I’ve been listening to “Let My People Think” for at least 11 years now and feel a little embarrassed to be so late in joining this community. One of my favorite things about listening to Ravi Z. speak and answer questions is the patience and honor that he shows to the audience. I say, “patience and honor,” but it’s really just love in action, and that’s the kind of apologist I want to be when ministering to Muslims.
Last year, I started and now direct MAHABAT Ministries. MAHABAT is an old arabic word meaning: love[also spelled mohabbat]. The ministry exists to show Muslims God’s Love by prayer and presence. We call and visit mosques with the expressed intent to pray for the people there, get contact information when possible, and follow up with people outside the mosque - most often in their homes. To prepare the church, our team, and ourselves, we organize a monthly fellowship of prayer and fasting on the second Monday of every month. Every Friday we offer an open invitation to join us for a mosque visit and observation of the Khutbah (formal Islamic public teaching), and to just watch us model Muslim ministry afterwards as Muslims hang around to chat in the mosque’s lobby. If you’d like to know more, visit www.mahabat.org
in God’s grip,