sonofhamas

Welcome to Son of Hamas!

In WELCOME! on April 16, 2010 at 19:29

After Son of Hamas was released on March 2, everybody was telling me, “Congratulations! Congratulations!” And I appreciate their good will. But I want you to know that this was not the biggest victory in my life. It has been, and continues to be, my worst nightmare. I am going to share my heart and thoughts with you because I do not want you to be thinking that I am celebrating and having fun, while I feel like I am dying inside.

Any other author celebrates with his friends and family when his book comes out. How did I feel? I was crushed, because the day before the release, I learned on the news that my family had disowned me. Even though I knew they had to do it in order to protect themselves a little from the blow that was about to fall, it broke my heart. Because of me, the people I love most in this world now have to live as though their eldest son is dead—and even worse, that he died in shame and disgrace, an infidel and traitor.

Try to remember how you felt whenever your mother or father told you how proud they were of you when you accomplished some little thing, won an award, graduated from school, got a good job or a raise. Now imagine that your picture is on the front page of the newspaper, along with a story exposing all of your secret sins in agonizing detail. Imagine your shame and embarrassment, how your family would look at you then, how your friends, neighbors and coworkers would treat you.

And that is small, compared with the fear and guilt and shame heaped upon Muslims by their god. The god of the Qur’an is not tolerant, understanding or forgiving. He hates furiously and punishes without mercy everyone who crosses his red lines.

The shame my decision to go public has brought on my family can never be scrubbed clean. I broke their hearts and ruined their lives. Who will marry my sisters now? How can my brothers return to their schools?

And why? Because of me. I cannot help feeling like Israel’s King David who cried out, “My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear.”

My family has already suffered so much. Why did I have to be responsible for piling on even worse suffering?

But I did not feel that I really had a choice. More than 1.6 billion Muslims live sincerely and ignorantly in the pitch darkness of Islam. And I was in a unique position to set many of them free. Son of Hamas was my shot, and I had to take it, no matter what the cost.

So what have I gotten out of writing a bestseller?

The U.S. government has rejected my plea for political asylum, saying that I was connected with a terrorist organization, even though I was never a member of Hamas. I can never become a citizen, and if I leave the country, I cannot return.

Because I became a Christian and helped to save Israeli and Palestinian lives, I am condemned to death by the Qur’an and its god, making it the duty of every good Muslim to kill me.

By going public, I put the lives of my mother, brothers and sisters at extreme risk. They still live in the West Bank, which is ruled by the Fatah faction of the PLO. Fatah hates Hamas because it killed many of its members in Gaza after the 2006 elections. What if Fatah members, afraid that I will reveal more secrets about them, go out of control and start shooting at my parents’ house?

Even Christians in the Middle East are tainted because of me. Now, every Muslim will accuse them of collaborating with Israel, threatening their lives.

At the same time, everywhere I go people try to discredit me and the book. They call me liar and anti-Semite. They say I made things up to make myself look big and important, even after my Shin Bet handler has said publicly that, when he read the book, he was amazed at how I downplayed my involvement and how few of our operations I included.

People accuse me of writing the book to get rich. But I am not rich. Just think for a moment: is there any amount of money that is worth stabbing your own family, friends and culture in the back? Bringing down a death sentence on your head? Living as a fugitive? Every day, I have to deal with all of these consequences alone, working under unbelievable pressure, trying hard to keep a smile on my face during the interviews.

I have lost all and gained little, not even the assurance that the book will do any good.

I am not looking for your pity or sympathy. But I do need some support. I need you to understand how much it really cost to write this book. I am making myself transparent and vulnerable so that maybe you can pray and help me deal with my guilt and frustration, loneliness and discouragement.

Thank you for your patience. Forgive me for taking so long to get this blog up and running. And come back often, because I have much more I want to share with you, both from my own heart and from my perspective on important developments in the Middle East.

  1. My heart aches for your grief. It is so hard to imagine what you are going through losing your biological family.

    You have gained a family of Christian brothers and sisters that will always love who you are in Christ. Welcome to The Family🙂

    I know that the God Most High has received all the Glory and you may not see the blessings from that in this life and that is ok… you can rest assured they will be there on the other side.

    Looking forward to meeting you there…

    • Yes, we understand. Your strength is awesome, your courage is more than awesome. You have done the right thing. I know how much pain all of this must be for you. It’s very complex. You had no choice in the end because God gives us free will to so what we know we must. The sacrifice you have made has been huge. Thanks so much from the bottom of my heart. BP (we R connected on Facebook.)

  2. Dear brother,

    We are praying for you and trust that the Lord will bless and keep you. If you do have to leave the USA where will you go? Maybe you can come here to The Netherlands, we would try to be a help to you. This country is far more tolerant of people in your position. God is using you more then you even know and will continue to use you in-spite of yourself as you make yourself available to Him.

  3. Mosab/Joseph, my heart breaks along with yours. I cannot imagine what you are going through. But I have friends in the Middle East who have been persecuted for their Christian faith by muslims…a couple of them have paid the ULTIMATE price!

    YOU know it better than anyone…there is NO reason for you to feel ‘guilt’! The ones who SHOULD feel guilt are the muslims who have put a price on your head. The Muslims who may cause your family problems. It is them and them alone who are ‘guilty’. Will they feel their guilt? Probably not since what they are doing is the evil that islam commands them to do. You have simply shown the bright light of day on it and what Christians around the world face every day because of islam! YOU SHOULD FEEL NO GUILT!!

    I can only begin to imagine the frustration and loneliness and discouragement that you feel. They are legitimate feelings. I just wish I could be there for you and to help you through some of this. I would do whatever I could. But you already know that Jesus is the one who can ease the frustration, fill the loneliness and help with the discouragement. He went through it all…for US! And now you have a deeper understanding than most of us ever can, of what He went through!

    Mosab, you have been in my prayers. And will continue to be even more.

    You are a brave, honest, principled, caring, truthful and honorable young man. God will reward you richly for it. Just remember that He has also promised to be FATHER to the ‘fatherless’.

    Hang in there, my friend. And if there is ever anything I can do for you, please feel free to contact me at any time!!

  4. My Brother,

    Thank you for you heartfelt words..again. May the Lord bear you up in this trial.

    There are times when the possibility of consolation seems too distant, and the anguish of soul seems too deep…but the Lord knows! He is faithful, and has appointed your path, for good, for the propegation of the Gospel of HIS Grace. The angry words are to be expected, because even amongst the redeemed; we still warring against the flesh in our hearts.

    Take comfort in that “he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” (phil 1:6) and he will not tempt you above what you can bear. (1 Cor 10:13)

    I will endevour to pray for you regularly and urge the same for all who are in the Faith.

    “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ. But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer; and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort. (2 cor 2:3-7)

    I also apologize for my countries decision…please forgive us…we know not what we do…

    email me – if you’d like…

    HH

    “what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loose his own soul…” (mtt 16:26)

  5. My dear brother Youssef,
    I can’t tell you how encouraging your book has been to my soul. I can understand your grief. Coming from a Muslim backgound myself I can feel a little of you are going through. I trully admire you for your stand. I was born and brough up as a Muslim myself, but God had mercy on 10 years ago. I hated Christians and their book, but God arrested me in the midst of my sins! He put in my path Christian people who told me about the one who gaves His own life for sinners. I was so baffeled by His person and work. I could resist no longer and at last I bowed the knee to Christ. My family didn’t want anything to do with me. That was very hard indeed. But in all this there was a wonderful sense of peace deep down in my heart; a peace which surpassed all understanding.
    I have been praying for my family and will keep praying for them knowing that my God is able to save to the uttermost. I know that my difficulties are nothing compared to yours, but dear brother may encourage you to fix your eyes on Jesus and remember how much He suffered Himself – rejected by hiw own family and people. If the world hates us, remember that it hated Him. The day is certainlly coming when at last we’ll see the Lord Jesus Himself welcoming as saying, ‘Welcome my faithful children.’ What a wonderful thought! What a wonderful Day it is going to be! May I leave dear brother Youssef with these wonderful verses from the book of Revelation? This is what is waiting God’s suffering people – a glorious place, “3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

    Please feel free to write to me whever you want – in Arabic if you prefer.
    Your brother in Christ,
    Hicham

  6. Mosab, Blessings as you shine in a very dark world that is growing darker. Jesus is with you and you are never alone. The ache and the danger are real and God’s family, your new brothers and sisters are honored to stand with you and hold you up in prayer. We love you. This life is so uncertain and short and persecution is a promise if we will follow Jesus, but also promised is an eternity that will reveal that your choice to follow Him was wise and not to be regretted. Hallelujah!! Stay focused on Him who has your back and your future and will not let you down. Blessings, dear brother Mosab!!

  7. Freedom loving Westerners, Jews, Christians, and infidels the world over are moved by your sacrifice, Mos’ab. We probably will never understand just how hard it was to do all this, but make no mistake that the tradeoff is not small; you have given a new and refreshing voice to the free world. Your sacrifice will not be in vain.

  8. Mosab, thank you for sharing from your heart. I just returned from Israel a few weeks ago. I had an opportunity to spend some time in both the West Bank and throughout Israel. I think we would both agree that there will be no long lasting peace until His Coming again.

    Sincerely,
    Iggy
    http://holylandhiker.com

  9. Our dear Mosab,

    Thank you for delivering such a powerful message of hope that can only be found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ! We love you, respect you, and admire you for the deep convictions you have! May the lives of all of us who claim to be His shine so brightly for Him!!

    Guilt? Have you any idea of how many lives you have SAVED? There are countless numbers of people that have come to a saving knowledge of Jesus because of your life’s testimony! I can only begin to imagine the MANY people that will be in Heaven with us one day because they heard the liberating message of Christ that you shared with them!

    We are covering you with many prayers! May God bless you beyond anything you could ever think or imagine!!

  10. I haven’t even read your book yet Mosab, but, when I heard your story it made me happy and sad at the same time. Happy because I knew God was smiling because someone else learned the truth and came out of the darkness. Sad because I knew what you were facing by what you were doing. I am grateful to you Mosab because you have given up your life to save others…
    Provers 8:17 says; I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me…
    Because of you Mosab others will seek him. May God bless you

  11. Mosab,

    Have you tried gaining a citizenship without the use of political asylum? I deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, my teams translators from both deployments are now here in the states undergoing the citizenship process. In both cases U.S. military personnel sponsored them and continue to assist them in gaining their citizenship.

    God’s Speed

  12. Praying for you and esp. your family. Be strong, be courageous, do not be afraid; the Lord your God is with you. Your family in Christ will weep with you and rejoice with you. You are not alone for the Holy Spirit is your companion. Surely God has given His angels charge over you.

  13. “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
    He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” Psalms 126:5-6

    Praying!

  14. Mosab,

    I too who was once Muslim can understand your pain and grief. The choice we have made will affect us for the rest of our lives. We will always feel the pain and grief of losing our family. It was not an easy choice for me especially as a young lady. As you know, our Palestinian Muslim backround is deeply rooted in community and family. I realize what a tramatic experience you must be going through. I often wonder why I could not have been born going to church with my nice little Christian family and have a nice little life like some people. Apparently, it is not meant to be that way for some of us. Continue to trust in our Lord Jesus. He will see you through. Blessings to you.

    • Dear Joyce, it sounds like you too are suffering much in your heart for your decision to follow Christ. May the Lord bless you with the fellowship of His Holy Spirit. I live in Australia, and years ago I worked in an Islamic school. I love the people of your national background. I pray that someday something will happen to let the Muslim people see the reality of Jesus, that they may join people like you and Mosab. If you would like to communicate, you are welcome: peterpprodromou@gmail.com
      God bless you, Joyce
      Peter

  15. Dear Mosab/Joseph, I keep you in my thoughts and prayers daily.I can’t begin to comprehend what you are expericing daily, knowing that your biological family sees you as dead. Know this that you are NOT alone, you have a huge family of brothers & sisters in Christ and when one member suffers, we all suffer together. Know that God SEES your pain and He is with you and will strengthen you throughout this extremely hard period in your life. I am sad for you that the U.S Government has rejected your Citizenship, know that God has a plan as difficult as this looks.God will always supply a Home for you.You are His son and He loves you deeply and so do each one of us.
    Know that I am here and if you want to e-mail me. Stay focused On Him and know that He WILL never let you down.I have been walking with the Lord for almost 21 years now and He has proven Himself faithful every single time.God is smiling on you today and He has underneath you the everlasting arms of His mighty arms.He has you in a strong grip and He will NEVER let go.

    Blessings to you brother Mosab !!! God loves you and so do I. I look forward to meeting you in Heaven and that is NOT far off, with everything that is happening in the World.We could be Home-(Heaven) in a very short space of time.Things are closing in Prophecy very quickly.Jesus is coming SOON !!!

  16. My heart hurts for your needs and burdens. I am so disappointed in the “crats” who turned down your request for asylum. That doesn’t have to be the end of your request. Our congress should be informed of your situation. Use your media contacts to spread the word. Ask them to intervene on your behalf. The people have the final say in this country. Not some government official.

    I don’t have much but what we do have we freely offer to you. How can we help you? You are in my prays daily and the Christian walk is one of many perils. You are experiencing some of the them already. We are to bear one anothers burdens. Please allow us to share yours. I am fully aware of the potential dangers.

    Please contact me directly as much of our conversation should be confidential. I am looking forward to talking with you.

    Stand firm upon faith. Set your mind on things above not on the things of earth.

    Your brother in Christ,

    Allen

  17. As I’ve watched your interviews and read your story, I keep thinking you are a Paul of our times. He too endured much persecution from his own and even from believers, for the purpose of the Gospel. There is no doubt in my mind that God has raised you for this purpose, and will be raising other Muslim brothers and sisters to stand along side you in the Faith. “for such a time as this” brother. You are a called out, light in the darkness, a bright star in our world. We are so grateful that you were willing to risk all to stand for the Truth you have found. Many, many souls will come to know our Savior because of your faithfulness! It is a testimony of how all of us need to live, to please God and not man. Keep your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith! God bless you with strength and encouragement!

  18. Mosab I feel your heartaches, my heart bleeds inside for you. Some glorious day, it will be worth it all when you see Jesus. It’s invaluable the price of your soul. Nothing can separate us from loving Him, he suffered and we share in that suffering. Consider how precious and special your are to Him if only because of salvation. This gospel of our Lord is dripping with blood, so many footprints on the sand of time, of the lives of great men left behind. Always remember He will never leave you nor forsake you but be with you even to the end, when in the times of your loneliness. He has chosen you to be a part of His great and awesome plan of redemption, it’s the greatest honor bestowed, to be in His service. Be strong in Him, place your hands in those nail scared hands and let Him lead you every step of this journey.
    May you walk softly and humbly with Him, growing daily by His grace, pleasing Him and watch Him keep His word to you by granting you the desires of your heart.That’s His promise and He is faithful and true. Mosab you hold a special place in my heart
    and you always would. Forever my prayers are with you. All is well
    by His grace, it’s more than sufficient for you. Love you always.

  19. Mosab, I love you as my brother in Christ. I also feel your pain, as you know that my Jewish family also disowned me. I am committed to pray for you – for your safety…for your continued growth in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus…that your book will be used by God in a miraculous way throughout the world. I will also be praying for your family to come to Christ, one by one. NOTHING is too difficult for God!

  20. Mosab, you are daily in my prayers. I have a saying for myself when life is just too hard….”Jesus, just let me hang onto the hem of Your garment”. That is my prayer for you.

    I also apologize for my country’s behavior. You would be welcome in my home anytime, as I am sure you would be in many other American’s homes.

    Keep the faith and know the day will come when God Himself will dry every tear from your eyes and your heart.

    Laurie

  21. You have done a great thing, and a noble thing. It is terrible that you have to suffer in this way, and I hope and pray that sometime, somehow you will feel relief and comfort. You should know that there are many people out there who are truly grateful for what you have done, and indeed many who owe their lives to you. You are an inspiration, and I am so saddened to hear that there are people out there who are making you feel otherwise. God’s grace can sometimes seem like a burden as much as a blessing, but truth and goodness will ultimately prevail and triumph over evil. God bless you.

  22. Dear brother in Christ,

    Thank you for your book and your great courage to write it. Your book greatly changed my opinion on Muslim people. Now I can love them more because of your book. I will pray for you and your family. Depending on Jesus and gain strength from Him to face everything.

    your sister in Christ

  23. May I just reiterate again just how much of an inspiration you are. I cannot think of another person in the spotlight today who is braver than you are. Educating people about the core of Islam is something i feel very strongly about. It is important not only in the saving of souls, but in understanding our world.
    That being said, I would remind how AWESOME an opportunity this is for God to work. He often pulls through just when the dark is darkest, so don’t give up hope. I am fully confident that the risks you have taken will not be in vain. I’m excited to see how God moves through this.
    Still praying for you and your family, Lindsey

  24. Brother, I am sad to hear that you are suffering so severely for the sake of Jesus Christ, and I pray that you will persevere through all your trials. Moreover, I pray that you will continue to grow in grace. I hope and pray most intently that you have found a local, visible church in which your faith will thrive.

  25. My dear brother Mosab, You and your family are in my prayers. Although I cannot feel all that you are going through, I do know One Who knows you and feels all your pain and holds you in His hands. We have had a heart for the Muslim people for a long time, and your story serves as fuel for the fire of praying for the salvation of many from a muslim background. I am very excited to see all that God is doing and will do, through your story and bold testimony of faith in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I give Him all the glory for what He is accomplishing and am trusting Him to guard, guide, protect and comfort you.

