Expat Christian business men and women and aid workers from various backgrounds have left Afghanistan and Pakistan after living there many years to work with and reach out to Afghans living abroad in countries around the world
Many of you may have seen the recent news about the attacks at the airport (and near the airport) in Karachi, Pakistan. If you haven’t, here is a link to an article where you can learn more: http://news.msn.com/world/pakistan-forces-repel-attack-near-karachi-airport?ocid=ansnews11 Please join us in praying for our many Pakistani, Afghani, Balochi, and expat friends who live in Pakistan. Pray…
Yesterday (or today depending on what part of the world you are in) marks the last of Ramadan. Now begins the holiday Eid al-Fitr. Fasting is over and Muslims everywhere will be feasting, celebrating, giving to charities and encouraged to forgive.
What is the hijab? Why do Muslim women wear it? Why do some non-Muslim women living in Muslim countries choose to wear it or not wear it? What should my view be towards a woman in my home country wearing the hijab?
You have opened up your heart and home. You have shown hospitality and genuine friendship to a Muslim man or woman who has become a friend. The two of you have talked about family, common interests, and about similarities and differences in your faith. Because you both now care about each other, it is only natural that one or both of you might want to convince or convert the other one to your belief. But please remember these three things:
You have talked with your friend about family and values, yet deep in your heart and soul you wonder when it will be the right time to discuss the things closest to your heart, your faith.man reads Koran, reading Quran, man in mosque, Muslim man
This is often an uncomfortable or awkward subject in many Western Cultures, not so in the culture of most Muslims! It is commonplace to talk about faith in everyday conversation.
After finding out about each others’ families, discussing values is a great direction to go. Family values, modesty, the sanctity of life, honesty, honor, integrity, the heart vs. the outward appearance, submission, humility, and compassion provide plenty of different ways you and your new muslim friend can begin to get to know one another.
Smile and say hello. Have you ever contemplated what it really means to be a welcomer?
Ever wonder if your prayers for unreached peoples are heard? Ever wonder if placing a movie in the hands of someone who needs to hear about Jesus makes a difference?
This is the first year in many years that I have actually been in the US during the month of Ramadan. This was the first year in a decade that Ramadan came and I was not exactly 100% sure that it had started. This is the first Ramadan in ages that I have not had…
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