Koran: the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina.



A mosque is a place of worship for followers of Islam. meaning "place of worship" or "prostration in prayer"



is a cuboid-shaped building in Saudi Arabia. Muslims around the world are supposed to face the Kaaba during prayers

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As a Christian what do you need to know about Islam?

It is very important for Christians to have knowledge about what is happening in the world around them. This knowledge will enable them to understand what is happening around them not only in the world , but in their own country, so that they can answer multitudes of questions that will be asked them. The Bible warns us against ignorance in 2 Corinthians 2:11: “in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.” It also encourages us about knowledge in Proverbs 24:4: through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.

In the same way an understanding of Islam even if it is only a general idea helps us a lot in reaching out to Muslims with the message of Christ and to answer their questions about our Christian faith. As it is written, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”

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Over the past twenty years, my wife and I have lived overseas in a majority-Muslim nation. We have hundreds of dear friends who are Muslims. In the country where we work, "peace" in relationships is esteemed more than truth itself. A local proverb says, "A lie that heals is better than the truth that hurts." Personally, I'd rather hear "the truth that hurts" than a lie which superficially and temporarily "heals."

Read more: Does Islam is More than a Religion?


My recent one-page article: "Islam: More than a Religion" has inspired a lot of emails—some positive, some negative. Whether you are for or against what I have written, I appreciate hearing from you. God has given me a deep love and a burden for Muslims. My wife and I have hundreds of friends and acquaintances who are Muslims. Since "9-11", many non-Muslims in the West have been quizzing me on Islam—the most common question being, "Is Islam a religion of peace?" I confess that I do not know everything there is to know about Islam, but based on two decades of living in a majority-Muslim country and hundreds (perhaps thousands) of hours spent studying the Qur'an and other Islamic source materials, let me attempt to answer this question from an Evangelical Christian perspective.