Muslims world wide started their month-long time of fasting and prayer referred to as Ramadan final week. In the course of the previous two years, due to the COVID pandemic, many company prayer and neighborhood Iftar gatherings – meals ending the each day quick – have been canceled.
This 12 months is completely different. Public gatherings resumed world wide in locations like Cairo, Jakarta, and naturally, Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
In Istanbul, Turkey, Muslims celebrated the primary Ramadan name to prayer on the Hagia Sophia because it was transformed right into a museum in 1934. Two years in the past, the Turkish authorities had determined to re-convert the majestic, 1,500-year-old Christian cathedral right into a mosque.
5 thousand miles away there was one other first – this one in New York Metropolis. Muslims gathered for the primary time to hope publicly in Instances Sq..
Some Christians complained that Muslims left their mosques to hope outdoor within the standard, vacationer spot to stake a non secular declare and territorial victory in America’s monetary capital.
Others say the Muslims carried out Ramadan prayers there as a result of they wished to indicate the world they’re a faith of peace and tolerance.
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Avenue preacher Samer Mohammed, a former Muslim that CBN Information has featured in a number of information tales over time, determined to reply peacefully with prayers of his personal.
“You might be alpha and omega, You’re the residing God, You’re the residing water, You might be all. Jesus, we love you Lord!” he prayed together with his personal group in Instances Sq..
And due to his loud prayers, some folks attending the Ramadan gathering peacefully confronted Samer, urging him to be quiet or go away Instances Sq..
The immigrant Christian reminded them that he has the suitable to free speech in America.
“You could have the liberty to do, I’ve freedom to do if I need to do,” he stated. “You appear to be very ignorant,” a Muslim replied. “No, I simply stated Jesus is Lord,” Samer stated.
CBN’s The World Lane requested Samer Mohammed to share with us how Christians ought to pray for Muslims throughout Ramadan. “We have to pray for this month of Ramadan that the Lord Jesus Christ open the eyes of the Muslim and he can come to the sunshine of the Lord,” he defined.
“We have to pray for all of the Muslims in all of the world. Let the peace of God come to them and present them what’s the fact. As a result of solely Jesus he is the reality and the best way and the life. We pray for right here, for America, for all the scholars, for the refugees. Let the Gospel come to them. And to know the reality,” he stated.
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So let’s pray for Muslims who’re struggling due to struggle and violence in locations like Yemen and Nigeria. Let’s additionally pray for the Rohingya who’ve been pressured to flee Myanmar, and for Uyhghur Muslims who’re struggling in work camps in China.
And let’s keep in mind our struggling brothers and sisters in Christ in Muslim nations, persecuted just because they want to worship Jesus freely, or profess their religion overtly to others.
And let’s pray for peace throughout Ramadan and for the upcoming Easter week. Usually militant Muslims commit acts of violence in opposition to Christians and church buildings throughout this time.
Lastly, let’s pray that the scales will drop from blinded eyes, that individuals will see and really feel the peace and pleasure that solely Christ may give them, not solely throughout Ramadan and Easter however for eternity.
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