    Soon, my brother, we will all look upon the Face of Jesus, and all will be forgotten. What a day that will be! I am praying that your family will be there with us, to celebrate the awesome holiness of our God.

    Holding you, and them, before the throne of grace,
    Bernhard and Lorraine

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    • Mosab,
      It is tragic that you have had to lose your family because of your decision to follow Jesus. Yet, He warned that this would happen. He Himself- what did He have here? Who was with Him on the way to the cross? As far as I can tell, He only prayer He prayed for Himself was for the Father to let the cup pass from Him, if it was the Father’s will– and that prayer was answered with a “No.” He was not a victim- He actually decided to do what He did for us. Now, the way I see it, and I have seen in my own life- there is a very real and profound loss of all things as we embrace Christ. It does hurt that we have to go through this without the support of others. But, like Jesus, we have to make a choice. The secret to all of this is being in love with Jesus. He is really all that we need. The book of Hebrews tells us to “fix our eyes on Jesus, who endured the cross, scorning its shame: (Hebrews 12:2.) Please do not think I am preaching at you. Rest assured, I have endured much loss, gone through stages of being mad at God and everyone for abandoning me. And in the end, nothing else matters but being in love with Him.
      Marjean

  27. Mosab, be strong and don’t get discouraged. Because the Maker of heaven and earth is on your side!🙂

    Isaiah 49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
    49:16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.

    And i hope this Don Moen’s song can lift up your spirit in every difficulties you’re facing.

    God will make a way,
    Where there seems to be no way
    He works in ways we cannot see
    He will make a way for me
    He will be my guide
    Hold me closely to His side
    With love and strength for each new day
    He will make a way, He will make a way.

    By a roadway in the wilderness, He’ll lead me
    And rivers in the desert will I see
    Heaven and earth will fade
    But His Word will still remain
    He will do something new today.

    God bless you bro!

  28. Dear Mosab
    The sacrifices you have made to expose the truth of Islam is enormouse. There is no way any of us can understand your loss. To live without a family you truely love, must be the hardest thing anyone can ever do in their life time.

    I pray that you will soon find a Christian family that will embrace you and relieve some of your loneliness. I will pray for you and offer hope in scripture. Stay safe and know that there are people who want you to live. I want you to live.
    I want you to continue to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ with people all around the world.

    Gladys Wilson

  29. As a fellow believer in Christ, I hope and pray for your protection. Anti Semite? Who could call you that after risking your life for a people who were your enemies? You laid out the paradox you lived in with humility and love through your faith in God. It was because of that faith you wrote Son of Hammas and it has touched me like no other book has except for the Bible, which is the Word of God. We have too much hate in the world and your book showed what Love can accomplish if only in one life, your own. But, it has done more than I think anyone could have imagined. It has exposed Islam for what it is, and I believe made a conduit for many trapped in Islam to find the love of Christ. You were not brave in writing your book; you are not special for the life you lead and the sacrifices you made. You are so much more; you are a Child of God through faith in Jesus Christ. Welcome to the Kingdom brother!

    • I second that Jeff !!! Mosab/Joseph you as we all are are born,””….For such a Time as this….””I had never heard a whole lot about Islam before 9/11. Sure I may have studied it in High School–(Homeschooled)–but till 9/11 it was a mystery to the West I believe.Now almost 9-10 years later, who would have thought almost a decade later…….God would use YOU to point and reveal the TRUTH to many lost and dying–(spiritually)–souls in need of a Saviour. Mosab, NO one can begin to comprehend the pain that you must feel and live with daily.Even losing a father to cancer and knowing that he is with the Lord–DOES NOT compare to what you are experiencing.Mosab,only God can truly feel your pain….come bodly to the Throne of grace ….My son/daughter….where you will find mercy and grace to HELP in time of need…Look up Mosab and know that God has you in His strong embrace and will NEVER leave you or forsake you.Keep strong my and don’t give in—the enemy would want you too,ask God for strength to see you through…He hears your heart and He hears your pain.Let Him have your pain…When Jesus was on the cross YOU were on His mind.

  30. Mosab. Your story is very uplifting and encouraging, and I pray that the LORD will give you comfort and protection from all that Satan throws at you. I am about half way through your book and it is an amazing story of how the true God can change a life. I also saw you at the prophecy conference and your presence and passion shows through all of your darkness, and I will continue to pray for your safety and peace in your life. Never fear, your story is changing lives every day.
    Thank you for the sacrifices you have made to give your story.

  31. Mosab,
    Your book has encouraged me greatly. Rarely is the cloak that covers so much of what goes on in people’s lives torn off to briefly reveal the truth. It takes great courage to stand up for what you believe in. It takes great courage to really believe that Christ’s grace is sufficient to cover the fear that we have about the consequences we could suffer for standing up.

    You have probably seen that it is not fashionable to proclaim such naked faith in Christ in this country. Intellectuals, academics, scientists, and philosophers have even removed the question of the existence of God from the public debate because it cannot be verified. As a physician, I must daily trust my God to give me courage to stand for what is right. Your book has given me courage, as well.

    Thank you. You have given all of us a precious gift. I will be following your blogs with great interest. You and your family will have my prayers.

  32. I can’t offer any better words of encouragement that have already been expressed Mosab, and I can’t possibly understand your trials. But I will email, write, and call my congressman, and I am willing to help you in any way that I can should the need arise. I will continue pray for you and your family. Email if I can help.

  33. You are brave and good and honorable. I will include you in my daily prayers. Thank you for having the courage to go into the unknown territory and to risk all that you are and have. May the Lord richly bless you in ways too numerous to measure. May he wrap you in peace and envelope you in his love and care. May he provide you with the human contact you desire so you can rest. May he protect your family and lead them in the way of truth. You are a treasure among men and a light to the world. You have unique opportunity and unique pain. You have grief which is finite and joy which is everlasting. You are a blessing to many. I will pray mightily for you.

  34. Hi Mosab, I just wanted to let you know that I have considered you a very brave person from the first interview I watched over a year or so ago with Jonathan Hunt, when we first heard you declare your belief in our Lord Yeshua. My friend and I have been praying for you since then and wondered what had happened during the year we heard nothing! I was so excited and relieved when I heard about the book – Son of Hamas – and ordered it immediately when it was released. I read it in 3 days! So, now my opinion of your courage has grown even more! I know you must feel very lonely at times – but you know the Lord is so faithful and if you are seeking His Will – it will be done – He has your path laid out already and it is only for your good! He is already using you for a great cause! I continue to keep you and your earthly family in my prayers – you are a precious brother-in-Christ and I look forward to the day we meet at our Father’s House. May the Lord Bless you, May the Lord make His Face to Shine upon you…

  35. My Dearest Brother in Christ,
    Those who are passionate about something dear to their heart as you obviously are; are also the very ones that hurt the deepest. God knows all about it and feels your great sorrow, my Dear Brother. The love of Christ that unites us as one body is also the very thing that causes deep division and anguish between us and others. The great courage you have shown cannot be denied and I personally want to thank you for giving me a glimpse of the battle that lies before us as well as a compassion for these dear people enslaved by powers of Islam. Because you were unwilling to kept silent, countless more will find the Way to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ. Not only this, but as an American who loves and cares for my country, I now know the great danger that awaits us. You are similar to a modern day Paul Revere, sent to warn us of the enemy approaching.
    You have truly been born for such a time as this! May you continually draw comfort and refreshment for your soul from his Holy Word. May the word of God, which is able to make you wise and keep you strong, burn brightly within your heart and in your mind, knowing that you have a higher calling upon your life. May each step be continually directed by the Lord. God be with you!
    “Be strong in the Lord and the strength of His might.” Ephesians 6:10
    “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18
    “But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” I Corinthians 2:9
    “Here am I. Send me!” Isaiah 6:8

    Together…for the cause of Christ and in the power of His great love,
    Kathy

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  38. Dear Brother,

    You are an inspiration to many. Hold fast what you have in Christ! In hell, no muslim will be enjoying times with his or her family. You have lost your family perhaps only for a season – you would have lost them for an eternity for sure. And by God’s grace, they too will come to know the love of God for them in Jesus Christ. Let us pray.

  39. Luke 18: 28 Peter said to him, “We have left all we had to follow you!”

    “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life.”

    If one person is saved from reading your book then it was all worth it. Don’t lose heart. I was inspired reading your book. It reminded me how just one invitation to study the Bible can change a person’s life! I will be praying for you.

  40. I am excited about what God is doing through your life. I know it isn’t easy. God never promised that it would be but be of good cheer. Jesus has overcome the world and when you see his face every bit of the pain that you experienced will be worth it all.

  41. Dear Mosab, My heartfelt prayers are with you. Everyone in this world today is in the middle of a raging spiritual war. You are such a babe in Christ, and He will hold you tightly, close to His heart. He will not let His lambs be devoured. Its very easy to become overwhelmed and feel defeated,now that you have taken such a tremendous step of faith in Christ. The Day of the Lord is near, the storm warnings are here. Many worldwide, such as your people are shrouded in darkness, blinded and cannot hear. Mosab, you have the assurance of His Word and great promises. He is not going to leave you nor forsake you. You are very special in His sight! Remember, His laborers for the great Harvest of today are very few. In Acts 2 it speaks of the days we are now in, about the men and women who shall prophesy, have visions and dreams and how the Holy Spirit will come upon His servants. This INCLUDES YOU!! It also speaks of strange demonstrations in the heavens and on earth. I recall in the news just yesterday (16 April), regarding the great light that lit up the night sky across the mid-west part of our nation. It was brushed off as a meteor shower! I think not!! Perhaps a demonstration of His power about to be unleashed, to awaken a dark world?? Keep your Hopes up Mosab, for all things are working out for the good, for those who love God and are called according to His Purpose. . . (Romans8:28

  42. Thank you for opening my eyes to what the plight of the Palestinians. I have always been such a huge advacate of Israel, that I never paid much attention to what you all went through. It was really a dawning for me.

  43. God Bless you. If there is ever anything I can do to encourage or support what you are doing, just reach out and ask. Your story is truly a blessing to all who follow Christ.

    Your brother in Christ,

    Bill

  44. Dear Youseff:

    I thank you for writing your story and sharing your heart in this blog. My heart goes out to you and others who have counted the cost of following Jesus and been willing to risk it all. You are not alone, and I believe your testimony will lead countless others like you into the Kingdom.

    I am on the other side, a Christian my whole life, having lost my brother to terrorism. But I love Muslims because Jesus loves Muslims. Mine is a story of loving my enemies and overcoming evil with good. I am always encouraged when I hear stories by people like yourself who say that the Scripture about loving our enemies is what led you to Jesus. I tell your story often to Christians to not shrink back in fear, but be on the offensive of fighting terrorism with the weapon of love.

    I will continue to lift you up. I look forward to meeting you someday!

  45. you can take comfort in that you are now a part of thr great heros of history. evil people hated rosa parks and she helped lead her people to honor and respect.you are taking the first steps in removing the yole of islam from the ncks of your people. this is heroic.you are a hero. you are putting a dent in the darkness that islam enslaves your people with. when you feel lonely think of the evil you witnessed in the prisons and know that you are helping to stop this brutality and know that you have friends throughout history that took huge personal risks to move humanity forward.you are not alone you are surrounded by the best people that humankind has produced.

  46. Mosab,
    You say that you have lost much and gained little, but the fact is that you HAVE gained much!…even eternal life.
    “Everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.” Matt19:29
    Praying for the Lord to strengthen you and for the safety and salvation of your family.

  47. As much as there are those who discredit you, there are others who have been greatly encouraged.
    I hear and sense your grief, but I am in no position to feel the depth of it. All I can say is … take one day at a time.

  48. My dear brother

    “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.” Luke 9:24

    I started praying for you as soon as I finished reading your book. I had a vague glimpse of the implications, but it hurts me to hear you disheartened. Please remember that if your life is committed to serving God, the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob, and exalting the name of Jesus, God will honor your commitment and sacrifices. He will turn your wailing into dancing.
    I will continue praying for God to give you the strength to carry on.
    Do not be afraid.

  49. Your book is a great blessing. I will be praying for you (and your family). Having received peace with God, the peace OF God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your heart and mind through
    Christ Jesus. PHP 4.7

    Thank you.

  50. Heard you speak last Saturday in Irvine and I can’t wait to purchase your book. You are in such a unique position – having been Muslim, worked closely with Jews and now being a Christian. It must be unbearable hard to feel as though you have no home, and all the other trials you face. But God has called you For Such a Time as This!!! Amazing. God bless you brother. You will surely dwell with many other former Muslims who have heard your message, many decades from now when you go to live in Heaven.

  51. Dearest Brother, as I write this, the tears flow freely for your grief and love of your family. Please know that not only you, but your family are bathed in prayer daily by brothers and sisters from around the world. Godspeed on your path that was predestined before the foundation of the world. In Him~launa

  52. I was so blessed to hear you speak at Harvest Christian Fellowship. I came home and ordered your book from Amazon.com. I got it yesterday and have already started reading it. I loved hearing you speak about how the Creator of the Universe got a hold of your heart. I lead a group of parents that have kids in the homosexual lifestyle. I plan to talk to them about you and how God worked in your life. Sometimes we feel our kids are lost in this lifestyle that satan loves to tell them they were born to live. Hearing what you have been through and knowing what God has done, is just so amazing. Like Greg said, there are people you never think will come to the knowledge of saving Grace, but you did and so can they. Thank you for the renewed Hope you have given me, and I will pass that on to my parents in the group. Please don’t stop what you are doing. “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord tun His face toward you and give you peace.” God will work all you are doing to His glory. God Bless, Timbra

  53. Remember, Mosab, that millions more of us, support and pray for you, the eventual enlightenment and reconciliation of your precious family, as well as the many other Muslims, who will be freed, because of your love and sacrifice.
    Trust in the Lord with all thine heart,
    and lean not unto thine own understanding;
    In all thy ways, acknowledge Him,
    and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5,6

    The Lord will PERFECT
    that which concerns me (you, him, her, them)…
    Psalm 138:8
    He really DOES! God Bless you, dear, brave one.

  54. Dear Mosab: God definitely has His hand upon you. How his heart must ache for all those Muslims who refuse to hear Him! But you will be given family and lands in this life and the next because of your sacrifices. We cannot outgive our wonderful Savior! I do not thik you will have much financial need, but if you do just make it kn own. Your story touches the hearts of all true Christians and will make many non-Christians consider Christ’s claims who might not otherwise do so in their lifetimes.

  55. None of us can really understand Mosab’s true feeling. None of us can feel His burden. But we all believe that the hands of the Lord will always hold him tightly. GOD works in miraculous way to show HIS mighty power. We surely can do something to support him morally. And we can support his mission for the name of the Lord Jesus spread throughout the world, not just through our writings in his page or forum but through our “real contribution” for all Missions throughout the world. Thank you.
    Sabbath Shalom everyone!

  56. Luke 6:22 “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! 23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.

  57. The one thing that should comfort you, is you know exactly how Yeshua felt. Alone and isolated, yet he was doing it out of his great big heart to love this world that hates him. Yeshua would give you a great big hug I’m sure, if he was here right now. The way things are going, it won’t be long before we’ll get to see our saviour coming in the clouds. Then we’ll be with him and his love forevermore.

  58. just finsihed reading your “downplayed” life story & what a story it was/is! i heard the audio book & hearing u tell it, was simply AMAZING. While life is still throwing ‘bullets’ at u, i wish u all & the best! Sunny CA may not be too bad for your ‘new’ life.

  59. Dear my brother in Christ,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy for you and your family. My prayers go for you all. You have to do what you have to do, because that is what it takes to reveal about the evil god of Qur’an. I am very proud of you.

    Hand over all burdens, guilts and difficulties that you cannot handle in His hands. This is my favorite verse in time of trouble:
    Psalm 37:5
    “Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He will do it.”

    The Lord has been protecting you all your live, He will do the same to all your family members. His way is beyond our imagination. Trust in Him, and He will do it.

  60. Dear Mosab, Brother in Christ,
    I just got back from an international missions conference and was astounded at the ways the Lord Himself is reaching Muslims all over the world; many through dreams and visions. I truly believe you also have been chosen in this hour for a great witness and you have been faithful. St. Paul was told nearly every day of his life that he “should be ashamed” as he was utterly scorned and rejected by the very people his heart was so torn for (Romans 9-10). His response: “I am not ashamed of the gospel. It is the power of salvation for all those who believe; to the Jew first and also for the Gentile.” Don’t be ashamed, dear brother. The hand of the Lord is upon you…even if it is also to share the rejection and suffering of Christ as well as to be a witness to the world. May the Lord comfort your heart and visit you with grace and vision so you can see what He sees.

    Gratefully in Him,
    Fr. Carlos Raines

  61. Eyes have not seen, ears have not heard that which God has prepared for them that love Him, but it shall be revealed to those who yield to the spirit all day long. May the revelation of the Holy Spirit show you the same path Jesus took, dispising the shame of the cross for the joy that was set before Him. Remember, He loves your family more than you do! Jesus said: who are my mother, brothers and sisters, those who do the will of the Father. Jesus said that He is the the door to that life. We have a new family, yet scripture promises to save whole households. His promises are from everlasting and for now! I pray that has you have forsaken all, and not loved your life unto death, you will experience the fullfillment of the Lord’s promises in the present here and now and for all eternhity. Not one of His promises to you will fail. He who looses his life will gain it. Unless a kernel of wheat fall into the ground and die, it shall remain alone, but if it dies, it shall bear much fruit. Receive these promises for you, your loved ones and may you be encouraged!

