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The troublesome Satanic Verses have their origins in the Qur’an [Suras 22:51; 53:19-23]. Muhammad first said that al-Lat, al-Uzza, and al-Manat [traditional daughters of Allah, the moon god] were deities. Later, he changed his teachings and indicated that his thinking had been corrupted by Satan....Muslims believe that Allah did not reveal himself but revealed his will....It is a metaphysical impossibility to be in a personal relationship with Allah. He is distant and removed from creation and creatures....

—George W. Braswell, Jr., Islam, Its Prophet, Peoples, Politics and Power, p. 45

I remember two holy women who used to come to my meetings....I could tell by the expressions on their faces they were praying for me....“You need power” [they said]....And there came a great hunger in my soul....I was crying all the time that God would fill me with His Spirit. Well, one day, in the city of New York—oh, what a day!— I cannot describe it....I can only say that God revealed Himself to me, and I had such an experience of His love that I had to ask Him to stay His hand. I went to preaching again. The sermons were not different; I did not present any new truths, and yet hundreds were converted. I would not now be placed back where I was before that blessed experience if you should give me all the world....

—Dwight Lyman Moody, quoted in
V. Raymond Edmond, They Found the Secret: 20 Transformed Lives That Reveal a Touch of Eternity, p. 101