Vivienne Stacey discusses how Muslims will often have questions regarding Christian rituals, festivals, and rites of passage because these are meaningful events in Islamic theology. These practices can be great opportunities for sharing the Gospel with Muslim women as both Muslims and Christians value both beliefs and practices.  There can be an overlap between Islamic and Christian practices. In addition, Islamic rituals, festivals, and rites of passage often include Muslim women. For more on this topic, particularly the Festival of Ramadan, see Vivienne Stacey’s article on Sharing the Gospel with Muslim Women During Ramadan.

These lectures were given at Columbia International University in partnership with the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies. The Zwemer Center was founded in 1979 and exists to offer comprehensive courses on Islam, facilitate research, foster dialogues, offer seminars, conduct training, and provide resources for effective witness and ministry among Muslims. We also have a course study guide for these lectures that you might find helpful.