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Khalifa, A God on Earth


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Who are Submitters


The Submitters are followers of the Rashad Khalifa, a man who claimed to be a Messenger of Allah. This claim in itself is sufficient to remove the Submitters from Islam as the Qur'an states (translation):


"O people! Muhammad has no sons among ye men, but verily, he is the Messenger of Allah and the last in the line of Prophets. And Allah is aware of everything." (33:40)


The true Prophet of Islam, Muhammad, observed:


"The tribe of israel was guided by prophets. When a prophet passed away, another succeeded him. But no prophet will come after me; only caliphs will succeed me." (Sahih Bukhari)


Much of Rashad Khalifa's misguidance can be traced to his obsession with numerology, an obsession which has misguided many different people throughout history. Khalifa alleged that the Qur'an contained a mathematical code which revolved around the number 19. He went to the extent of removing two verses from the Qur'an because according to him "the word `God' ...is not a multiple of 19, unless we remove [it]", and the "sum of all verse numbers where the word `God' occurs is ... 19x6217 ... If the false verse 9:129 is included, this phenomenon disappears." By rejecting a single verse of the Qur'an, the Submitters bring themselves under the judgement of another verse,


... Do you believe in part of the Book and disbelieve in another part? And what is the reward of those who do so save ignominy in the life of the world, and on the Day of Resurrection they will be consigned to the most grievous doom ... (2:85)


It is interesting to note that Khalifa was a numerologist who did his blighted profession justice: he predicted the end of the world. However, Allah says in the Qur'an


They ask you about the (last) hour, when will be its taking place? Say: The knowledge of it is only with my Lord; none but He shall manifest it at its time; it will be momentous in the heavens and the earth; it will not come on you but of a sudden. They ask you as if you were solicitous about it. Say: Its knowledge is only with Allah, but most people do not know. (7:187)


The Submitters also reject the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (saws)- not part of it, but the whole of it. For the Submitters, the Sunnah is not a source of Islam. The problems this presents are overwhelming, for by doing so the Submitters have effectively destroyed their ability to perform:


Salaat (obligatory prayers), the second pillar of Islam


Zakat (obligatory tax), the third pillar of Islam


Sawm (fasting), the fourth pillar of Islam


Hajj (pilgrimage), the fifth pillar of Islam


With four out of the five pillars of Islam removed, the Submitters have little to back their claim to being "Muslim". The true Messenger of Islam (saws) warned Muslims of falling into this trap,


Narrated AbuRafi': The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Let me not find one of you reclining on his couch when he hears something regarding me which I have commanded or forbidden [i.e. from the Sunnah -ed.] and saying: 'We do not know. What we found in Allah's Book [i.e. the Qur'an] we have followed.'" Book 40, Number 4588 of Sunan Abu-Dawud

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Rashad Khalifa


Rashad Khalifa (November 19, 1935 - January 31, 1990) wasa Coptic Christian who claimed to have embraced Islam from Egypt and came to the United States as a student of biochemistry in 1959 and later became a citizen. He established an Islamic group called United Submitters International whose beliefs include the rejection of Hadith/Sunnah as a source of doctrine. For many years he was the imam of a Masjid in Tucson, Arizona.


Starting in 1969, Khalifa used computers to analyze the frequency of letters and words in the Quran. He published his early statistics several years later. However, in 1974 he claimed to have discovered an intricate numerical pattern in the text of the Qur'an involving the number 19 mentioned in surah 74. The pattern involves counting of words and letters, and calculations involving the numerical equivalents of the letters. He published several books on this subject.


Khalifa was initially well-received, but became the subject of bitter controversy when he made several claims that appeared heretical according to the mainstream opinion of both the Sunnite and Shiite schools of thought.

