(Excerpt from Harun Yahya’s live interview dated 28 January 2011)
Say, ‘People of the Book! come to a proposition which is the same for us and you – that we should worship none but Allah and not associate any partners with Him and not take one another as lords besides Allah.’ If they turn away, say, ‘Bear witness that we are Muslims.’ (Surah Al ‘Imran, 64)
Almighty Allah says that priests and men of religion will come up with such propositions, but he tells us not to abide by them instead of Him. He says it is Allah who issues commandments. Some ignorant Muslims regard their own sheikhs as being able to issue commandments, and they also regard their own priests and clergymen as issuing commandments instead of Allah. Allah says that this is wrong, that it is Allah who issues pronouncements, insha’Allah.