I was looking at this Islamic verse and wondering why Muslims say Christians associate partners with our God when they appear to be doing with their god what we deny doing with ours. I notice it reading this verse from the Quran. Say: If your father or your sons or your brethren or your wives or your kinsfolk or the property you have acquired or the commerce you fear may slacken or the dwellings which you love¬ if these are dearer to you than God and His Apostle and striving in His way, then wait till God brings about His command; God does not guide the transgressing people. (9:24)
When I couple this verse from the Quran with or when I think of the words in the second part of the shehada, I cannot help but notice an association. Shouldn't Muslims at least think twice before accusing Christians of what they do? It seems like they're hypocritically throwing rocks at Christians when they live in a glass house.
I mean I know they don't see Muhammad as God, but they do have to mention him with Allah to be a Muslim and they do say to obey Muhammad is to obey Allah. They obviously exalt Muhammad above all other prophets since they only mention him in the shehada. When I think of Islam I see Allah and Muhammad as inextricably linked so that Muslims cannot call out to Allah without mentioning or being conscious of Muhammad. That is what I would call an association hands down. Christians like me are being accused of being non trinity trinitarians, but maybe Muslims can explain no association affiliations!