My previous experience with Muslims took me to a different direction. I started wondering ‘Why Islam? Why do we blame Islam as a religion for the action of terrorists who happened to be Muslims, when no-one accused Christianity of terrorism when some Christians have acted the same way?
I took my final decision. In the morning I spoke with my wife from whom I have three sons and one daughter. But no sooner then she felt that I was inclined to embrace Islam then she cried and asked for help from the head of the mission. When he asked me about my true attitude…
I was what is known as a worker-priest, which means I had a job at the same time as I was doing my ministry. I had changed from working in corporate America to working in a behavioral health agency. My post was down the street from a Masjid. I thought that this was my chance to learn about Islam for my interfaith relations.
Anne was a priest for 25 years until a radical test of faith. When she mourned the death of her mother she was practicing an Islamic meditation technique that made her be more interested in Islam! Jesus led her to Islam.
I used to teach Islam in the faculty as well as the faulty misconceptions spread by its enemies and the missionaries against it. During that period, I decided to enlarge my study of Islam so that I should not read the missionaries books on it only. I had so much faith in myself…
In holiday season, an Irving Muslim imam and a Dallas pastor are reflecting on their unique friendship to send a message of hope to their community, finding a common ground for understanding amid rising intolerance.
I was a music minister in the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana branch) in Texas and did my preaching to businessmen and informal gatherings. Those who knew me for the most part did not object and some even came to Islam, but there were a few who felt very upset and accused me of “Turing my back on Jesus, peace be upon him.”
Family and friends entering Islam from one man. If I were to stop right here, I’m sure that you would have to admit that at least this is an amazing story, right? After all, three religious leaders of three separate denominations all going into one very opposite belief.
Many people ask me how a preacher or priest in Christianity can ever go to Islam, especially considering all the negative things that we hear about Islam and Muslims everyday.
The murder of Imam Maulana Akonjee walking home after noon prayers in New York was treated in a casual matter-of-fact way. There was a reluctant unwillingness to acknowledge it as a hate crime, despite knowing that he had over $1,000 in his pocket and was not robbed.