By M Abu-Hamdiyyah

ISBN-10: 0415225086

ISBN-13: 9780415225083

This new paintings provides a concise and available advent to the Qur'an. Muhammad Abu-Hamdiyyah first explores the concept that of deity, together with the Christian and Jewish knowing of God, and moment discusses the Qur'anic message from the point of view of contemporary wisdom. this can be an incredible textbook for college kids with out previous wisdom of the complexities of the Qur'an's message.

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65 The ‘election’ is thus transferred to a single person (Jesus). When this is coupled with the prediction that the Saviour of ‘Israel’ will be born of a virgin,66 the latter would constitute the third component of the triad, the holy spirit. 68 This aspect of Yhwh (having Asherah as a consort) must have been 20 T H E Q U E S T F O R U N D E R S TA N D I N G transferred to him after the worship of Yhwh became dominant over the worship of Baal. In view of the widespread popularity of Asherah, as was suggested earlier, her name probably forms part of the name ‘Israel’.

The building blocks or units of the Qur’an which have been mentioned or alluded to above cover the major part of the Qur’an, the framework of the Qur’anic discourse. There are other units in the Qur’an which will not be focussed upon in this work. These may be divided into two classes. The 47 AN OVERALL VIEW OF THE QUR’AN first pertains to rituals: fasting, food restrictions and pilgrimage. These rituals, especially those of the pilgrimage (Hajj), were well established and based on ancient rituals which were part and parcel of the annual festivities in Mecca and its surroundings as well as across the whole of the Arabian Peninsula and its periphery.

54 Possible origins of Christology Christianity was born when Paul (a Jewish rabbi with the Hebrew name Saul) adapted the message of Jesus by shifting the emphasis from preaching to the Jews to preaching to the non-Jews (the gentiles, mainly 9 T H E Q U E S T F O R U N D E R S TA N D I N G the non-Jewish Semitic elements forming the major part of the population in the area), and by developing Christology. The latter may have been an adaptation of the concept of a triad used in worship in ‘Arabia’ (see below).

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