Subscribe now

All articles in category Islam

July 2015
DESC

Arab youth seek Christ online

Every evening for many years, short Arabic gospel programmes have been aired over a popular commercial medium wave radio station.  Then, with the advance of technology, hundreds of postal responses were replaced by many more SMS mobile cell phone text messages. But these are now outnumbered by many thousands of interactions over the internet. Internet Interactive websites have effectively complemented the radio efforts for several years. Now the internet is overtaking traditional radio in urban communities. This is especially so among Arab youth, the vast majority of the population contacted. Our media teams have increasingly viewed this development as a golden opportunity to reach more young...

Read more
September 2011
DESC

Two testimonies

Two testimonies Saudi girl I am a Saudi girl aged 25 and I live in Saudi Arabia. I was raised in a typical Muslim family that practised all the duties of religion. I began to pray at the age of 13, but then I stopped praying.    My father used to beat me to make me pray, because the Messenger said in the Hadith: ‘The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said, Order your children to pray when they are seven years old, and beat them if they do not do so when they are ten years old’.    But Mohammed’s manner of harsh punishment to...

Read more
Muhammad and the origins of Islam
September 2011
DESC

Muhammad and the origins of Islam

Muhammad and the origins of Islam The standard Muslim teaching on the origin of Islam is as follows. Islam was founded in the early seventh century in Arabia by Muhammad, a merchant born in the city of Mecca. According to the sources (which are all Muslim) Muhammad was born in AD 570 or 571.     He was employed by a wealthy widow called Khadija to manage her caravan trade, work which involved travelling and gave him the opportunity to meet with Jews and Christians.     When he was 25 Muhammad married Khadija, who was then aged 40. They had seven children, all of whom died...

Read more
Salt and light
July 2011
DESC

Salt and light

World Mission Salt and light What do you think or feel when you hear the word ‘Muslim’? God has called you and I to be salt and light to them as well (Matthew 5:13-15). I think, if God had told me at first to go to a Muslim country and learn a related language, it would have been a massive struggle and learning the new language would be like facing a mountain that could not be climbed.    At school I struggled and never got the hang of English grammar, and I scored 0 on foreign languages. Even though I heard the gospel when I was...

Read more
Son of Hamas
June 2010
DESC

Son of Hamas

Son of Hamas   E. M. Hicham   Mosab Hassan Yousef is an extraordinary young man with an extraordinary story. The son of an influential leader of the militant Hamas organisation from the Palestinian West Bank, he grew up in a strict Islamic family but became a devout Christian ten years ago.   ‘I absolutely know that in anybody’s eyes I was a traitor’, says Yousef. ‘To my family, to my nation, to Allah. I crossed all the red lines in my society. I didn’t leave one that I didn’t cross’.      Now, aged 32, he attends an evangelical Christian church at Barabbas Road in...

Read more
Arab World Ministries Media celebrates 50 years
February 2010
DESC

Arab World Ministries Media celebrates 50 years

Arab World Ministries Media celebrates 50 years   Where were you in 1959? In that year, the first section of the M1 motorway opened, the UK began to use postal codes and Barbie dolls first went on sale.      In the backstreets of Marrakech in 1959, Moroccan cooks were bashing spices in their mortars. Cars, donkeys and pedlars wound their way through the narrow streets. When the electricity faltered, a few rays of the sun filtered through the shutters to light up dim kitchens.      In one of those houses in Marrakech’s old city, a group of missionaries and a Moroccan man were recording a...

Read more
Sharing your Christian faith with Muslims (2)
June 2009
DESC

Sharing your Christian faith with Muslims (2)

Sharing your Christian faith with Muslims (2)   Islam is a familiar presence in most Western countries today and, like Christians, Muslims carry a responsibility to share their faith. There are now some 3,000,000 Muslims and over 200 mosques in the UK, while 2,000,000 copies of Muslim newspapers are published here daily.   All this is good news for Muslims and a sign of good health in a pluralistic, multi-cultural society. For most Christians, however, it is a challenge to examine our own lives and missionary efforts.      There is a real need for us to understand what these new members of our society believe,...

Read more
Sharing your Christian faith with Muslims
May 2009
DESC

Sharing your Christian faith with Muslims

Sharing your Christian faith with Muslims   Every Christian needs to consider himself or herself a missionary. Our mission is to make Christ known to those who do not know him, whether they live thousands of miles away or just next door.   The migration of Muslim-background people to the West has resulted in a growing mission field right here – in our educational institutes, workplaces and neighbourhoods. We have an unprecedented opportunity to reach Muslims for Christ. But how? Here are some questions and answers that might help.   I have never been engaged in Muslim evangelism. How can I get involved?   ‘I’m...

Read more
Page 1 of 212