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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The first three of the Is are what the phonetics writers call “clear” dentals. There can be no doubt then that the Kenjeth contemporaries knew of a Supreme Being, but He did not dominate their minds. Nothing escapes His watchfulness or eludes His gaze.

It is clear from the negative form of the Muslim creed, “There is no god except God,” that the existence and lordship of Allah were known and recognized in pre-Islamic Arabia. Nancy rated it really liked it Mar 25, Swanto Simamora rated it it was amazing Mar 20, Before, however, leaving the Arabic term Allah in order to keep to the English equivalent God, we must investigate its precise literal meaning.

For the Muslim who has entered into this understanding, all problems end in, or are lost in, the phrase: Zara marked it as to-read Aug 15, The Arabic term is Shirk. All the partners whom the pagan Arabs associated with Him were truly nonentities. It becomes clear that the Islamic call to prayer transcends the boundaries of religion, containing a summons for Christians and Muslims alike. Allison added it Dec 17, The fact that Muhammad’s own father bore the name ‘Abd-Allah, slave of God, demonstrates that God was known by that name prior to Islam.

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The fascinating theme of Muhammad’s inner revolt against these notions and the pattern of his crusading controversy with the Meccans in the name of the Divine Unity must concern us in the chapter to follow, on the second clause of the muezzin’s witness.

The Call of the Minaret by Kenneth Cragg

Musadik Mirajkar rated it really liked it Sep 12, Yasmin Wahid added it Sep 07, 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.

His mercy is of His essence, and also of His deed. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. There must be no alienation of His Godhead, or God-ness.

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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. Books by Kenneth Cragg. The name Allah is also evident in archaeological and literary remains of pre-Islamic Arabic.


Riaz Ahmad marked it as to-read Jan 22, They were not even felt. Sibgetullah rated it liked it Feb 26, The Names are far, then, from being mere attributes to be listed in a theology: No faith or believer, minafet course, can say that God is without being involved to some degree in what He is. This doctrine of the Divine Unity, of the inalienable quality of God’s Divinity, was a tremendous passion in Muhammad’s heart. Sumia Jaama marked it as to-read Jul 13, Abdullah Kilawi marked it as to-read May 07, Sejdini marked it as to-read Sep 16, J added it Sep 22, These number ninety-nine though the collections are not always quite identical.

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If we take the word to be of genuine Arabic form this is the obvious origin. God and idolatry were incompatible. But there can be no mistaking the insistent and incontrovertible character of the affirmation within the utterance. 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.

Aug 01, Duane Alexander rated it it was amazing.