  62. Brother Mosab, my heart goes out to you. I cannot imagine what that feels like, but the humility in which you wrote your book tells me that you did not do what you did for fame or money or wealth or power. What you did was NOT an easy thing, that’s for sure! But I am OH SO glad you did it! Your testimony is one of the most beautiful ones I’ve heard in a very long time, and I tell people about it all the time.

    One thing I recommend is to get a hold of some Christian music, some songs of praise, songs of worship and listen to them when you feel down or anytime for that matter. In addition to reading the Word of God daily, I find Christian songs comfort me and give me strength. They are the only songs that I listen to anymore. Secular songs don’t even cross my mind. I just want to hear a song that praises my Lord. I want to do nothing but worship and praise His Holy Name because He is worthy of all glory, honor, and praise. And after all, we should do all things in His name. Listen to Christian music, read the Word of God and pray continuously, as you’re walking down the street, as you drive, as you’re shopping for groceries. I pray these things help you.

    Also, claim your family for Jesus. John 14:14 “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” In Acts 16, Paul and Silas imprisoned prayed and sang praises to God one night. Then an earthquake made their chains loose and the prison doors open. The keeper of the prison, afraid, nearly killed himself (knowing he’d be killed by the jailers for letting the prisoners go), but Paul cried out to him and let him know no one had left yet. Trembling the prison keeper approached them and asked them what he should do to be saved. “…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house” (Acts 16:31) Paul and Silas told him. The important part is to believe, and you have done this, and you are saved. Now just keep believing and rest on the promise that the Lord will save your ‘house’, which is your family. God knows why you wrote that book, and many will read it and come to him. God does all things for a reason.

    As far as your trials and tribulations, God gives us what He knows we can handle, so rest assured, this too shall pass. I will pray for the Lord to comfort you in this time of difficulty. I will pray God gives you the strength to face another day with a smile, with renewed joy. I once heard a story and I found something similar here that you can read later (http://fridaysunset.net/Articles/RefiningChristianCharacter.pdf) but the story is of a little piece of metal who was unused, filthy, and in a pile in a blacksmith’s workshop. Daily this little piece of metal desired to be used of the blacksmith but daily the blacksmith would pick up a different piece of metal and walk away. Finally, one day the little piece of metal was picked up and oh what joy he felt knowing he was going to be used of the blacksmith. Little did he realize he was filthy and worn and needed to be cleaned and reworked for the blacksmith had a job for him to do. At one point, the blacksmith put him through the fire and held him there. The pain and suffering was excruciating for the little piece of metal, but he blacksmith continued to hold him up to the fire for he knew exactly when to take him out. Just when the little piece of metal thought he could take it no longer, the blacksmith pulled him out. No sooner had he left the fire that he began to feel blows against him as the blacksmith struck him and struck him again. When would the hurting stop he thought? But he didn’t realize the blacksmith was molding him into the shape he wanted him to be, so he could be used of the blacksmith for his purpose. Finally the blacksmith was done with the molding and he took him to the place where he would finish him. The finishing part wasn’t easy either. All the rough parts were being sanded off. But finally, the blacksmith coated him with the final layer of protection and carried him off. As the blacksmith passed by an old mirror, the little metal piece caught his reflection. How beautifully he had been refinished! The process was painful, but it was worth it all. The same is with us and our Father in heaven whom we desire to use us, but in order for him to use us, he must first cleanse us and then smite us to rework and refinish us, to bring about a character that is pleasing to Him. But “it will be worth it all, when we see Jesus,” as the old hymn says. God give us strength to endure these trials and tribulations till He comes, and we wait diligently, knowing He’s coming soon!

    I will continue to pray for you Brother Mosab. May he give you strength every hour. May God richly bless you for standing by Him through everything!

  63. For Us Gentiles who Yearn to Learn ‘How to love the Muslim’ as we try also to love the Orthodox Jew. God said He would Bless those who bless His people, (paraphrased) and Remember: Romans 3:9 & 29.9) What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all… under sin. 29) Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also.

  64. Read your book here in New Zealand. Your wonderful witness goes to the ends of the earth, to the isles that are far off. “One word of truth outweighs the entire world.” (Russian proverb). Your testimony shows the amazing power of Jesus our Messiah to save and rescue. Kevin

  65. I heard you in an interview with Todd Wilken on Issues, Etc. I had to get your book and I’ve just started reading it. My heart hurts for you and the separation from your family, but as someone else has mentioned, there is joy in heaven because you have joined the family of the true God. I will be praying for you.

    I want to thank you for writing the book. Already I have learned a great deal.

  66. Mosab,
    You are prayed for. Jesus said that families would be destroyed over him, unfortunately yours is an example of this. How devastating. I am sorry for you. God has entrusted a tremendous responsibility with immense kingdom rewards, but in this life you will have much personal loss. Truly he said “Anyone who loses his life for me will have life”

    I knew that your testimony would put you in great danger, I never imagined the tremendous cost to you and your family. I pray God’s peace and blessing.

  67. Mosab the price that you have paid really few of us can understand.

    Many of us have had heartaches and loss in life, but compared to your loss, it is minimal.

    The only think I can think is that from your mother’s womb you were called. God has had his hand on your life from the beginning, like he did Apostle Paul.

    What a struggle you have gone through to get free, and have now committed your life to helping others get free; No matter the cost.

    The pain is Great, therefore, God’s grace will be greater.
    I pray that the God of Comfort will hold you each night in a loving Father’s embrace.

    While I cannot even begin to speak for your parents, something inside of me believes deep inside of their hearts, there is still a love for their son.

    Just as God has delivered you, he will deliver your family.
    I stand upon Acts 2:39 for you and your family.

    “For this promise is for you, and your children, and for all who are afar off, as many as the Lord God shall call to Himself”

    It is the promise of salvation.

    One Day Jesus is going to hold all of us and wipe away the tears,
    and the Joy that will be in our Hearts will be indescribable.

    God will continue to send laborers across your path who will encourage you, pray with you and stand with you.

    Jesus himself is before the Father interceding for you.
    You are covered in his blood-Never to be forsaken.

    You are God’s beloved son…

    “I will surely tell of the decree of the Lord: He said to Me, “Thou art my Son,” Today I have begotten Thee.
    Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Thine inheritance.
    And the very ends of the earth as Thy possession. Thou shall break them with a rod of iron” Psalms 2:7-9

  68. Dearest Mousab. I continually come back to Phillipians 3:7-11. My dear Arab brother…I just finished your account of your family, and your peoples suffering in your book. Please, as you suffer under the guilt and condemnation that Satan will subtly fill your mind with…stab him with the WORD. Romans 8:1 “there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus…” And remember as your faith may start to falter, that counting it all as loss for the sake of gaining Christ will be infinetely worth the future joy and grace that await you beyond your wildest imagination. Christ is the goal, the end and the satisfaction that your heart yearns to know even more than it does now. I can tell you as an American lauched into the depths of sin too gross to say, that He alone is worth losing everything. I lost my wife, 4 children and other relationships because I had to come clean with my sin. Now I stand in brokenhearted JOY that my sin, my heart is cleanesed in the perfect rightouenss of the King of heaven. Oh Mousab, I cannot wait to see him FACE to FACE. Peter said it well. “Though you have not seen him, you love him, though you do not see him now, you rejoice with Joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls” My dearest brother, I ache and yearn for your family and for your people to know the One, true and Living Son who alone is the bread of life. I will LABOR with you in Prayer. If he can turn your heart and my heart…I know my Sovereign King can turn the heart of anyone. PRAISE THE LORD, for His steadfast love endures FOREVER!!!!!! Oh my dear friend, my dearest brother…I will see you soon enough and we can talk for the coming eternal ages about His grace that call even though we are dead in our sins. Praise his Glorious NAME.

  69. Mosab, Thank you for being transparent as to the true reality of what you are going through. I too, have been praying for you & for your family. I pray God will answer our prayers for you & them in ways so amazing, that you would have never dared dream the outcome. I look forward to the book you write about your life after your first book and all God has done in your life & in the lives of your loved ones & strangers as a result.

    I can’t believe that you were not granted political asylum. Why not send a copy of your book with a letter, explaining your situation to all congressmen who claim to be Christian. NOTHING is impossible with God!

    I live in Hawaii, which is part of the US. I would love to meet you if you are ever able to get here. You are in my continued prayers, as well as your family.

  70. May God Bless you! and Let the path of the Light guide you in these Times of Pressure and keep in hope and faith !

  71. Joseph (Mosab):
    I have read your book three times and I still cannot put it down. It is a riveting read, to say the least. You have truly lived three lifetimes in one for most of us, perhaps four! And my heart really breaks for you. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain that you must feel following the event of your family disowning you.

    I feel that through your obedience the Lord has positioned you to be like the Biblical Joseph who was rejected by his family, imprisoned, despised by some and made very lonely by being cut off from his familial and cultural roots. Yet the Lord elevated Joseph to the highest position in Egypt next to Pharoah so that many lives would be saved. (Genesis 50:20). Never lose sight of that. Many lives have been saved, are being saved and will be saved through Him who is truly working through you. You have paid an incredibly high price of pain and have tasted just a little bit of the sufferings of Moschiach ben Joseph, the suffering Messiah, Jesus (Yeshua). It is this depth of pain that brings about an incredible release in the work of God upon the earth. Please know that others are praying for you…praying prayers of encouragement, strength, blessing and favor upon your life and upon your family and upon all of those sons of daughters of Abraham, both Palestinian and Jewish, who so much need to hear the message of the love of God.
    Be encouraged to know that the Lord’s arms embrace you in this heavy hour as do the arms of so many saints who are praying for you.

  72. “TC/DC” Shalom/Peace Activist from Washington, D.C.[04.17.2010]!
    Shabbat Shalom!

    THANKS MOSAB for being an awesome example of fearlessness, courage & bravery & LOVE!

    Remember always, you have brought & are bringing GREAT JOY to OUR BELOVED, ISA AL MASIH! YESHUA HA’MASCHIACH! JESUS THE MESSIAH! ABBA FATHER! RUACH HA’KODESH! THE HOLY PRESENCE OF GOD! Bless Mosab, Beloved YESHUA, with Your embrace, shalom & love, always! You now also have many new friends/family!

    You are a MIRACLE STORY & testimony of the LOVE OF MESSIAH, for the whole world!

    CALL ME FOR PRAYER & ENCOURAGEMENT ANY TIME!

    I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO D.C. TO COME JOIN ME & MY FRIENDS IN SHARING THE LOVE OF YESHUA TO THE WORLD, IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE [literally @ 1600 Penn. Ave. NW]! Let me know how soon you can come!

    In the Name of Yeshua, I plead the Blood of Yeshua over my Beloved Brother & His Family [also for all Muslim people & all Nations]; Bless them with Your Shalom, Embrace & Love! Always!

    “They [we] overcame satan [the father of lies, the enemy of humanity] by the Blood of the Lamb & by the Word of our testimony & we did not love our lives to the point of death…”

    Revelation 12.11

    Shalom!

    “TC/DC”
    [gotheavensbailout.blogspot.com & facebook]

  73. Hey, it is hard for anyone to hold to the fact that everything is in God’s grasp. He is in control. Remember Mosaby, a great tool of satan’s is false guilt. I know I can never fully understand exactly how you feel, but do NOT feel guilty for obeying God. I may not have been through what you have, but I do know the feeling of hurting or letting someone down because you made the choice to follow God and what He wants you to do. Pray that false guilt away ok. Don’t let satan have that foothold.

  74. Mosab,

    There is something about your pain and suffering that leads me to tell you to draw near to Jesus.

    “I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

    Very few Christians in the western culture have the opportunity to give up absolutely everything for Jesus Christ the way He has called you to do. Cleave to Jesus and He will draw very close to you as will the Father.

  75. God bless you, Mosab! You are wrong. You have given up little & gained everything in Jesus! You have led the way for thousands of others to find the Saviour. As Saul of Tarsus had conversion & became known to us as Paul, lived a life of hardship, learning to be content with little or much, suffering much persecution for THE NAME, so you are walking in his steps. I will pray for you & your family. There is much power in prayer! You are a very brave young man. Follow closely to the Saviour my brother.

  76. “He is no fool who gives up that which he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot loose” ~ Jim Elliot (Martyrd in Peru by Auca Indians who later were converted and surrendered their lives to our Lord and Saviour,Jesus Christ (Blessed is His Name)

  77. My brother in Christ Mosab: I will pray for your family, that God protects them, watches over them and leads them to seek truth, understanding, peace and reconciliation. What you have done is profound and affects the world. Please let us know if we can help in any way to help you gain your citizenship here in America. Your life, your being represents the very best American ideals. Your struggle for freedom for your peoples and for all mankind binds you to me as my fellow American no matter what the Government may say for now. Keep striving for your right to be a citizen, I’ve see other situations similar to your own. I hope you have good counsel, lawyers and friends to guide you. God Bless!

  78. My Dear Little Brother,
    I love you so much and am very proud of you. God prepared you for a time such as this. He has placed people in your life who love you and support you. He has gone this way first for you and prepared the way. He knew when the time was right – when you had a firmly planted Spiritual family to stand by you. And we are all warriors in prayer and wisdom who are ready to fight the good fight with you. Look at the support you rec’d from this first blog – and well done on the writing! You are a special, wonderful man – I love you so much.

  79. “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten-”
    Joel 2:25

    Try not to listen to the devil who wants you to feel terrible. Keep your faith in the promises of God.

  80. Mosab, I thank God for your courage, may we all take courage from you and give our all for Christ, our Emmanuel- “God with us”- who humbled Himself and took our sins upon Himself and died so that we might live. Your Christ-likeness is so beautiful. You are giving up everything for the Lord. This world is only a stepping stone to eternity with Christ. 1 Cor. 6:20, “For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” Even though my difficulties have been minor in comparison to yours, I am married to a Pakistani Muslim and I vowed to God that I would not divorce him. I have wished many times that God would be O.K. with me divorcing him, but the Lord kept pushing me back in. I’ve had a lot of illnesses and the Lord has healed me and brought me through so much trouble because I am faithful to my God. My husband is not violent like some Muslims and now with the new peaceful Muslim movement, he has started saying that just as Mohammed turned the faces of his followers away from praying towards Jerusalem to praying towards Mecca, that Muslims must turn their faces from Israel and allow them to occupy the land peacefully. He used to say that it was good that the Jews should be killed and that Hitler was right in what he did. The new movement within Islam is making Muslims look more benign. It’s just like covering up sin. I have tried unsuccessfully to lead him to Christ, but unfortunately as it is in a marriage, we are not always sweet and loving. Thus, the barriers built up. He constantly wants me to explain about Hagar and takes offense that the Bible says that she was Abraham’s concubine. Words play a great part in leading a person to Christ. I’m learning that true “love” is the only way to win a sinner of any sort to Christ. I lived in Saudi Arabia for 2 years and 8 1/2 months in Pakistan. I have 5 children and 5 grandchildren, who all call themselves Christians – but are all in different walks with Him. My youngest daughter and her husband went to Bible College together and are dedicating their lives together to missionary work. Something good is coming out of the difficulty. I am more shy and reticent in speaking with other Muslim friends or family members. I try to live a Godly life. But, through all the 30 years we have been married, there have been so many stresses on the marriage. We don’t see eye to eye on most things. I am just now trying to be more peaceful with him and step out of the equation so that I won’t hinder God working on him. He is attending services in the Mosque more and more and he has congestive heart failure. I suppose that being there gives him a sense of belonging. He doesn’t feel at home with a bunch of Christians. I have lived amongst Muslims for 38 years now and I see so much happening in the news and across the world that Muslims are taking over more and more. The Lord says not to be afraid – that these things He has told us would happen. It’s just scary. Take care and always pray and ask the Lord for direction, because if it is not of Him, you will have more trouble. I love the Lord and I want to do His will. I feel like Peter that I don’t deserve to even be crucified right side up, because I disobeyed Him. You are being obedient to the Lord. Mosab, feel good about what you are doing. As the Bible says, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” My heart is in this to win the hearts of the Muslim people to Christ. I truly praise God for you, for He has created that desire in you to save your people. May God bless you in this “good fight” that God may be glorified.

  81. Mosab, I sit here in Jerusalem writing to you as a fellow human being as well as a Jew with decades of dedication to studying Jewish texts including the Hebrew bible, holy to both you and me. I am nearly finished reading your book and I am simply amazed at the tremendous courage you display by writing the book and publishing it openly for all to see. You did not hold back in telling us about the sins of the Israelis as well as the sins of your fellow Palestinians. Telling the truth is not always easy but you have done a tremendous service to not only the people of this region but to all the world. As we Jews would say, you have done an incomparable mitzvah.

    I cannot begin to imagine the anguish you are now living through because of your acts and your conversion. Losing your family under any circumstances is tragic but your particular circumstances are exceptionally so. Your descriptions of your loving father whom you described so carefully and who you wanted the world to understand as a deeply righteous person, of your mother who loved and cared for you so dearly, of your siblings whom you took care of, these all show us, your readers, some glimpse of the huge loss you are now experiencing.

