At the last RoundTable event, we addressed the topic of “Salvation in Islam and Christianity.” Apart from all the other gems that he shared, Bernie shared one particular story that has been used in the Muslim World to share the Good News from a Trinitarian perspective. It is shared in the However, it’s worth noting that there is no human analogy or illustration that can adequately explain Trinity because it is simply beyond human faculty.
The story of Ahmed and Mabruuk
A man named Ahmed was walking through the desert and he fell into a deep hole. Try as he might, he could not get out of the hole because the sand was very soft. In fact the more he tried, the worse it got, as the sand flowed down to cover him up to his waist. He called for help. Soon a face appeared at the top of the hole. The person said: “I cannot come down and help you because I am only one – I am alone. But I will send you down a book.” And he lowered a book which told the man how to build steps out of the sand, and hopefully he might save himself.