Answering Islam: The Crescent in Light of the Cross by Norman L. Geisler

By Norman L. Geisler

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52 Prophets 53 The fundamental emphasis in Islam regarding the identity of a prophet is on the fact that he must be a human being. Ajijola writes: The prophet, according to the Holy Qur'an, must be a human being, and hence it does not accept the doctrine of incarnation, or God in flesh. The reformation of man is entrusted to men to whom the Divine will is revealed, because only a man could serve as a model for men.... How could God in flesh serve as a model for frail human beings who have to meet hundreds of temptations, whereas for God there exists no possible temptation?

37. 38. Ismail R. : Argus Communications, 1984), 9. Abdalati, 31-32. Ajijola, 130-31. Niazi, 53. , 66. , 63. 46 The Basic Doctrines of Orthodox Islam and condemnation of all human beings (except Christ) find their cause in the rebellion of Adam against the Creator (Rom. 5:12-19). However, once we consider other aspects of Islamic theology, such as the Muslim understanding of sin and prophethood, we begin to realize why Muslim theologians do not draw a great deal of attention to man's fall. 39 Regarding the Qur'anic references to sin, the European Islamicist, Stanton, writes: Sin—The principal terms for this are khati'ah (Hebrew kiwi), ithm (Hebrew asham)) and dhanb .

For example, in 2:136 we read, "Say ye: ' We believe In God, and the revelation Given to us, and to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, And the Tribes, and that given To Moses and Jesus, and that given To (all) Prophets from their Lord: We make no difference Between one and another of them: And we bow to God (in Islam) "' (also see 2:132; 5:114). TENSION BETWEEN ISLAM AND OTHER RELIGIONS Islamic belief in divine prophets has brought it in tension with other faiths since almost the very beginning of Muhammad's mission in Arabia.

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