    All I can say is that there are many who support you through these hard times and that we pray for better times that will heal all these wounds.

    Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do.

  82. It’s humbling to even comment on this post, but it feels like the least one can do after reading it is to say, Thank you and thanks to our heavenly Father for you. May He bless you, guard you, and give you peace beyond understanding.

    I am going to buy the book next chance I get and I hope that helps you in some small way. But more than that, I pray it leads many out of the kingdom of darkness.

    In Messiah,

  83. US citizenship is nothing compared to Heaven citizenship. G-d will take care of you!! We don’t know how long US will be considered as the good place to live, but G-d knows. Since you got Heaven citizenship, G-d Almighty can find the best nation for you and transfer you there, just ask Him to put you in the best place/nation in His eyes, then He will arrange it, sometimes beyond our thought since He knows which one is the best nations for you for the certain time, other than US. G-d will open the way!!! We’ll pray for you. Love you in Jesus, my friend!

  84. Thanks for taking the time to write your story. There is so much about “terrorist organizations” and “terrorism” that Americans and many others do not fully understand–to include myself. I wish there were more books on the matter, written in a similar fashion. This was such an easy read, I finished it in just 3 days.

    It’s early on a Sunday morning right now, and oddly…me, being raised a Christian…I haven’t attended a service in about 8 years. You’re a driving force for me…and today, I’m going. Wish me luck.

  85. Dear brother Mosab, I hope that you don’t mind but I feel compelled to write often, to let you know that we WILL always be here to support you and if you are in need of anything,don’t hesitate to ask us.That is what FAMILY is for.I know to a SMALL-(TINY) degree what being ostracized is like. I stand FIRM on God’s Word and all the APOSTASY that is creeping into the church today,I am humbly standing against it because Christ has standards in His Word and we are to abide by them and NOT ADD or TAKE away from God’s HOLY Word.At our church I am feeling the effects of being ostracized due to the fact that they due not want to teach Prophecy and that is exactly what WE ARE SEEING.We could be in Heaven before too long and we are not even taught what Heaven will be like,it is like we are to comfortable here.That is one thing dear brother Mosab that you are NOT in,you are SO FAR from being comfortable,exposing the TRUTH about Islam.

    Mosab, if God has used you so much to bless our hearts and surrounding you with people who love and support you and would provide in any way shape or form.How much more do I believe that God WILL use you to draw who knows thousands,if not millions.Even if ONLY 1 soul accepts Christ because of what scarifices you have given up,that 1 soul would be worth it all.However,I believe deep in my heart that thousands will be in heaven due to how you have allowed God to use you.

    If need be you could try Canada as a possible country of residences.Just ask the Lord to lead and direct.There are people here in Canada that if they went back to say Iran, they would be arrested……either because they were involved in protest or whatever else they have aquired residences in Canada and have been granted.We have ALL walks of faith & nationality here in Canada…Muslims,Jews,Spanish,Germans,etc….

    God loves you dearly dear brother Mosab & So do all of us.Your book was such a powerful read aside from the Bible being #1 in my life, your book would come in #2.

    Jude 24,25, Gal. 2:20, Phil. 1:6, the book of Psalms.

    • Sister Ruth,

      Please write me gradijkah at yahoo dot com

      I’d love to chat with you🙂

      Your sister in Christ

  86. I and my church will pray for you, Mossad, and for your family, too.

  87. Dear Brother,

    I’m not sure I will be able to say anything that others haven’t said, but perhaps the sheer volume of supportive comments will encourage your heart.

    You have been on my heart and in my thoughts ever since I read your book. I think I have a little bit of an idea of the bravery it took for you to publish it. As I was reading through it, I knew that your family and friends would react in horror.

    I will pray for you, brother. I will ask the Lord to give you the peace that only He can give. I will ask Him to reassure your heart and calm your mind as you dwell on His word and His promises.

    Our Lord Jesus said that He would never leave us or forsake us. That’s a promise you can cling to. He is our good shepherd and He gently leads. At times He leads us through the valley of the shadow of death, and He’s with us even then.

    Thank you for writing your book. Thank you for comparing and contrasting the god of Islam with the Creator of the universe. Thank for for enduring such difficult circumstances to protect innocent human lives.

    I am sorry to learn that our country will not grant you citizenship. Sometimes we Americans are slow to recognize the depth and width of other people’s sacrifices.

    You will remain in my prayers, brother.

  88. Dear brother Mosab. I wish you peace and grace from our great God. Your story, like our Lord’s, is both bitter and sweet. I am very thankful that chose to fight the good fight. I know yours is a painful existence, but I also know that the Lord will continue to cover you, commune with you and convey His love to you through His people.

    In our Western culture, many times it is easier for us as believers to compromise rather than to take a stand against evil. Because evil permeates our culture, largely in the form of pleasure or convenience, the waters are muddied and the lines are blurred in seeing it for what it really is. Matt: 10:35-40 should resonate and convict all of us. Thank you for what you are doing for the lost and for raising the bar and providing inspiration to the body of Christ.

    I have prayed for you and your family and will continue to do so.

    God bless you, bro.

    In Him,

    Jason

  89. Mosab: As a 73 year old family man with no religious beliefs or background, I commend you for a wonderfully written book. It is spellbinding trying to realize how much religion has played and continues to play out in all of our lives regardless of our beliefs. It is truly unimaginable being raised in the type of mideast lifestyle you bring forth in your book. I wish you well on your book and hope, somehow, your beautiful self is able to experience a future life with a family of your own raised with your hard earned Christian values. Ed

  90. Dear Mosab,
    Having not walked in your shoes, I won’t say that I know what you’re going through, but I really want to encourage you and am praying that you will continue on the course God has set you on.
    You are a modern day Joseph and like Joseph you will eventually see your family blessed. It is hard living in a foreign land with a mind set so different than your own. West and East are a world apart. It is also hard to endure the “circus” that many well meaning people will try and put you in. “They” will say this about you and “they” will say that and it’s hard not to let the arrows stick in your heart. God will protect you my brother.
    The adjustments you are making are huge both psychological and physiological. Coming off of the adrenaline that was running through you during the many dangers you were in requires alot of understanding of self or depression will eat you alive.
    Finally, please don’t let Americans (I am one) or church people dissallusion you. The church world wide is full of hypocrates, but every one of them came from the world. It’s our job to try and help them get better.
    Fight the good fight of faith bro, my prayers are with you.
    Sincerely,
    Ps Ed Luther

  91. الشجاعة هي قول الحق

  92. I just finished Son of Hamas. I am overwhelmed with your courage. Only the love of Jesus could cause a man to take a stand as you have. I am praying that God will protect you and your family as you continue to trust and follow.

  93. I read your book this weekend and wanted to thank you for sharing your story. You know Mosab, as we pray, God can touch your family and those you love. May God graciously wrap His arms around you and your family and give you peace. The future God has planned for you is good and full of hope!

    Love in Christ Jesus,
    Gabriella

  94. Mosab,
    you have paid a high price to be a follower of Jesus. We Christians in America have not had to pay such a price and I’m sad that we don’t even appreciate how easy we have it. I have been praying for your protection, and now that you have shared so openly, I see I need to pray for your emotions and the sadness and loneliness you feel. I’m also going to pray for blessings for you. I am sorry to hear of the denial of asylum here. God is all powerful though and I think there is a miracle yet to come..one that will glorify God and not man for giving you this status that you desire. God will work a miracle and all will know it came from Him.

  95. Brother Mosab,

    I will pray for your legal situation with the US government. With God, all things are possible, even removing the scales of blindness from the eyes of bureaucrats.

    When I became a Christian, my family disowned me too. My parents who were considered elders in our community were so ashamed of me and considered leaving town. I also lost all my friends in campus and being the former secretary of another religious society, I was reviled and labeled a traitor. But the apostle Paul tells us that all that we once held as precious in the world is no lost for something worth far more, the fellowship and eternal love of Christ. I understand at least some measure of what you are going through. Pain of earthly lost mixed with the joy of knowing the love of God. There is a family of Christians out here for you and we will all pray for your protection, healing and your continued ministry to our blinded brethren, the Muslims. Hold fast to the truth and God will hold you in His palm, and cover you under His wing.

    Read the entire Isaiah Chapter 35.

    “say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear;” Isaiah 35:4a

  96. Dear Mosab
    We live in New Zealand, my wife and I read your book in two days. We were shocked by the reality of every day life of the Palestinian people. We want to encourage you and we will pray for you. Thank you for taking the risk to be so brutally honest. Lots of love Johan and Lesley

  97. Mosab Yousef.
    What an incredibly brave young man to share your story. So many in the west have no idea of what it costs you, but your Heavenly father does. Remember He who began a work in you will complete it.
    His peace be with you. Lisa

  98. I thank God for you, my brother. and I will pray for you.

  99. Dear Mosab
    Last week I read your book and was deeply impressed. It is hard for me to find words what I think what you did. God is with you and he will guide you. Whenever you come to Switzerland, you are warmly welcome to visit.
    I am glad you installed this blog, so that we can keep in touch. Interesting what will happen, I am sure great things. I can not understand your feelings about your familiy as I never experienced what you have. But I know one day we will know more. Take care, God bless you.
    Esther

  100. You indeed are very couragous. Thank you for sharing your conversion and providing insight into darkness that is Islam. Remember, God will not forsake you.

  101. Mosab, Although I do not know you, or the exact details of your various trials, I share the pain of abandonement by a father. Although I live only three hours from my father, he has not called me for over three years nor ever invited me to his home. I know you have heard it before, but God really is a father to the fatherless. It is also clear in Gods Word that he will at times come between father and son. In fact Jesus Christ himself shares and knows our pain fisrt hand. In his hour of greatest pain and trail, God the father turned his back on him as he paid the price of our sin. He cried out, ” My God,my God, why have you forsaken me?” I have often times longed for a “normal” family and have spent many years in lonliness. But the Word of God has always comforted me. I have also had much comfort in various Christain music. It has been in the few times I have fasted that I have recieved the most peace and comfort and seen Gods miracle power in many different ways. Always remember brother, our Father God knows our every thought and feelings. He is the one who carries us through these times of testing. You are know in my prayers as well. May the God of all peace comfort you now. In His love, your brother-David

  102. PSALM 27:10 “When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up”.

    This whole Psalm 27:1-14 is wonderful.

  103. Praying for you dear brother as the Lord brings you to mind.

  104. My precious brother, Mosab. You have opened my eyes to what it means to be a LOVING Christian. Thank you for sharing your story and for continuing to do so. We think we are persecuted here in the US? NOT! I must stop focusing on myself and start focusing on others in LOVE. I will not pretend to understand what you have gone through or the pain you are feeling. Because I don’t. You are my brother in Christ now and I am your sister. We are family through Jesus Christ. I will pray for you, my brother, and I will pray for your family. I promise. Let us see what our loving Heavenly Father will do.
    Rom 8:37-39.

  105. Dear Blessed Brother Mosab…My heart has been so excited and my prayers have flooded the throne room of God for you…I prayed to meet a real warrior of God and He has answered that prayer,you are a real warrior Mosab…Take your Glory Yeshua for all that you are doing through this man..Mosab,you are so loved and appreciated by not only Yehweh but also by your new family,the family of God…Yeshua shared this …my family are those that do the Fathers will…my prayer for you has been this…that you will know,really know the real Yeshua and that you will have great fellowship together…may you always be in sinc with the Holy Spirit so that you may abide with Him..thank you Mosab for allowing us a place to pour our love and support on you…

  106. No asylum??? Hey, that’s not fair!!! If I was an American citizen I would write to a congressman or start a petition list to grant Mosab asylum. But I’m on the other side of the pond so I will just keep praying for you!

  107. Dear Mosab,
    I just finished reading your book and my church and I are praying for you, your family and Jamal. You know from Romans 8:38-39 that ALL things work together for good by God for His people. You also know that those who sacrifice everything to follow Jesus will be richly rewarded. Hang on to your faith and watch what God does to work everything out for your good. Keep holding on and don’t give up!

  108. Keep your head up brother. You have made the greatest choice in your life to become Christian, and it doesn’t get any easier after baptism as you know. Just remember what Paul went through, you remind me a lot of him. Remember that you do not live for the people of this world, but for Christ our savior. Please remember that Christians and people in general are praying for you and are proud of you.

    Your bro in Christ,

    Aaron

  109. Mosab,
    Matthew 19:29 Jesus says: “And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.” Remember your inheritance to come when Jesus returns. You are doing a wonderful and courageous thing by sharing your testimony. I pray that God will strengthen you and comfort you. You have a family in Christ that love and support you!

  110. Joseph,
    I pray God will open doors for you and pour out His abundant blessings upon you as you walk this difficult path. My heart aches for the losses you suffer, and I pray you will see your Mother and Father and sisters and brothers in Heaven someday. I will pray for your family as I pray for you now.

    You are courageous and strong, and I am honored to have met you in person last year on Mother’s Day. I remember praying for your and for your Mom that day because it was apparent your family was deep on your mind and in your heart. It made me sad for you, but I know God has a great plan for you.

    I admire you and want to encourage you that you are doing well. I have listened to as many of your interviews as possible, (Fox, BBC, Lamb Lion Ministries, and a zillion others) and your message is SO good. You do so well in your interviews and you are so well spoken. Keep going! Your message is right and I believe God will bless you for it. I pray God will give you a wonderful family to care for you until you meet your family again. May God bless you and comfort you and protect you as you speak out for Him.

    In Jesus Name,
    Your sister in Christ Jesus.

  111. Dear Mosab,

    I have written to my Congressman about your plight and I will continue to pray for you to be filled with new hope, to be reconciled with your family and to walk closely with Jesus everyday. May God fill you with His Peace that surpasses all understanding.

  112. Mosab,
    God knows all you have sacrificed for Him. Your reward for this will be forth coming, in this world and the next. I will be praying for you.
    God Bless,

  113. Dear Mosab,
    HE will never leave or forsake you. Please be encouraged by Psalm 17.

  114. Mosab, I, too, have contacted my congressmen in Illinois, to grant you political asylum in the United States of America. You are worthy of the very best that we can give you. You, and your precious family, are covered in prayer by millions of Christians not only here, but around the entire world. I pray with all these others, knowing, that God will both open doors for you, and grant you His Peace. God both honors, and will bless you, for your obedience through your great sacrifice, Mosab. PS.138:8 – The Lord will PERFECT that which concerns me. (He really does!) So, take courage, Mosab, and TRUST HIM! 🙂

  115. Reading all these comments, what a wonderful testimony of the love and support of God’s family for you, Mosab. Look at the recurring themes: you are a hero; a man born for such a time as this; another Paul! May the angels of the Lord cover you always. Your book has truly pierced the darkness, and brought to light the political and spiritual reality of the situation in Israel and the Palestinian areas. The Lord bless you, comfort your troubled soul, and guide your feet minute by minute, day by day. And God bless all these precious souls who’ve expressed their sincere love, support, and prayers for you.
    As some have said, the time is short. The Lord Jesus will be returning soon. We must all wake up and serve Him in love and truth in the time we have left, as you are doing, Mosab. Keep it up!
    God bless your family and loved ones as well, in the land you were forced to flee. May they come to know the Saviour too, and be reconciled to you, in Him.
    Don’t lose heart, dear brother: you are an inspiration to thousands around the world, by God’s grace!

  116. Dear Mosab,.
    Have you sought out help and encouragement from Open Doors? Open Doors (www.opendoorsusa.org) has been a huge blessing and help to me.
    As you may already know, Rami Ayyad was murdered for his faith in Gaza in October 2007. Shortly after his death, his boss and dear friend Labib, head of the Palestinian Bible Society came to Houston, where I live. I was angry about Rami’s death and asked Labib how God could let this happen. I was hurt and angry with God. Labib shared with me that Rami had called home and talked with his wife, who had called Labib and that many people were praying for Rami’s safe return from the kidnappers. Then Labib asked me if I thought that God was asleep and the kidnappers snuck up on God. Labib asked me if I thought they overpowered God or that God did not want to listen to all of those who were praying for Rami. Of course not. God loves Rami, and his wife and three children dearly, but sometimes He allows these things we do not understand to happen for His glory and for our eternal benefit. I hope you know Labib, as He is an amazing and dear Palestinian Christian. I know that there are many out there that have been praying for you and will continue to pray and we wait and watch for the plans God has for you that He is unfolding in His time. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. He is your father and He loves you and understands the pain of having those He loves turn their backs on Him and profess their hatred. He also knows your love for your family – He is the creator of families – and He will make your pathways straight as He continues to use you in mighty ways. There are many of us praying for your family as well as for you, dear Mosab. Thank you for being a light that reflects the truth and our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

  117. Mosab, what you are experiencing is not very different of what Jesus himself underwent. Jesus said we cannot be His disciples unless we love Him more than we love our father and mother, our wife and children, and our brothers and sisters; and we cannot come with Him unless we love Him more than we love our own life (Matthew 10:26). What Jesus requires from us is nothing less than what He did. While He was preaching, His mother and brothers wanted to speak to him urgently, but He would not come outside until He had finished His Father’s work (Mark 3:31-33). The Bible says that even His brothers did not believe in Him at first (John 7:5). But, in the end, His faithfulness to the Father reaped eternal fruits with His family. In Acts 1:14 we see Jesus’ mum and brothers in the Temple praying together with the Lord’s followers; they had become disciples of Jesus themselves. And James, brother of Jesus, will become one of the apostles (Galatians 1:19). Your faithfulness to the Lord and God’s kingdom sends blessings over your family, even if they do not recognise it! When the disciples asked Jesus “Who then can be saved”? Jesus answered: “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:25-27). I am one of your brothers in Jesus who are praying for you and your family.

