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The Call of the Minaret

There must be no alienation of His Godhead, or God-ness. There is a quality about the authentic pronunciation of the first clause of the Muslim creed, which impresses itself upon every sensitive hearer. They were also much concerned with a multiplicity of demons and jinns who inhabited natural phenomena, especially winds, hills, and wells. There can be no doubt then that the Prophet’s contemporaries knew of a Supreme Being, but He did not dominate their minds.

The Call of the Minaret by Kenneth Cragg

The actions appropriate to these names, most of which are participial or adjectival forms, are frequently noted in the events and situations of the Quranic story. J added it Sep 22, Robert Miner rated it it was amazing Aug 20, The Rahim is He in merciful action. Associating is the belief that God has co-existents or partners. The strictly theological problems were all postponed, to be taken up in the centuries after Islam’s expansion by thinkers of other races than the Arab with more inquiring minds and less intensity of purpose.


Evelyn marked it as to-read Mar 22, It is held to be worth a third of the whole Qur’an and the seven heavens and the seven earths are founded upon it. Here in the context of Th and His Oneness we are faced with the supreme sin in the Muslim reckoning, itself the corollary of its great negation.

Matt Friedman added it Jul 25, Justme marked it as to-read May 18, Nancy rated it really liked it Mar 25, Justin Long rated it really liked it May 28, The Qur’an in many passages refers to Muhammad’s adversaries in Mecca, swearing by God, invoking Him, and recognizing His sovereignty as Creator.

Yasmin Wahid added it Sep 07, Refresh and try again. He has no associates of any kind or rank.

Thanks minarer telling us about the problem. The relative frequency with which the different names occur is a matter of deep interest. The word Allah itself is grammatically incapable of a plural. Books by Kenneth Cragg. Published February 3rd by Oneworld Publications first published January It is a proper name.

The call of the minaret

Ani rated it it was ok Feb 06, Liam added it Dec 26, The well known Muslim “rosary” sibhah or chain of beads, in thrice thirty three arrangement, is a od of recollecting serially the Ninety-nine names of God. Want to Read saving….


cfagg It becomes clear that the Islamic call to prayer transcends the boundaries of religion, containing a summons for Christians and Muslims alike. Open Preview See a Problem?

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When the word Allah is intentionally used in this way it raises a serious implication we wish here to reject. Gary Moorehead rated it it was amazing Jun 21, The Arabic form ilahun meaning “a god” is similar to the Hebrew and Aramaic words for deity. There may also be the idea in the user’s mind that in referring to God in Islam as Allah he is distinguishing that Deity from the God Whom Christian English denotes.

See 1 question about The Call of the Minaret…. It may be that this brief Surah is a reply to a question from Jewish or Christian doctors as to the Muslim doctrine of God, though tradition regards it as a very early utterance before such questions could have been formulated.