A few weeks ago, I was doing some outreach in Seoul, Korea and I had the privilege to talk to two young Malayan girls (ages 19,20) who are studying the Korean language. They were very open to discussion and answering questions about faith (which they probably couldn’t have, at least in public, in Malaysia).
When discussing worldview and faith with them, I found two young, smart, articulate women who had a deep, and as they said, a personal relationship with Allah. They spoke of a relationship with their god, similar to how a Christian would speak of personal relationship with Christ. They spoke of how extremism, in any religion, is a bad thing; how politics shouldn’t be mixed with religion; and how we should seek peace and coexistence.
How should one approach that situation and best make use of time to reach these young, devout Muslim women?