  118. hey there,i just want to know if Yousef is reading the comments…if so,that means he can write back…i would like to get an answer to my message if not here on my mail addres.thank u!

  119. Words from bloggers are nice. Yet we know that your comfort will come from the same provider as your courage to speak out came from.
    If you are able, would you help me understand some of the Muslims way of thinking? I have heard that the reason they want to eliminate the Jews and cause disruption in the world is because they think it will bring the return of the Messiah. Is that so? And if it is the case… why do they think that the creator of them and all things would need help in returning to a place he created. Do they not think he is mightier than man and can make all things happen with out a humans help? Just curious to why they think the creator would call on them for something he has control over.
    Thanks for your help. My prayers will include you and your family and all the people you are concerned about.

  120. Mosab,
    I bought your book on april 16th and finished it today the 20th. I have to say it was a very interesting book. As a iraqi war veteran, friend to many muslims shia and sunni alike, a friend to Palastenians who follow the plo, and a christian. It was awesome to read about your endeavors throughout this process. It really shed light on a taboo topic. Just wanted to say thanks and good luck in your future endeavors. I hope things have gotten better for you and your family. Thanks again!
    Ryan Hill
    Michigan

  121. Thank you for following God’s prompting to share your life story. It has helped me to understand a little more clearly the situation in Israel/Palistine. I pray that life will become happier for you.

  122. I just got done reading your book. I started reading it and could not put it down. Watching all of this on the news it doesn’t quite seem real but you put a real face to the story and made it real.

    I am going to pray for you, for God’s will and safety in your life and your family that is still in Israel, that they will come to the knowledge and faith of Jesus Christ. God Bless you as you share your testimony.

    Stacey
    Florida

  123. Mosab, I just finished reading your book. It opened my eyes to many things. Your love for your family, especially your father, came through clearly…I can’t even imagine how painful it has been for you. Also, the love you have for Palestinians, and even your childhood faith, Islam, were evident. But the love of Jesus is stronger still. What a precious Friend! He is able to change your circumstances, even to change the hearts of your family members. There is another book I read recently that you might enjoy. “One Miracle After Another” By Greg Budd. It’s published by Review and Herald Publishing Co.

    Thank you so much for risking everything to write this book. I’ll be praying for you and your family, and the Palestinian and Israeli people.

  124. Mosab,

    I started your book this afternoon and finished it a few minutes ago. It is now 2:30 in the morning! Thank you for sharing your story with us. You have indeed suffered much in the name of truth and humankindness. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you, and your loving family so far from you. They too are heirs to the kingdom of heaven, according to the content of their hearts. This I know through the doctrine of Christ.

    Stay strong! You’re in the Lord’s hands.

    “For in that day, for my sake shall the Father work a work, which shall be a great and a marvelous work among them; and there shall be among them those who will not believe it, although a man shall declare it unto them.

    “But behold, the life of my servant shall be in my hand; therefore they shall not hurt him, although he shall be marred because of them. Yet I will heal him, for I will show unto them that my wisdom is greater than the cunning of the devil.” (3 Nep. 21:9-10)

    I keep a literature and religion blog at the address below. Join the discussion anytime.

    Bless you.

  125. Mosab, PLEASE do this:
    1. Find a verse in God’s Word, that comforts and brings hope to the deepest desires of your heart.

    (BTW, Mosab, Jesus, HIMSELF, said that God’s Word is TRUTH!
    …Thy Word is Truth. John 17:17)

    2. So, ACT like your particular verse is really TRUE!

    Trust in the Lord, and do good;
    so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
    Delight thyself also in the Lord;
    and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
    Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him;
    and He shall bring it to pass.
    Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him: Psalm 37:3,4,5,7

    Remember ye not the former things,
    Neither consider the things of old.
    Behold, I will do a new thing;
    Now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?
    I will even make a way in the wilderness,
    and rivers in the desert.
    Isaiah 43:18,19

    …and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
    It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice even with joy and singing:… Isaiah. 35:1 through 8,10

    Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh:
    is there any thing too hard for Me? Jeremiah 32:27

    Ah Lord God! behold, Thou hast made the heaven and the earth by Thy great power and stretched out arm,
    and there is nothing too hard for Thee:
    Jeremiah 32:17
    AMEN!
    TRUST Him, and let God Bless you, and Lift your spirit, Mosab. 🙂

  126. Joseph,

    Last night, I started reading your book. I’m about half way through it. You may be interested in this FreeBibleStudy.org

    Jesus is Lord,
    Pat

  127. Hello Mosab,

    I finished your book at 2:30 this morning. Thank you for sharing your life with us, at great risk and sacrifice. And let your heart be comforted–our Savior Jesus Christ has made room in heaven for your family, according to the content of their hearts. His doctrine supports this.

    إنّي سعيد بخطّة الخلاص العظيمة التي تتّسع لكلّ أبناء أبينا السماوي

    http://lds.org/conference/oct2009/pdf/GC_2009_04_207_CookQL___ara_.pdf

  128. Hello Mosab,

    I finished your book at 2:30 this morning. Thank you for sharing your life with us, at great risk and sacrifice. And let your heart be comforted–our Savior Jesus Christ has made room in heaven for your family, according to the content of their hearts. His doctrine supports this.

    إنّي سعيد بخطّة الخلاص العظيمة التي تتّسع لكلّ أبناء أبينا السماوي

  129. Mosab,

    Your book encouraged me greatly. In this life we will be persecuted, but the next age will never end.

    Before I gave my life to God, I had a moment where I didn’t really think anyone loved me. Jesus was the only one who loved me. This was a very painful moment for me.

    After serving God 11 years, and learning a lot, I realized just how corrupt the kingdom of God is here on earth. Specifically… I learned how corrupt many Christians are and Christian groups are, and how little that truth really matters to them. So I had to stand for the truth, which put me at odds with many who meant the most to me.

    I again had a moment where I believed in my heart (but not in my mind) that no one on earth loved me. Those moments feel very dark, and by this time I had become so used fighting that kind of darkness that I just wept, and went to sleep, because I knew I was weak from working a very long and grueling day and I wouldn’t believe that lie in the morning. Although I was familiar with darkness, it was only the 2nd time in my life that I thought in my heart that no one loved me. It’s not true of course. My parents loved me, and many friends loved me.

    But standing for truth can be so painful, and living for God and staying pure from all the corruption can cost us everything. Ever since that 2nd time I have been numb. I don’t do much. I’m just processing everything, wondering what to do next in my life. I knew that the 2nd time meant a major life change for me, just like the first time was. I’m still a Christian of course, but I have a new longing to be in the truth, more then ever before. I had allowed myself to compromise so much in my heart for so long while in those Christian groups, and I long to be pure again, not pleasing anyone or trying to get anything that only others can give me, but only from God. Me and God.

    I’ve never been through anything like you have, where people were trying to kill me or my family, but I just want to tell you that if you stay true to Jesus, he will reward you and it will all be worth it someday.

    Love,
    John T

  130. Praying for you, Mosab! God has blessed you with tremendous experiences and a very insightful perspective. You have paid a high price for sharing your story and bringing the truth of Christ to a world in need of his saving grace. Thanks for sharing your heart–and your life—with us. You are truly a man I admire. I have been praying for you since the day I read your book — I read it in a day, I was so captivated. What a powerful message you carry. May you be comforted and feel the love of so many of us Christians who feel like we know you after reading your book—and know how to pray better for you because of it. God bless you, Mosab. Thanks for your transparency.

  131. C. McIntyre is a Mormon, from the false antichrist LDS church. He has quoted from their antichrist Bible. There is no place reserved in heaven for his or any one’s family. All of us are children of the devil as Jesus told the Pharisees. We must be born again! The blood of Jesus Christ God’s Son cleanses us from all sin! Praise the Lord He is the way the truth and the life. Sadly Joseph Smith was a liar!

  132. What Stan Kamps says is true Mosab! Mormonism is a cult and teaches that good Mormons can become GODS themselves, that Jesus & satan are brothers and other blasphemy. They like to portray themselves as “Christian”, but they add other books to the Bible and say the Bible is full of error.

  133. God bless and keep you. Stay strong. The Lord will make a way for you. You have been faithful to Him, and much good is coming from your testimony. It always is that entrenched systems resist the testimony of Christ. Many of us have experienced familial separation, though yours is exceptional by most standards. I am sure that much prayer is ongoing for you, and I pray your material needs and safety are taken care of as well.

  134. Dearest brother in Christ,
    I pray that the Lord will give you the strength to endure this heartache and the grace you need to continue on your journey. I finished your book in two days…I couldn’t put it down. I was amazed at the bipolar nature of Islam and the mixed messages that muslims try and follow daily. I pray that it will be this very dicotomy that leaves their hearts longing for freedom and truth. I appreciate your willingness to follow the Lord’s leading even when His “cup” is a cup of sorrow. Your obedience to do the hard thing is an inspiration. Only God truly knows your suffering…I pray that you will be encouraged that we serve a God who sees our pain and He reaches down his hand and says, I will help(Is.41:13)! I feel honored to have been given a glimpse into your life and I have been overcome with a continual desire to pray for you, your family and those caught in the web of Islam. You have a powerful testimony, Mosab, I have no doubt that the Lord will continue to use it in a mighty way!
    Grace be with you,

  135. Dear Brother,

    In order to love people, we must love them God’s way, not their way. You have loved your family. Do not let the devil convince you that you just because you have given some hardships to your family that you have betrayed them or made their life worse.

    The truth is that your family would be worse off spiritually had you not challenged the gangster of the world. By challenging the gangster of the world, you love your father, mother, sisters and brothers. The spiritual is more important than the physical. Do not allow yourself to have an moment of remorse for standing against their spiritual blindness.

    We agree that a follower of the gangster of the world will be less inclined to marry your sister. Is that a bad thing?

  136. Listen to you–you’re as intolerant and anti-Christian as the people who want to destroy Mosab. It defies explanation how so many who call themselves Christians can believe that Jesus will save only those whose beliefs mirror their own exactly (and given the variation in Christian religions, how is that even possible to achieve?) It reminds me a bit of the Muslim intolerance you claim to abhor.

    And you parrot back the rhetoric taught to you at hateful seminars as though you have some unique understanding. The hearts of Mosaf’s suffering family are in better standing with God and Christ than yours at this moment, as shown by your hasty offense toward a fellow Christian.

    It’s a wonder the Lord gets anything done at all with his supposed followers bickering the way that they do. It’s mankind that designs ‘clubs’ from whence they can thumb their noses at others and declare themselves the absolute standard of righteousness. God’s laws reach out, include, and encompass even those who were not afforded knowledge of Christ in this lifetime. They too will be reached and taught before the Judgement Day of the Lord.

    I believe in the truth of the Bible. My King James Bible sits with my Book of Mormon on my nightstand and they are studied together. The Bible is the record of the Jews, and the Book of Mormon is a record of an entirely different group of people. They are two volumes of two different nations, but they both testify of Jesus Christ.

    Thankfully, the Lord is my judge and will determine my place in the hereafter, not you or any man. I fully believe in the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and that he is the Lord and Savior of the earth. I have been baptized in his name.

    “Cult” is a word meant to conjure up images of torches and pitchforks. It’s meaningless and certainly untrue in this instance. And the rest is just distractive, hateful blather.

    I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love all fellow Christians– and Muslims, and Jews, and Gentiles. If I am ever inclined to hate, I repent. If I am ever attacked, I forgive. Because that’s what Jesus would do, and he is my Master.

  137. Dear Brother Mosab,
    I first saw you at CNN with Amanpour, got your book at once and read it, and followed you up in the internet. I´ve watched almost all the inteviews published at YouTube. And I watched them over and over again. Almost everyday I watch them. Your boldness in proclaiming your new-found faith is such an encouragement. Everytime I watch these videos, I could not help but cry with overflowing joy and thanksgiving to God, who, indeed is still in the business of changing lives. Press on, my dear brother. It´s worth it!
    By the way, I´m living in Germany and I just found out that the book is already available in German so I passed the word around to our brothers and sisters here.
    I am constantly praying for you. God bless you brother!

  138. hi,
    I just finished reading your book. and it did make me sad. thinking about all you have left in the land of your heart, I can not but to agree with you with what you wrote in open statement of the blog.
    on the other hand, I know you are experiencing the amazing comfort from God, just like I do. and HIS comfort is what counts everyday. No one promised us shiny days everyday. yet HE gave us the promise to stay with us no matter what. you may feel like down, but remember, it is just a sheadow of the death an HE is with you all the time.
    I will pray for you and your family and may God’s PEACE with you

    Jane

  139. Brother I heard you on radio rhema in nz today, I am proud to call you brother. Your strength and loyalty to your God speaks volumes, May God bless you and protect you.

  140. Brother Mosab – I am praying for you and your family now. I will continue to pray. As I read your book, I immediately felt that you were sacrificing yourself for the people you love. I am reminded of Mordecai’s words to Esther. When she was confronted with the terrifying task of saving God’s people, Mordecai said, “And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?” Mordecai even explained that Esther could have remained silent, and God would have provided “relief and deliverance” from “another place.” But Esther chose to follow the will of God, and “if I perish, I perish.”

    I believe God would have loved Esther no matter her choice–he loves and forgives for his people. Only Christ could live a life of perfect submission to God’s will. We live imperfectly, but thankfully, Christ promised the Spirit to help us know and follow God’s will. How wonderful it will be to finally meet the Lord face to face and honor him with all the times we were able to serve his purpose.

    I will pray that in the following weeks and months God will guide you and help you with understanding. I know that we all see through a glass darkly, but I will pray that God will bring encouragement to you during this dark time by shining some light on your part of his plan.

  141. Bless you. You have done more good, saved more lives, than most of the rest of us. I have to believe that this country will find a way to keep you here. There has got to be someone in a position to help you that will be touched by what you have done.
    I had a Jordanian exchange student, and understand some of the family problems this has resulted in. Not good; keep thinking of the good you’ve done, the example you’ve set. With time, things will get better. Best of luck and God bless you.

  142. My grandson and I have been reading and discussing your book. It has brought much understanding to him of just what Islam teaches and what the situation in the Middle East really is like. He realizes so much more fully how lucky he has been to have been born in the United States.

    He has a great burden for praying for Christians in other countries, as well as praying for many to come to the Lord Jesus.
    Your book has helped him realize also, that sometimes the cost of following Jesus is very high. But like he says-not any higher than what Jesus did for us on the Cross.

    We will be praying for you, as well as for your family.

  143. Dear Brother Mosab,
    I just started your book and am enthralled. Thank you for your courage to witness to the Truth. I am praying for you right now, that the Lord will build you up physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually for the continuing work He has for you. May He show you clearly His path for you, day by day, and provide for all your needs.

  144. Mosab,my heart goes out to you. The hurt you feel is felt by all believers in Christ who suffer for His name. I will pray for you to be strengthened by Christ Himself. We cannot live a Christian life by our own efforts. It just becomes man-centered efforts at religious; which becomes like all other religions. But it is Christ in you; Christ who fills you with His Spirit, will enable you to experience His fruit of His Spirit (Gal.5:22). I pray that Christ will continue to bring to you believers who will love and encourage you!
    Thank you for being a modern day Apostle Paul who forsook all for knowing Christ (Philippians 3)!

  145. Dear Brother,
    I just finished reading your book, it took me , well, few days, with my busy schedule. I could not put it down. I am amazed at God’s grace, and again, I struggle to understand God’s amazing love toward me and you. You have been through things that I can’t even imagine or dream about. But your life is a proof of victory over darkness and powers of this world. Your feelings of guilt are normal, but this is a time to live by knowledge. Know this:
    His angels encamp around you for protection
    His love never fails
    The body of Christ ( the church) embrace you
    Soon, oh very soon we are going to see a King, Amen.
    See you soon befote the throne of Christ
    N.V

  146. Dear Brother Mosab/Joseph,
    I would just like to bring to you today a note of encouragement.I know that none of us can begin to comprehend just what you have scarificed. There is One who does know and that is Jehovah God—He turned His back on His Son-Jesus when He was crucified for the sins of all mankind.When Jesus cried,”…My God, My God, why have you forsaken me….”””that is a depth of humanity that none of us has ever felt and the weight of what Jesus bore can’t begin to comprehend.
    God the Father & Jesus His Son and the Holy Spirit know what you are feeling in regards to the heavy scarifice that you have given to serve Christ Jesus.Some of us have given of our health to serve Him–(He may lay some of us up in beds of anguish)–some he ask of us to give of our loved ones to be called Home to Heaven, but I do not believe that really any of that comes close to what you have experienced. I think more of us would know far more of scarificing means if God asked us to scarifice our families.Sure God made the family unit and it is Holy in His sight, but Jesus did say that families would be torn apart because of Him. I think of you, I think of Jews who in their parents eyes are dead—but yet we serve the same God and once they were to know the truth like your family–(If that lie could be torn from off their eyes and they SEE the truth, they would welcome you back)–God is the God of the impossible and know Mosab that God CAN save your family.With God all things are possible.
    Mosab/Joseph, you are a blessing to the body of Christ and God has brought you to the FRONT lines,””….For such a time as this…””Know also that God WILL use your book,””Son of Hamas.””

