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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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In many ways, the history of missiology in the Muslim world has been a working out of many of these ideas and challenges. They suggest God’s eternity, omniscience, and self-sufficiency.

Matthew rated it it was ok Jul 17, Rather they thought more directly and frequently of the lesser gods, the daughters, perhaps even the sons, of Allah who were imnaret more intimately related to their daily lives, their wars, their harvests, and their fertility. 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.

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The Call of the Minaret by Kenneth Cragg

Want to Read saving…. Muhammad proclaimed God to them in a sequence of descriptives which have been called, on Quranic ground, the Beautiful Names, Al-Asma’ al-Husna.

Nadia Shalaby marked it as to-read Feb 11, Bilqis marked it as to-read Mar cal, It is for this very reason that we avoid in all that follows the use of the Anglicized Allah. Since both Christian and Muslim faiths believe in One supreme sovereign Creator-God, they are obviously referring when they speak of Him, under whatever terms, to the same Being. Aug 01, Duane Alexander rated it it was amazing. Robert Miner rated it it was ok Nov 04, The first three of the Is are what the phonetics writers call “clear” dentals.

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Thw Monshi is currently reading it Feb 03, Brett Stuvland rated it really liked it Aug 23, Before, however, leaving the Arabic term Allah in order to keep to the English equivalent God, we must investigate its precise literal tye. His prose is at times fairly convoluted, and a good knowledge of history and Scripture are presupposed. 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.

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Sumia Jaama marked it as to-read Jul 13, His mercy is of His essence, and also of His deed. The Qur’an in many passages refers to Muhammad’s adversaries in Mecca, swearing by God, invoking Him, and recognizing His sovereignty as Creator.

Thanks for cragh us about the problem. Liam added it Dec 26, The Call of the Minaret is, perhaps, the best single book to introduce the educated Christian to the Tbe world, and to questions of how Christian witness fits into that rather tense and difficult environment.

Glen rated it really liked it Jun 14, Now Kenneth Cragg brings the discussion into the twenty-first century in this third edition of his seminal work, complete with new material including an updated bibliography. 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 keneth of God.

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The call of the minaret

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Edwin Arnold’s Pearls of Faith is one familiar English rendering.

Alfredd added it Jan 23, The differences, which undoubtedly exist, between the Muslim and the Christian understanding of God are far-reaching and must be patiently studied. Yaqeen Sikander is currently reading it Aug 10, For the Muslim who has entered into this understanding, all problems end in, or are lost in, the phrase: The Rahmin is the One Who is in His character merciful.

The Prophet’s mission was not to proclaim God’s existence but to deny the existence of all lesser deities. To suppose otherwise would be confusing. The terms, or their corresponding.

The Meccans might acknowledge and yet ignore Him saving their intimate worship for familiar substitutes. Also, he manages to communicate poignant critiques of Islam while also writing in an irenic and mild manner.

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Andrew added it Jan 03, Zara marked it as to-read Aug 15, Its significance must be clearly understood if we are to enter validly into the kebneth of the confession. Indeed “postponed” is perhaps an inexact word.

If men agree on the second what they say relates to the same theme or subject, even though they differ markedly as to the first. Evelyn marked it as to-read Mar 22,