Thursday, September 04, 2008

Spain & Islam

30-Days of Prayer for the Muslim World Ramadan 2008 September 01 - September 30

Spain
Historical Islam in 21st century Circumstances

For Thursday, 4 September, Ramadan 2008. “Loving Muslims Through Prayer”

Much of Spain was under Islamic rule for almost seven hundred years. Al-Andalus, was the Arabic name given to those parts of the Iberian Peninsula governed by Muslims, or Moors, up until the fall of the last Islamic stronghold, the city of Granada, in 1492.

Today’s Spain has around 800,000 Muslims. One of the largest mosques in Europe, which was built with financial help from Saudi Arabia, is located in Madrid. Although the Muslim North Africans have now become a significant minority in Spain, few Spanish Christians are actively seeking to proclaim Christ to them. The two Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, which are actually on the northern Moroccan coast, almost half the population is Muslim.

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Prayer Starters:
  • Committed Spanish believers are relatively few in number, however, there are increasing opportunities for them to reach out to Muslims living in Spain. Pray for greater wisdom, zeal and mobilisation of Spanish Christians for ministry among Muslims.
  • Pray for the distribution of Gospel literature and DVDs in areas where there are Muslims.
  • Pray for North African young people who come to study in Spanish Bible schools.
  • Pray for the radio and TV programmes being produced in Spain for North Africa.
Google Map Link: Spain
YouTube Video Link: 6 min 30 sec, The Muslim Spain – history of Islam in Spain

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