    God Loves you Mosab & So do each one of us.When one member suffers we all suffer together.

    Phil. 1:6, Gal. 2:20

  147. Hello again,

    I don’t think you can fully heal from the wounds of your family but know that God is sovereign and he may have a plan to bring your family to Jesus as well. Let us all pray for their salvation! God is pouring his spirit out on the Middle East and He is using you and others to proclaim the truth about Islam and more importantly–JESUS! Don’t stop! I know you feel discouraged but that’s the Enemy. I’m losing many friends because of sharing the Gospel and it sucks. But I’m doing my Father’s will and it may gain them eternity. I’ll keep your family in prayer. Your sister in Christ, Nicky, NYC

  148. You are in the Bosom of Jesus and I commend you for your vision! Let me console you somewhat Brother, all you are doing, and all you fear for, is truly in God’s hands and “all things work together for (your) good” (Romans 8). They tried to throw jesus over a hill and kill Him, but it was not yet God’s time! No matter what anyone tries to do to you, remember, they cannot go beyond what God allows! Commit your family into the hands of Jesus and trust Him to do what is best for them. He was able to reach YOU, now trust Him to work in their lives also. I realize it is easier to say perhaps than to do, but it must be done. Thanks for your inspiration and for doing something that many today are unwilling to do: that you are giving your life for a higher purpose! In Jesus’ love, your friend.

  149. I heard your interview on the New Zeland radio today. I will pray for your family. I could hear your love for them in your voice.

  150. Hello again Bro. Mosab/Joseph,

    As I was seeing other people’s comments about praying for your family’s salvation it reminded me of something I’d seen not too long ago.

    I don’t know if you have heard anything about this, but it seems that the Muslim world has been having many experiences lately, especially dreams about Jesus calling to them, and they have miraculously left Islam to follow our Lord Jesus Christ. Some are in locations where there are no Christians around, but one life-changing dream/experience later, they are the only Christian they know and they do whatever they can to find a Bible or a Church to go to.

    Below is a link to the preview of a Movie DVD called “More than Dreams” that contains the testimonies of 5 people who were Muslims and found Christ.

    Below is a youtube link to the first 10 minutes of one of those stories, the story of Khalil, and it’s in Arabic with English subtitles. I recommend everyone to see it. To keep watching each of the stories, just keep clicking the link (below each video) that says “Video Response To.” That link will take you to the next 10 minutes of the entire DVD Movie.

    Another website I found that talks about the Muslim world having dreams is: http://isaalmasih.net/

    Let’s pray God deals with your family and friends in such a way that will be life changing and that they will be drawn to the Lord Jesus Christ, just as you were.

    Stay strong my brother, and keep the faith. Your family will come to the Lord.

    God Bless You

  151. Hello again Bro. Mosab/Joseph,

    Please forgive me if this post appears twice. It seems when I looked for a post I just submitted, it did not go through. I will not let that discourage me. I will rewrite and post again. I hope everyone benefits from it.

    I wanted to tell you that, as I read through the comments, I noticed people making comments about your family’s salvation, saying we should just keep praying for God to touch your family. It brought to mind something I had seen not too long ago, and I really want to share it with you and others on this blog.

    I saw this movie and it really made me so happy that God is truly saving His own and He’ll do whatever he has to do for his little ones to come, so don’t lose hope and don’t lose faith. This movie I will provide links to is about the Muslim world having dreams of Jesus coming to them, and in the end, they have a life-changing experience that brings them out of Islam into a new Christian life where Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.

    This first link is a preview of the movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3YjLVDvz8w

    The link below is the first 10 minutes of the first story about Khalil. This story is in Arabic with English subtitles. To keep watching the entire movie (all 5 stories), look below each video and find “Video Response To” and click that link.

    I think these stories are great and I know God is doing wonderful things in the Muslim world. I pray He does the same for your family and friends.

    May God continue to richly bless you!!

  152. When my son and his Egyptian wife separated, her family dropped him completely. That is minor compared to what you experience. I have some understanding based on the desperate context of my own conversion why you have acted as you have. “Lord, to whom shall we go?” Thank you for the gift to us of your book and God bless you.

  153. Your book has been a tremendous blessing to our family and I have been praying for you. I just saw your blog from April 16 and want you to know that in Psalm 142 David echoes your words (see verse 7). The righteous [those that have trusted in Christ for forgiveness] are surrounding you with their love, prayers and support, and God will deal bountifully with you. You sorrow may endure for a season, but joy will come! I believe you will have the reward of seeing multitudes of your own people turn to receive forgiveness and a new life, as well as many others around the world. We respect your sacrifice to bring a far greater good. We will also pray for your family.
    Psalm 142:1-7 (A Maskil of David, when he was in the cave.)

    A Prayer: With my voice I cry out to the LORD; with my voice I plead for mercy to the LORD. (2) I pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him. (3) When my spirit faints within me, you know my way! In the path where I walk they have hidden a trap for me. (4) Look to the right and see: there is none who takes notice of me; no refuge remains to me; no one cares for my soul. (5) I cry to you, O LORD; I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.” (6) Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low! Deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me! (7) Bring me out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name! The righteous will surround me, for you will deal bountifully with me.

  154. my brother,

    Perhaps one day if you have the time I can share with you my story of love and Palestine, and choosing Jesus. If there is ever a chance to meet or talk to you it would be of great comfort and joy to me.

    Alhamdulillah!

  155. Dear “Joseph” Yousef–I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book, “Son of Hamas,” and loaned it to a Christian friend. She did not like your account, in the book’s first pages, of the Israeli soldiers beating you. I told her that if she wants to see a book that portrays Israel warts and all, she should read the Old Testament again.
    Later, she said she “did not know” things were so difficult for people in Israeli prisons.
    Your story has shown me that God is working in places and in the lives of people who, to me, might seem completely unreachable. All we in America know of the cultures of the Middle East are the images of jihadists with rags wrapped around their faces. Everybody seemingly is screaming and full of hatred–all the time. Now, especially with your stories about “Hamas on Hamas violence” and some of the greedines of some political leaders (Arafat), I have a little bit better picture of things.
    I appreciated also your stories of your parents, even the cemetery stories from your childhood. It taught me more about Islam, and it taught me more about life in the Palestinian regions.
    I do hope that you know that there are fellowships for Arab Christians. I am not Arab, so all I know is that Moody Bible Institute–on its radio station–has talked about a ministry called “Saleh”–and that may not be how the word should be spelled in English. Maybe “Salem”??? for peace???? I took a class at Moody three years ago, and one of my classmates was named “Mohammed.” You are not alone.
    Anyway…..God knows what the future may be–for you and your family. I have prayed for your father and your family. They too may come to meet Jesus some day. (You left your Bible behind–and perhaps for a reason.) Believe it or not, some people–who are NOT Middle Eastern–have had disrupted family relationships as a result of their new commitment. Sometimes people do not like what has happened to you because of your new life.
    Again….I enjoyed the book and am glad you found Christ. I hope to read some comments from you on the Middle East situation sometime–that is, on your blog.

  156. Your book is a gift to humanity. Thank you so much.
    Your family will be happy again when they meet you in heaven.
    If I write you a song will you listen to it?
    Janie

  157. Dear Mosab, You are very special. I cannot believe God has brought you through all of this without a larger reason in mind. You are young and have many more productive years ahead to serve him. God has protected you and your family through impossible circumstances. He has come to you like he has come to special followers in the Bible. People who were not perfect, but were used by God to bring his story to his people. You have exhibited wisdom and smarts beyond your years. You have great genes.
    I believe God has only begun to open the book of your life for larger things. You are in my prayers. Don’t become discouraged about sin that pops up in your life. It takes time for Christ to transform us and he loves you like crazy. Be patient, God will continue to protect and grow you. And he knows how much you love your family. “Call to me and I will answer” Jer 33:3

  158. Mosab, im looking forward in reading your book, sadly your book hasnt reach my country yet- the Philippines.I kept asking several bookstores but to no avail.I was always in tears whenever I read your blog/news about your bold stand in Christ. I am encouraged not to be complacent in the faith. Brother, I pray that God will comfort you in your struggles and will hold you in times you want to give up. Issa loves you so much. God bless you my brother. I also appeal to any good soul out there who wants to send in a copy of your book after they have read it, if possible please email me: quiver-full@hotmail.com. Thank you so much.

  159. Dear Mosab, I have read your update reference staying in USA.
    Yes thats a FACT – right now May 24th 2010 – but it’s not the
    TRUTH –The truth is Almighty God is Sovereign in your life —
    HE HAS A PLAN — so far its’ been very exciting – you just can’t imagine what Jesus has in store for you, Its wonderful Love Shirley

  160. Dear Mosab,

    I am deeply moved by your personal story and your courage to tell the truth regardless of the terrible price you and your family have to pay for it. Your book will certainly help us Christians better understand the plight of muslim people due to the distorted
    image of Godd imposed upon them their religion. I also hope that your book will help other muslims to see the light of Christ. Take courage, you are not alone. Think of Mark A. Gabriel who wrote the book “Islam and Terrorism” and other former muslims who became Christians. We Catholics keep praying for the conversion of muslims and all others. May God bless you and keep you in His mercyful love,

    George Revesz
    Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
    April 24, On the feast day of Saint George.

  161. Mosab: Are you up for adoption? We have a very large home, even bigger hearts and I’m a pretty good cook.

  162. WHAT CAN I SAY?? IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYTHING’S BEEN SAID…I’M JUST GOING TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR LIFE AND SEE WHAT MASTER PLAN GOD HAS FOR YOU…I CAN SEE NOW THAT YOU WERE CHOSEN FROM YOUR MOTHER’S WOMB… YOUR A LIVING TESTIMONY THAT GOD IS SOOO REALL..THAT STILL TODAY HIS HAND HASN’T STOPPED DOING WONDERS…YOU ARE A WAKE UP CALL TO ALL THAT JESUS IS SOO NEARRR…BE HAPPY MOSAB..PRAISE GOD FOR YOUR SUFFERING..PRAISE HIM FOR YOUR LONELINESS..PRAISE HIM FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING CHOSEN FOR THIS WORK THAT YOU ARE DOING FOR CHRIST..HIS JOY IS YOUR STRENGH…SO JUST TELL JESUS..!!JESUSSS!!!…JUST BRING IT ONNN ….AMENNNNNNNNN..LOL..GBU………MOSAB…GOD’S AGENTT…

  163. Dear Precious Brother Mosab,

    As soon as I finished reading your book a couple of weeks ago, the enormity of what you had done regarding your family came over me, and I began to pray for them, especially for your father whom I know the Lord yearns over to come into His fold. I will continue to do so, and just want to remind you of a couple of verses which I know you know:
    “Rejoice when men ….say all manner of evil against you….for great is your reward in heaven”, and

    “When my mother and father forsake me, the Lord will take me up.”

    I was horrified but sadly not surprised to read that our government will not give you asylum, but know that the Lord will make a way, especially with all of us praying for you and supporting you. — A slight encouragement: my husband is a Messianic Jew and has been so gung ho for Israel that I fear he has been prejudiced against the Arabs who have been coming against her, but upon reading your book, I feel that his perspective has changed and that he really sees that our fight is not against flesh and blood but against the evil powers that motivate people. Thank you for being obedient to the Lord; this act will (and already has) borne much fruit for Our Lord’s Kingdom on earth.
    Feel free to contact me for anything you might need.
    God Bless you and keep you!

  164. Dearest brother in Christ,
    I praise the Lord for bringing you to his side and grieve with you as you suffer persecution. What I can tell you is this, as Christians we will be persecuted as our Lord was because no disciple is higher than his master. John 15: 18-19 tells us what our Lord means, “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”

    What you did and continue to do is courageous. In the end you chose Love over Hate, Hope over Resentment, and Light over Darkness. You will be in my prayers Mosab. May God bless you.

  165. thank you so much for the insight into your life, thank you for the expose I never thought the west would ever hear, thank you for laying your life at the feet of jesus, as scripture says, he who loves mother, father, brother, sister, more than me is not worthy of me,yet your love for your family is still so real, when we stand with jesus he stands with us, SO GLAD TO BE A BROTHER WITH YOU
    rodney allsworth. australia.

  166. Dear Mosab,
    It’s good to have the possibility to write something here. As I told you already I read the book and it still is moving and touching me. How terrible a life can be but thank God Jesus saved you.
    Thank you that you were willing to save a lot of lives back in Israel. The Lord will lead,guide and protect you…and I pray that many more muslims come to Crist and know the truth.
    There is an organisation called “Open Doors” working also in different muslim countries and there are a lot of testimonies where muslims came to Crist, those are mostly supernatural ways how God approached them.
    Now what I think that you are a precious instrument in the hands of the Lord, you payed a high price, but the Lord will reward you… and he cares for you. He always has ways we can’t even think of…like it says in Isaiah 55; 8-9
    This is what the Lord thinks about you: Jeremiah 29;11
    Love and joy from the Lord and a peaceful week where you can rest in HIM
    Andrea

  167. “My heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.” –Psalm 22:14

    Our blessed Lord experienced a terrible sinking and melting of soul. “The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity, but a wounded spirit who can bear?” Deep depression of spirit is the most grievous of all trials; all besides is as nothing. Well might the suffering Saviour cry to his God, “Be not far from me”, for above all other seasons a man needs his God when his heart is melted within him because of heaviness. Believer, come near the cross this morning, and humbly adore the King of glory as having once been brought far lower, in mental distress and inward anguish, than anyone among us; and mark his fitness to become a faithful High Priest, who can be touched with a feeling of our infirmities. Especially let those of us whose sadness springs directly from the withdrawal of a present sense of our Father’s love, enter into near and intimate communion with Jesus. Let us not give way to despair, since through this dark room the Master has passed before us. Our souls may sometimes long and faint, and thirst even to anguish, to behold the light of the Lord’s countenance: at such times let us stay ourselves with the sweet fact of the sympathy of our great High Priest. Our drops of sorrow may well be forgotten in the ocean of his griefs; but how high ought our love to rise! Come in, O strong and deep love of Jesus, like the sea at the flood in spring tides, cover all my powers, drown all my sins, wash out all my cares, lift up my earth bound soul, and float it right up to my Lord’s feet, and there let me lie, a poor broken shell, washed up by his love, having no virtue or value; and only venturing to whisper to him that if he will put his ear to me, he will hear within my heart faint echoes of the vast waves of his own love which have brought me where it is my delight to lie, even at his feet for ever. -C.H. Spurgeon

    May the God of all comfort be your refuge and a strength dear brother.

    Peace and love,
    Bill

  168. Dear Mosab,

    Please understand that I speak with a great amount of humility. I do not pretend to have walked in your shoes. I do not pretend to know the pain you have felt. I do not know what it’s like to lose my family, but you will always be welcome in mine.

    You have not hurt your family as much as you have given them a chance to live. I can only imagine how difficult day-to-day life is for them and how much it pains you, but gaining eternal life is far greater than losing the present one … and you have given them their first chance to receive it … And that is reason for honor.

    Also remember that it took years for you to reach your level of commitment. Your family may require a similar amount of time … perhaps more. The brothers of Jesus rejected Him as well, but later came to know Him. No doubt you would rather this take place sooner than later. But my own experience has not been one in which God tells me everything I need to know beforehand. Rather, it has been a journey in which God requires that I follow Him through much seeking; then I find that He has guided me, grown me, & used me as I look back over the course of many days. God doesn’t ask that we understand. He asks that we trust Him & remain faithful. When our journey is over, we will understand it all as we see him face to face. For now we know only in part, but then we shall know fully even as we are fully known.

    The denial of asylum does not surprise me. We live in dark days – America (not just the Middle-East) is languishing under a heavy darkness that is growing thicker with each day. Let us pray for “each other” to we remain faithful. And let us overcome so that we may eat from the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God”.

    I pray for your heart. I pray for your continued growth and wisdom. I pray that you will find the close fellowship of godly brothers. I pray that God will use you until He finishes this good work He has begun. And I pray that He gives your family the faith and courage to open their eyes … as well as the strength to live each day, even if requires them to suffer for a season. They will be richly rewarded forever and ever for their faith if they do.

