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:
Faruque apparently missed the quotation, so he asked for the reference:
After sharing the reference again, a Muslim named Avari jumped in with a common mistranslation:
Interestingly, after going back and reading the verse more carefully, Avari realized that the verse plainly says that Allah prays. Avari's only misunderstanding was that he somehow thought I was claiming that Allah prays to Muhammad (and therefore that Muhammad was Allah's god). But I was simply pointing out the obvious:
In the end, Avari simply admitted that Allah prays. And he didn't see any problem with this:
It's refreshing to see a Muslim happily acknowledge that Allah prays. But again, since Muslims are unitarians, why don't they see a problem here? Why don't they ask who Allah is praying to? And why do they continue to pester Christians with questions like "If Jesus is God, who was he praying to?" when the same may be asked of Allah (only in a far more devastating manner, because Muslims deny the Trinity)? Inquiring minds want to know.