We sat astonished at this story. The only response was to rise from our comfortable couches and drop to our knees in prayer. We prayed for Youssef that night, and many nights after. The last we heard, he was still alive.
This creed promising provision, belonging, and power also offered a promise of heaven: those who died for Allah would be taken directly to Paradise.
Wars have been fought to end it. National world leaders have convened to stop it. Civilians have joined military campaigns to die in the fight against it. But will Jihad ever truly end?
Another atrocity in Syria. More blood...more pain...more fear. President Assad is Muslim. The rebels are Muslim. The victims...also Muslim. Are Mazin and other victims destined to become Jihadists? What is the solution?
What Do You Think of Muhammad? Spend any time with Muslims, and this question will be asked. How do Christians answer?
I am a bit ashamed to admit I was surprised at how well she spoke English, how much she likes John Grisham novels, and how frustrated she is with juggling her children’s extracurricular activities. I was surprised at how normal she was.
When Sam met his friend Ahmed for coffee one Saturday, Ahmed surprised him with a Muslim belief Sam had never before encountered.
I looked down at my text messages. “My friend Kim started a relationship with a Muslim man. She is a ‘strong Christian’ and I have serious concerns. She will be calling you.” Then another text. “Hi. I’m Kim. Can we talk?”
Christians believe that Jesus died on the cross to take away the sins of the world. However, in the eyes of a Muslim, how could Jesus the prophet of God be defeated in such a humiliating way?
Because of their natural willingness to discuss spiritual matters, we should be even that much more eager to engage with Muslims. It is often an open door we hesitate to walk through...
Family is a natural way to connect with Muslims. Muslims value family and the roles each member fills. Honor is attached to the family group.
Sometimes all it takes to begin a relationship with the Muslim you see in the grocery store, on the bus, in a taxi, in the house next door, is saying hello.
Al-Injeel, an Arabic word for what Christians call the New Testament, is both respected and distrusted by Muslims. Learn why, and how to respond, in this survey of Fouad Masri's book.
Ali, a Muslim professional soccer player, faced a watershed spiritual moment after an opponent persisted in inviting Ali to his home.
We never know how much time we have with a Muslim friend – which makes asking the right questions that much more important.
Though the nativity scene is a warm reminder for Christians of God incarnate, to Muslims it reminds them of perhaps the most disturbing and unholy belief they think Christians hold.
Like others in our lives who were once strangers and are now friends, Muslim friendships are built through common experience and intentionality. Here's a few ideas to start.
Basic guidelines for visiting a Mosque / Islamic Center in North America, including proper etiquette and what to look for.
Fouad Masri outlines Crescent Project's response to the "Insider Movement" and calls for a Biblical approach to ministering to Muslims.