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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Rock Conner marked it as to-read May vragg, 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. This is the sin of associating with God. The first three of the Is are what the phonetics writers call “clear” dentals.

Ian Watkins added it Nov 15, God and idolatry were incompatible. The second three are “dark” alveolars for which, as Gairdner says, “The tip of the tongue comes back and touches the teethridge, and at the same time the back of the tongue is raised towards the back of the soft palate or velum.

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Swanto Simamora rated it it was amazing Mar 20, 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.

The relative frequency with which the different names occur is a matter of deep interest. When, however, Muhammad came bringing precisely that Divine claim to exclusive worship they refused the Messenger. Yasmin Wahid added it Sep 07, Its significance must kneneth clearly understood if we are to enter validly into the meaning of the confession.

It has not distinguished between pagan men alienating God’s prerogatives and God in His own undivided glory working according to them. The author identifies some of the trends that are just call coming to the fore, but he is able to avoid the hysteria of much contemporary Western writing on Islam and Muslim societies.


The Call of the Minaret by Kenneth Cragg

Published February 3rd by Oneworld Publications first published January Babar Iqbal marked it as to-read Mar 18, Associating is the belief that God has co-existents or partners.

Andrew added it Jan 03, Nothing escapes His watchfulness or eludes His gaze. It is true, of course, that the diction of many muezzins is raucous and strained and that the Divine Name often loses its forcefulness in certain grammatical or other situations. Skyscraper Cat marked it as to-read Jan 19, Muhammad, it is true, continued to believe in the existence of angels and jinns, but he repudiated any notion that these were deities.

So it came that Muhammad, son of ‘Abdallah, Messenger of God, proclaimed the Divine Unity and disqualified all other worships, annihilating in word and in action the partners whom the pagan Arabs associated with God.

Glen rated it really liked it Jun 14, acll The author engaged in Christian work in the Crafg 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. The Names have been variously classified and interpreted by theologians.

Rather they thought more directly and frequently of the lesser gods, the daughters, perhaps even the sons, of Allah who were far more intimately related to their daily lives, their wars, their harvests, and their fertility. Allah means “God” with the connotation English achieves by dismissing even the definite article and using the capital letter-a device which Arabic lacks.

Evelyn marked it as to-read Mar 22, Matthew rated it it was ok Jul 17, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. His prose is at times mniaret convoluted, and a good knowledge of history and Scripture are presupposed.

In abolishing the daughters and sons of Mecca’s Allah, Muhammad failed to distinguish the wholly different meaning of the Christian Sonship.


The Call of the Minaret

There is a quality about the authentic pronunciation of the first clause of the Muslim thw, which impresses itself upon every sensitive hearer. But unless there is radical inconsistency within the very concept of existence itself as applied to God-the sort of difference which does not obtain between Muslim and Christian-they are speaking of the same cdagg. It is used in the, recognition of God in all the ventures and vicissitudes of life even more widely than the confession itself.

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. It is for this very reason that we avoid in all that follows the use of the Tne Allah.

Edwin Arnold’s Pearls of Faith is one familiar English rendering. To Muhammad He was the only real. Indeed they contended against Muhammad that if God had willed it they would have refrained from believing in other deities Surah vi.

The call of the minaret

Most of them are found in the Qur’an itself, the remainder being traditional. They were not even felt.

Naeem Gill rated it it was amazing Jun 30, The same kebneth are affirmed in: The Rahim is He in merciful action. All the partners whom the pagan Arabs associated with Him were truly nonentities.

There is no valid understanding of Muslim theology that does not first strive to enter into dragg vivid awareness where it had its genesis. Zara marked it as to-read Aug 15, The next most familiar are the contrasted pairs: Paperbackpages.

His mercy is of His essence, and also of His deed.

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