Join us in praying for God to visits Muslims around the globe
in dreams and visions during Ramadan.
As more and more Muslims continue to turn to Jesus Christ in what has become a global phenomenon, Christian ministries from the United States, Europe and the Middle East are joining together in prayer for God to supernaturally reach out to more Muslims with His message of love.
Groups such as 838 Ministries, CBN News, Iran Alive, Voice of the Martyrs, Global Hope, Crescent Project, and Isik Abla Ministries are linking up in prayer, hoping that more Muslims will follow the path of Christ in the last days of Ramadan this year, which ends on July 7.
“Ramadan is the perfect season to pray that Muslims will experience the forgiveness of Christ, and even forgiveness from those they persecute,” wrote Jason Peter, associate vice president of Connection for The Voice of the Martyrs.
The joint worldwide prayer campaign began on June 26 and has already reached 1 million people, according to CBN News.
Source: Hazel Torres, Christian Today
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29 – 30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon.
The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which means scorching heat or dryness. Fasting is fardh (obligatory) for adult Muslims, except those who are suffering from an illness, travelling, are elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic or going through menstrual bleeding. Fasting the month of Ramadan was made obligatory (wājib) during the month of Sha’aban, in the second year after the Muslims migrated from Mecca to Medina.
While fasting from dawn until sunset, Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids, smoking, and engaging in sexual relations. Muslims are also instructed to refrain from sinful behavior that may negate the reward of fasting, such as false speech (insulting, backbiting, cursing, lying, etc.) and fighting. Food and drinks are served daily, before dawn and after sunset. Spiritual rewards (thawab) for fasting are also believed to be multiplied within the month of Ramadan. Fasting for Muslims during Ramadan typically includes the increased offering of salat (prayers) and recitation of the Quran.