As you interact with Muslim neighbors, classmates and colleagues, you may wonder how to share your faith in an understanding and relevant way. If you want to better understand the story of Islam and its followers, here are five helpful resources to guide your efforts:. Through stories and 25 years of firsthand experience, the author provides a practical guide for believers to build life-changing relationships with Muslims.
This compact survey of the history, teachings and background of Islam also provides practical guidelines for interaction with Muslims and answers to common objections.
This book is a practical and personal account of how the author overcame her fear and indifference towards Muslim women, and how she grew to effectively share the irresistible love of Jesus with them. Help provide scholarships for students at the Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary , who are committed to serve and minister in Arab communities. Give Now.
In Afghanistan converts are considered literally insane to leave Islam. Talk about Jesus. Give Online Your gift helps share the Gospel. Phone: Toll Free: Fax: You may want to consider asking a Muslim to join you in serving human needs. Does the thought of reaching out to them with the gospel make you nervous?
Images may be representative. Research for the List indicates that each day, a staggering 11 Christians are killed for their faith in the top 50 countries ranked on the World Watch List.
For three generations, everything in this isolated country has focused on idolizing the leading Kim family. Christians are seen as hostile elements in society that must be eradicated. There was hope that new diplomatic efforts in —including the Winter Olympics—would mean a lessening of pressure and violence against Christians. But so far that has not been the case.
In fact, reports indicate that local authorities are increasing incentives for anyone who exposes a Christian in their community. If Christians are discovered, not only are they deported to labor camps or even killed on the spot, their families to the fourth generation share their fate as well. Communal worship is non-existent.
Daring to meet other Christians for worship is a risky feat that must be done in utmost secrecy. Yet Open Doors estimates the number of Christians in North Korea to be , strong—believers who are defying the unjust regime and following Jesus. An Islamic state by constitution, the country does not permit any faith other than Islam to exist.
Very often, there is only one possible outcome for exposed and caught Christians: death. In Afghanistan converts are considered literally insane to leave Islam. As a result, some may end up in a psychiatric hospital and have their homes destroyed. In addition to communal pressure, the security situation continues to deteriorate due to the influx of foreign militants who have pledged allegiance to ISIS. Afghan Christians mostly those with a Muslim background are in hiding as much as possible.
Estimates suggest that 99 percent of Somalis are Muslims, and any minority religions are heavily persecuted.
The Christian community is small and under constant threat of attack. In fact, persecution of Christians almost always involves violence. Additionally, in many rural areas, Islamic militant groups like al-Shabab are de facto rulers who regard Christians with a Muslim background as high-value targets—often killed on the spot when discovered.
In recent years, the situation appears to have worsened. Islamic militants have intensified their hunt for people who are Christian and in a position of leadership. An attempt to reopen a church in Hargeisa, Somaliland, failed; the government was forced to shut it down due to pressure from the local Islamic population. Without these cookies, we won't know if you have any performance-related issues that we may be able to address.
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