The basis for the following article was originally published in 2008 by the Hashlamah Project.
בשם יהוה הרחמן הרחם/بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Today the modern perspective on outward life has invoked a state of perplexity over the nature, purpose and even existence of the inward. The world encourages us by example and voice to ignore what our physical senses cannot cement and give Earthly shape to. This occurs to an absurd degree, wherein modernists have abrogated even the purpose of their very existence in the name of their purported "reason," and false notions of selfhood.
Not without reason have the Prophets and Witnesses cried out in lamentation over the visions of this quarrelsome generation. We are active both in body and mind, yet we do not realize what this activity - this Life Itself – is. So we push Its evolutionary naggings into the mental recesses of our deepest subconscious.
Like a flock guided by a Worthless Shepherd, mankind fumbles about; groping, searching back to sources of antiquity. Yet, while instinctive drive leads them back to `Eden - in the hopes that what we find will unlock the key to our future seemingly uncertain destination - they blind their eyes and deafen their ears to the inevitable Reality that awaits them at `Eden's gate.
Just as the astronomer gazes excitedly through newer and more powerful telescopes, into worlds before unknown and unseen by man, so too the average individual exults in his apprehension of popular psychology and New Age Western fads. New cults crop up, attesting to the Truth – as they themselves perceive it. Countless fleets of self-proclaimed gurus, and demonic false messiahs with empty promises, march under the banner of a world "unified" on account of an ancient deception.
Nearly all of the passengers on this vessel have turned to pilots; assured by their egos that they are finally "thinking for themselves." Many insist that life is no more than a dream, but few have yet to really ask "Who is the Dreamer."
Asking this question, and ultimately arriving at its Answer, is at the core of the spiritual path of this Community.
That path, the deen (Spiritual Path, דין), of this community is "Hashlamah," Equanimity, Peace, and living in accordance with the Will of the Divine, whether one refers to It as God, Got, Dios, Ha'Eloah, Allah, Alah, Khuda or simply as the "Life-force" that or "Tao" which is omnipresent to the furthest reaches of the Universal Construct of the Divine Mind. This alone is the deen of ALL Nevi'im, of all Prophets. For Avraham, Moshe, David, Yochanan and Yashuah were all Maminim (מאמינים), Nevi'im (נביאים), and lived in a state of Hashlamah (השלמה). Just as Ruth was a foreigner, there is no question that her deen was the same as that of the prophets. And yet the Tanakh bears no record of her "conversion" to any "ism" or "schism." For in truth, the term "Judaism" or "Yehudiyot" had not even found its way into linguistic parlance at that point in history. And yet, even the line of Ruth and Boaz led directly to King David, and eventually to Yashuah, the Talmudic "Mashiach ben Yosef."
Thus, we strive to take Judaism, Christianity, and ALL paths back to their common origin. In seeking this, we reject no scripture brought by any prophet of any land. For we seek the Truth wherever It has manifested. For the same Universal Truth was taught by ALL Prophets and Warners throughout the ages. It is the primordial path known in different languages as the Tao, Middle Way, Central Column and Siratu-l-Mustaqim (Straight Path), that has been expressed by all prophets sent to all nations, from Adam to Muhammad and all who will come as we enter the next prophetic cycle of the Day of Resurrection.
Despite those who came after the prophets of their personal or cultural affinity, who have created division in this singular message, dividing first into separate "sects" and then into separate "religions" in historical and spiritual reality there is no division in the original message of them all. All Prophets have declared the Oneness of the Divine, and proclaimed no path, no deen other than living in accordance, in submission to the Divine Will.
While we maintain the Torah and the prophets of the Tanakh, we recognize Yashuah ben Maryam, Jesus Christ as Mashiach, though in accordance with traditional Judaic belief and the Qur'aan's teachings, we see the Messianic claims surrounding him as a claim to the throne of Yisra'el during Roman occupation, and NOT any alleged claim of Divine status. As it is written: "God (El) is not a man (ish), that Hu should lie, nor the Son of Man (Ben Adam), that Hu should repent. Has Hu said, and will Hu not do it? Or has Hu spoken, and will Hu not make it good?" Bamidbar (Numbers) 23:19
לֹא אִישׁ אֵל וִיכַזֵּב, וּבֶן-אָדָם וְיִתְנֶחָם; הַהוּא אָמַר וְלֹא יַעֲשֶׂה, וְדִבֶּר וְלֹא יְקִימֶנָּה
Thus, we reject the missionary diversions and cultural prostitution of Judaic culture by so-called "Messianic Judaism." We hold also that Mashiach is returning to reclaim his rightful rule of the Holy Land from the Zionist Imperialists who defy the Talmudic prohibition against migration en masse before his Kingdom.
