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Eid al-Adha – the festival of sacrifice

Eid al-Adha – the festival of sacrifice

SOURCE: PRAYERCAST All over the Muslim world the blood of slaughtered animals flow, commemorating Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son (In Islam that is Ishmael) and the animal that took his place. This is the central ritual of Eid al-Adha. Sadly, Muslims... Read more
Hajj 2019

Hajj 2019

In praying for the Muslim pilgrims, keep in mind the different rituals they will be involved in. To prepare yourself spiritually for this prayer time, read through Hebrews 9:1 – 10:19. Before setting out a pilgrim should redress all wrongs, pay all debts and plan to... Read more
Why we should care about the Hajj

Why we should care about the Hajj

During the Hajj period, we will be using information sent out by Prayercast and Praying through the Arabian Peninsula (PTAP). The Hajj is the life-long aspiration and spiritual climax for 1/4 of the world’s population: The Hajj – the fifth pillar of Islam... Read more
Deception

Deception

Deception means doing anything necessary to maintain honour.  For most Muslims, honour is more important than truth. The Qu’ran even calls Allah “the best of deceivers.”  As a result, millions of Muslims are living in darkness – deceiving others and being... Read more
Iraq

Iraq

Iraq (39 million people) has been a patchwork of competing forces since the US-led ousting of former strongman Saddam Hussein in 2003. Government in this largely Muslim land have been mostly Shia-led but have struggled to rebuild the country in the face of corruption,... Read more
Israel, Palestine, the gospel and peace

Israel, Palestine, the gospel and peace

Many Israelis and many Palestinians regard this small corner of the planet (and Jerusalem in particular) as theirs alone and see the fight as a holy war. Through the centuries, no city has been contested more than Jerusalem. Israel, which has occupied Palestine since... Read more

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