Author: Hussein Hajji Wario
Category: Unreached People Groups, World Faiths, Truth and Pluralism
What started out as a simple tweet of what I was doing, turned it into a conversation. Thanks to a Qur’an advocacy group. I was texting back and forth with a friend of our family yesterday evening when I tweeted, “Conversing with a dear friend and sister in Christ who is of Muslim background. Praying the Lord’s direction for her and her family.” Within 5 minutes @Get_a_Quran_Day on Twitter responded with:
And I responded including his or her quotes:
The Muslim responded:
To which I responded:
@Get_a_Quran_Day Yes, I am absolutely sure Jesus is God and He created heaven and earth. John 1
The Muslim responded: @HusseinWario and to whom did Jesus pray?
And I responded with his quotes included: RT @Get_a_Quran_Day @HusseinWario and to whom did Jesus pray? // Jesus prayed to the Father. To whom did Allah pray in Surah 33 ayah 56?
My response: @Get_a_Quran_Day In Surah 33:56 Allah prayed blessings upon his prophet. Even Tafsir Ibn Kathir shows. I know you don’t want to admit. @Get_a_Quran_Day If you admit Allah prayed blessings in Surah 33:56, then you have to answer "to whom did Allah pray?"
I haven’t heard from this Muslim since my final response. I would like to continue discussing with him or her. There is no doubt Allah prayed in Surah 33 verse 56. Even Islam’s premier commentary of the Qur’an Tafsir ibn Kathir admits Allah prayed. It doesn’t answer to whom Allah prayed though. You can access it here.
If you would like more details about whether Allah prayed in the Qur’an, Sam Shamoun of Answering Islam website has some detailed articles. He goes into details using authentic and authoritative Islamic sources. You can find his articles here and here.
Muslims employ every scheme they stumble upon and attempt to use it to discredit the Jesus of the Bible. One of their arguments, since Jesus prayed He couldn’t be God. Little do they know even Allah prayed for Prophet Muhammad. Please, pray for Muslims, especially this person who is behind this Tweeter account, so that their quest to discredit Jesus Christ leads them to the Truth.
Hussein Wario is a former Kenyan Sunni Muslim. He is the author of Cracks in the Crescent. He blogs regularly at http://www.cracksinthecrescent.com You can listen to his testimony here or read it here.