My Muslim Problem: Video Interview with Omar Rikabi (Part II)

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The Rev. Omar Rikabi has a foot in two worlds. As a Christian minister he cares deeply for the church, while also holding dear his beloved family in the Muslim world. In an age of radicalism, political polarization, and profound fear, his words offer wisdom that both challenges and confronts the way many Christians treat followers of Islam. Watch Part I of this video here.

His original post on Seedbed, “Sharing Muslim Stories,” inspired another post on his personal blog, “My Muslim Problem.” It has been shared hundreds of thousands of times and continues to inform the way the church imagines its relationship to neighbors. If you’d like to learn more about Islam and Ramadan, consider reading, “Ramadan, Fasting, and the Kingdom of God” by Matt Friedman. The Mission Society has also written “5 Tips for Loving Muslims, from a Missionary to Muslim People.”

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Omar Rikabi is a United Methodist Pastor serving in North Texas. When not telling stories, Omar likes to watch movies with his wife Jennifer, read books with his three daughters, and work in the kitchen cooking and grilling for family and friends. You follow him on Twitter @omarrikabi or visit his blog