Professor Al Fadi was born in Saudi Arabia and felt privileged to be born in the center of Islam. He believed the only sure way to get into heaven was through giving the ultimate gift to Allah-sacrificing his life in the “holy war” against nonbelievers, that Jews and Christians were infidels, and that Islam was the final revelation from God. But while a student in America he became a devout Christian and biblical scholar who now teaches at Arizona Christian University. Since the October 7th Hamas attack on Israel, he has been schooling students at ACU about the conflict from his unique perspective. On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Professor Fadi discusses why today’s young adults are ignorant of the historical context of Israel, either political movements that created it 75 years ago or the thousands of years of history of the Jews. As a former Muslim, Fadi gives incredible knowledge about Islam; that the Koran, the holy book of Islam, says the “land” that is being fought over today, belongs to the Jews. Fadi also explains what Islam has to say about the other two Abrahamic faiths, and why when he was schooled in the real gospel of Jesus Christ he became a believer, who now prays for the conversion of Muslims.
0:00:00-Journey From Islam to Christianity
0:08:18-The Israel-Palestine Conflict and Religious Claims
0:14:29-Understanding the Conflict
0:26:41-Religion’s Role in Promoting Peaceful Coexistence