With the current focus on Ramadan and prayer for the Muslim world, we thought it would be good to highlight a recent music video that has come from the Middle East. In western media - and particularly in the minds of many Christians - Muslims are seen and portrayed as being violent, angry terrorists. But the plain reality is the vast (vast, vast!) majority of Muslims are nothing like that. In fact, they despise the way the minority of Muslims practice their faith.
This video in Arabic calls for the worship of Allah “with love, not terror” has gone viral on YouTube, with over two million views in just a few days. It was released at the start of Ramadan and slams terrorists for “filling cemeteries with children.”
Staring Hussain Al Jassmi, an Arabic-language singer from the United Arab Emirates, was released by Kuwaiti mobile telecommunications company Zain on Friday. Amazingly, the video bluntly speaks against terrorism and terrorists, denouncing the way they understand and portray Allah, and contrasting Allah - the giver of life - with terrorists who deal in death.
The video starts with impassioned lines from a child who addresses terrorists: “I will tell God everything. That you’ve filled the cemeteries with our children and emptied our school desks…”
So in this season of Ramadan, let's make sure we know something about the vast majority of the people who are seeking God this month. Let's pray that many will truly find the peace they seek in the God revealed in Isa al Masih (Jesus the Messiah).
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