    May God be with you in whatever you face.
    Love in Christ,
    David

  169. Mosab, welcome to the body of Christ. I just finished reading your book. As soon as I got home I searched for a way to let you know how much I appreciated your “testimony”. What an incredible journey God brought you through to find a New life in Christ. It is very clear in your book how much you love your family including your deep love for your father. I am truly sorry for the pain you must be experiencing on account of your experiences that you so eloquently detail in your writings. My heart goes out to you. I can’t begin to imagine the internal pain you must feel at times knowing you have been “disowned” by your family. I came to Christ as an adult some 30 years ago. The only answer to your sufferings that I can offer is in the person of Christ. Remember, that Christ is a “man”. God became a “man” so He could meet the needs of all men, including you. Jesus suffered more than any other man has suffered so that He Himself could meet your need in your suffering. And I’m not just speaking about the “physical” suffering He endured during His crucifixtion. The peak of His suffering came just before expiring when He cried out to His Father “Father, why have you forsaken Me!!?” It was at this time that the sin and transgressions of all man were bore by the person Jesus and ultimately judged by the Father. Can you or I even begin to fathom how Jesus felt at this time when He cried out like that? No doubt, no one has ever endured suffering like that. Jesus was never separated from the presence of the Father,…..until this time. It was at this time, and only this time that Jesus felt that separation and in a very real sense a kind of disowning of His Father. It was real, and it was the final and greatest suffering of our Lord. It was the only time during the entire crucifixtion process that Jesus “cried out”. Why am I telling you this? Because now, in the person of Christ, the person who indwells you right now in your spirit is the only real answer to your suffering. You see, your savior Himself knows the “ultimate” rejection. The only perfect man, was rejected by His father on our behalf, so that we could not only come to Him for salvation, but that also this marvelous person could meet our every need, including the rejection of our…father. Mosab, you have been joined to a real living person in the body of Christ. Those aren’t simply religious words, it’s a spiritual fact. I pray that you get to genuinely “know” this person not only as your eternal savior, but also as your daily savior. Only He can really meet all your needs. I pray that all your sufferings, big and small, draw you into and even deeper more intimate knowing of your savior. Thank you so much for sharing your story, and I hope I can meet you sometime in this age. If not, I will help lead with you the praises in the next age. Your brother in Christ, John

  170. Mossab: As I read this post, my heart broke for you. I prayed immediately the God will lift you up and heal your broken heart for your family.

    We as Christians are now your family. I live with my husband and son in southern California. If you are still in LaJolla, you are not far from us. We would love to see you, have a meal with you. I feel as though you need people around you. I know you have admirers, but you need to have constant fellowship with other Christians.

    Whatever you need Mosab — let us be there in some small way. We are all commanded by God to serve Him and each other. Please allow us this honor.

    I will give you more detail about us personally, but not on a public forum. Please use Facebook mail or my personal email here. We can come to you or if you prefer come to us.

    Whatever you do, do not leave the United States. There will come a day when you will be a citizen. I am not saying that in gest either.

    God Bless You and keep you. Look forward to hearing from you if you choose.

  171. Dear Mosab,
    I hope you will be blessed by Psalm 18 today.

  172. I just finished your book, I am deeply moved and have prayed for you daily as I have journeyed through your book. My heart is heavy for you but I pray that your focus will be heavenward. In 1994 I was involved in a two month construction project at The Hope School in Beit Jala near the Everest Hotel. During my stay there I remember meeting kids our age who were involved with Hamas. This book has shown me that true peace only comes through Christ, I will now focus my prayers to the West Bank for the kids I met there in 1994 that God soften the hearts of Palestinian young people.

    Thank you for your sacrifice

  173. Thank you so much for sharing your story, I can only imagine how hard that was. Thank you for your willingness to do what was right in order to save lives even at the great cost you have paid. I now understand the Islamic religion a little bit better as well as the struggle that takes place in the middle east. I hope that you will continue to be strong and do what it is that the Lord wants you to do.

  174. ~The Lord Bless You and Keep you and Make His face shine upon you – the Lord lift up His Countenance on you and give you Peace~

  175. When I first heard of your story, even before the official announcement, I began to pray for you. I know enough to realize what your cost would be.

    But when you stand before the Lord on the other side of eternity, this time will seem like a blink of an eye.

    My prayer is for your parents and your siblings, that they will stand with you for eternity and that they will see you as Joseph–the one who went to another place to prepare and protect them. They don’t understand it now, but you will have blazed the trail for them to follow into freedom and salvation.

    Satan is defeated by forgiveness and grace. What you have done will resound to their glory as well, when they join you on the side of the one true God of heaven. They will come. They will bless you. And in the meantime, the Lord will give you many spiritual mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters.

    God’s richest blessing on you, my little brother.

  176. Hi Mosab,

    I have read your book and start to come here. I feel like I understand what you want to have but not getting it. That is inner peace. I am sorry that your life is more complicated now. Hang in there and trying hard to stand up. I hope that someday, peace will come upon you.

  177. I haven’t finished reading your book yet (that will happen tonight), but when I was only 1/2 way through I had to stop and pray for you. I cannot imagine the grief and pain you must feel and nothing I can say will make it better, but I can, and will, pray for you. God is big enough to handle all of our pain, all of our grief, all of our shortcomings and then to wipe away every tear, hold us in his arms and tell us that He loves us.

    You must know that you have gained a family of millions, who love you, pray for you, care for you and would dearly love to meet you (and will one day) to tell you how you have touched their lives for good and not for evil.

    Always Remember Romans 8:35-39:

    Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

    Just as it is written,
    “FOR YOUR SAKE WE ARE BEING PUT TO DEATH ALL DAY LONG;
    WE WERE CONSIDERED AS SHEEP TO BE SLAUGHTERED.”

    But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.

    For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  178. Hi Mosab…

    I understand how you felt… living and fighting everything by yourself…. but again you are not alone as you think… we are your family now… Family in Christ…
    I remember the verse in Matt 10:37-39
    ——————————
    “He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
    And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
    He that finds his life shall lose it: and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.”

    I believe in the power of prayer… don’t ever give up praying for the salvation of your family though they disowned you…. GOD will surely answer your prayer… I myself still praying for my dad and my youngest brother to get salvation… I will pray for you as well to have the STRENGTH, PROTECTION and SHALOM from YESHUA HA MASHIACH wherever you are always.

  179. Dear Mosab,
    I deeply love your book, your journey, and your willingness to share. Sometimes you come upon something that significantly touches your life, and your book has done that for me. Now, I would like to share with you. I want to share a more clear view of Christ, our brother and Redeemer, through a record that has not been altered and changed and mistranslated over the centuries. It is a book that is “another testiment of Christ.” It is a simple, clear book about God’s dealings with, and Christ’s appearance to,the ancient people of the Americas. This book is called the Book of Mormon, and it is true, every whit. It has filled my life with light, hope and clearer understanding. It adds to, not replaces the Bible. I love the Bible, and the Book of Mormon helps me to understand it better. With all the love I can express for you through this message, I urge, encourage, and challenge you to get a copy of this book and read it for yourself. Then, ask God if it is true. He will tell you for yourself. You have heard his promptings before, and you will hear them again. I am confident in promising this. You will find peace…..John 14: 27
    “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

  180. Hello Brother Mosab!
    Your book and your life have deeply touched my husband and myself. You are part of our family and we pray for your Father, Mother, Sisters, and Brothers that they too will come to the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You spoke at our church (Maranatha Chapel) a few months ago. We were captured by your sacrifice to follow our Lord regardless of the great cost. We will keep you in our prayers daily. Your sister, Sondra

  181. Dear Mosab,
    I am so sorry that you are suffering for the courage it took to do everything you did to bring peace to your people and to the Israelis as well. You miss your family terribly, and I suspect you particularly miss your mother. I would like to suggest that you take your sadness to the “Mother of God”. On the cross, Jesus gave His mother to all humanity when he said to St. John “Son, behold your mother”. She is so powerful with her Son. He loves her and will not refuse any request she brings to Him. I know that if you take the concerns of your heart to her, through her intecession with her Son, you will receive consolation and peace for yourself and protection for your earthly mother and family. My prayers are with you, jean

  182. Tia is part of a false cult called Mormonism or the LDS church beware my friend of false prophets. Seducing spirits and doctrines of devils!

  183. God alone knows the depth of your commitment and he will certainly reward you for what you have done, in his good time. You have spoken the truth in love and that is what counts in his eyes. It is clear that you don’t hate anyone and that you live to glorify the God who has shown you his grace which was revealed to us through Jesus the Messiah. Through the new birth and the gift of the Holy Spirit we are no longer the sinners that we once were, all bi-polar hypocrites by nature.

    May God shelter your loved ones and show them what you have seen. May they too call on the name of the risen Lord for eternal life and be part of that great family which lasts forever.

    I also appreciate what you wrote on the two-state solution. It was very enlightening. I have never heard such a clear explanation of the current situation. Thanks! As I read the Scriptures I think it’s clear that God calls his people (whatever their ethnic background) to be primarily pro-justice rather than for any particular ethnic group at the expense of another. From the very outset, when God called Abraham, and even earlier, his purpose was ultimately to bless ALL nations. This has been his consistent heartbeat -as is evident in both Testaments- and it seems to be yours too. God bless and keep you, brother, and give you his peace!

  184. Those who truly follow the Lord Jesus Christ, please beware: cults are trying to spread their spiritual poison, riding the wave of Mosab’s amazing experience.
    Don’t listen to those who teach the cult of Mormonism. They believe in “another gospel of Jesus Christ”, but in the New Testament book of Galatians, in Chr 1 verses 8 and 9, it says, “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.”
    Beware also of those who are trying to promote the cult of William Branham – a man who believed he was Elijah, and who taught against the Triune nature of God.
    Beware also of those who take a righteous and blessed woman like Mary, and elevate her to the level of a god. We worship Jesus because He is God incarnate. Mary is not. She is holy, but she is a mere woman.
    I don’t mean to attack the individuals who are promoting these false teachings – they are probably fine-living people trying to do good. But their teaching is poison nonetheless.
    God has given us His word – the Bible. Learn it, and judge other teachings by what it says – not by the reasonings of those who follow different paths.
    The Lord bless and preserve the true sheep of the Shepherd.
    Peter Prodromou

  185. You and your family are in my prayers. Peace

  186. Mosab, Your book is amazing!! For the first time, I am finally gaining an understanding of the Israel factor within the middle east and you are right..even if Israel was removed, there would still be malcontent. I cannot thank you enough for putting it into a first person story…you have risked so much to explain this to us (Westerners) and I appreciate you and what you are doing. You are a blessed man, Joseph, and have found favor with God. How lucky are you!!! I am so proud of you. Thank you for your bravery!!

  187. Dear Mosab, thank you for your book, and for the CBN interview, a wondrous story of the Shepherd pursuing and finding his lamb, you. A story of tender and deep love of your family for you and yours for them, a story clarifying the M.E situation for me. I cannot imagine the price you have paid and continue to pay to follow Jesus. I pray with you for your family that each precious one may come to know Him too. Ps 27: “Though my mother and father forsake me the Lord will receive me.” May the Lord shower His presence upon you, protect you, provide for you,continue to establish you in His love, and minister constantly to your heart. Thank you for your astounding courage to write this boo., I pray also for a close body of Christ for you wherever you live, a family of His household members.

  188. Mosab, I read your book in one day and I am amazed at your story. First, I would like to thank you for all that you’ve done to help save innocent lives. I see that it came at such a great cost to you and I hope someday I could understand your motivation for such a drastic and dramatic change in your soul. I am an orthodox jew, but I am amazed at the impact of the most popluar jew in history, Jesus, has had on people. In his name we have been loved by christians and in his name we have been killed by them. He is a perplexing character.
    Your book opened my eyes to the situation of the palestinian people. It helped me to see their manipulation and oppression from their own people. It also helped me to see how our military might (I am Israeli, from the US) could create additional hatred (apart from Islam) in the cycle of violence. I am grateful for all (except torture or killing of innocents if true) that my country, Israel, does to protect it’s citizens.
    As much as I hope and pray for a peaceful resolution to the madness, I know our prophets speak of violent days ahead before the world is rectified, before all of the children of Israel will be sifted from the nations and brought back to the land He gave them, when the third Temple will stand and the Torah will go forth from Jerusalem with Moshiach, son of David, reigning over a peaceful earth (all in the Torah and prophets, aka Tanach).
    Until then, I do pray for people to have a change of heart, like yourself, to stop the violence and realize who the one and only Creator is and that He gave them the divine spark of life that need only be uncovered from the lies in which they were taught. Then they will see our connection to each other and our Creator, to love one another and serve G-d in truth.
    I pray G-d will bless you abundantly with all good things and to comfort you with the heartache from the loss of your family.

  189. Greetings
    I saw you when you visited Harvest in Riverside, CA. I just finished your book and it was amazing. The Lord has you on an incredible journey and just reading about it was an awesome experience for me. I am praying for you. I have many questions to ask, guess I will have to wait until heaven. My heart aches for you & your family. Also for all those in the middle east caught up in this madness. One day Jesus will take us home. Count on it.
    Shalom

  190. Dear Mosab, First, I will add you to my prayers, we the people of Yahwah need to uphold each other as we go through the trials and the joys that this life brings. You my brother have been through much and you have had the privilege of having Yahwah’s hand on you, I pray that He will continue to keep His hand on you. I have learned much from reading your book and I am very grateful for that information about your people. It is a wonderful path our Father has put us on, even though sometimes it seems dark and fearful. I am glad that He is with us even when we can’t “feel” His touch. I am learning to trust in Him and I can only do that by faith and I can only learn faith by trusting Him not my feelings. Second I too pray that He will encircle you with family members of His during your stay here in America and He will grant you the the salvation of your family. May our God Bless and keep you, protect you and provide everything that you need to serve Him.

  191. My dear brother Mosab, Your book exposed truth at every opportunity, your heart exposed a “Christ” love for even your worst enemies, your conviction exposes a courage and passion few possess. You are a man after God’s own heart. My family knows suffering. As a pastor in England our family was hunted and attacked repeatedly by a man who was a ‘hater of God.’ He tried repeatedly to destroy us and he nearly did. We survived the five year ordeal but broken and decimated. It has taken a toll on my family. My wife left, the church didn’t want a divorced pastor, I lost my ministry and found it hard to find secular employment. But, like you, my heart won’t turn away from Him. I’ve learned to rejoice in spite of the struggles and disappointments. I’ve seen fruit even in my loneliness and most of all my 3 sons radiate Jesus Christ. That made it all worth while. I have Muslim friends who are very dear to me. I’ve loved friends who are atheists, Jews, Buddists and secularists. I know these relationships are God-ordained, just like everyone of yours. God’s love for your family is deep and rich and He won’t stop calling them to Himself. God has called you to offer hope to our violent world today. You are my son’s age. I see the fire in you that I see in him. Perhaps, God willing, one day we might meet. I wrote my story as a novel based on actual events. It is called ‘Stronghold.’ http://www.skipball.org

    Blessings, Skip

  192. Dear Mosab,

    I just read your book. My brother read it, and we are giving it to our friends. This is a very important book; God is no doubt using you as one of his beloved sons to do very important work. In the process, you suffer very deeply; you are like Job, and like Christ. God will surely repay you a hundred fold, though things look horribly dark now. I believe God will take care of your family. Your father appears to have always loved God, though he does not know much of the truth about God. Perhaps that is one reason why God brought you to Christianity, so that indirectly, somehow, your family could come to know God.

    When I reached the last page of your book yesterday, I thought immediately, “This man is my spiritual brother.” Though we have never met, I feel a deep spiritual kinship with you. I shall pray for you. The U.S. is making a mistake to reject citizenship for you. I will pray for the resolution of that.

  193. Dear Mosab,
    I just completed your book. Thank you for your honesty, courage and compassion! Your story touched my heart and caused me to rejoice in God’s faithfulness to you and your courage in following after the truth. You are a true brother in Christ and I would be honored to meet you or hear you speak. In the meantime, you and your precious family will be in my prayers. God bless you, beloved brother. Continue to hold fast to Jesus.

  194. Dear Man,
    your book, though may not bring peace to this problematic area, is one of the most relevant documentation about this conflict and its complexity.
    I’m angry on the Israeli part as much as the Palestinian part. Your book clarifies the dilemma, thank you. I have not finished reading the book as yet, when arriving to your questions concerning the kids in the second intifadah: “why were those children out there at the first place?” and so – I hold my breath, these were the very same questions I asked 10 years ago.
    I wonder, are you the only Palestinian who asks these questions? where were all the other caring parents? Why there was/is so much investment in violence and so little in education in this area?

    I know this conflict well, I was nearby till I lost my brother- he was at the same age you got to learn the world and felt smarter and wiser, but he was killed and lost this opportunity we all wish to gain. At the same time I got a child, I pushed him to learn playing the violin for the very simple reason that we would not need to go through a similar experience. As a second protection, I choose for life in a different country where war and violence is ab-rooted.

    I hope you will remember these questions, educating our kids for a different future – could be the answer for peace.

  195. Today, in the United States, it is the National Day of Prayer. Since you asked for prayer, I’m going to take the liberty of praying for you here.

    Dear Heavenly Father,

    We thank you so much for using this precious man of God in such a tremendous way for your kingdom. We are so blessed that you have brought him to the West to reach our nation. Thank you for providing him a home here, and we trust that you have even greater plans for him in the future.

    Father, I’m asking that you remind him often, that your word says … he who leaves households or family for the kingdom of heaven will recieve a hundred fold reward, that the sufferings he is currently experiencing are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in him.

    And Father, you said you would comfort us, so I’m asking that you would be a comfort to this man. I’m asking that you, would cover him with peace, as he draws near to you. For you, the prince of peace, said draw near to you and you will draw near to us. I’m asking that you would surround him with people that would comfort, encourage, and edify him, and that you would lead him unto the peace that passes understanding, even on the earth.

    And father, we can get very frustrated. But we know your thoughts are not our thoughts, and your ways our higher than ours. Father, teach this man, in an even greater way to trust you with all his heart and lean not on his own understanding, that he may walk in your perfect peace.

