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Study Tour of Mrs. Shaheena Khatib
May/June 2005


The humanity traces its origin to one man, Adam, who was created by the One and Only GOD. A common natural law of birth and death governs the human life. It will all come to an end on the Dooms day. Logically all heavenly revelations must contain one fundamental message. I believe, it is still there if the revelations are studied in its heavenly language with an unbiased mind. It is informed by our LORD in HIS Final Testament, the Holy Qur’an chapter 4 verse 165:

“WE sent all the Messengers for conveying glad tidings as well as warnings, so that humanity might have no excuse before Almighty GOD after all these Messengers, and ALLAH is Almighty, Most Wise.”

(From Holy Qur'an 4/165)

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As a matter of fact all the Prophets including Adam, Noah, Lot, Moses, Joseph, John, Jesus and the names of which as revealed in the Qur’an preached the same doctrine of Oneness of the Lord of the worlds. All of them warned of the impending day of reckoning. Obviously the Message revealed on Prophet Mohammed, the Holy Qur’an has the same Message. And for the Doctrine of Mohammed it is said in chapter 6 verse 161:

“Declare, O Mohammed, “My GOD has guided me on to a clear and a righteous path, and my religion is based on the doctrine of Abraham, the monotheist. And Abraham did not subscribe to superstition.”

(From Holy Qur'an 6/161)

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Naturally the Message is one, it must be clear, simple and logical, applicable in all the times where blind faith or superstition must not have any scope. Similarly there must be uniformity in passing the judgment.

“He who rebelled and disregarded what is right, and preferred the life of this world under its temptations, that blazing fire of Hell will be his abode! And for him who feared to stand in front of his Lord for accounts, and held back his inner self from base desires and wayward life, Paradise will truly be his final abode with its all unending luxuries!”

(From Holy Qur'an 79/37to41)

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So the basic principles remained the same in all the times, gist of it is as under:

1. Unity of command - single authority
2. Accountability
3. Code of conduct

Minus the above and the consequences are anarchy and inevitable failure. The fundamental teachings of all the Prophets are exactly the same. The Holy Qur’an describes it at many places, one is quoted below.

“Those who are Muslims, who are Jews, the Christians, the Sabeans – all who worship One and Only God, and are conscious of accountability, and conduct themselves righteously, shall have their reward with their Lord and on them shall be no fear nor shall they grieve.”

(From Holy Qur'an 2/62)

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It was this simplicity and logic of the doctrine that was responsible for the spread of the Message from the deserts of Arabia to China in the east and the shores of Atlantic in the west in such a short span of time.

I take this opportunity to invite you to see for yourself the contents of the Holy Qur’an and ponder whether it is truly a rational book of guidance. Its stress on reason and exhortations on the use of intellect may surely surprise many. The first few verses of Chapter 2 of the Qur’an quoted below, categorically state the purpose of the Scripture and appeal to the intellect and conscience of man.

“This Divine Writ, let there be no doubt about it – is a guidance for all who are conscious of their future, and who are convinced of Al-ghayb (all that reality which is not observable and whose nature and methodology is beyond the reach of human perception but surely is understandable through the application of reason – One God, life after death, accountability). They are constant in prayers, and contribute others out of what WE provide for them as sustenance, and who believe in what has been bestowed on you O Mohammed, as well as in that which was bestowed before your time (the scriptures revealed to Moses, Jesus and others); for it is they, who in their innermost, are certain of the life to come. It is they who follow the guidance from their Sustainer, and it is they who shall attain to a happy state!"

(From Holy Qur'an 2/1to5)

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