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Conspiracies Against Islam: Rashad Khalifa's Cult



You'll find the most disastrous campaigns by the enemies of Islam who say, "Just hold fast to Qur'an and don't follow Hadiths because Hadiths aren't reliable." Sayyidina Rasulullah (pbuh) forewarns Muslims Beware of the time when people sitting on cushions, relaxing, say 'just follow Qur'an and don't follow Hadiths'. In addition to the groups named above there is a wave of pro-Zionists propagating a false religion, but trying to use the name of Islam. These people may have Arabic (or Urdu/Farsi) names, dress half-way like Muslims, and use some Arabic terminology, but they are NOT Muslims, nor are they anywhere close to being Muslim! These shayateen are members of an international cult that calls itself "The Submitters," founded by a dajjal named Dr. Rashad Khalifa, Ph.D. The mission of this Zionist-backed organization is to wage an unholy war against Hadith and the Sunnah of Sayyidina wa Mawlana Muhammad (pbuh) while professing to follow nothing but the Holy Qur'an.


Many Muslims have heard the name "Rashad Khalifa," but few know the true identity of this wretch. The most interesting fact about this dajjal is that he was NEVER Muslim. Rashad Khalifa was a Coptic Christian from Cairo, Egypt and when Allah sent that wretch to the Hell-Fire, he died a Coptic Christian. His real name was Richard Kalif and he was registered as Richard both in Egypt and in America, but at no point in his cursed life did he ever become Muslim. In order to establish a cult in America and gain flexibility, the Zionists funded him to establish his following in Tucson, Arizona. He was paid by the Jews not only to spread his cult in America, but to produce his own (uneducated and fully opinionated) "commentary" of the Holy Qur'an, with the intent of levying an attack against Hadith & Sunnah and branding those Muslims who follow the Sunnah of Sayyidina Rasulullah (may peace of God be upon him) as being "false Muslims" and heretics. Such an example of this is found on page 94 of his commentary, titled Quran: The Final Scripture, where he wrote:


"When they grow up in an environment that equates goodness with belief in God and the Hereafter, consequently this person may profess belief in God and the Hereafter; and in order to be good while in fact, his innermost convictions are contrary. [he then makes reference to the Holy Qur'an, referring to ayats unrelated to his feeble point] God teaches us in these verses that the invention of Hadith and/or Sunnah was designed to distinguish the true Muslims from the false Muslims. The true Muslims upheld the Qur'an, the whole Qur'an, and nothing but the Qur'an."


Of course, he means the "false Muslims" uphold the Sunnah of Sayyidina wa Mawlana Muhammad (pbuh). Keep in mind, Richard, alias "Rashad Khalifa" was a Coptic Christian from Cairo.


In his own arrogance and filth, Richard claimed Nubuwwat (Prophethood), in the same manner the dajjal by the name Ghulam Ahmad Qadian did. In his retarded claim to Messengerhood, he declared himself to be receptive of revelation (revelation, which is specifically for the Prophets of Allah) and that Allah has revealed to him a "new Sunnah," asserting that the Sunnah of Sayyidina Rasulullah (pbuh) was invented by Shaytan. May Allah give that Coptic wretch what he deserves! The most popular of the claims of this false prophet is the fitnah of the "miracle" of the number 19. Though a very absurd and ridiculous claim the "Submitters" make, Muslims should be well aware that the "number 19 phenomena" of Mr. Richard and his whole "mathematical scheme of Qur'an" is purely his freemason insertions into religion. Yes, like so many other cults, the Submitters are heavily tied into Masonic orders. In a very wasteful effort he and his cult followers produced many books in their pathetic attempt to support his ideologies with contorted "Islamic history" which is "coincidentally" written by Zionists whose aims are to defame and desecrate the name of al-Islam.


His cult now assumes new names in order to disguise their program. They now go by the following names:


The Submitters (most commonly used name by them as they replace Islam with "Submission." Since they know very well that REAL Muslims will undergo hardship and many trials due to the fact that they are Muslim, they don't call themselves MUSLIM, but call themselves Submitters.)

