Taher was well respected as a Haji, a pilgrim who had made the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. So when his family came to Christ, Taher was very angry. He tried to force his family back into Islam in every way he could. He beat them; and he even threatened to kill them with his bare hands. His efforts were to no avail. His family didn’t leave Christ; instead they fled abroad.
After his initial anger subsided, Taher began to feel lonely. In his growing despair, he focused on Allah, whom he served so passionately. “Please show me your face,” he begged. The resounding silence made him doubt. In desperation he cried out, “I will believe in the God who reveals Himself to me.” The living God answered his prayers through a dream. In his dream, a man riding a donkey came toward him. The man hugged him and said, “I will clean you from all your sins; you are free. I will give you rest. Believe in me.”
Then another man approached him in his dream. “Do you know the man on the donkey?” the man asked. “No, I don’t, Taher replied. “He is Jesus Christ,” the man said. This dream was repeated 3 times. Unsure what he should do next, Taher went to the church he had forbidden his family to attend. Frightened at first, the church leaders led him to Jesus. Taher was like a baby: eager to learn more and more about Christ. Taher is now reunited with his family, living abroad, rejoicing that they can worship together without fear.
Source: Open Doors
BIBLE STUDY: Hebrews 1:1-3
PRAISE: God Jesus revealed Himself to Taher. Pray for increasing Jesus encounters among Muslims.