Quran: The Final Testament - Authorised English Version [NOOK Book]

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Proclaiming One unifying religion for all the people. The Book is, without a doubt, a revelation from the Lord of the Universe. The Final Testament comes with built-in physical evidence that it is God's message to you; it is mathematically composed beyond human capability.


\This proves that God is the Truth, and that He revives the dead, and that He is Omnipotent.

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Overview

Proclaiming One unifying religion for all the people. The Book is, without a doubt, a revelation from the Lord of the Universe. The Final Testament comes with built-in physical evidence that it is God's message to you; it is mathematically composed beyond human capability.


\This proves that God is the Truth, and that He revives the dead, and that He is Omnipotent.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011192197
  • Publisher: Dr. Rashad Khalifa Ph.D.
  • Publication date: 12/16/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 30,199
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

DR. RASHAD KHALIFA was born in a religious family on November 19, 1935 in a small town in Egypt, Kafr El-Zayat. His father was a religious leader for a large Sufi group, made of thousands of followers. His father named the Sufi group after his son ,Rashad, when Rashad was still a child, Tariqat Ar-Rashad Al-Shathlya. It is interesting to know that it was the same Sufi group with their idolization of the Muslim Saints (Wali ), the prophet and his family, and their upholding of other books with the Quran that might have started Dr. Khalifa on the road to evaluate the TRUE WORSHIP of GOD ALONE.


Dr. Khalifa finished his university education in Egypt, graduating with honor degree from Ain Shams University, College of Agriculture, before coming to the United states in 1959, where he continued his higher education. He received his Master Degree in Biochemistry from Arizona State University and his Ph.D. from University of California, Riverside. He held several jobs in the United States and in the Middle East. All his jobs were in his field of Biochemistry including his work as a senior advisor in Agriculture and Biochemistry for the United Nations.


Early on, during his life in the USA he was active in the Muslim communities where he lived. He published few Islamic newsletters and publications. He was still attached to the teachings of Islam (Submission) as he learned it from his father as well as the Sufi teachings he was brought


up with. He went back to Egypt to work for few years after finishing his PhD before settling in the USA with his wife and two children. He always maintained his Islamic religious activities and appreciated by many who got to know him closely and even adopted his name, e.g. Ahmad Rashad, the former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver/sportscaster.


After many years in the USA and after reading different English translations of the Quran, he was not happy with any single one, specially that his mother tongue was Arabic, the original language of the Quran..All these translations had some violation of some of the basic teachings of the Quran. None of those who translated the Quran spoke Arabic as his mother tongue. Dr. Khalifa was also met with a challenge from his children, while studying Quran with them. They asked him about the meaning of the letters at the beginning of Sura 2 in the Quran, i.e., A,L, M. He did not have an immediate answer for them and did not find a good answer with all the Muslim scholars he asked. He started searching the Islamic text books and references, but he never was satisfied with any of the explanations. The closest explanation he could accept was that these letters represent the miracle of the Quran .


Since his job at that time required contact with the computer he was inspired into using the computer to study the Quran and its mysterious letters (initials) at the beginning of the chapters of the Quran. He decided to put all the Arabic Quran in the Computer and specifically study these initials.


He also decided to begin his own translation of the Quran.With his mother tongue being Arabic, he began to translate the Arabic Quran into, the best available to date, English translation of the Quran. None of his predecessors, for whom he read translations, actually spoke the language of the Quran, i.e., Arabic.


Dr. Khalifa's study of the Quran with the computer, the first of its kind then, resulted in the discovery of one of the greatest miracles of the Quran, as God described it in 74:35. This miracle is based on number 19, mentioned in sura 74. MATHEMATICAL MIRACLE OF THE QURAN .


He published the results in several books, magazines and newspapers, and gave many lectures in many countries of the Muslim world. The Muslim scholars and governments cheered him and treated him like a hero and supported the new discoveries in the Quran.


