Resources for Reaching Out to Muslim FriendsFriday, June 27, 2014
Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting begins Saturday, June 28. According to some, Ramadan is a great time to reach out and form better relationships with Muslims. Here are a few helpful resources to help you in that.
What Ramadan Means to Me Now that I'm a Christian, by Nabeel Qureshi
This brief, very personal article by a very devout former Muslim highlights the opportunity that Ramadan offers Christians. Here is an excerpt:
For Muslims, Ramadan is the month of relationships. For Christians, the Gospel is a message of relationships. His words leave little room for confusion: “As I have loved you, so love one another.” (Jn 13:34)
Now that I see the world through the lens of the Gospel, what Ramadan means to me is an opportunity to love Muslims as Jesus loved us. Just as He was willing to enter into our context so that God might be glorified, so also we can commune with Muslims during Ramadan so that Jesus might be glorified.
(Read the whole article here.)
What you need to know before talking with Muslims by James R. White
This short video clip summarizes some important points in his book: What Every Christian Needs to Know about the Quran.)
Quote: "The problem we face is most Christians are drawing their information from the news. As a result, most Christians are afraid of Muslims."
How Can Christians Best Witness to Muslims? by Thabiti Anyabwile (former Muslim, now a Christian pastor & author of The Gospel for Muslims)
Quote: "Christians can best witness to Muslims by being confident in the gospel."