International Community of Submitters

The Submission

Qur'anic Islam Movement (an offshoot of Mr. Richard's group from Pakistan)

As previously stated, the mission of these kuffar is to attack one of the basic structures of Islam, which is the Sunnah of The Holy Last Messenger (pbuh). There are numerous beliefs and assertions these shayateen make which clearly expose their anti-Islamic agenda and pagan beliefs. For example, 1.) They believe that Sayyidina Muhammad (pbuh) wrote the Holy Qur'an himself. 2.) They disbelieve the Kalimah's second half, which is MUHAMMAD is the Messanger of Allah. 3.) They reject many verses of the Holy Qur'an. Bear in mind that there is no difference between their beliefs and that of Iblis (Satan), because Iblis accepts the first half of the Kalimah (Laa ilaaha illallah), but rejects the second half.


No matter what state Sayyidina Muhammad (pbuh) was in, his blessed words were either revelation or in the light of revelation, and the Almighty Allah proves it to all of mankind in Surat an-Najm were He says:


"And he (Muhammad) does not say anything from his own hawaa (desires, wishes). Indeed he says what is revelation or in light of revelation."


Anyone who disbelieves in this doesn't believe in Holy Qur'an.


The followers of Mr. Richard Kalif, alias Rashad Khalifa (may Allah give that wretch what he deserves, no matter what name he assumed), are neither Muslim nor are they to be regarded as Islamic in any shape or form, for their only motive is to rebel against Islam via attacking Hadith, Sunnah, and the blessed personality of Sayyidina wa Mawlana Muhammad (pbuh). They come in the guise of people who strongly attack non-Muslim religions, but Allah exposes them for who they are by their own words, as they slide in attacks against common sense Shari'ah issues, such as eating pork or haram meat, etc. May Allah protect Muslims from the satanic rhetoric of this cult and other Zionist organizations bent on destroying al-Islam from the inside as well as the outside. Aameen.

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Khalifa, A God on Earth ?




Satan, a temporary god on earth?



In Rashad Khalifa's new revised translation of the Quran (1992), by a strange twist of irony the word 'Khalifa' has been interpreted as 'Satan, the representative, a temporary god on earth. In verse 2.30 of his latest translation under the heading: "Satan: A Temporary 'god'" it reads: ' Recall that your Lord said to the angels, 'I am placing a representative (a temporary) god on Earth.... ‘


In the appendix which sets out to prove that by the sum of all sura and verse numbers where all 'Rashada' (root word of Rashad) and all 'Khalifa' words occur, without discrimination, add up to 1463 which a multiple of 19. Since the first 'Khalifa' word, which occurs in Sura 2.30, is stated by him to be non-human, it is not included in the calculations.


Generally the word 'Khalifa' in Sura 2.30 is taken to mean that Man is the 'representative' which is being referred to in this verse. However, both are wrong.


Let us explain the significance and importance of these particular deceptions:


It is vicious to spread the false concept that God's sovereignty can be delegated. This concept took its origin among the Christians and gave birth to theocracy. The Christian kings modified the concept to give it the form of "Divine rights of the kings."


The same idea came into vogue among the Muslims after caliphate changed into kingship and Muslim kings began to call themselves 'shadow of God on the earth'. From then onwards, Muslim kings became sovereign in the worldly affairs and Muslim priests in the religious affairs; and the 'Islam' became split up into 'church and state'.


The concept of delegation of sovereignty of God to man is absolutely false from the Quranic point of view.


Delegation of power from one person to another means that the latter gains absolute control of power for a certain period and that the exercise of this power by the former becomes suspended in the meantime.


Secondly, the occasion for the delegation of power by a certain authority arises when that authority itself is not present at the place where the power is to be exercised. But God is Omnipresent.


The question of His being not in control, at any time or anywhere, does not arise. God does not delegate his sovereignty to anyone, not even to His messengers, who themselves are subservient to His laws.


Now let us see the argument produced in support of this false concept of delegation of Allah's sovereignty. They consider man as 'khalifatullah' and erroneously translate it as 'vicegerent of God' which means that he exercises delegated powers of God.


