iHOPE Blogs

How Christians Can Explain Easter to Muslims

by Renod Bejjani, Author & Founder Hello! It’s Holy Week. Have you ever considered how you might explain Easter to Muslims? While Christians like you and I know why we celebrate Easter, most Muslims don’t - Muslims like my friend Ahmad.  He thought Easter was about ...

Christian Women Reaching Muslim Women

Christian Women Reaching Muslim Women Conversation Starters With Muslims by Karen Bejjani Christian women friends, have you ever wondered... "How do I start a conversation with Muslim women around me?" or "Where can I meet Muslim women?" If so, I think you'll enjoy this practical ...

How to Study the Bible with Muslims

A new, ground-breaking Gospel-centered Bible study written TO and FOR Muslims In a quest to find fruitful ways to share Jesus with Muslims, Renod Bejjani, iHOPE's Founder, and author, researched testimonies from hundreds of former Muslims around the world who had converted to Christ. In ...

A Muslim’s Journey to Jesus

A Muslim's Journey to Jesus How Christians Can Share the Gospel of Jesus with Muslims by Karen Bejjani When Talie, a devout former Iranian Muslim, shared her powerful coming-to-Jesus story with me, it strengthened my own faith. So I knew I had to share it ...

Sermon series: How God Can Transform You

Special Sermon Series: A message of hope and healing.  In this podcast, iHOPE's Founder, Renod Bejjani, shares how he came to love the very people he once hated, while serving the God he once denied. He shares the 2-step process God used to transform his ...

Should you share the Bible with Muslims?

Should you share the Bible with Muslims? “One thing you should never do is give Muslims a Bible.” I was stunned as I overheard this hallway conversation at a conference.  The well-meaning Christian leader continued. “Can you believe that a Christian actually gave a Chinese ...

Share Jesus with Muslims at Christmastime

Share Jesus with Muslims at Christmastime by Renod Bejjani Maryam and Mohammad arrived here as International Students from Saudi Arabia in September. By Christmastime, they’d concluded that Christians around them believed in an omnipresent idol named Santa Claus, a being with endless resources to provide ...

Share Jesus with Muslims at Thanksgiving

Share Jesus with Muslims at Thanksgiving by Renod Bejjani It started out like any other Thanksgiving among family and friends - turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie.  No one expected it would be any different - until our guests Saeed and Sheva excitedly started taking “selfies” ...

Come and See

Can anything good come from Muslims? by Karen Bejjani "Nathanael said to him, 'Can anything good come out of Nazareth?' Phillip said to him, ‘Come and see’." John [1:46]   After two seconds scrolling through social media, I encounter Christians who are apathetic or fearful toward ...

Share your faith with Muslims

Are you confident? Are you as comfortable and confident at sharing your faith with unbelievers as you'd like to be? How about sharing your faith with Muslims?    If you say "Yes," that's wonderful!   Yet most Christians are not so confident. Very few share their faith ...

How to share the gospel with Muslims

by Renod Bejjani It’s a privilege to share the gospel with Muslims. And while it can be one of the most loving, joyful things you’ll ever do, it can seem hard getting started. So let me point you in the right direction. For years, I ...

Share Jesus with Muslims around Eid

“This Sunday my whole family is celebrating the big feast, Eid Al-Adha. Will you pray that the Lord would open their eyes to the only sacrificial Lamb who can take away their sins,” asks Nina, a former Muslim.  Muslims mark Eid and the final days of ...

Islam and Christianity: What’s Different?

“I don’t understand Muslims. And since I don’t understand Muslims well, I am afraid I’ll offend them with what I say or do.” Thousands of Christians have approached me with comments just like these. Often, thoughts like these can become insurmountable obstacles to Christians, demotivating them ...

Study the Bible with your Muslim friend

We are unlikely Bible-study partners.  Murah’s* a devout Muslim who moved to California from Sudan decades ago. And I’m a sold-out follower of Jesus, from Texas, which seems like another country when compared to California. A friend introduced us after Murah expressed interested in studying ...

Muslim international student finds Jesus

This episode features a former Muslim International student from a closed country in North Africa. While working hard to convert her Christian friends to Islam, she discovered the truth about Jesus. You're sure to be inspired by her powerful testimony. If you're encouraged by her ...

A MUSLIM WHO CONVERTED TO CHRISTIANITY: MAHMOUD’S STORY

Mahmoud’s* first Ramadan in the United States was tough. While a teenager in Saudi Arabia, he had suffered from chronic, severe depression. Some said he was possessed by evil spirits.  The situation worsened when he came to the US as an international student. Lacking the ...

ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY: HOW PRAYER IS DIFFERENT

The first time I entered a local mosque to observe my Muslim neighbor’s prayers, I was nervous and curious. I shed my shoes, put on a headscarf and slipped into the women-only section. Several mothers greeted me warmly, while small children ran between my feet.  ...

RAMADAN BEGINS SOON

Are you intrigued by different cultures, especially the food? Then you'll love initiating a Gospel-centered conversation with a Muslim during the month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a time when Muslims fast during daylight hours to celebrate the month when the Quran (the Islamic holy book) ...

SHARING THE BIBLE IN YOUR DAILY LIFE

By Karen Bejjani One of the myths about Muslim outreach is that it’s too complicated for the average Christian. It might sound like a big undertaking, something that requires extensive knowledge and significant time and energy. I once thought the same thing about approaching Muslims…I ...
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RANI NEVER HEARD THE GOOD NEWS

Rani,* a Muslim from the Sudan, immigrated here 20 years ago. Despite living in a large, metropolitan city in the US, no Christian ever befriended her or shared the Good News of Jesus Christ. Sadly, Rani’s story is common. Less than 2% of all Christians ...