For some excellent training that will enable your friendships with Muslim women, join the Behind the Veil: Women's Training in Nashville, Tenn., this Saturday, September 21.
Last summer the Lord opened my eyes to see Muslims as He sees them—people in need of a Savior. We all know about 9/11, we know about Abraham and Ishmael, and we know the general American view of Muslims—“they are all terrorists.” My heart needed changing; I looked at Muslims with suspect and little or no concern.
The Muslim woman's veil is not meant to marginalize or stir fear. Essentially, a Muslim woman veils to communicate her modest practices and her desire to please God and honor community. Christ followers who can relate to these core values enjoy loving friendships with wonderful Muslim women because they are able to help seekers find Truth.
A Say Hello leader wrote the following article, and she asks that we pray specifically for Ikraam. Even now she is experiencing a spiritual crisis that we know is Christ himself, beckoning her to full life in Him.
Say Hello is collaborating with Crescent Project at the upcoming Beyond the Veil: Women's Training event in Kansas City on May 18.
Nikki Arana's book The Next Target was recently named the winner of the 2013 Christian Book Award for Fiction.