Life-Changing Programmes for African Muslims

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Life-Changing Programmes for African Muslims

P2009 00Q 461wIslam 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 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. 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 in the Wolof language of Senegal. The original printed scripts in 11 languages have guided translation and radio production into over a hundred languages today.

TWR is aiming to have the same success with the TWOR programme amongst Muslim listeners in South Africa, who are the highest educated on the African continent. The Muslim faith is spreading rapidly amongst black South Africans in informal settlements and although the programme is currently only broadcast on 1170 AM from Swaziland for southern Africa, it will soon be aired on local FM stations to Muslim listeners in concentrated Islamic areas.

An initiative plan involving Campus Crusade for Christ and other organisations aims to raise enough funds to air TWOR on several community FM stations in Lenasia and nearby Soweto in 2013. This is a unique opportunity for TWR to work together to engage the challenge of Islam in southern Africa. Black Muslims in South Africa have increased by 600% in an 18-year period (from 12,000 in 1991 to 75,000 in 2009.)

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.

 

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