I am a Submitter to God Alone
I come from a large family; I have eleven siblings which consist of 1-sister, 5-half-sisters, 3-half-brothers, and 2-step-brothers. My mother came from a farming family in Northern Illinois, and there were twelve in her family. While growing up, we would spend time in the summer with one of the Aunts or Uncles, which of course were all of different faiths. These ranged from Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist, LDS and a few others I cannot even remember. All of them being true to their faith would have me Baptized in their faith to ensure that I would be saved. Because of this I had a very strong beginning in religion.
During the middle years, I became an Agnostic, mainly because all that they had told me did not make any sense to me. I found that these people would tell me to do one thing and then they would do another, they were not living the faith they told me that I had to live. During this time I studied many religions around the world and found all of them lacking. There was something missing, I could not put my finger on what it was, but I knew that it was not what I was looking for.
After spending 30 years in the U.S. Navy, I retired to a civilian job of teaching Electronic Fundamentals to the Saudi Arabian Air Defense Forces. During this time I was introduced to "Islam" and was give a copy of the Quran by one of my students. I began to read the Quran, but found it difficult to comprehend. The reason for this was the "footnotes" on every page that explained what I was suppose to understand from the verses. I would read the verse and then read the footnotes, and the two being different confused me, so I stopped studying the Quran. For several more years I keep searching, but found nothing of interest.
Then by chance I came across the "Submissions.org" web site on the Internet. I began to read some of the articles, the more I read the more I wanted. I was hooked. I learned of Dr. Rashad Khalifa, and the Miracle of 19. I ordered a copy of his translation of the Quran and began to read it. Everything started falling in place and I was able to understand a lot of what I read.
I asked the folks in Tucson if there were any Submitters in the Los Angeles area that I could talk to, and they gave me the name of a person in Santa Monica, and may God bless him and his family for all the support they have given me.
Over the course of the last several years I have continued my study of the Quran and have accepted it completely. I have submitted to God, and embraced the religion of Abraham (Monotheism). The more I read the Quran the more I learn, I find it complete and fully detailed, every time I have found a conflict, it has been within me, and my interpretation which has been wrong.
I have been greatly blessed with guidance from our Lord. I urge you to begin reading the Quran (English Translation) which is being added to this site as the translation progresses. This translation is being performed by Dr. Ali Fazely, an Iranian/American Professor of Physics in Baton Rouge. His translation is bit different, in that he is translating exactly from Arabic to English, even if it may make no sense to us, other translators have seen this and gave us their opinion of what they thought the passage meant. Dr Fazely is not doing this, his translation is direct, and if it does not make sense to you then you need to pray for guidance and when the Lord wills to inform you of its meaning it will then become clear to you. I know this for a fact as it has done so for me.
I have included links to all of the Muslim Prospective, monthly newsletters written and edited by Dr. Rashad Khalifa before his murder in 1990.
I have also included all of the Journal of Submission, newsletters written and edited by Dr. Ali Fazely that I have been able to collect. These are not complete, some of the copies I obtained were not complete and there are several missing from the listing. But what I do have, I hope you will enjoy, and be enlightened by.
I spent 30 years in the U.S. Navy and retired in 1984.
I am now completely retired and spend my time diging for gold
which is why I am so poor.
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