As a matter of fact, there is not a single instance in the holy Quran where man is described as 'khalifatullah' successor of God. He is rather described a 'khalifat al-ard' When God addressed the angels and said:

"l will create a Khalifa' on the earth" (2:30)


It pointed towards the creation of a successor to the preceding prehuman generations that lived on the earth before mankind.


Moreover, in order to clarify the point that man is not a representative, successor of God, we shall have to clarify the meaning of the word 'Khalifa'. There are three basic concepts in the meaning of the words with the root ' K', ' L', ' F'.


(a) To succeed,

(B ) To follow

© To undergo change.



The holy Quran is self-explanatory. It says: "And it is He Who made the night and day to follow each

other. " (25.62)


Again it is said:

"Day and night coming one after the other. " (2:164)


'B' can become the Khalifa of 'A' only in his absence. 'A' may be dead or alive but 'B' cannot take his place as Khalifa in his presence. The following verses of the Quran support it:


Before Moses went up on the mount for communion with His Lord, he said to his brother Haroon:

"You shall succeed me amongst my people (in my absence) " (7:142)


At yet another place it is said:

"Then We made you successors in the land after them, to see how you would behave. " (10:14)


Hud said to his people:

"(lf you turn away from the divine guidance), my Lord will make another people to succeed you. " (11:57)


About the people of Aad it is said:

"ln that He made you successors after the people of Noah. " (7.69)



The holy Quran has, thus amply clarified that a Khalifa is a successor in the absence or on the death of his predecessor. Hence the question of somebody being a 'representative' does not arise.


The concept of 'representative' is the invention of self-interested individuals who wanted to exploit people in the garb of 'God's vicegerency.'


God is the lawmaker. The word 'khalifat fil-ard' simply means to hold reins of power with the purpose of putting into application the divine laws in human affairs. God's laws are immutable and cannot be changed.


"No body can change the laws of Allah. " (6:34)


Not even messenger of God:

"(O Messenger of God!) You are not given the authority to change the laws of God. " (3.128)


God is the only Sovereign. There is no sovereign except God. He is the only authority to whose laws subservience of man is due.


The believers are an instrument to enforce the divine laws and its jurisdiction in law making and are confined within specific limits; it does not hold absolute rights of law making.


The law making in Quranic society is a blend of Permanence and Change. The fundamental principles given by the Quran are Permanent and Immutable. .


Rashad's misinterpretation in Sura 2.30 to eliminate one 'Khalifa' to balance his figures is just another abuse of the mathematical 'miracle' of the number nineteen. He has called this 'Khalifa' Satan. Perhaps this has some significance. God Has

His own sense of justice.


Main text of this article from 'Conspiracies Against the Quran'

by Sayed Abdul Wadud. Lahore, Pakistan.

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An Answer to Submitters


Over it is nineteen. Is it ?

Zakir Ghadially


"Nay, but we hurl the true against the false, and it hoth break its head and lo! it vanisheth. And yours will be woe for that which ye ascribe (unto him)." - Holy Quran 21:18.


The Submitters, claim from the Quran that the messenger mentioned in the Holy Quran, 3:81, was their leader Rashid Khalifa and Muhammed (pbuh). They have put several articles on the web to prove their claim. They have a well defined articles and literature of their own, and is widely circulated among muslims and non-muslims.


The General Muslims, have no objections, if somebody wants to show some miracles from the Quran. But if somebody distorts the meaning of the Quran, or tries to propagate false teachings through that, then we object.


"There is among them a section who distort the Book with their tongues: (as they read) you would think it is a part of the Book, but it is no part of the Book; and they say, "That is from Allah. But it is not from Allah: It is they who tell a lie against Allah, and well) they know it!" Holy Quran 3/78


The Submitters, claim that their Leader, Rashid Khalifa, was a messenger of Allah, and they have written articles to support it. Here we will try to look at those articles and find out how true their claim is. Since the Submitters believe only in Quran and no hadith, we will examine everything in the proof of Quran only. And we hope that a sincere reader will appreciate our article.


