By Norman L. Geisler
This qualifies as a superb advent to Islam which provides the historic and doctrinal necessities let alone various helpful proof such a lot introductions bypass over. hugely urged analyzing.
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Their sole occupation is to sing the hymns of Allah. They are free from baser appetites. Wrong beliefs about gods and goddesses have stemmed from the distorted notion of God's unshared authority. People believed that God had placed His domains under the authority of various angels who run the administration of their respective provinces under His command. The Quran has repeatedly contradicted this theory. It tells that the angels are not God's daughters nor are they benefactors in their own 4. 5.
Gerhard Nehls, Christians Ask Muslims (Bellville: SIM International Life Challenge, 1987), 21. 50. Taken from the Al-Nasafi's creed as cited by Cragg, 60-61. 51. Andrew Rippin and Jan Knappert, Islam ( Manchester: University Press, 1986), 133. Understanding Islamic Monotheism 33 ninety-nine) but none really describes his ineffable essence. " God is self-existent and totally independent from and transcendent over the whole universe. One of the most repeated moral descriptions of God is that he is merciful.
One of the most respected Muslim theologians of all time, AlGhazali, writes: He willeth also the unbelief of the unbeliever and the irreligion of the wicked and, without that will, there would neither be unbelief nor irreli46. See Jeffery, 149-50. 47. , 150. 32 The Basic Doctrines of Orthodox Islam gion. All we do we do by His will: what He willeth not does not come to pass. If one should ask why God does not will that men should believe, we answer, "We have no right to enquire about what God wills or does.
Answering Islam: The Crescent in Light of the Cross by Norman L. Geisler