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February 21, 2013

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Debra

My concept of muslims comes from living in Saudi Arabia. And, no I do not trust them at all. They taught me that when I lived there. They hate us with a passion and their eyes throw daggers at you if you are not muslims. To them American women are all prostitutes and feel they should be treated as such.

Heidi

Personally, I haven't had any personal experiences with Muslims. However, I my perception is rather negative due to what you hear in the media, read in the VOM newsletters and so on. Regardless though, Yeshua wants us to love everyone, to turn the other cheek and not judge. I think that it is up to us to take the first step and use our intuition, a person can be standoffish because THEY are uncomfortable....

Nicole

My brother became muslim, so I read about Islam from a quran. I also read books from former muslims. Initially, the quran respects christians and the scriptures, but then it accuses them of changing it (no evidence of this). The quran also condemns christians from worshipping 3 Gods.

I find it hard to believe that muslims think america is more violent than their own countries where you can be stoned or maimed for several reasons. There is only a very small number of christian apologists that center on Islam. american christians are largely ignorant of what Islam is, and like with Jews, shy away from sharing the gospel with them. The west is geared toward being tolerant of muslims even in the face of muslim terrorism, increased honor killings and crimes against women. Islam calls to dominate all cultures in all nations and that is what it's doing. I'm sorry, but I don't find any truth to what you're saying by Islamic standards and what I see going on in the world today.

Nicole

I remembered that I wrote a blog post on this very topic:

http://quadriplegicinnyc.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2012-07-17T11:35:00-07:00&max-results=7

I include many examples from the quran and hadith of what muslims think of non-muslims and how they should treat them. The fruit is their actions: increased persecution of christians and apostates, terrorism in non-muslim countries, hateful rhetoric spoken about the west. I also include a brief history of Islam and basic text comparison and approach to apologetics with them. We as Christians need to be grounded in the word of God and know how to answer muslims questions regarding our faith (explaining the trinity, how can God die?, explaining the trustworthiness of the Bible, etc.) The most important component in witnessing to muslims is living out the love of Christ but we also need to be armed with knowledge. And as always, pray!

Nicole

great testimony from former muslim Nabeel Quereshi:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyIptLD939U

STAR777

GOoD heart GOoD will >>> GOoD mind GOoD think >>> GOoD eyes GOoD see >>> GOoD ears GOoD hear >>> GOoD mouth GOoD speak >>> GOoD skin GOoD feel >>> GOoD feet GOoD way >>> GOoD hands GOoD do >>>

S.F.

As someone who has felt led by the Lord, apart from any denomination, to wear a head covering, I have often been the object of some stand-off-ishness myself. When they see me, people I don't know tend to react one of two ways:
One, either be extremely wary of me, give me weird looks, and, in general, stay away from me. Interestingly enough, I get this most from other Christians!
Two, and this is the way a lot of worldly non-believers will react: at first: they are really curious, and they're up front about it. If they don't ask about my head covering first thing, I won't bring it up, so we talk about other things and they find out I'm a normal person. This is where it gets awkward. Once they get to know me a little better and discern that I'm actually pretty "normal", they assume that I'm exactly like them, and, for all of my "show", still live the way they do and like the same things - which isn't really true and lends for some pretty uncomfortable moments. This is better than the first reaction, though...
I often wonder how Mulsim woman must feel; especially since I sometimes wear a scarf "Muslim style" because it's warmer in the Winter. I have people mistake me sometimes... it's made me want to reach out more. Something like just meeting their eyes and smiling in the store can make a difference. Does any one know of any ministries that does local outreach to Muslims, especially woman?

Corey

This article is very helpful. I too will be praying for those that try to plot Islam vs Christian, be exposed for the false witness they do.
PAX CHRISTI
Corey

Tim

God Loves You, My Muslim Friend by Samy Tanagho

Best book to help you learn how to share your faith with a Muslim - http://www.gladnewsministry.com/witnessing.cfm

apetohacika

I think it shouldn't be nationality but personality that should form our opinions in relation to other people of differant religions and nationalities according to their ability to respect others for who they are. I don't care if a muslem talks about their god because I am firm in my faith in the God of Abraham and his son Jesus. To hate some on for no other reason other then they believe differantly than you do tells me you not so sure of who you are. Anyone of any religion killing in the name of their god other then self defence is unexceptable.

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