Reaching The Muslim World
Many Christians fear Islam. But in their fear, they fail to understand that many Muslims are desperately seeking after God and are open to the truth of the Gospel. Where missionaries are locked out and local Christians face persecution, radio can reach quietly into the homes and hearts of Muslim believers. That’s why FEBC broadcasts into the Muslim world are so crucial and strategic.
Isa is Arabic for Jesus. And proclaiming Jesus is the focus of this effort.
Project Isa is one of FEBC’s most ambitious projects ever. Project Isa reaches Muslims in countries like Pakistan, Iraq, Indonesia and many more with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
- There are more than 1.5 billion followers of Islam worldwide (roughly 23% of the world’s population).
- A follower of Islam is a called a Muslim.
- Islam is the second-largest and one of the fastest-growing religions in the world. (Christianity is the largest).
- Islam means “submission to Allah’s (God’s) will.”
- Islam was founded in AD622 by Muhammad, a camel driver, in Saudi Arabia.
- The Qur’an (a text) is considered to be the verbatim word of God.
- The most populous Muslim-majority country is Indonesia home to 12.7% of the world’s Muslims.
- The majority of Muslims are Sunni, being 75–90% of all Muslims. The second largest sect, Shia, makes up 10–20%.
- The core beliefs of Islam are that there is only one God, and that Muhammad is the prophet of God, the last in a series of prophets beginning with Adam and including Jesus.
- The five main principles Muslims must follow are: confession of faith, daily prayer, fasting during Ramadan, making a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime, and participating in charity.