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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Sejdini marked it as to-read Sep 16, Matthew rated it it was ok Jul 17, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Prophet’s mission was not to proclaim God’s existence but to deny the existence of all lesser deities. But the people of Mecca did not understand or allow that God alone should be worshipped. 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.

The Call of the Minaret

Its significance must be clearly understood if we are to enter validly into the meaning of the confession. Taking the Muslim call to prayer as his starting point, the author unravels the significance of the muezzin’s haunting cry, considering prophethood, prayer, politics and community to present a more complete understanding of Ccall.

The “clear” consonants run into the emphatic final syllables of the word Allah: 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. The relation of God to His Prophet, to His believing community, and to His adversaries is depicted in the active sense of these attributes.

To this day the Crragg principle of Unity stubbornly refuses to accept any understanding of unity which it thinks at error by the criteria needed to purge Mecca of multiplied divinities. Riaz Ahmad marked it as to-read Jan 22, The differences, which undoubtedly exist, between the Muslim and the Christian understanding of God are far-reaching and must be patiently studied.


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Here in the context of God and His Oneness we are faced with the supreme sin in the Muslim reckoning, itself the corollary of its great negation. 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 minraet.

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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. When, however, Muhammad came bringing precisely that Divine claim to exclusive worship they refused the Messenger. The name Allah is also evident in archaeological and literary remains of pre-Islamic Arabic.

The call of the minaret

His prose is at times fairly convoluted, and a good knowledge of caol and Scripture are presupposed. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Robert Miner rated it it was amazing Aug 20, Matt Friedman added it Jul 25, Liam added it Minardt 26, Sibgetullah rated it liked it Feb 26, Abdulwahab marked it as to-read Oct 01, 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 minaaret.

The same attributes are affirmed in: 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 kejneth and difficult environment. They are wrong if they mean that He is other than the One Christians so understand.


Jane rated it really liked it Mar 23, It is not merely that He has no co-equals.

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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. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Abdullah Kilawi marked it as to-read May 07, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

J added it Sep 22, minarwt It is held to be worth a third of the whole Qur’an and the seven heavens and the ghe earths are founded upon it. Musadik Mirajkar rated it really liked it Sep 12, Oct 28, Diane rated it really liked it. Justin Long rated it really liked it May 28, Yasmin Wahid added it Sep 07, 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 subject.

Babar Iqbal marked it as to-read Mar 18, They had no kennteh to develop in a mind that was fully possessed with its single mission.

Robert Miner rated it it was ok Nov 04, They did not exist and they had no right to recognition. The source of the confusion of thought encountered here is that to say who God is necessarily goes beyond saying that He is.

Glen rated it really liked it Jun 14, No English rendering quite captures the Arabic enunciation of the Muslim witness to God. Bryan rated it liked it Jul 27,