(All you need to know about Islam and Shariah)
MODERN-DAY PAUL: "I PLANNED TO KILL HIM; NOW I’M PREPARED TO DIE FOR JESUS"
February 12, 2019 by Lindy Lowry in Stories of Persecution
In Egypt, converting from Islam to Christianity is seen as a betrayal of your family and heritage. In Muslim families, any member who leaves their Muslim beliefs and upbringing subjects themselves to tremendous pressure from their immediate and extended family to renounce Christ and return to Islam. Some are locked up, others are isolated, tortured or even killed. Recently, our Open Doors team in Egypt met with a new believer who shared his awe-inspiring testimony of how God used his cousin’s conversion to remove the scales from his own eyes.
Mostafa hoped the rumor wasn’t true.
If it was, he knew he was obligated to protect his family’s honor. He knew he would have to kill the cousin he had grown up playing with on the desert lands of Upper Egypt. It was his family’s orders. It was why he had traveled so far from home to the capital city of Cairo.
QUESTIONS ABOUT JESUS
The rumor was true. Mostafa found his cousin in a church listening intently. Quietly, he slipped into the seat behind Mohammed and waited for the service to end. But then he noticed something strange. The words he was hearing—the prayers, especially the worship—didn’t disgust him.
Instead, the lyrics of the songs touched him deeply, he says.
Mostafa approached his cousin with tears in his eyes.
He recalls his words to Mohammed that day: “I came all the way from our family’s village to spy on you and see if you had indeed become a Christian,” he said, wiping a tear from his cheek. “I should inform your family about what I saw, but I just can’t. I think the choice you made might have been the right one. Can you tell me more? Why did you leave Islam for Christianity?”
Surprised by his cousin’s question, Mohammed took Mostafa to his house where the two cousins spent the evening talking about the gospel. That night, Mostafa had a dream. He saw Jesus on the cross, looking at him and saying: “I did all of this because I love you, and I want you to be free from your sins.”
Mostafa’s vision is similar to what many Muslim converts describe. Many sources have reported the same phenomena. Dreams and visions like Mostafa’s are repeatedly cited as specific ways God reaches Muslims throughout the Arab world and beyond.
NEW LIFE WITH JESUS
The next morning, Mostafa told Mohammed what he saw in his dream. He asked his cousin to pray together with him for his salvation.
Through tears, Mostafa screamed to God: “I planned to kill my cousin, Your follower. But now I am prepared to give my life for You myself.”
The following month, Mostafa was baptized with his cousin standing next to him. He hasn’t told his family that he and Mohammed are now followers of Jesus. Currently, the two young men are living as secret believers, following Jesus in the place He has provided for them.
Like many converts from Islam to Christianity, the cousins are choosing to keep their faith a secret. New believers in hostile places like Egypt hide their Bibles and connect to other Christians online or visit secret meetings. They follow Jesus’ teachings in their actions, hoping that how they live their lives will influence those around them for the gospel. Only when they think it’s safe do they share their new faith with others—in hopes that the underground movement of secret believers will grow.
Through local partners, Open Doors is in touch with secret believers all over the Middle East to help them grow in their faith and to stay strong under difficult circumstances.
Sharia Law Islam's Sharia law is cast from the words of Muhammad, called "hadith," his actions, called "sunnah," and the Quran, which he dictated. The Sharia law itself cannot be altered but its interpretation, called "fiqh," by muftis (Islamic jurists) is given some latitude.
Hitler's Islam Islam's Muslim Brotherhood was founded in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna, a 22 year old Muslim who admired Hitler's hatred of the Jews and persistently wrote to Hitler to express his admiration and his desire for Hitler's Nazi Party to collaborate with Islam.
Muslim Brotherhood The Muslim Brotherhood Movement (Hizb al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun) or simply "Muslim Brotherhood" or "Ikhwan" is the world's oldest, largest and the best camouflaged Islamic Jihadmovement.
Stop Islam To stop Islam, we must accept the reality, stop pretending, make an overdue decision, and take common sense measures. Here are the 10 steps to stop the spread of Islam inAmerica, Canada, UK & Europe.
Bible vs. Quran There are many facets to the Bible vs. Quran debate on the differences, as well as similarities, between the two. But the central debate between the Bible and the Quran is this: Does the Bible contain Tahrif (corruption) that the Quran corrects, or does the Quran attempt to corrupt God's words in the Bible?
Quran Quran is the principle text of Islam and one of the three sources from which the Sharia law is cast. The Quran (also spelled Koranor Qur'an) was dictated from 609 to 632 AD by Muhammad and compiled after he died.
Muslims in Germany The modern history of Muslims in Germany dates back to the 1930s when Adolph Hitler rose to power, helped Muslims grow the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East, and militarized Muslims into two of Germany's 38 Waffen-SS Divisions (see Hitler Islam).
Jesus vs. Muhammad Here is a clear Jesus vs Muhammad comparison. While it would be simpler to declare that there is no comparison between Jesus and Muhammad, in many ways, as shown below, Jesus was the antithesis of Muhammad, or Muhammad the antithesis of Jesus.
