Old Trick by Satan’s Agents:”You worship Rashad”, they say!!! – By Dr. Rashad Khalifa
(This post was originally published by Dr. Rashad Khalifa in Jan 1990 Submitters Perspective)
The hypocrites say: “You idolize Rashad Khalifa by talking about him. You must ignore him!!!” Thus, they incur the lowest pit of Hell (4:145) by resorting to extremes: either idolize the Prophet Muhammad by mentioning his name in their Salat prayers and disobeying Quran, or attack God’s Messenger Rashad Khalifa.
When God ordered the Prophet Muhammad to announce his messengership, the people of Mecca attacked him. The Quran documents some of the insults they poured upon the Prophet:
Why was not this Quran revealed to a prominent man from one of the two communities (Mecca & Medina)? 43:31
When they saw you (0 Muhammad), they mocked at you and said, “Is this the one chosen by God to be His messenger?” 25:41
In 17:76-77 God informs us that insulting and ridiculing the messengers at the hands of disbelievers is inevitable; that this is always the case with God’s messengers.
The disbelievers plot and scheme to neutralize you, or kill you, or banish you. However, they plot and scheme, but so does God, and God is the best schemer. 8:30
Disbelievers & Hypocrites
God teaches us is 2:6-16 that the hypocrites are a lot worse than the disbelievers. The hypocrites are people who sit amongst us, pretend to be believers, and spread their poison in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. We look on them as if they are our brothers and sisters, but their hearts are full of doubt and poison. This is why God has reserved for them the lowest pit of Hell:
The hypocrites will be in the lowest pit of Hell 4:145
On that day, you will see the believing men and women with their lights radiating aheadof them, and to their rights. What good news you receive today: gardens with flowing streams, wherein you abide forever. This is the greatest triumph. On that day, the hypocrite men and women will say to the believers: “Look towards us; let us derive some lights from you. They will be told: “Go back and seek light elsewhere. A barrier will be established between them, with mercy on the inside, and retribution on the outside. The hypocrites will call: “Were we not with you?” The believers will answer: “Yes, but you deceived yourselves, waited too long, hesitated, and doubted. You were deceived by wishful thinking, until God’s judgment came. You harbored deceitful thoughts about God. Consequently, no ransom can be accepted from you, or from the disbelievers. Your eternal abode is Hell, and a miserable destiny.” 57:12-15
The criterion in 9:24 is written down by God Almighty Himself. Simply stated: “If you do not love God’s messenger more than your own family, you are not a believer.” Rashad Khalifa is God’s proven messenger, and this is God’s law. Now it is up to you to examine your own feelings and find out whether you are going to the high Heaven or the lowest pit of Hell.