3 Big Questions Series

How to talk to Islamic friends about spiritual matters

Not a class on Islam, but how to talk ‘faith’ with a muslim friend
1/5th pop world. outgrowing Xty 4:1
“Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth.…” (2 Timothy 2:23–25 NIV11)

  1. Things not to say or do
    How to prevent the conversation stopping as soon as it starts, or becoming an argument.
  2. Understanding the fundamental worldview of a Muslim
    Geisler, pp84-85
    The Qur’an
    Geisler, p85, 88, 98

With this grounding we will more easily find common ground.

  1. Ways to encourage Muslims to talk about their faith
    Their approach to their spirituality
    In the hope we can find common ground
    Create openness to explore spirituality from a Christian perspective

Pointers towards further helpful resources.
Practical take-aways

Please send them in

Nabeel Qureshi
James R White
David Wood
Ibn Warraq
“Answering Islam” Norman Geisler and Abdul Saleeb

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