Naskh What is Naskh or al-naskh and how can it be explained in simple terms? Naskhmeans abrogation - i.e., change or repeal. Naskh is the right to change or repeal God's previously given revelations that God supposedly gave to Muhammad. Over 220 surah in the Quran are abrogated by naskh.
Spread of Islam The spread of Islam is not a new phenomenon. Ever since Muhammad's troops fanned out from Mecca in the 7th century, Islam has been spreading globally. But Islam's spread in Western democracies is a recent trend and one that is accelerating.
'Prophet' Muhammad Christians claim Muhammad was a false prophet, while Muslims of course claim Muhammad was atrue prophet. To see whether Muhammad was a true or false prophet, let's start with the passage in the Bible in which God, according to Muslims, foretells Moses about Muhammad:
Taqiyya Is a concept and a reality that must be borne in mind when reading or listening to the words of Muslims. Taqiyya (also spelled taqiya or taqiyyah) is lying to advance or protect Islam (taqiyya literally means "prevention"). Muslims justify taqiyya from the Quran, other Islamic texts, and the actions of Muhammad, including those below.
War Against Islam In the USA, Islam's imams don't openly preach Jihad, Islam's "holy" war, against non-Muslims. But to Muslim-only audiences, some of them do preach waging war against us. In Europe, including the UK, where Islam has penetrated deeper, the imams have begun to throw off the cloak of Taqiyya and openly declare war against us (see Spread of Islam).
Muhammad's Wives It is interesting to note that this 'inspiration' for Muhammad to take as many wives as he desired occurred to him not while Khadijah, his dominant first wife was alive, but after she died and during Muhammad's ensuing mid-life binge of taking wives, including Ai'sha, a 6-year old child who was said to be his favorite "wife"
Taharrush Taharrush Gamea is not a "game" as some Muslims claim. In Arabic, Taharrush means "harassment," Jinsi means "seхual," and Gamea (pronounced and spelled, Jamai by non-Egyptian Muslims) means "mass" or "group." Taharrush Gamea is the coordinated seхual assault of a girl or a woman in public by a mass of Muslim men.
Islamophobia "Islamophobia" was originally coined by Muslims in the 1970s but gained little attention until the 1990s, when The Runnymede Trust, a British race relations think tank, formed its Commission on British Muslims and Islamophobia (CBMI).
Mathematics in Quran The Quran contains errors in mathematics, and erroneous mathematics in Quran refute the claimed divine authorship of the Quran (see errors in the Quran).
Hijab Hijab, when used in the general sense, refers to any headscarf worn by Muslim women and girls that covers the hair, ears, neck, and leaves the face exposed.
Muslim Refugees War refugees, Muslim or otherwise, have suffered horrific trauma and deserve care and compassion. The number of Muslim refugees in Europe, UK and even America has risen sharply. Who exactly are these refugees? Where did they come from, and where are they going? And what do these Muslim refugees do after they reach their destinations?
No Compulsion Religion But the Quran says there is no compulsion in religion - i.e. no pressure to convert to Islam. Where does the Quran say that there is no compulsion in religion? But the Quran's "no compulsion" statement above contradicts its prescription below to kill non-Muslims if they don't pay the infidel tax, and to massacre:
Halal Meat Can Christians eat Halal Meat?
Mosque Building Much of the money for building mosques, Islamic schools and other Muslim assets in the West comes from the Muslim nations in the Middle East. For example, from 2011 to 2013, Saudi Arabia sent to India alone some 25,000 Muslim clerics and over $250 million to build mosques and universities and hold seminars.* And from 2013 to 2016, the government of Turkey put up $100 million to build the largest mosque in America, in Lanham, Maryland.
Islamberg Islamberg, located in rural upstate New York, is a 70-acre, underground-bunkered, (former*) paramilitary Islamic compound. Islamberg (right) is the best known among 35 such compounds, ranging in size from 25 to 300 acres, that dot 22 US states. Built three decades ago, Islamberg is still owned by Jamaat al Fuqra, which is led by Syed Mubarak Ali Shah Gilani.
Allah Moon God While "Allah" could refer to God literally, the Allah of Islam is the moon god of ancient pagan Arabia. The Arabic word for "god" is "ilah," while "al" is the Arabic for "the." Therefore, "Allah" combines "al" with "ilah" and removes the "i" to literally means, "the god." But much like "YHWH/Yahweh/Jehovah" is the personal name of the God of the Bible, "Allah" is also the personal name of the moon god, the chief among the three-hundred sixty pagan idols that were worshipped in Mecca, the home town of Muhammad.
Religion of Peace?Islam claims to be a religion of peace. Christianity also claims to be a religion of peace. Are both claims true or is only one of the two religions truly of peace?
Jesus preached peace and love for one's enemies: "You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you." (Matthew 5:43-44)
Palestine Issue What exactly is the "Palestine Issue"?
According to Muslims, it is Israel's conquest of Palestineand repression of the Palestinians. Muslims claim that this Palestine issue and the West's unconditional support for Israel are the fundamental driver of the Muslim hatred and war against the West (see War Against Islam and Islamophobia). SEE MORE:
West Needs To Know slam: What the West Needs to Know is a documentary that peels away the peaceful facade of Islam to expose its true nature. Everyone interested in knowing the true nature of Islam is strongly advised to watch Islam: What the West Needs to Know. Click for more
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