A Community within a community. I saw this posted recently on another blog and knew I must share it with you. Please watch this short well-done 3 minute trailer and pray for the laborers. The official trailer on Youtube of Champ of the Camp, a documentary telling the untold story of laborers living in the…
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 do Muslim women want non-Muslim women to know about them? Many Muslim women want you to know that they are a lot like you. They love to laugh, have fun, spend time with their family, shop for new clothes, put on make-up, talk about friendships and relationships, be accepted and appreciated for who they are.
Afghan man sitting in market in the middle east. Many men from Afghanistan spend 3-10 years working in the middle east alone, without their wives, children, parents, relatives, to send money back for their families.
Now it is time to talk about differences in your faith, not for the sake of argument or debate but for the sake of airing common differences you know that exist and understanding the truth of God.
If you desire as part of your friendship with a Muslim to discuss spiritual things, it is a good idea to understand what many Muslims believe about Christianity. Having an understanding of their beliefs will give you the opportunity to share what true followers of Christ are like.
You may be surprised that many Muslims think Christians do not pray because our way of prayer is so different. Muslim prayer is usually very public, performed at a Masjid (Mosque) or an outdoor prayer place 5 times a day. Christian prayer is often done silently, in private place
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.
So you have “Smiled and said Hello”, you have asked “How are You?” and meant it. How did that go for you? Now let’s ask about family. This is not unlike our culture when we get to know somebody, so why should it be any different with your new Afghan or other Muslim acquaintance? Much…
you have taken the time to greet a Muslim person living in your country. You have smiled and said “hello.” Now what?
The next step in getting to know anyone is to ask: “How are you?” and mean it.
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