Hope you all had a joyous 4th of July as you celebrated the birth of our nation and reflected on the freedoms we enjoy.
2016 is now half over, and we have been taking a few weeks off of the road to do some other types of ministry work. The first week of August we will go out on the road again, and we will be speaking in Kentucky, North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arkansas, Kansas, Texas, Louisiana, and ending up in Florida just in time for Thanksgiving. If you live in any of these states, please keep checking our calendar to see if we will be speaking anywhere near you. We especially want to let you know about a seven day tour we will be doing with Brannon Howse and Worldview Weekend on October 23 – 30, 2016. If you have not registered for one of these events near you, please go to http://www.worldviewweekend.com/conferences and register for one close to you. Usama will be doing a portion of his presentation, “Revealing the Truth about ISIS.” There is no better time than now for the truth to be told. If you cannot make it to a conference, there may be some place near you that we will be speaking on our own, and those dates can be found on our website
If you don’t find us coming to your area, look at the empty dates on the calendar and pray that God would lead you to help us fill them. Talk to your pastors or get a group of like-minded people together and find a place for us to speak in a community setting so that people have a way to hear the truth. It is time for action, and it needs to be THE CHURCH that brings about this awakening of the truth.
For those of you who have been praying for our family, I’ll give you an update. Usama had surgery on his left eye on June 16th, and he is doing well. However, it could be a few months before the eye is finished healing to know how well he will be able to see from that eye. Please continue to pray for Usama.
I want to remind you that Usama writes a monthly article for a Christian newspaper. Each of the articles is posted on our website.
This is the link to the page: http://www.thestraightway.org/teaching- articles/
You will be able to gain more knowledge by reading these short articles. They provide very good material for you to pass on to your email contacts. (A good way to be proactive and take
Many of you have been asking us for help about what to do if you are able to go to an “interfaith meeting.” Usama has put together something that you can print out as a guide. Just copy and paste this, and then print it out.
Questions to ask Muslims
1 Does Islam consider Christians to be infidels?
A Muslim will say, “No.” Then ask him to read what is written in Qur’an 5:72 & 73. He will probably refuse, so you be ready to read these verses aloud.
72Infidels, indeed, are those who said, “Surely Allah is the Christ, son of Mary.” And the Christ said, “O children of Israel, serve Allah, my lord and your lord.” Surely whoever partners with Allah, so indeed, Allah forbids him the garden. And his abode is the fire, and the unjust will have no helpers. 73Infidels, indeed, are those who said, “Surely Allah is the third of three.” And there is no god except one god, and if they do not refrain from what they are saying, a painful torment will touch those who became infidels among them.
You say, “We Christians believe Jesus Christ is God who came in the flesh.”
The Muslim may say, “We believe in Jesus.”
You emphasize – “Do you believe Jesus came in the flesh?” The Muslim will say, “No.”
You emphasize – “All Christians believe Jesus is the Son of God – which means all Christians are infidels – as we just read in verse 72.
We believe God is Triune, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Now we know all Christians are infidels as we just read in verse 73.
2 Does the Qur’an teach it is okay to kill Christians?
The Muslim will say, “No, we love Christians.”
You say, “We learned from question 1 that Christians are infidels. Now ask the Muslim to read Qur’an 47:4. If he will not, you read it.
4So when you meet those who became infidels, so strike the necks (decapitating) until you have made a great slaughter among them. … Emphasize in verse – strike the necks (decapitating) infidels.
Now say, “It is unconstitutional for you to live or practice your cult because in America we have freedom of religion, but your cult teaches beheading those who do not believe in Islam – such as Christians, Jews, etc.
Say to Muslim, “From reading the Qur’an, I see that Allah, his angels, and his Muslims are terrorists. How do you respond to this?”
The Muslim might say, “Are you crazy? Allah is god.”
Immediately ask him to read the verses on terror – Allah casts terror – verses:
3:151 – 151We will cast terror into the hearts of those who became infidels because they partner [other gods] with Allah which he did not send down with any sultān. And their abode is the fire, and evil is the place of the unjust.
8:12 – 12When your lord revealed to the angels: “I am with you, so make firm those who believed. I will cast a terror into the hearts of those who became infidels. So strike above their necks (decapitation), and strike off (chop off) every finger from them.”
8:60 – 60And prepare for them whatever power you can and of the tying of horses. Strike terror into the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others, without them you do not know them; Allah knows them. And what you spend from anything for the sake of Allah, it will be repaid to you, and you will not be dealt with unjustly.
33:26-27 – 26And he brought down the People of the Book who backed them from their strong places and cast the terror into their hearts. A group of them you are killing, and a group of them you are taking captive. 27And he made you to inherit their land and their homes and their money and a land which you had never set foot on. And Allah was mighty over all things.
59:2 – 2He is who drives out those who became infidels from the People of the Book from their homes in the first gathering. You did not think that they would come out, and they thought that their hisoun would defend them from Allah. So Allah came to them from where they did not reckon, and he cast terror in their hearts. They demolished their houses with their hands and the hands of the believers. So take lessons, O you who are substantial of the sight. 59:13 – 13You are a greater terror in their chests than Allah. This is because they are people who do not understand.
4 Allah is Satan.
Have the Muslim read Qur’an 1:1:
1The praise be to Allah, the rabb of the ‘ālameen,
(The praise be to Allah, the lord of the worlds.)
Say, “Even when we look at the Qur’an, we read who Allah loves. He loves the killers.” As we read in Qur’an 61:4:
4Surely Allah loves those who engage in war in ranks for his sake, as if they were a solid wall.
5 Believe in Abrogation. (DO NOT ASK THIS ONE UNTIL THEY START reading or quoting the soft verses from the Qur’an = those which seem “peaceful.”
Ask Muslim, ‘Do you believe in abrogation?
If the answer is “No.” Then ask the Muslim to read 2:106:
106Whatever verse we abrogate, or cause it to be forgotten, we bring a better [verse] than it or like it. Do you not know that Allah has might over all things?
If the answer is “Yes.” Then ask the Muslim, “Why do you read abrogated verses to us?” Read 9:5:
5So when the forbidden months are passed, so kill the polytheists wherever you find them, and take them [as captives] and besiege them and lay wait for them with every kind of ambush; so if they repent and perform the prayer and bring the legal alms, so leave their way free. Surely Allah is forgiving, merciful.
According to Muslim scholars, Allah used this verse (9:5) to abrogate 124 other verses throughout the entire Qur’an which indicate any compassion for Christians and Jews. Also, notice verse 6 is abrogated by verse 5.
Ask the Muslim, “Do you believe Jesus Christ is God Almighty, who came in the flesh, died on the Cross, and rose again on the third day?” Muslims always say, “We believe in Prophet Jesus.”
Then ask the Muslim, “Do you?”
The Muslim will say, “No.” Then say, “You do not believe in my Jesus, you believe in the Jesus of another gospel.
The Bible says in Galatians 1:8: “8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.”
We love you, Usama and Vicki