"There are those who purchase error at the price of guidance, so their commerece doth not prosper, neither are they guided. Their likeness is as the likeness of one who kindelth fire, and when it sheddeth light around him Allah taketh away their light and leaveth them in darkness, where they cannot see, Deaf, dumb and Blind; and they returneth not." - Holy Quran 2:16-18


Rashid Khalifa, Messenger or Not.

"(O man), follow not that whereof thou hast no knowledge. Lo! the hearing and the sight and heart - of each of these (who follow) it will be asked (on the Day of Reckoning)". Holy Quran 17/36


The Claim of submitters, that Rashid Khalifa was a messnger, stems from the Holy Quran 3:81


Behold! Allah took the Covenant of the Prophets, saying: "I give you a Book and Wisdom; then comes to you A Messenger, confirming what is with you; do you believe him and render him help." Allah said: "Do ye agree, and take this my Covenant as binding on you?" They said: "We agree." He said: "Then bear witness, and I am with you among the witnesses." - Holy Quran 3:81 [2]


They claim that in the above verse Prophet Muhammed(pbuh) is also included, to be a part of all prophets. But this is not possible. My reasons for objections are:


1. This complete set of verses above and below 3:81 is the rebuttal for the claim of the people of book, that Muhammed(pbuh) is not a prophet.


2. To show that, the above point is valid, read the verses below that till 3:84, where Allah states:


Say: "We believe in Allah, and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus, and the Prophets, from their Lord: we make no distinction between one and another among them, and to Allah do we bow our will (in Islam)." - Holy Quran 3:84 [2]


If the messenger in verse 3:81 would have been Rashid Khalifa, then 3:84 would have included the name of Muhammed (pbuh).


3. The Word Prophet and Messenger has been used interchangably, in the Translation of the Quran. There actually is no distinction between a Messenger and Prophet. All Prophets when they come they bring along with them the Message of Allah, and hence they are the messengers of Allah.


4. If we read 33:40 Allah says:


Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Messenger of Allah, and the Seal of the Prophets: and Allah has full knowledge of all things. - Holy Quran 33:40 [2]


So, this verse clearly says that there Muhammed (pbuh) is the Last of the Prophet or Messengers, and there is not going to be any messenger after him.


So now having been baseless, they try to show that the covenant in 3:81 is applicable to Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) also. For this they give reference to Holy Quran 33:7.


So lets see what Allah says in 33:7 :


And remember We took from the Prophets their Covenant: as (We did) from thee: from Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus the son of Mary: We took from them a solemn Covenant: - Holy Quran 33:7 [2]


But what was this covenant mentioned in 33:7. For this we have to read the verse after that.


That (Allah) may question the (Custodians) of Truth concerning the Truth they (were charged with): and He has prepared for the Unbelievers a grievous Penalty. - Holy Quran 33:8 [2]


This clearly proves that the Covenant in Surah 33 is regarding the message of Allah. What Allah has given to his Prophets, regarding the belief in Allah, and there being no other Gods than Allah. This is Not at all related with the Covenant of Surah 3, mentioned above. Both of them together are out of context. The Context of these starting verses in the above surah, is regarding the believers: that they will be tried, as those that were before them. This could be seen clearly from 33:9 and the verses after that, where Allah clearly says, that the believers before were tried, so will be the believers at that time. But Allah, promises That he will reward the believers and punish the Hypocrites (33:24).


The Theory of the Last Prophet

To support their theory, that Prophets wont come on earth now, since Muhammed (pbuh) was the last prophet, but messengers can they take help of another verse. Lets see that verse, 40:34 :


"And to you there came Joseph in times gone by, with Clear Signs, but ye ceased not to doubt of the (mission) for which he had come: at length, when he died, ye said: `No Messenger will Allah send after him.' Thus doth Allah leave to stray such as transgress and live in doubt" - Holy Quran 40:34 [2]


In the Above verse Allah clearly says, that those PEOPLE WHO HAD DOUBT OF THE MESSAGE OF Allah THOUGHT THAT NO MORE PROPHETS WILL COME. But Allah never said so. The Submitters have clearly mis-interpreted this verse, and say that Allah said, Joseph was the Last Prophet but he send Prophets after that. Allah answers such people in the verse next to that:



(Such) as dispute about the Signs of Allah, without any authority that hath reached them. Grievous and odious (in such conduct) in the sight of Allah and of the Believers. Thus doth Allah seal up every heart of arrogant and obstinate transgressors."


