Ramadan Guide

30 Days of Fasting During Ramadan (Pillar 4)

Ramadan Fasting (sawm) The month of Ramadan commemorates the time when the Qur’an was handed down to Muhammad, and the Qur’an directs all healthy adults to participate. During the ninth … Continue reading

John Ragon January 13, 2022
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How To Pray For Muslims During Ramadan 2022

April 2 – May 2, 2022 April 2 marks the annual 30 days of fasting by Muslims around the world. This morning, 1.8 billion men, women, and children started their day … Continue reading

John Ragon January 2, 2022
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Alms Tax for the Poor and the Needy (Pillar 3)

Required Tax for the Poor and Needy (zakat) Islamic law requires Muslims to pay a tax, referred to as “alms” (zakat). This tax is usually a 2.5% tax levied on … Continue reading

John Ragon December 10, 2021
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The 5 Daily Prayers of Islam (Pillar 2)

Five Daily Prayers (Salat ) Muslims are required to pray fives times each day, facing Mecca in the East. These prayers are delivered up to Allah at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, … Continue reading

John Ragon December 9, 2021
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The Muslim Profession of Faith (Pillar 1)

What are the Five Pillars of Islam? The five pillars of Islam summarize the daily obedience required of Muslims. Islam teaches that this is how obedience to Allah should show … Continue reading

John Ragon December 8, 2021
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Islamic Culture: Love and Respect Muslims, Locally and Globally

“If Christians are to understand their Muslim neighbors (locally and globally), love them as Christ commanded, and share with them effectively, it is necessary that we grasp how they understand … Continue reading

John Ragon May 7, 2021
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Intro to Islam: What do Muslims believe?

What do Muslims believe? Islam, like Christianity, finds its roots in Abraham of the Old Testament and is also a monotheistic religion. However, that is where the similarities end. Much … Continue reading

John Ragon April 5, 2021
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Ramadan Guide Intro: How to Love and Engage Muslims with the Gospel

April 2 starts the 2022 Ramadan month, the annual 30 days of fasting for Muslims around the world. This month, 1.9 billion men, women, and children started their day worshipping … Continue reading

Snowbird April 5, 2021
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Ramadan: Resources to Learn More about Reaching Muslims with the Gospel

The best way to learn how to love and engage Muslims is by spending time with Muslims. Nothing replaces the value of learning someone’s story, and nothing matches the depth … Continue reading

John Ragon April 20, 2020
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Ramadan: Friendship, Language Learning, and the Gospel in North Africa

By Greg Helms My last day in this sandy, sub-Saharan, African city had arrived bringing a month-short visit with long-admired missionary friends to a close. My flight out was the … Continue reading

Snowbird June 1, 2019
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