How To Witness To A Muslim

How to witness to a Muslim? Perhaps you’re in a situation where you have a friend that you work with, a neighbor or an associate who’s a Muslim, and maybe you feel handcuffed when it comes to conversing with a Muslim. Let me share with you some tips that you can use to engage Muslims, to help them effectively understand the gospel so that you can also shine for Jesus while sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. Some of the tips are as follows.

  • Pray for opportunities to reach out to Muslims. 
  • Continue to learn about their religion. This shows that you care what they believe as well. 
  • Don’t assume that every Muslim is a radical, they’re not. 
  • Understand how to articulate the Christian view of the Trinity. This is important because many Muslims will believe that you are a tri-theist believing in three gods. 
  • Understand how to explain the two natures of Christ. We believe that Jesus is one person with two natures – a divine nature and a human nature and we need to be ready to answer that. 
  • Stress grace when sharing the gospel. 
  • Joyfully discuss your personal relationship with Christ. The idea of a relationship to a Muslim will be exciting hopefully and the fact that they can actually know this God of grace. 
  • Be patient and process with them over time. Don’t expect them to believe instantly. That’s the Holy Spirit’s job. 
  • Be able to share the trustworthiness of Scripture and be ready for them to attack the Scriptures. 
  • Be firm but avoid being argumentative. 
  • Don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know but I will find out.” 
  • Help them to understand the difference between America and Christianity. Many Muslims tend to think that everybody in America is a Christian and we need to let them know that a Christian is one who is a follower of Christ. 
  • If they do become Christians, understand what it may cost and be prepared to walk them through it. 
  • Be careful about speaking to the opposite sex when speaking to Muslims, they’re very conservative in their approach to guys talking to girls and we need to be careful there. 
  • Respectfully handle your Bible. In the Islamic culture, one of the things that’s important for us to realize is that they will put their Quran up on the highest shelf. In fact, the thought of a Christian writing in their Bible just seems disgraceful to them. They can’t imagine writing in the Quran so handle your Bible with care.