The momentous discovery that "19" is the common denominator of the Mathematical Miracle of the Quran became a reality in January, 1974. This was coinciding with Zul-Hijjah 1393 A.H. The Quran was revealed in 13 B.H. (Before Hijrah). This makes the number of years from the revelation of the Quran to the discovery of its miracle (in 1974), 1393+13=1406 years. It was more than interesting to notice that 1406 = 19 X 74. The only time number 19 was mentioned in the Quran is in sura 74. The correlation between 19X74 lunar years and 1974 solar years could not escape notice, especially with number 19 mentioned only in sura 74.


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Dr. Khalifa continued his service to the Muslim community and continued his Islamic studies. The Mathematical Miracle of the Quran provided a physical proof beyond doubt that the Quran is the word of God. MATHEMATICAL MIRACLE OF THE QURAN .


Through his work, research and study, Dr. Khalifa re-confirmed what God has been saying about the Quran


(1) is complete, perfect and fully detailed, (see 6:19, 38, 114, 115; 50:45)


(2) is he ONLY acceptable Hadith, (see 7:185, 10:36, 31:6, 39:23, 45:6, 52:34, 68:44, 77:50, 39:29..., etc.).


(3) Quran called on the Prophet Muhammed to deliver, preach, live and rule by the Quran ALONE, (see 5:48-50).


With his clear understanding of the Quran and the fact that the hadiths books are vastly corrupted, Dr. Khalifa delivered his brave and Quran-supported understanding to the Muslim community. He proclaimed that Quran is the ONLY acceptable law in this great religion. He also emphasized the fact that all the known hadiths books are corrupted beyond recognition


and can only be used for its historical value and not for religious guidance or laws.


Dr. Khalifa called on the Muslims to follow the Quran alone and to disregard all the fabrications and lies that filled the Hadith and Sunna books. Dr. Khalifa did not consider the angry reaction of the traditional Muslim scholars and their followers. Dr. Khalifa felt that the truth is more important than the fear of the people's reaction or its result. The Muslim scholars, shocked by his stand after they supported him and his Mathematical discoveries in the Quran, considered him a great risk for their traditional teachings. The risk was specially greater after he received a world wide recognition and support for his discoveries of the Mathematical Miracle of the Quran.


When Dr. Khalifa's view about Quran alone was published, QURAN, HADITH AND ISLAM, a campaign of intimidation, insults, fabrications, and accusations of misconduct against him started. Many of the Muslim Scholars who cheered him for the Mathematical Miracle of the Quran tried to play down its significance even at the expense of the truth. Despite the fierce attacks


by the traditionalists on his views that was totally and only Quranic, Dr. Khalifa refused to change his position. He was even offered a large sum of money by one of the Royal Governments in the Middle East to change his position but he refused. He believed that the truth cannot be bought by any sum of money and that the truth belongs only to God ALONE.


During his life in serving the Muslim community, he published one of the best English translations of the Quran available to us today. He never forgot to acknowledge the help and contribution to his translation of some of his close friends and associates. Some of them are still active in


preaching the same message of worshipping God alone and following the Quran alone. Even those who criticize his translation for some of its errors still admit to its clarity, simplicity and pure guidance.


Dr. Khalifa called his translation of the Quran "Authorized English version." In doing so, he was clearly declaring his defiance to any man-made authority in giving the permission to translate the Quran, such as those called Islamic councils, committees, government agents or centers.


Many of these places consider themselves as having a monopoly on giving the authorization to translate the Quran. Dr. Khalifa flatly rejected such man-made authorization and strongly believed that such authorization belongs only to the author of the Quran Himself, God.


With this belief in his mind, he went ahead with his translation, seeking only the approval and acceptance of God ALONE and called it, "Authorized English Version"


Few years before his death, Dr. Khalifa declared that he is the messenger of the covenant , Messenger of the Covenant, prophesied in the Quran in 3:81. He presented a lengthy document with proofs of his messengership from the Quran. He defended the fact that the Prophet Muhammed was the LAST Prophet according to the Quran but not the LAST messenger, (The Difference between Prophet and Messenger ) also according to the Quran, see 33:40. He emphasized the fact that God is teaching us that, the Prophet Muhammed was one of the prophets who took the covenant mentioned in 3:81. The Prophet Muhammed took it along with the other prophets as per 33:7. Dr. Khalifa put the proofs of his messengership in the appendix of his translation of the Quran for those who would seek such proofs.


