Dr. Jerald Dirks was a Reverend/Deacon at United Methodist Church. He holds a Master’s degree in Divinity from Harvard University and a. Dr. Jerald F. Dirks received his Bachelor of Arts (philosophy) from Harvard College in , his Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in , his. In this book, the author touches the lives of those Christians who have not been given the knowledge the author have gained both about Islam, from his direct.

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After a few moments of small talk, he finally asked why I had decided to become a Muslim.

May Allah reward you for sharing this wonderful story with us. Likewise, it was a far different war than those fought by the headline-grabbing pedophilic priests of the current moment. American culture increasingly appeared to have lost its moral and religious compass. The Friend of God” If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.

All Formats Paperback Sort by: My initial reaction was, “Oh, oh, here it comes”. I never spoke to my Muslim friends about this personal jreald of self-discovery. In addition, there was a two-week community Bible school every June, and I was a regular attendee through my eighth grade year in school.

It was at this juncture that I began to come into contact with the local Muslim community. I was never told “this is the way things are”, I was merely told “this is what Muslims typically believe”.


The addictive behavior had become part and parcel of the client’s basic sense of identity, of the client’s basic sense of self. Looking at me, the stranger asked, “Muslim? Put new text under old dkrks. He was a retired Methodist minister, with whom I had had several conversations in the past. Verily those whom virks call upon besides God are servants like unto you: I was a Christian, who would carefully explain that I agreed with, and was willing to testify to, the Islamic testimonial of faith.

Bismillahi wallahu akbar In the name of Allah, Allah is the Greatest.

The Cross and the Crescent – English – Jerald Dirks

Click here to start a new topic. We have no definite evidence, jeralld, to believe that any of the stones used in building the Ka’bah originally by Ibrahim and Isma’ilis still in existence today excepting the Black Stone. Some of those sacrifices are less predictable. Bilal Philips’ Official website”.

Please try your request again later. Eventually, in order to secure translations of various Arabic documents, this research brought us into contact with Arab Americans who happened to be Muslims. It was now March ofand my wife and I were enjoying a five-week vacation in the Middle East. Not too many months after our return to America from the Middle East, a neighbor invited us over to his house, saying that he wanted to talk with us about our conversion to Islam.

However, seen from the inside, I was fighting a constant war to maintain my personal integrity in the face of my ddirks responsibilities. John Champoux, back cover. One of the divides separating Islam from contemporary Christianity concerns the nature of God. Before the 20th century”.


Fourth, always within the framework of helping me jegald understand Arabian horse history in the Middle East, Jamal began to share with me: It was easy, it was familiar, and it was comfortable.

Later he converted to Islam. New Muslims in the European Context: In short, my nostalgic yearning for the type of community in which I had been raised was finding gratification in the Muslim community.

As Mark Twain once said: This wasn’t like me. Allah willing, you will find these sacrifices a very cheap coin to pay for the “goods” you are purchasing.

A Christian Minister’s Conversion to Islam

This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project’s importance scale. As for the reference, it is a valid reference by perhaps jerapd world’s leading institute on world records. I knew that when Iman brought me my check at the end of the meal, I was going to need to make some amends.

As we noted these Jews were vegetarians who denied the virgin birth, and yet Dirks makes it seem that they were the faithful followers of Jesus or at least those who preserved the true teachings of Christ.