The Suicide Epidemic Among Middle Eastern Women

The Suicide Epidemic Among Middle Eastern Women

When a Follower of Jesus is asked what comes to his mind about Muslims and Islam, usually there is a common response due to a common stereotype—they have dark or olive skin, wear head coverings and are typically Arabs. However, only about 15% of Muslims worldwide are Arabs, leaving 85% of other nationalities. Many times all Muslims are stigmatized as being radical, which is not the case either. Most people do not realize that Muslims go through the same trials and hardships that we do. In many cases, for those in the Middle East, life is close to unbearable.

The Oneness of God

The Oneness of God

It can be said that the Trinity is a stumbling block to most Muslims, but why is this? A reason could be one of the most important doctrines in Islam—the tawhid, which means the oneness of God. To a Muslim, Followers of Christ are polytheistic—believe in or worship more than one god—because they see them believing and worshipping three Gods, the Father, Son, and incorrectly, Mary, the mother of Jesus. As Christ Followers, it is necessary for us to reach out and show Muslims the love of the Father as a part of the Trinity. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the nature of God can be explained through the Trinity, which helps develop the relationship that Muslims long for, which Allah cannot and does not provide.

Understanding Islam & How to Pray for the Muslim World

Understanding Islam & How to Pray for the Muslim World

Since a part of this blog’s goal is to equip our readers to pray with understanding, we call it The Discipleship Blog. GCM is all about Discipleship, and we hope we can inspire and equip you to pray for our disciple makers in restricted Islamic nations, as well as add value to your life as a disciple of Christ. To help equip you in understanding the Muslim world and partner with us in prayer, we have a special three-part series this month titled ‘Understanding Islam and How to Pray for the Muslim World.’