Tailor-Made Programmes for Muslims Open the Way for the Unreached to Hear the Gospel

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Tailor-Made Programmes for Muslims Open the Way for the Unreached to Hear the Gospel

P132-C024wIslam is too often ignored by the Body of Christ and few radio programmes exist to address the unique cultures and interests of Muslim seekers. TWR Africa, with it's regional office (ARO) based in Kempton Park, South Africa, desires to form closer ties with community FM radio stations and other interested partners to open doors for relevant, life-changing content to Muslim listeners.

The Koran, the holy book of Islam, hints at many figures from the Bible like Adam, Noah, Abraham and Daniel but gives little detail. Muslims are often curious about these Biblical characters and TWR's "The Way of Righteousness" (TWOR) satisfies this curiosity, whilst providing listeners with an opportunity to find out more about who Jesus really is.

The Way of Righteousness has a track record as the most popular radio programme among Muslims in many languages in West Africa.

The programme is based on a chronological Bible teaching style borrowed from "Firm Foundations" (published in 1985 by New Tribes' Trevor McIlwain and Nancy Everson) and was originally developed by Paul D. Bramsen as a series of one hundred 15-minute episodes for the Wolof of Senegal. Printed scripts in 11 languages have guided translation and radio production into over a hundred languages.

 

The Way of Righteousness is a tool that respects the culture and unique needs of Muslims to draw them to the truth of Jesus Christ by engaging their curiosity in the prophets that Muhammed himself commanded all Muslims to respect and study.

In order to fully utilise this tool, TWR Africa needs funding to expand capacity of the ARO's Audience Relations Department so all partners can use a centralised hub for listener responses. Finances for airtime on TWR's long range platforms in Southern Africa are also critical to reach English speakers not yet in reach of community FM stations.

 

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