A Rare Glimpse into the Mind of a Muslim

Posted: December 6, 2014 in Faces of Death
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The Lord cares deeply when his loved ones die.” (Psalm 116:15)

The Lord says, ‘I will rescue those who love me.  I will protect those who trust in my name.  When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble.  I will rescue and honor them.  I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”  (Psalm 91:14-16)

“You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead.  And we are witnesses of this fact!” (Acts 4:15)

The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” (Psalm 37:23)

The following video is a segment from a documentary called “Precious Life”, from 2010.

From YouTube channel Facu S: “This Palestinian mother was shown such kindness by Jews when her young son was treated, free of charge, for his heart problem in an Israeli hospital. She freely acknowledges this, but she still hopes that her child will grow up to be a martyr. This video is a rare look into the mind of someone who worships death and destruction. She describes the difference between her culture and all of Western society perfectly when she explains that for her people, life is meaningless.”

The Palestinian woman in this video says the words she is supposed to say to satisfy the demands of her religion, but her face tells a different story; her face reveals that every fiber of her being rejects the very words coming from her mouth.  Her words defy the Author of Life and instead glorify death.  As a creation of God Almighty, her body itself resists every word she utters, yet she obediently repeats the chant of death and destruction she has heard her whole life.  If only she knew how precious she is to the Lord.

For Muslims who read this blog, your life IS precious and most valued by God Almighty, the Author of Life.  The truth is that God formed you in your mother’s womb, carefully knitting together every detail of your body.  He knows the very number of hairs on your head.  He knows your thoughts.  He knows your dreams, your hopes.  He knows everything about you because He created you.  You are His masterpiece.

Read the Psalm below and ask yourself if this sounds like a God who thinks your life is meaningless.  On the contrary, no one has ever invested themselves so wholly into your life as God.  We know this by instinct!  We have to defy our very instinct knowledge of our Creator to think for one second that we do not matter to Him.

“O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.  You know when I sit down or stand up.  You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.  You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.  You know everything I do.  You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord.  You go before me and follow me.  You place your hand of blessing on my head.  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!  I can never escape from your Spirit!  I can never get away from your presence!  If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there.  If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.  I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night — but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.  To you the night shines as bright as day.  Darkness and light are the same to you.  You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.  Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!  Your workmanship is marvelous –how well I know it.  You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.  You saw me before I was born.  Every day of my life was recorded in your book.  Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.  How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.  They cannot be numbered!  I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!  And when I wake up, you are still with me! O God, if only you would destroy the wicked!  Get out of my life, you murderers!  They blaspheme you; your enemies misuse your name.  O Lord, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you?  Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you?  Yes, I hate them with total hatred, for your enemies are my enemies.  Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.  Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” (Psalm 139)


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