Shirk and the Story of Muhammad (part 2)

Sometimes in Muslim evangelism, it is one step forward and two step backwards. Ken’s story of his friend Muhammad continues today, as we
discover Muhammad’s reason for returning his Christian books. Read part 1 here.

A few days later we visiting the wife of his (Muhammad’s) cousin. She was British, and she was a believer. I related everything to her, and she told me that while we were gone Muhammad’s oldest son got married. I knew that, but then she told me something that I did not know. She said, “On the night of the wedding, his second son was killed in a terrible automobile accident. Muhammad was the first one to the scene of the accident. He did not recognize the car, but when he opened the door the young man’s body fell out in front of him.”

I was shocked, because he never said anything to me about that. We went to them to express our sympathies, but he never again wanted to talk about religion. He simply said to me, “We are believers.” We remained friends, but I was never able to talk to him again about Jesus.

Fear of shirk is a terrible tool of the devil. Islam holds people in bondage and fear of a vengeful god. Ironically, a form of the word shirk is used in 2 Corinthians 13:14 in the Arabic. “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all (NASB). Isn’t it amazing that the worse blasphemy in Islam is the most blessed thing in Christianity? God wants to fellowship (associate) with his creation!

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