Abdu Murray on Islam and Christianity: Global Crises Present Christians With Unique Opportunities


With questions surrounding the topic of Islam once again making international headlines, RZIM’s North American Director, Abdu Murray, sees unique challenges and opportunities for Christians to make an impact.

“We cannot be naïve about things; the threats facing us are very real,” explained Murray, a former Muslim who converted to Christianity in 2000. “However, as Christians we cannot operate out of fear or hatred for other people. Rather, we must understand the opportunity that this affords us when seeking to share the truth and hope of the gospel message.”

For most of his life, Murray was a proud Muslim who studied the Qur’an and Islam. “After a nine-year investigation into the historical, philosophical, and scientific underpinnings of the major world religions and views, I discovered that the historic Christian faith alone can answer the questions of the mind and the longings of the heart,” he recounted.

“The recent attacks in Paris as well as in California have reignited a debate about Islam and have caused many people to pause and consider the challenges facing our world,” said Murray. “As Christians we must ask the question, ‘How do we approach this with our Muslim friends?’ It’s important to understand the truth about Islam while seeking to reach out with humility and compassion.”

Murray is the author of two books, including his latest, Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews. He has spoken to diverse international audiences, participated in debates and dialogues across the globe, and appeared as a guest on numerous radio and televisions programs.

UPDATE: On Monday, December 14, Abdu Murray will be a guest on Janet Parshall’s “In The Market” radio program from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EDT. Murray will discuss a range of questions related to Islam and Christianity, including, “What is Islam?” “Is Islam a peaceful religion?” “What are the distinctions between Islam and Christianity?” “Are concepts such as sin and eternity part of the Muslim worldview?” You can listen live here.

To request an interview with Abdu Murray, please email pr@rzim.org or call 770-286-4146.

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