Part 1: THE SAMENESS ILLUSION
Part 3 A: THE ISLAMIC COUNTER NARRATIVE-A
Part 3 B: THE ISLAMIC COUNTER NARRATIVE-B (Noah)
Part 4: So Who is Allah?
On going series on the difference between Allah and Lord GOD of the Bible.
THE INITIAL CALL (DA’WA)
So, how did this all happen in real-time? And what are the implications for today?
Unfortunately, the only source that the Muslim scholars rely on to provide a presumed historical account of Muhammad’s career is given in various versions of what is termed the “Sirah” (purported biography). This was written well after his death at different times by different authors who relied heavily on oral traditions.
The Sirah is both authoritative, and considered to be somewhat speculative. In examining these belated chronicles of Muhammad’s career, it all started with his initial proclamations of absolute oneness of Allah, as in:
Surah 112, “Say: ‘He is Allah, One. Allah, the self-sufficient, besought of all. He neither begot, nor was begotten. Nor is there anyone equal to him.’”
Thus, Muhammad declares all others as forms of idolatry, and in particular, the divine Sonship of Christ, to be the highest form of idolatry and therefore an unforgivable sin (called Shirk in Islam).