By Badru D. Kateregga
Thousands of Muslims and Christians are pals and worship an identical God. but they seldom witness to one another, and the problems they take care of are profound. instead of an adversarial interplay, Badru D. Kateregga and David W. Shenk pioneer one other way--that of real discussion among acquaintances.
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A day in the sight of God can range from 1000 to 50,000 years of our reckoning (see Qur'an 70:4). These days of creation are in fact long periods numbering six. 2. Muslims believe God has created seven heavens: "Allah it is Who hath created seven heavens" (Qur'an 65:12). 3. Muslim theology is of the view that Iblis (Satan) was not an angel but a jinn (spirit) and that he was a leader of a group of jinns who disobeyed Allah. Page 42 3 Adam and Hauwa In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.
He needs no rest like humans and animals. God is absolute life, which is free from any such need. The Qur'an says, "There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth" (Qur'an 2:255). God is active as the Creator, the Life Giver and Life Remover, the Sustainer and the sole Controller of all His creation. The Names of God God is the Supreme Reality. He has revealed to humankind ninety-nine beautiful names (al-asma al husna) which indicate His transcendent majesty and unity.
A. El-Maawy, Education Officer, Ministry of Basic Education, Kenya, and director of Tabliqh and Daawa (Religious Affairs) in the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (LSUPKEM), for reading the manuscript and making valuable suggestions. We are also indebted to Sheikh Ali Darani, Qadhi of Mombasa, for reading through some of our chapters and making various comments. We also thank Dr. Omar Hassan Kasule of Mulago Hospital, Uganda; Sheikh Ahmad Mukasa, Secretary for Religious Affairs in the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council; Sheikh Edrisa Songolo, Deputy Qadhi, Busoga Province, Uganda; Mr.