We hold that the Talmudic "Bil`am" (who many erroneously associate with Yashuah Ha'Mashiach), is in fact Bil`am himself who manifested under many aliases, including "Paul of Tarsus." He is the "Mashiach Sheqer" of the Dead Sea Scrolls, who became known as the "Antichrist," and who has manifest again, at this "End of the Age" ("Zemen" in Hebrew or "Zaman" in `Arabic), and will be defeated at the hands of King Mashiach, the returned Messiah through whom Ha'Shem will lead the world into an Era of Universal Brotherhood, Peace, and Justice.
Just as the path of all prophets is one, so too is their God One, and so too are we all one. Only in the realization of this can we progress beyond the illusory concepts of division and separation - of "you" and "i," of "us" and "them" - and fulfill the Destiny of the Children of Light, etched upon the primordial tablets of time and space since before the formation of the Earth itself. only then can we truly be emancipated from the chains of physical, psychological and spiritual slavery, and only then can the Kingdom manifest on Earth as it is in Heaven.
For in reality, in this modern Babylon System, where those deemed of a lower socio-economic or racial caste are constantly trodden down, beneath the heel of the Whore of Babylon, there are only two sides, that of the Party of God, and the Party of Satan; that of the Children of Light and the Children of Darkness. Let there be no confusion about this.
For there is no hope in any man-made political or religious system, or ideological industry of mental slavery and socio-spiritual co-dependency. There is no hope in the culture memes of man made institutions be them right or left, Western, or Eastern. There is no hope in Capitalism, nor in Communism. There is no hope in nationalism whether based on nation or illusory concepts of "race." Without a doubt, history has spelled out the "writing on the wall" that there will never be a true and lasting victory found in sectarianism, nor in isolating ourselves from those around us.
The chief downfall of modern man's state of mind is the belief that human beings are sufficient in and of themselves; that they are the center of the Universe and can exist by their own exploitative power. In order to both endure as an individual and as a people, we must break away from this flawed, pathological and anthropocentric belief. One of the foremost ways that we can do this - and in doing so realign ourselves with our true Source of power and survival - is by limiting our participation in the culture which the "Nefilim," the "Jinn" have taught to humankind. This need not merely be a physical separation from a given society or region. For in Truth the revived Roman Empire of now knows no boundaries in the manifestation of this Earth. Rather this oath of separation is a spiritual one. We must be in the world but not of it. We must be passers by.
The masses are not the enemy by nature, they are the oppressed, locked within the mental shackled of psychological manipulation and spiritual slumber. While these, our oppressed brothers and sisters, remain sleeping within the belly of this beast, controlled and manipulated by religious and sociological divisions of the Adversary's design, the Seven-Headed Dragon marches onward in the quest for universal domination and control over the slave caste. This slavery can only be maintained through ignorance and sleep which the masses of our brothers and sisters are programmed to accept as "natural."
We know that this vision for Universal Justice, Peace and Enlightenment simply cannot come to pass while so many remain shackled within the chains of this modern day Babylon. Thus, we strive for Universal justice and liberation of all who are oppressed. For when one is oppressed, we are ALL oppressed. For in truth there is no division between "you" or "i." We are all One Universal Soul. Thus it is written in the Qur'aan, the recitation of the Universal Divine Message to the Prophet raised up from the `Arabs, to complete Divine Revelation to ALL peoples and nations: "To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth; surely Allah - Hu is the Self-sufficient, the One Worthy of All Praise. If all the trees on the Earth were pens, and the sea - seven seas after it to replenish it, yet would the Words of Allah would not come to an end. Allah is All-mighty, All-wise. Your creation and your rising are as but as a single soul. God is All-hearing, All-seeing." Al-Qur'aan, Sura Luqman 31:26-28
لِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الْغَنِيُّ الْحَمِيدُ وَلَوْ أَنَّمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ مِن شَجَرَةٍ أَقْلَامٌ وَالْبَحْرُ يَمُدُّهُ مِن بَعْدِهِ سَبْعَةُ أَبْحُرٍ مَّا نَفِدَتْ كَلِمَاتُ اللَّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ مَّا خَلْقُكُمْ وَلَا بَعْثُكُمْ إِلَّا كَنَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَمِيعٌ بَصِيرٌ
Humanity will not find its salvation in the subjectivity of scholars, presidents, dictators or kings. Our salvation does not lie in western culture, nor in the discovery of some new, mysterious "truth" on the horizon of a "New Age." Our future depends upon a realization of our past. The key to moving forward to an age of peace is found in our roots, and the history of peace and harmony which existed on this planet for untold ages. For this is not a new Message, but an old one. A message found in the Qur'an, stating the timeless words written on the hearts of all mystics, regardless of time and place...
أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله الذي يرسل الانبياء لكل أمة, والمؤمنون كل امن بالله وملائكته وكتبه ورسله لانفرق بين احد من رسله
'Ashhadu 'an la 'ilaha ill Allah alazhi yursil al-'Anbiya' likuli eam, wa-l-Muminun kulu aman biallah wa-Mala'ikatih wa-Kutubih wa-Rusulih lanfaraq bayn 'ahad min Rusulih