"Submission" is the religion whereby we recognize God's absolute authority, and reach an unshakeable conviction that God ALONE possesses all power; no other entity possesses any power that is independent of Him. The natural result of such a realization is to devote our lives and our worship absolutely to God ALONE.
As expected from the Creator's final message, one of the prominent themes in the Quran is the call for unity among all believers, and the repeated prohibition of making any distinction among God's messengers. (2:136, 3:84)
If the object of worship is one and the same, there will be absolute unity among all believers. It is the human factor, i.e., devotion and prejudice to such powerless humans as Jesus, Muhammad, and the saints that causes division, hatred, and bitter wars among the misguided believers. A guided believer is devoted to God ALONE, and rejoices in seeing any other believer who is devoted to God ALONE, regardless of the name such a believer calls his or her religion.
Today's corrupted religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, will simply die out, and "Submission" will prevail. This is not the wishful thinking of a human being or a collection of humans; this is God's inviolable law (3:19, 9:33, 41:53, 48:28, 61:9, 110:1).
Submission vs Other Religions
Unlike all other religions, Submitters look beyond the "human factor" - a prime cause behind all religious conflict & divide (see Introduction).
"It is the human factor, i.e., devotion and prejudice to such powerless humans as Jesus, Muhammad, and the saints that causes division, hatred, and bitter wars among the misguided believers. A guided believer is devoted to God ALONE, and rejoices in seeing any other believer who is devoted to God ALONE, regardless of the name such a believer calls his or her religion. (2:62, 5:59)
The Quran also makes it clear: "Submission" is the only acceptable religion. Thus, anyone who submits to God and devotes the worship to God ALONE is a "Submitter." One may be a Jewish Submitter, a Christian Submitter, a Buddhist Submitter, a Hindu Submitter, or a Muslim Submitter.
[3:19] The only religion approved by GOD is "Submission."
[3:85] Anyone who accepts other than Submission as his religion, it will not be accepted from him, and in the Hereafter, he will be with the losers.
Almost every page of the Quran reminds us about the worship and commemoration of God alone. Submitters do not take this lightly. No compromise to this principle is ever acceptable. This key difference largely sets apart Submitters and Traditionalist Muslims (Submission vs Traditional Islam).
Additionally, physical evidence of the Quran's divine origin was unveiled in 1974 through Dr. Rashad Khalifa. Submitters are among a unique subset of believers of the Quran who actually accept its existence, its clear prophecy, along with the heavy implications it comes with.
It is equally a mistake to conflate Submission with Quranism (Submission vs Quranism). This common misconception is due to the sudden rise of the "Quranist" movement following Dr. Rashad Khalifa's research categorically refuting the concept of "Hadith & Sunna" after centuries of ignorance (see Quran, Hadith, and Islam). However, many have taken this concept as a free pass to distort (or entirely reject) the Abrahamic practices, reinvent the Arabic language, and spread unfounded conspiracies. In other words, treating the Quran as it fell from outer space and attempting to build an entire religion using the Quran alone without any context, outside information, or historical basis. Submitters do not dispute any foundational aspects of the religion, uphold all Abrahamic practices, and are able to congregate together. Learn about the Practices.
Do Submitters pray?
Of course. Submitters accept all religious practices passed down from Abraham (Shahada, Salat, Seyaam, Zakat, Hajj). However, many corruptions & innovations have crept into these practices over the centuries.
Submitters filter out these corruptions using the Quran to extract the most purified forms of these practices. Dr. Rashad Khalifa, the Messenger of the Covenant prophesized in 3:81 had a specific function among many others to purify all religions and consolidate them into one, ('Submission'), and lay out all the major corrections required. The Code 19 miracle also independently authenticates these historically known Abrahamic practices in many different ways (See Appendix 1 and 15).
Do Submitters reject Hadith?
Submitters uphold the Quran as the sole source of religious law. Other sources of law are severely condemned in the Quran.
The Quran specifically warns in advance to not uphold any other 'Hadith' besides Quran (7:185, 12:111, 31:6, 45:6, 39:23, 53:59, 56:81, 68:44, 77:50...) and tells us about "fabrications" to be produced by the enemies of the prophet (6:112-113, 25:31). We recommend the book “Quran, Hadith, and Islam” by Dr. Rashad Khalifa to look more into this important topic.
Where can I meet other Submitters?
In addition to general chats and discussions, the server hosts weekly Quran Studies, open to all. It takes place every Sunday at 5:30 PM GMT. Each session lasts two hours: the first half is dedicated to reading and studying specific verses. The second half is open for questions and discussion on any verses or issues in the Quran.
These Quran Studies can be watched on the Submission Archives YouTube channel, along with other discussions and debates.