Day 26: Lailat Al-Qadr – Night of Power

Day 26: Lailat Al-Qadr – Night of Power

Lailat Al-Qadr (the Night of Power, Night of Destiny, or Night of Decree) is the holiest night of Ramadan. It is the night when Mohammed is thought to have begun receiving the Quran. The exact night is disputed, so Muslims hold special observances for the last ten...
From Persecuted to Welcomed

From Persecuted to Welcomed

*Ibu Mun had been a young single woman when she visited her family shortly after becoming a Christian. Her home village is in an area that is nearly 100 percent Muslim, and the whole community was cold to her as she made her way to her uncle’s house. People from this...
Day 25: The Turkmen of Central Asia

Day 25: The Turkmen of Central Asia

There are about 8 million Turkmen people, and about 5 million of them live in Turkmenistan in Central Asia. The capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, is filled with beautiful new marble buildings. But the Turkmen know very little about the outside world, as the country...
Day 24: Muslim Hospitality in the USA

Day 24: Muslim Hospitality in the USA

As a pastor in the USA, I often pray for Muslims around the world. What about the Muslims in my community? There are an estimated 3.45 million Muslims living in the USA—about 1.1 percent of the total population. I discovered the mosque near my home in north-east USA...
Day 23: The Bedouins of the Levant

Day 23: The Bedouins of the Levant

Several million Bedouins  still live in the Levant states of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, which formed the original Arabia. The name “Bedouin” is derived from the Arabic word badija, which means “desert”. Most Bedouin no longer live...