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Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Taking the Muslim call to prayer as his starting point, the author unravels the significance of the muezzin’s By: Kenneth Cragg Media of The Call of the Minaret. THE CALL OF THE MINARET, by Kenneth Cragg. pp. New York,. More than thirteen centuries have elapsed since Muhammad came with his message that.

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Ian Watkins added it Nov 15, However, the author makes a solid case that both respects Muslims and upholds Christian witness.

Kurt marked it as to-read Jun 15, His prose is at times fairly convoluted, and a good knowledge of history and Scripture are presupposed. Published February 3rd by Oneworld Publications first published January The Rahim is He in cragf action. No faith or believer, of course, can say that God is without being involved to some degree in what He is.

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The author engaged in Christian work in the Islamic world for much of his life, and he makes a strong case for Christian witness to Muslims while also arguing for respect for Muslims and their societies. Shadan marked it as to-read Dec 08, Thanks for telling us about the problem. They are wrong if they mean that He is other than the One Christians so understand.

If we take the word to be of genuine Arabic form this is the obvious origin. Tim Sanford added it Dec 27, The Qur’an in many passages refers to Muhammad’s adversaries lf Mecca, swearing by God, invoking Him, and recognizing His sovereignty as Creator. Indeed they contended against Muhammad that if God had willed xragg they would have refrained from believing in other deities Surah vi.


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The Call of the Minaret

Nadia Shalaby marked it as to-read Feb 11, But there can be no mistaking the insistent and incontrovertible character of the affirmation within the utterance. The word Allah itself is grammatically incapable of a plural. However, the author m This book looks at Islamic history, the present state of the Islamic world the book was originally written in the minretand trends in Muslim-Christian relations. To suppose otherwise would be confusing. There must be no alienation of His Godhead, kennsth God-ness.

The Call of the Minaret by Kenneth Cragg

It is used in the, recognition of God in all the ventures and vicissitudes of life even more widely than the confession itself. Skyscraper Cat marked it as to-read Jan 19, But it would be fatal to all our mutual tasks to doubt that One and the same God over all was the reality in both. E2c rated it really liked it Sep 25, The Meccans might acknowledge and yet ignore Him saving their intimate worship for familiar substitutes. Robert Miner rated it it was amazing Aug 20, It is important to keep in mind that though the apprehensions differ, their theme is the same.

To Muhammad He was the only real.

This book looks at Islamic history, the present state of the Islamic world the book was acll written in the sand trends in Muslim-Christian relations. Riaz Ahmad marked it as to-read Jan 22, Before, however, leaving the Arabic term Allah in order to keep to the English equivalent God, we must investigate its precise literal meaning. Yaqeen Sikander is currently reading it Aug 10, Muhammad, it is true, continued to believe in the existence of angels and jinns, but he repudiated any notion that these were deities.


Want to Read saving…. There can be no doubt then that the Prophet’s contemporaries knew of a Supreme Being, but He did not dominate their minds.

All the partners whom the pagan Arabs associated with Him were truly nonentities. Refresh and try again. The problems were not consciously deferred. The well known Muslim “rosary” sibhah or chain of beads, in thrice thirty three arrangement, is a means of recollecting serially the Ninety-nine names of God.

This kkenneth and all-encompassing God is described as “the Creator Justme marked it as to-read May 18, If the reader is alarmed at this linguistic beginning he will relent on recalling that the muezzin is our theme.

They were also much concerned with a multiplicity of demons and jinns who inhabited natural phenomena, especially winds, hills, and wells.

The call of the minaret

But the people of Mecca did not understand or allow that God alone should be worshipped. The source of the confusion of thought tge here is that to say who God is necessarily goes beyond saying that He is.

In abolishing the daughters and sons of Mecca’s Mminaret, Muhammad failed to distinguish the wholly different meaning of the Christian Sonship. Musadik Mirajkar rated it really liked it Sep 12, When used with the definite article Al-Ilahu meaning “T ‘ he God” the I consonant of the article coalesces with the same letter in the first syllable of the word eliding the sound to make Al-lah.