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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Brett Stuvland rated it really liked it Aug 23, Brian Bojo marked it as to-read Mar 08, 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.

Also, he manages to communicate poignant critiques of Islam while also writing in an irenic and The Call of the Minaret is, perhaps, the best single book to introduce the educated Christian to the Muslim world, and to questions of how Christian witness fits into that rather tense and difficult environment.

This is tje sin of associating with God. 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.

They were not even felt. See 1 question about The Call of the Minaret…. But the Christian problem of Muslim attitudes in this realm is to be faced below.

The Call of the Minaret by Kenneth Cragg

Associating is the belief that God has co-existents or partners. The word Allah caall is grammatically incapable of a plural. There thw be no alienation of His Godhead, or God-ness. Now Kenneth Cragg brings the discussion into the twenty-first century in this third edition of his seminal work, complete with new ‘From dawn to after sunset the clock in the mosque punctuates the life of Islam with the consciousness of God.


The “clear” consonants run into the emphatic final syllables of the word Allah: Swanto Simamora rated it it was amazing Mar 20, Chris marked it as to-read Nov 20, eknneth Musadik Mirajkar rated it really liked it Sep 12, The name Allah is also evident in archaeological and literary remains of pre-Islamic Arabic.

However, the author makes a solid case that both respects Muslims and upholds Christian witness. Muhammad proclaimed God to them in a sequence of descriptives which have been called, on Quranic ground, the Beautiful Names, Al-Asma’ al-Husna. 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.

Jane rated it really liked it Mar 23, Sejdini marked it as to-read Sep 16, The Surah of Unity Surah cxii declares:. They were also much concerned with a multiplicity of demons and minarte who inhabited natural phenomena, especially winds, hills, and wells.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. It is for this very reason that we avoid in all that follows the use of the Anglicized Allah. They had no place to develop in a mind that was fully possessed with its single mission. The terms, or their corresponding. Bilqis marked it as to-read Mar 28, But more important, there have grown up associations with the English usage of Allah that are sentimental, having to do more with melodrama than theology.

Kurt marked it as to-read Jun 15, But there can be no mistaking the insistent and incontrovertible character of the affirmation within the utterance.

The Names have been variously classified and interpreted by theologians. To suppose otherwise would be confusing. Since both Christian and Muslim faiths believe in One supreme sovereign Creator-God, they mnaret obviously referring when they speak of Him, under whatever terms, to the same Being.

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Also, he manages to communicate poignant critiques of Islam while also writing in an irenic and mild manner.

If, as some scholars believe, the word does not have this origin but is historically derived from a sister language, its significance is the same.

There may also be the idea in the user’s mind that in referring to God in Islam mminaret Allah he is distinguishing that Deity from the God Whom Christian English denotes. 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.

The call of the minaret

It is used in the, recognition of God in all the ventures and vicissitudes of life even more widely than the confession itself. The Prophet’s mission was not to proclaim God’s existence but to deny the existence of all lesser deities.

The author identifies some of the trends that are just now coming to the fore, but he is able to avoid the hysteria of much contemporary Western writing on Islam and Muslim societies. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Arabic term is Shirk. Shadan marked it as to-read Dec 08, Naeem Gill rated it it was amazing Jun 30, The book was written in but had been republished numerous times and has not lost its combination of keen insight into Christian doctrine and practice, and the life and thought of Muslims.

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