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A Muslim Admits That Allah Prays

Sometimes Muslims don’t really take the time to analyze the logical (and theological) implications of their own “holy” texts …

By David Wood, Answering Muslims – “One of the most common Muslim objections to the deity of Christ is the question ‘If Jesus is God, why did he pray?’ This question makes sense on a surface level, since Christians claim that Jesus is God and we also claim that he prays. But this is one of the many reasons we are Trinitarians, not unitarians. As one of the three persons of the Trinity, the Son was in eternal communion with the Father, because they shared the same essence. When the Son entered creation as Jesus of Nazareth, he continued that communion with the Father through prayer. Hence, while Jesus praying would be a problem for a unitarian who claims that Jesus is God, it makes perfect sense in light of Trinitarian theology.

But Muslims are unitarians, which means that they would have a huge problem if their god prays. And we find this problem in the Qur’an:

Qur’an 33:56—Verily, Allah and His angels pray for the prophet. O ye who believe! pray for him and salute him with a salutation!

Muslim translators are so horrified by the implications of this verse that they often mistranslate the relevant portion as ‘Allah and his angels send blessings on the prophet.’ The problem is that there are perfectly good Arabic words for ‘send blessings,’ but those words aren’t used here. The Arabic word used of whatever Allah and his angels are doing is yusalloona, which is a verbal form of the word salah (prayer and worship). Thus, the most obvious translation involves Allah praying for Muhammad.

While this is clear to anyone who reads the verse and understands what yusalloona means, it’s always nice to see an Arabic-speaking Muslim admit that Allah prays. This is precisely what happened today on Facebook.

A Muslim named Faruque Ikramul started a post mocking Christians for believing that Jesus is God when the Bible declares that Jesus prayed. Instead of answering the objection, I decided to turn the tables …” Read more.

A Few Simple Questions for Muslim Visitors – “Because of Mohammed’s misunderstanding of what Christians believed and practiced, Islam teaches that the Christian belief of the Trinity is a polytheistic teaching of  ‘three gods’, characterized as the ‘Father’, and the ‘Son’ and the ‘Virgin Mary’.  Not only does the ‘Virgin Mary’ have nothing to do with the Trinity (it is the Holy Spirit, not Mary), we believe in One God only and One God that is Triune.  Not three gods.  To use an analogy to illustrate this, consider fire.  When we observe the fire of a candle, for example, we observe three distinct things: light, heat, and a flame. Yet, the light is fire. The heat is fire. The flame is fire. Although these three are fire, are there three fires, or only one?  Likewise, the Father is called God in Scripture (Phil 2:1), and so is the Son (John 1:1,14; Col 2:9), and so is the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3-4).  Even though there is a clear distinction, there is only One God.  As Deuteronomy 6:4 declares, ‘Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD.’ Literally translated, ‘Hear, O Israel: Yahweh and our Elohim are a united one.’  The Old Testament demonstrates a plurality in the Godhead that is a united One, and this distinction is reaffirmed in the New Testament: ‘If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him’ (John 14:23).” Read more.

  1. 02/28/2014 at 10:09 AM

    Reblogged this on oogenhand and commented:
    yusalloona, yusalloona, yusallona…
    Again, Hell is eternal…


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