He challenged the Muslim scholars in their definition of the word prophet and messenger. Their definition has been totally opposite to what God teaches in the Quran. See 3:81; 3:79; 6:89; 29:27; 45:16; 57:26; 19:51; 19:54..., etc. He declared that a messenger of God would advocate the worship of God alone and not ask for wage. See 10:72; 11:29; 11:51; 26:109; 26:127; 26:145.....etc. He asked everybody to verify his Quranic proof. See 17:36.


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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    This book is misleading.

    The authors views are totally against the principles of Islam. I was expecting a true Holy Quran and I got numerology and some very wierd ideas. Beware, this book is misguiding.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Kalifah has been debunked

    He even claimed prophethood at one point. You can read about him in wikipedia. Check out tge Asad or Ali or Pickthall translations of the Quran. Some books out there even show all three verse by verse. Cleary also has a good book out there.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    Beware indeed!

    I would read the wikipedia report on him. Then decide if this writter is what you want to read from!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Academic looking for a good honest review

    I am an academic trying to learn something about this religion and i could do without the anti islam comments seriously y would u even be looking at a book about islamic teachings if u were so anti islam and furthermore what pisses me off is that u do it under the banner of patriotism which is a load of crap! !!!! I served in the united states military w wonder LOYAL MUSLIM sailors soldiers and marines and YOU make me sick to my stomach to know we fought for freedom to publicly discriminate and spread IGNORANCE AMD HATE so if u hate muslims dont do it for ur country or for the troops do it for you because u r because im pretty sure we think u r a horses ass too!!!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Cool.

    As an athiest I like to read through religious books, and see where they get their minsdet from. I still have yet to discover it for any such religion. But the right wing red necks need to stay off the internet.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

    Quran

    Good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2013

    Read

    Pick up a bible it tells the truth

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    Recommended

    Excellent English translation but disappointing when it comes without its original Arabic format.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Read

    "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son and whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    Sidra

    Quran rocks

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    The title and theology are not in agreement

    The Quran mentions Moses and Christ, and Muslims has roots in the Christian bible. We know that Allah doe's not have a son who died for the sins of the world. Here's the problem with the book's title "Quran..The Final Testament." For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. Heb 9:16-17(KJV). This has nothing to do with religion just common sense.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012

    I read the first few pages of this book and it is very clear tha

    I read the first few pages of this book and it is very clear that the information the author has collected is incorrect, whether it was written purposely or not. First of all, Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was illiterate, meaning he did not write the Qur'an. The Quran was preserved during his time mainly through oral transmission and memorization. After his death, it was compiled and reviewed by the many people who had memorized it and kept written verses on stone and leaves to make sure there was no error. Secondly, it was not the arrangement of the Qur'an that lead to the "50 year" dispute between Ali (AS) and "the distorters?" (I don't know where the author got the idea that Sunnis are "distorters". There authenticity of the Qur'an hasn't changed since it was revealed. It is the only book on earth that hasn't been revised or changed. You can compare it with the original copies.) Moreover from the knowledge I have, some of the terms that author specifies in the introduction are missing key points here and there. I haven't read the book entirely, but just skimming through it, I like how the author breaks up the surahs into sections and highlights the topic the following verses will discuss. And just through skimming, it does look like the verses are accurate. I have read some book where the verses are incorrect and cited incorrectly and there has been some which were fake and not true. As for the author of this book, I don't really like his translations of the verses. Some of his translations are bland and pessimistic. The way he presents them, gives the reader a pessimistic and perhaps an uncomfortable feeling. I'm not sure if I would actually recommend this book or not. If you are really interested in reading a book similar to this author's, take a look into "The Message of the Qur'an" by Muhammad Asad. His translations are much more optimistic, engaging and much more intimate. I recommend that book over this one. Please look into that book if you are really interested.

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  • Posted September 18, 2011

    Sara

    This author is great - he make very honest interpretations and shouldnt be critized by those who truely do believe in Islam.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2011

    Lol

    I did not know it had more than one page

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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