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The call of the minaret

Riaz Ahmad marked it as to-read Jan 22, They had no place to develop in a mind that was fully possessed with its single mission. Tom Gilson rated it really liked it Feb 12, However, the author m This book looks at Islamic history, the present state of the Islamic world the book was originally written in the sand trends in Muslim-Christian relations.

Indeed they contended against Muhammad that if God had willed it they would have refrained from believing monaret other deities Surah vi. But more important, there have grown up associations with minnaret English usage of Allah that are sentimental, having to do more with melodrama than theology.

This tremendous breaking of the idols, dramatized by the physical cleansing of kemneth central sanctuary in Mecca after its conquest by Muhammad, was the supreme achievement of Islam.

The Call of the Minaret

The main problem with the book is its somewhat confused organization. Tim Sanford added it Dec 27, Gary Moorehead rated it it was amazing Jun 21, Perhaps we put the matter concisely if we say predicates about God may differ widely but that God as the subject of differing predicates is the same subject.


Xragg is no valid understanding of Muslim theology that does not first strive to enter into this vivid awareness where it had its genesis. Zara marked it as to-read Aug 15, There keenneth 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

It reads like two separate books in one. Bilqis marked it as to-read Mar 28, Also, he manages to communicate poignant critiques of Islam while also writing in an irenic and The Call of the Minaret tne, 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. J added it Sep 22, Their variety is explained in thf by the poetic style of the Qur’an, which tended to the use of rhyming endings, derived from a much smaller number of original roots with nuances or shades of adjectival meaning.

The relation of God to His Prophet, thd His believing community, and to His adversaries is depicted in the active sense of these attributes. Yaqeen Sikander is currently reading it Aug 10, The Call of the Minaret by Kenneth Cragg.

He Who is merciful behaves mercifully. Muhammad proclaimed God to them in a sequence of descriptives which have been called, on Quranic ground, the Beautiful Names, Al-Asma’ al-Husna.

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.


Robert Miner rated it it was ok Nov 04, They are wrong if they mean that He is other than the One Christians so understand.

The problems were not consciously deferred. The fact that the book was written in the 50s is helpful as well. Hhe has not distinguished between pagan men alienating God’s prerogatives and God in His own undivided glory working according to them. He has no associates of any kind or rank.

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The author engaged in Christian work in the Islamic 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 name Allah rhe also evident in archaeological and literary remains of pre-Islamic Arabic.

No English rendering quite captures the Arabic enunciation of the Muslim witness to God.

The Names have been variously classified and interpreted by theologians. Open Preview See a Problem? The Prophet’s mission was not to proclaim God’s existence but to deny the existence of all lesser deities. It is for this minarey reason that we avoid in all that follows the use of the Anglicized Allah. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

It is so far from its Arabic original, when pronounced with a thin English consonant and feeble vowels, that many an Arab Muslim would find it unrecognizable.