Basic do’s and don’ts

 

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  1. Never attack the person of Muhammad or the Qur’an.
  2. Feel free to visit your local mosque.  The mosque is a place of worship for Muslims. It serves as the community centre for Muslims. Come out and see Muslims pray 5 times a day throughout the year.
  3. Try not to use the terms Son of God, Christian or church.
  4. It is important to treat the Bible with total respect.
  5. Respect Jesus by using His name with a title.  In contrast, “titles” are much different from names.  Just as “important people” often have titles today (President, Senator, Judge, Doctor, Professor, etc.), so also in the ancient world, certain people were given titles to appoint their specific roles or responsibilities. Although more than one title can be attributed to the same person, each title usually has a particular origin and a specific meaning.
  6. In the month of Ramadan, try not to eat on the streets or in front of Muslims.  The principle is always and everywhere the same: when in Muslim areas, non-Muslims should conform their behaviour to Muslim sensibilities.
  7. Never walk in front of a praying Muslim.
  8. Never show the bottom of your shoes or feet while sitting or lying across from a Muslim, which in Islam is considered an insult.
  9. Never share photos of wives or daughters.
  10. Avoid winking, cursing or nose-blowing in the presence of Muslims — all viewed as insults in Islam.
  11. Avoid exiting the shower without a towel.
  12. Avoid offering and accepting things with the left hand, which in Islam is reserved for bodily hygiene and considered unclean.
  13. Stand, kneel or hold out your hands with your palms up when praying.  You may stand very simply with the palms of your hands turned up. It’s like saying, “I’m waiting Lord for you to fill my cup so that it’s full and overflowing.”
  14. Women should dress modestly around Muslims.  The basic message and instruction expressed in the Qur’an is for Muslims to act modestly, dress modestly, and avoid drawing attention to oneself, especially those features that are physically attractive and perhaps enticing to the opposite sex. This applies for both men and women.
  15. Women should not offer to shake the hand of a Muslim man.  If he offers his hand, then its okay.  Shaking hands (and touching) members of the opposite sex when closely related, is not permissible for Muslims according to the teachings of Islam.
  16. Never assume you know what a Muslim believes.  Offer friendship and a listening ear. Chat about all those normal everyday things we chat about as you get to know them. Ask questions about their family and their faith. Never assume you know what a Muslim believes, just ask and listen.
  17. Feel free to read the Qur’an.
  18. Avoid politics if possible.
  19. Be aware that pork, alcohol and dogs are “dirty” in Islam and are to be avoided by Muslims .
  20. Express sadness at the state of Western morals and spirituality.
  21. Always offer to pray for your Muslim friend.  Be natural about your love for Christ. They are natural in expressing their own Muslim beliefs. For Muslims, the things of God are not a private thing. Be open and natural. Share what you’re learning from the Lord that day. Pray with them, read the Bible with them, read through the Prophets, discuss the Bible, pray using the Bible.
  22. Share from personal experience.

 

 

 

 

About evanlaar1922

Have you ever noticed how many special ways God refers to us, His dear children? He calls us His beloved sons and daughters, the righteous, children of the kingdom, His anointed, royal priesthood, the faithful in Christ, His temple, His friends, and so many other loving names that speaks to who we are in Him. Also in many cases, the names we are given at birth have both biblical and heavenly identities tied into them. Our Heavenly Father who watches over us daily has created the ideal path for each of us to take to travel the journey of life, just as a father will make plans for his own child by putting things in place at a very early age for education, health, graduation, and marriage. God has predestined and equipped each of us to carry out a specific purpose that will create the design He desires to be in place for His kingdom to be effective in the earth.
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