Radical Muslim Finds Faith Despite Persecution
“I was a very radical Muslim,” Naim* admits. “I held a very strong stance against Christianity. It was against my religion back then to even share food and water with infidels.”
These are not the words of a bearded extremist; these are the words of a gentle and smiling 14-year-old boy.
“I used to think that Christians worshipped three gods and that Jesus cannot be God. Until one night, I had a dream that Jesus was holding my hand. He told me, ‘I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. I want you to attend church.’
“I woke up, convinced that Jesus was God. I started asking questions about Jesus. I also stopped going to the mosque which was like a second home for me.”
Naim initially kept quiet about his new faith but it wasn’t long before his Muslim brotherhood community caught on.
“They were very radical about Islam,” Naim shares. “They could sense that I changed. A group of boys about my age beat me up badly. Because of that, my parents told me that I had to leave.
Naim moved to a new community where he was able to practice his faith more freely and attend a Christian church.
Here, Niam was asked if he wanted to attend Project Philip training and he enthusiastically agreed. His faith in Jesus grew as he was able to read and understand the Bible.
“I learned how to observe the Scripture, interpret it, and apply it to my life. I also learned to use the Project Philip lessons for the benefit of others as well. Thank you Bible League!”
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*Name changed for security purposes
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