Photo taken in 1989
|Born||November 19, 1935|
|Died||January 31, 1990 (aged 54)|
|Known for||Numerology, Islam|
|Religious beliefs||United Submitters International (Islam)|
Rashad Khalifa (Arabic: رشاد خليفة; November 19, 1935–January 31, 1990) was an Egyptian-American biochemist who founded United Submitters International. Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) Events 1095 - The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon. 1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) A chemist is a Scientist trained in the Science of Chemistry. Numerology is any of many Systems Traditions or Beliefs in a mystical or Esoteric relationship between Numbers and physical For other meanings including people named 'Islam' see Islam (disambiguation. The United Submitters International is a minor Islamic group founded by Rashad Khalifa. For other meanings including people named 'Islam' see Islam (disambiguation. Sam Khalifa (born December 5, 1963 in Fontana California, USA was a Major League Baseball player Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language Events 1095 - The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon. 1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Egyptian Americans are Americans of Egyptian ancestry first-generation Egyptian immigrants or descendants of Egyptians who immigrated to the Typical biochemists study chemical processes and chemical transformations in living organisms The United Submitters International is a minor Islamic group founded by Rashad Khalifa. He was assassinated in 1990. AssassiNation is the sixth album by Krisiun, released in 2006 on Century Media.
Khalifa immigrated to the United States in 1959, where he earned a Ph.D in biochemistry. "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes in living Organisms It deals with the Structure and function of cellular components such as He became a naturalized U. Naturalization is the acquisition of Citizenship or Nationality by somebody who was not a citizen or national of that country when he or she was born S. citizen, living in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson (ˈtuːsɒn is the seat of Pima County Arizona, United States, located 118 miles (188 km) southeast
Khalifa worked as a science adviser for the Libyan government for about one year, after which he worked as a chemist for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, then became a senior chemist in Arizona's State Office of Chemistry in 1980. Politics of Libya takes place in a framework of a dual government structure in Libya. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO, French/Spanish acronym ONUDI, is a specialized agency in the United Nations system headquartered Khalifa's son Sam Khalifa played Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sam Khalifa (born December 5, 1963 in Fontana California, USA was a Major League Baseball player The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He founded the religious group called United Submitters International (USI), a group which considers itself to be the true Islam, but prefers not to use the terms "Muslim" or "Islam," instead using the English equivalents of the Arabic: "Submitter" or "Submission. The United Submitters International is a minor Islamic group founded by Rashad Khalifa. For other meanings including people named 'Islam' see Islam (disambiguation. A Muslim (مسلم pronounced Muslim, not Muzlim) is an adherent of the Religion Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language " Submitters believe Khalifa was a messenger of God.
Specific beliefs of the USI include the dedication of all worship practices to God alone, upholding the Qur'an alone, and rejecting the traditional hadith and sunnah as fabrications and lies attributed to Muhammad by his enemies. For the Celtic Frost album see Monotheist (album In Theology, monotheism (from Greek grc [[wiktμόνος μόνος]] The Qur’an ( القرآن, literally "the recitation" also sometimes transliterated as Qur’ān, Koran, Alcoran Hadith ( ar الحديث, pl aḥadīth; lit. "narrative" are oral Traditions relating to the words and deeds of the Islamic Sunnah ar (سنة plural سنن Sunan literally means “trodden path” and therefore the sunnah of the prophet means “the way and the manners of the prophet” IMPORTANT PLEASE READ ##### For all questions relating to the addition of (pbuh peace be upon him or other honorifics For many years he attended Masjid Tucson in Arizona. The State of Arizona ( is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States.
Starting in 1969, Khalifa used computers to analyze the frequency of letters and words in the Qur'an. Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In 1974 he claimed that he discovered an intricate numerical pattern in the text of the Qur'an involving the number 19 mentioned in chapter 74 of the Qur'an. Surat Al-Muddathir (سورة المدثر (The Cloaked One The Man Wearing A Cloak is the 74th sura of the Qur'an with 56 Ayat.
Khalifa's research did not receive much attention in the West. The term Western world, the West or the Occident ( Latin: occidens -sunset -west as distinct from the Orient) can have multiple meanings The first comment appeared in Scientific American of September 1980, p. Scientific American is a Popular science magazine, published (first weekly and later monthly since August 28, 1845, making it 22. Martin Gardner wrote of Khalifa's initial publication in the West: "It's an ingenious study of the Quran. " Gardner later wrote a more extensive review of Khalifa and his work. 
Three years later the Canadian Council on the Study of Religion reported in its Quarterly Review of April 1983 that the code Khalifa discovered is "an authenticating proof of the divine origin of the Quran. "
Many popular magazines and newspapers in the Muslim world reported his discoveries. The term Muslim world (or Islamic world) has several meanings Khalifa's first publicized report appeared in the Egyptian magazine Akhersa (January 24, 1973). Updates of his research were subsequently published by the same magazine (November 28, 1973 and December 31, 1975). Many other magazines and newspaper articles by and about Khalifa appeared throughout the world in many languages.
As early as 1976 he became the target of criticism when he made claims that appeared heretical according to traditional Muslims - such as:
In October, 1979, Rashad Khalifa was accused of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual contact with a minor. The accuser, a 16-year-old-girl, testified at a hearing that Khalifa sexually molested her while recruiting her for research on the human aura. There was no evidence of intercourse found when the girl was examined at a local hospital; however, Justice of the Peace James P. West ruled there was sufficient evidence to hold Khalifa for trial on the charges. 
On January 31, 1990, Khalifa was murdered at Masjid Tucson. He was stabbed 29 times and his body drenched in xylol but not set alight. o-Xylene|m-Xylene|p-XyleneThe term xylene or xylol refers to a mixture of three Benzene derivatives which is used as a Solvent in the Printing Although nobody has been convicted of his murder, James Williams, an alleged member of the Jamaat ul-Fuqra organization, was convicted of conspiracy in the slaying. Jamaat ul-Fuqra (alternatively Jamaat al-Fuqra) ( Arabic: جماعة الفقراء, "Community of the Impoverished" is a Paramilitary In the Criminal law, a conspiracy is an agreement between Natural persons to break the law at some time in the future and in some cases with at least one overt act  Williams disappeared on the day of his sentencing and could not be found.  In 2000 Williams was apprehended attempting to re-enter the United States and sentenced to serve 69 years in prison. His convictions were upheld on appeal by the Colorado Court of Appeals except for one count of forgery. The Colorado Court of Appeals is the intermediate-level Appellate court for the state of Colorado. Forgery is the process of making adapting or imitating objects statistics or documents (see False document) with the intent to deceive. 
CBS News reported that Muslim extremist Wadih el-Hage was "connected to the 1990 stabbing death of. CBS News is the news division of American Television and Radio network CBS. Wadih el-Hage ( وديع الحاج) alias Abd'al Sabur (عبد الصبور alias the Manager is a former Al-Qaeda member who is serving life . . Rashad Khalifa [who] was hated by Muslim extremists [that were] opposed to his teachings. His murderer was never caught, but El-Hage, who was indicted for lying about the case, called the assassination 'a good thing. '"