and even every letter is chosen and designed by GOD. This is not numerology as many enemies of GOD would have you believe, instead it is similar to how architects and engineers design buildings. If you calculate the materials used to build the buildings, you’ll start to recognize an intentional pattern, which is logical because architects and engineers use symmetry and other such techniques. Say an architect designs a building with 5 walls, the engineer decides to use 5 steel beams to hold up each wall and the construction is due to be completed 2050-05-05. Then any coincidence is by design, not numerology. It is the same with the Quran, it is designed by GOD using mathematics and language as the material.

The Mathematical Miracle of the Quran was discovered ~1400 years after its revelation. Prophet Muhammad and the Islamic world had no clue of its existence for ~1400 years. Until it was discovered by chance in America by a biochemist named Rashad Khalifa in 1968, while using a company computer on his free time. Personal computers costed a fortune back then. Once the discovery was published, it shook many religious communities. At first, the Islamic world embraced Rashad Khalifa as one of many great Islamic scientists. Many Islamic religious leaders incorporated this discovery into their teaching regimes, giving lectures and pamphlets to students. However, once Rashad Khalifa proclaimed that he was a messenger whose sole purpose was to purify GOD’s religion, and began to point out false practices within Islam; mainly the practice of using external sources instead of relying only on the Quran for religious guidance,. This lead the entire Islamic world to back away from him and denounced him. Then began a campaign to erase every trace of Rashad Khalifa within the Islamic world. Rashad Khalifa was assassinated on January 31, 1990. Some Islamic religious leaders praised the killing of Rashad Khalifa. However, in the end, GOD found a way to put a thorn in their eyes.  On April 28, 2009 – 19 years later – the killer was arrested. Then on December 19, 2012, the killer was convicted of first-degree murder. The timing of these events proves that GOD is doing everything. Today Islamic religious leaders do their best to cover up everything related to Rashad Khalifa and his work. Students who ask about Rashad Khalifa are immediately overwhelmed with false information to discourage the students from conducting their own research. There is also a vast amount of online websites and forums who – through lies, misinformation and speculation – try to vilify Rashad Khalifa, the Mathematical Miracle, and anyone who decides to follow the Quran without additional sources such as Hadith, Sunnah or other traditional interpretations.

The discovery of the Mathematical Miracle created jealousy among the Christians and Jewish communities, who in turn decided to try and find something similar within the Bible; mainly the Torah. Leading Christian and Jewish scholars to set up their own research in Jerusalem and worked extensively, using NUMEROLOGY, which failed catastrophically. The failure lead to the Moby Dick analogy, where a group of scientists repeated the same process to “discover” a secret message in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, a fictional novel. This in turn lead the world to believe that the Mathematical Miracle of the Quran is of a similar claim as the Bible’s. Which is far from the truth; the two can’t be compared. The Quran is a perfect structure that is connected and is easy to understand because it occurred naturally, just like how GOD created our world. However, the work done on the Bible was not naturally occurring, instead those behind it had to invent a system that connects different parts to create a result. The damage done by these Christian and Jewish professors cannot be undone. However, in time – GOD willing – the world will discover the truth about the Quran. And that’s when GOD’s religion will Triumph!

Quran Chapter 110: Triumph (Al-Naasr)

Last Sura Revealed*

[110:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

*110:1-3 This last sura, chronologically, consists of 19 Arabic words (see 96:1), and the first verse consists of 19 letters. This indicates that this generation of believers shall attain the promised victory. Submission (true Islam) will prevail throughout the world (48:28).

[110:1] When triumph comes from God, and victory.

[110:2] You will see the people embracing God’s religion in throngs.

[110:3] You shall glorify and praise your Lord, and implore Him for forgiveness. He is the Redeemer.

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