Leaving Pakistan, Faisal Malick* moved and settled in Canada. He desired to get an education, become a successful businessman and make his family proud. While in school, he got involved in business and came in contact with Christians. He believed they were deceived because they lacked the truth of Islam.
As a Muslim, Faisal respected Jesus but believed that Jesus was no more than a prophet who was second to Muhammad, the final prophet of Islam. He thought Christians exalted a man (Jesus) and made him equal with God; he considered the worship of Jesus to be blasphemy. Islam taught that the Bible was changed by Christians and is corrupted. To them, the greatest sin a Muslim could ever commit is to confess that Jesus is the Son of God.
As he became more active in the business world, Faisal was encountering many Christians. His passion was to “help these deceived Christians, and if possible the Jews, to ultimately accept the Qur’an as the final book of Allah and become Muslims.” Many discussions about faith began; they often turned out to be arguments. He was determined to do everything he could to convert them to Islam.
A Christian associate invited him to church, but Faisal declared, “I am a Muslim. I do not need to come to your church.” He said that the associate never seemed to argue with me.
His associate was wise; instead of arguing, the testimony of the Gospels provides the most reliable witness to Christ to reach a Muslim. We should not soft-pedal the message, and the more a Christian knows about his faith, the easier it is to talk with Muslims. Our goal is to open up their minds for light to come in, so they can begin reading the Gospels to learn of the real Jesus.
- Faisal Malick – 10 Amazing Muslims Touched by God
Globally there are 1.9 billion Muslims, now 1/4 of the world population. Because of violence, Muslims are becoming disenchanted with their faith. Our prayers for their salvation bring a crack in that darkness, allowing the light of God’s truth to enter – enabling them to see and respond to the gospel of Christ for the first time.