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The 5 pillars of Islam

What are the 5 Pillars of Islam?

The religious practice of Islam (literally means submitted to God) is based off the tenants known as the 5 pillars of Islam. A Muslim is expected to adhere to each of the 5 pillars in order to please God. The pillars define the basic identity of Muslims – their faith, beliefs and practices – and…

woman asks about Easter

Indonesian Woman Asks About Easter and Ends Up Believing in Jesus!

Justin and Susan moved to Indonesia in February to join a church-planting team. They started language school right away and began to look for a house they could move into. God quickly provided a house not too far from their teammates. After language class in the mornings, they would usually go to a store to…

Night of Pwer

Night of Power and End of Ramadan Celebrations

Graphic by https://ramadan.pray4tunisia.com/prayer/power What is the Night of Power? Muslims celebrate the Night of Power (Laylatul Qadr) during the last 10 days of Ramadan. They believe that on this night God revealed the Qur’an to Muhammad by the angel Gabriel in 610 CE. It is one of the most sacred nights in the Islamic calendar….

3 Interesting ways Muslims break fast

3 Interesting Ways Muslims Break Fast

There are 1.8 billion Muslims all over the world who are celebrating Ramadan this month. Most of them fast from sunrise to sunset every day of the month. They will abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex each day to please God (Allah) and seek forgiveness for past sins. If you ask Indonesians why…

Ibu in Indonesia

A Day in the Life of an Indonesian During Ramadan

2:00 am: Nur slowly wakes up to the sound of the alarm. It is pitch black outside. The house is quiet as her family is still asleep. She rolls out of bed and groggily walks outside to the kitchen. She begins making rice, cooking chicken and cutting vegetables. Nur reminds herself that the fasting month…

Muslim Background Believers

Muslim Background Believers Share Experience During Ramadan

Adam took a deep breath and as he and his wife, Eva, pulled up to his mom’s house. Today was Idul Fitri, the last day of Ramadan. This was supposed to be one of the best days of the year where they celebrate the end of the fasting month with family. They used to enjoy…

Muslims turning to Jesus

Why are Millions of Muslims Turning to Jesus?

Can you believe that there have been more Muslims turning to Jesus in the past 15 years than the previous centuries combined? Why are Muslims more open to the gospel now compared to the past? To seek the answer to this question, many researchers have traveled the world to interview Muslim background believers (MBBs). They…

Breaking fast during Ramadan

5 Intriguing Ways Indonesians Celebrate Ramadan Differently than Arabs

Do all Muslims celebrate Ramadan the same way in every country? Well just as Muslim beliefs are different in every area due to cultural and historical influences, Muslims celebrate Ramadan differently as well. There are many unique ways Indonesians celebrate Ramadan. Basically every Muslim (who practices Islam) sticks to the main rules of fasting from…

what is Ramadan

What is Ramadan?

Most people have heard that Ramadan is the most popular holiday for Muslims. But what actually is it? Why do Muslims celebrate Ramadan for a whole month? Fasting from sunrise to sunset Muslims have 5 pillars that they have to adhere to in Islam. One of the pillars is fasting. Every year they do what…