Are Muslim Idolators

The Submitters claim that all Muslms are Idolators, since they join the name of Prophet Muhammed(pbuh) along with Allah in the Sahadah. But is this claim really true. The Muslim when he takes up his Sahadah clearly says, "There is no God except Allah and Muhammed is the Prophet of Allah". Clearly this is not the Joining of Prophet as a God, but they are misinterpreting it.


The Prophet Muhammed(pbuh) was to be given due respect by all of the people of the world. In Quran Allah says in 2:104, that the prophet has to be given more respect than ordinary men. The natrul question is why only Prophet Muhammed (pbuh), why not all other prophets which had come before. They also brought the same religion, they were also muslims. Here we have to remember, that all the Messengers which came before, came to particular region. Their message was Time bound and Space Bound. Muhammed (pbuh) was the universal messenger (Quran 34:28).


In the Adhan the Muezzin calls, "Ashado Anna Mohammedur Rasolullah", which means, "I bear witness that Muuhammed(pbuh) is the Prophet of Allah". Clearly there is no sign of joining him as a partner of Allah. This was the same Adhan which was given when the Prophet was Alive, and has been recorded in All the historical books. All the sects in Sunni Muslims (and some Shia Muslims), follow the same Adhan till day.


One of their claims also state, that Muslims have accepted Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) sinless, from birth till death, which is not true. Let us see, that is the prophet really a nice man. Is he good enough to be followed by Muslims.


Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the praise of Allah. - Quran 33:21 [2]


Allah clearly tells here, about the prophet's qualities.


Do we need messengers

The idea, which clicked Rashid Khalifa, about being messenger, since no Prophets are going to come stems probably from Bible. When God stopped sending Prophets to israel, there were Judges, who warned the people to cokme to the right path and not to be led astray by Satan.


Allah says, in the Holy Quran, 5:3, That he has perfected our Religion, the religion of Islam. After the Prophet Muhammed, no one was to come and do modification in it.


Since Islam is already been perfected, we do not need any mesengers, to come and warn us or show us some miracles, and claim that he is a messenger or a prophet.


We have the Book (Quran) with us, we need to analyze that and that only and find out what is true.


Can Devil change verses in Quran ?

The Submitters claim that after the Quran was written, the Devil caused misceif and added two verses in the Quran, which was not there. They have removed these two verses from their Quran. But here we have to look at the message of Allah:


Nay, this is a Glorious Qur-an, (Inscribed) in a Tablet Preserved! - Holy Quran 85:21-22


Those who reject the Message when it comes to them (are not hidden from Us). And indeed it is a Book of exalted power. No falsehood can approach it from before or behind it: it is sent down by One Full of Wisdom, Worthy of all Praise. - Holy Quran 41:41-42 [2]


These verse clearly tells us, that the Quran is Preserved by Allah, and no Falsehood will ever approach it. So this idea of two verses being wrong in it, is not valid. Allah says:


"... Do you believe in part of the Book and disbelieve in another part? And what is the reward of those who do so save ignominy in the life of the world, and on the Day of Resurrection they will be consigned to the most grievous doom ..." Holy Quran 2:85 [3]


So, this book quran has to be believed in whole. Removing two verses also removes you from the claim of believer.



[1] The Meaning of Glorious Quran - Pickthall


[2] The Online Holy Quran Homepage


[3] Quran's Translation - Abdullah Yusuf Ali


Note: If there is no mention of the reference, during translation, that it could be either Translation by Pickthall or Yusuf Ali.

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