    Father, you said you would provide all of our needs. Sometimes we feel lonely, but we know we are not alone. And I’m asking for provision to this man’s heart and also that he would be connected with other individuals in a deep way that he would know that he knows that he knows that he is not alone and that we are all sharing in the suffering of christ. I’m asking that you give to him people that he will connect with deeply, a new family, people with whom he may share similar burdens or experiences, and that it will be your hands comforting him, and that lonliness would flee as it is replaced by healthy, solid companionship and godly relationships.

    And lastly Father, you said, all have fallen short of the glory of God, and to come boldly to the throne of grace. I ask that you lead this beautiful man into forgiving himself for each and every memory in his soul, whether he needs forgiveness or whether the enemy is falsely accusing him.

    Lord, I’m asking you to quickly deliver him from any guilt, lonliness, frustration, anger, shame, trauma, discouragement, and any place in his heart the enemy might gain access to lessen your use of this vessel for your heavenly kingdom. I speak blessing over this man and every area of his life and being. Thank you Father. In Jesus name, Amen

  196. I am reading your book. I am only on page 132 and I am absolutely astounded. Thank you for helping me to understand the conflict in Israel (and throughout the world) between Muslims, Jews and even Christians. Everyone should read this book. Do not stop what you are doing. God bless you. God save us all.

  197. Dear Mosab, Please know that I am now your mother and your sister. We have a King who is completely sovereign over each day of our lives and that of our loved ones. We are seated in the heavenlies with Christ Jesus today. We are far above the evil powers and principalities that incite the evils of islam and other false belief systems. Christ is Victorious. No one can touch you or your loved ones unless first they go by the power of the shed blood of Christ Jesus. I pray for you and your people daily. Rest assured, there are many unknown to you who are warriors on your behalf. We fight the fight of faith on our knees, with the sword of the Word of God. You have been chosen of God for this assignment. Where God guides, God always provides. My husband and son and myself all extend our appreciation for what you have done in writing this book. Romans 4:17b says: God who raises the dead and calls the things which do not exist as existing. This includes the conversion of many that we do not see as possible. All things are possible with God. Those He calls, they will respond. Our privilege is the prayer of faith. Do not give up. Moment by moment we are kept in His care. Underneath are the everlasting arms. You are now a part of a new creation, neither Jew nor Gentile, You are part of the Body and Bride of the One Who snatched you from eternal punishment. God will use you to bring many to new life. Please read Ephesians 2 today. The Spirit will speak a word of faith to you.

  198. Mosab,
    Your blog here has moved me to pray for you. I thank God for raising you up for His glory. When I read your writing I see Jesus, when I hear you speak I hear Jesus. I am grateful to have “stumbled” upon this blog and listen to some interviews today.
    With love,
    Megan

  199. Mosab God Bless you ! I totatly understand how you feel and I know that nothing that anyone says will make you feel better coz we are not in the same boat as you.But I know one thing for sure that you have not lost anything ..you have gained everything by turning to our Lord Jesus and aceepting him as your saviour.I know you miss your family and feel lonely but remember that God you brought you to him is looking after you and your family .He is Almighty and no harm or danger will come anywhere near you. May his preious blood cover you and your family .There is Power in the Blood of Jesus ! Psalm 91 vs 1-5 ” He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under teh shadow of the Amlighty. I will say if the Lord he us my refuge and fortress, My God in him I will trust.Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathersand under his wings shallt thou trust , his truth shall be thy sheild and buckler ,Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night nor the arrow that flieth by day “. Vs 11-12 ” He shall give his angels charge over thee ,to keep thee in all thy ways .They shall bear thee up in their hands lest thou dash thy foot against a stone”.

    Mosab you are such an encouragement to us Christians .I tell you I havent gone through any of what you have and we still whinge an crib about life !!! I salute you .You are an amazing person that Jesus loves so much .

    If we can be of any help please let us know .You have my email add on FB .Mosab you and your family are in our prayers and OUR GOD is an Almighty God who works in mysterious ways ..all according to his will .Dont worry about your visa to the US ..God has everything worked out for you and your family in his own way and time. God bless you and your beautiful family .

  200. Hi Mosab, it feels like we know you already. My husband bought your audio book a few days ago and we are glued to our mp3 player. We savoured every word you read to us, we imagined and we smelled, we heard and we trembled with you. Thank you and thank you… You know this but I want to repeat, God is very very pleased with you. Remember you are the righteousness of God in Christ. Jesus is your righteous foundation. I apply the blood of Christ on you and build a hedge of protection over you and your family. Shalom, my friend.

  201. Dear Brother Mosab: I too wrote a book about the crisis in the Middle East following 9/11. I had spent many years studying the Jewish Hebrew text of the Bible that we Christians call the Old Testament and watched in awe as the divine author revealed its prophetic fulfillment in Jesus and the New Testament. However, it was not until 9/11 that I read the Koran to understand why the fanatical hatred of the seed of Abraham (both ethnic and spiritual – Jews and Christians). I now understand… but no one can ever understand like you who have lived it. Your book will save many lives, I hope my book can play at least a small role in convincing some who are honest seekers of truth that you have made the only choice for peace that exists in the historic plan of God for Israel. Hold onto Hope by the words of Isaiah 19:23-25 that Israel will someday be one with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the land. As you rightly concluded this can never come with Islam in the equation. There are millions who stand with you…but God calls only a few to lead. He rewards His heros…and the rest of us honor them. I salute you and honor you in the name of Jesus our saviour.
    Gary L. Cobb, Author “Three Religions One Temple Mount.”

  202. Dear Mosab,

    Thank you for sharing your heart with us, and for allowing God to use you as His vessel. I pray with all my heart that you will continue to cling on to Him and His living word, and never lose heart. May the words of Psalms 23 resonate within your heart & soul, and may you fix your eyes on what lies in the eternity.

    In Christ alone, we will find rest for our souls.

    Praying with you,
    Nicole

  203. Dear Mosab,

    it is with real heaviness of heart that I hear of the suffering you have as a result of your honest real account of your life. Believe me you are a massive revelation and blessing to me and have refreshed my faith no end. You ‘share in his sufferings’ and must let yourself be kept and cradled in his love. He alone knows the pain this has cost you and is in it 100% with you. I really want to encourage you to rest in his love and his undying faithfulness. You are precious. Bless you brother and look forward to embracing you with my brothers and sisters in heaven. I pray for your family.

    Yours in Him,
    Alexandra

  204. Mosab,

    I don’t read many books, but I just finished yours in only a few days. It was truly one of the most amazing stories I have ever read. My sister lives and teaches in Jerusalem and I am going to visit her in two weeks as well as tour the land. She is American and a Christian and she is dating an Arab-Israeli who is not a Christian. He also does not read many books, but through the influence of my family, he has agreed to read yours. I know that your story change the destiny of many lives for eternity. Your sacrifice for this cause to me is the ultimate because you live that sacrifice everyday. What you have done is ground-breaking and I believe will be a historical mark on the doors that will be opened for God’s Spirit to do His work.

    I will be praying for you,

    Ben

  205. Mosab,

    Thank you for writing this book. I is worth reading and it helps to understand a tillte bit of what is going on in Palestine. The USis perhaps on of the places where it is more difficult ot get citicenship, so perhaps you should do some research and look at places in Europe and Australia.

    I wish you all off the best and I believe you can perhaps help the UN to understand issues better and make attemps st peace more realistic.

  206. Dear Mosab
    your experiance is great. you represent many of us in this strugle to show truth to our muslim broters and sisters. Don’t worry, things look conplicate now but that end it your family that benefit. Trust the Lord. I had the same sitution with my famly and community too but trust the Lord solve everything. Today I’m a misionary to kenya, I teach the truth to muslims and my mother, my sisters, my brothers who was shame becose of me, have accepted Jesus. I ask God to help president obama to see your your problem and give yu asylum in america.if you go back there they kill you. we need you alive for the cause. God bless you Mosab.

  207. Mosab

    What an awesome opportunity for you to continue to grow in Christ. Our biggest example of sacrifice, Jesus, wasn’t excited about His death on the cross.

    It was shameful to Him.

    “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted” (Hebrews 12:1-3).

    He wanted the suffering to pass.

    “And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, ‘My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will'” Matthew 26:39).

    I don’t have all the answers myself but God does. Continue to reach for the strenght that is not your own.

    “If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort. For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again” (2 Corinthians 1:6-10).

    The Lord’s humbled . . . Who prays for you.

  208. Mosab my brother in Christ… I have no words to express how sad and happy I am for you. I read all the comments from various people around the globe and I am sure it is indeed very encouraging. May God bless you beyond anything you could ever imagine.

    To everyone out there is there anyway we can help Mosab get citizenship or the green card atleast so that he could live peacefully in the U.S.A or any other country? I myself am a migrant to Australia and I know what it feels like not to have a permanant visa to stay. Mosab from what I’ve read you are an educated man are you not able to apply for skilled migration at all? Have you tried Australia or Canada? The only reason I’m sayin this is obviously if you have to return to your country you will be a dead man. Yes we believe in God but we also have to be wise and ask his diresction and guidens.

    It is easy for us Christians to say God bless you brother.. Be strong, take courage and not do anything. If there’s anything I can do I will do. Just let me know. I’m an ordinary man living in Sydney but if anyone knows any influencial people please let’s help Mosab. Mosab can’t the isreal government help you at all since you helped them?

    Do let us know brother… May god bless you and keep you safe.

    Kevin

  209. Dear Mosab

    “God will make a way where there seems tom be no way.”

    When we look at your situation from a human perspective; yes, it’s really agonizing but from God’s perspective, your situation is a blessing in disguise to the entire humanity.

    The reason why you’re so burdened is because you’ve been chosen. Yes, it’s not easy and won’t be easy for you.
    The guilt and frustration, loneliness and discouragement you’re experiencing are perfectly understood by God and all this will work for the good of yourself, your loved ones and others even if right now what seems to be obvious is the suffering.

    I do believe that the end result of all this will be amazing. As a human being, your frustration will rise because you’re probably unable to see the end result of your righteous struggle but just continue to have faith in God; you’re doing your part and He’ll do His. He’s faithful.

    What you see today is sorrow upon your loved ones and Christians in Middle East because of your action. But remember, your action is not vile, it’s a righteous one and approved by the Almighty God and it won’t go in vain, it’ll be rewarded.
    If you were to be shown the end result of all this; the guilt and frustration, loneliness and discouragement you’re experiencing will vanish but you cannot see because it’s written:
    “For our light affliction which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are TEMPORAL; but the things which are not seen are ETERNAL.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18.

    I support you and pray for you.

    Marcel
    Emali
    Kenya.

  210. I never knew about this encouraging experience of Mosab until our mentor posted the links in our yahoo group Jesus Followers.
    I am a former Muslim who’ve seen light. I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. I can feel the anguish of Mosab. But Mosab my bother, your family may have disowned you, of course due to circumstances, your story may be published in a newspaper as an infidel and traitor, the shame and embarrassment on you as your friends, neighbours and coworkers treat you differently; but remember one thing “nothing is lost on your side” Why? Because God is for you and if God is for you, who’ll be against you?

    Romans 8:28
    And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

    My brother Mosab, God is in control, you’ve done the right thing, HE’LL NOT LET YOU DOWN.
    One day, you’ll be re-united with your family and your people will come to realise the goodness of what you’ve done today and they’ll say thank you Mosab for what you did, we didn’t know that it was for our own good.

  211. Dear Mosab/Joseph,

    I just wanted to send this quick little note of encouragement. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily along with your family back in Israel.Kevin,I also did surjest Canada.I live in Ontario,Canada so I do know that IF he needs a Country that Canada maybe a possiblity.We have all different kinds of nationalities here.Plus,we have people here that if they went back to their homeland they would be arrested–they may have been involved in protest,etc…..I believe that Canada is the easiest Country to get into.This is a sad fact but not too far from where my Grandmother lived in Quebec,Canada were some of the 9/11 hijackers.

    I pray Joseph that God will show you what His will is in regards to where He wants you to live.He has determined the bounds of our habitation and were we live.In Him we live and move and have our being.I pray that God will give you wisdom and direction.

    YSIC~~~~

    Ruth

  212. My Dear Brother,
    I have been missing you on facebook and today was given this link for your blog. Thank God! I did buy your book but have not yet been led to read it but when the Lord tells me to i certainly will. I see it from where i sit and it reminds me to pray for you often. As i began to read these blogs i was reminded by the Lord of many things to tell you. FIrst and foremost that the Lord has not forgotten your family. They have read your book and their hearts are being tapped upon by the Lord for them to open their hearts unto Him. It is because of what you have done that they will receive the Gift of Salvation from God. They never would have risked it before you stood up and offered your life a living sacrifice unto Your Lord!!! Your sacrifice is not in vain… not for your family and not for your people… and not for thousands lost in the false religion of islam.

    I lost my family when i was 9 years old because of the call of God on my life. My parents turned against me and i lost all whom i loved. Even as a teenager when i was trying to rebel against God to be accepted by my peers… i was rejected by them and knew God was my Family and all that i needed!!! It is a lonely life in the service of God until you realize you are FILLED with The HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD, that JESUS will NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU, and that the ENTIRE HOSTS OF HEAVEN are always with you to help you. Our Lord has never left us alone, nor will HE! He has Called and Chosen YOU before the foundation of the world. You have a purpose! And that lying devil cannot kill you unless God gives him permission and IF God gives him permission it will be FOR GOD”S GLORY!!! And what better way to go? FOr God’s Glory!!! The promise is if we endure, if we overcome to the end we will be with HIM in His Kingdom until the end of eternity… eternity does not end!!!!

    Be strong and of good courage. The Lord Is WIth You! When you reach the Bhema room in Our Father’s Kingdom you will be so overwhelmed by the millions of smiling faces who have waited for you to get there so they could thank you for the courage you showed that led them to the Salvation of Jesus Christ. It will take a thousand years to get all of the hugs they and their children and their childrens children have for you Brother Mosab.

    The time is near when Our Lord Jesus Christ will return with 10,000’s of His Saints! Perhaps we will ride side by side to the battle with HIM!!!

    Sadly our president is a muslim who hates Christ and His principles and you may not be given political asylum, however you may be able to enter on a new premise he recently passed in secret behind closed doors… he has provided funding and near immediate assylum for members of hamas fleeing the gaza strip. The wording may say…. Palestenian hamas, so check into it and see if your lawyers can find a loophole for you.

    God Bless YOu Little Brother!!!

  213. Dear Mosab,

    You have great courage to write what you wrote over the turmoils and trials of your young life. I live in a very small city in the middle of Arkansas, and of all places, I found your book at the local library. Just the title drew me to read it, and I now have a little better understanding of what Hamas and Islam are all about. The way I see things in my life is that I did many “not-nice” things when I was younger; however, being a baptized Christian, the weight of my sins were lifted from my shoulders, and I know, through my personal faith and beliefs, that God has forgiven me, and I really feel blessed and protected from Him. If you ever feel the need to just talk, then please feel free to contact me. You have a difficult life ahead of yourself, but you are not alone out in this world.

    Natalie

  214. Mosab,
    Thank you for sharing your story with the world and also for being transparent in this blog. I see that it has touched many hearts as well as mine to pray for you and your family, I will be praying. As much as I’ve studied about Islam and Christianity I do understand the cost you are paying, but I think Christ does more so. John 15:17-20 says:
    “These things I command you, that ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. “

    I read your book because I have been praying about returning to the Middle East to share with people the good news about Jesus Christ. That He was and is the Messiah, who died on the cross for our sins, was buried and rose again on the third day, and that God wants to have a reconciled relationship with us, by simply believing in Him. Your book and testimonies have encouraged me, that God is reaching Muslims, Palestinians, Israelis, Jews, Hamas, even you, with the love of Jesus. I believe your sacrices and hardships were not in vain, thank you. (Luke 15)

    Also would you please pray for me as I go; obedient to Jesus and making disciples of all nations;(Matt. 28:18-20). Please pray that God will continue to open up hearts and minds to the Gospel as I share. And if I am persecuted for Christ, as you have been, that God will be glorified.

    Your brother in Christ,

    Alan

  215. You are a man of heroic virtue Mosab and I am sure that God will bless you. You say in your book that Hamas clings to the belief that Allah would one day defeat Israel, even if it is done supernaturally.

    Recently I read another book, The Destiny of Islam in the End Times. It was written by another Moslem convert to Christianity and says in the chapter, Provoking Israel to Passion, that in the eyes of Israel the Muslims are the least likely people to be worthy of salvation. They are descended from Ishmael who was cast out of Abraham’s house and left no inheritance and no chance to be an heir. Ishmael was left to be the son of a servant named Hagar.

    The law of God made Ishmael a stranger to the covenants of Israel. The law cast him out but the grace of Jesus Christ will bring him in. If Ishmael was cast out for Isaac’s sake will God bring him into the Kingdom, for Israel’s sake?

    Israel has been blinded by God for a season and only until the fullness of the Gentiles comes into the Kingdom. The fullness of the Gentiles must come in before the scales will fall off the eyes of Israel so they can see the Messiah. Nearly 42 percent of the world’s Gentile population is Muslim. There can be no fullness of the Gentiles without the Muslim people.

    These are interesting thoughts for our time and maybe Hamas is right, as the author of the above book says, “I believe the Muslim people are the epicentre for a Holy Ghost earthquake that will cause a tsunami of the glory of God to go into the nations of the world with the Muslims playing a vital role in the end time harvest.

  216. We watched your interview on BBC HARDTALK, then we became aware of who u are and what u have been through all your life. I want to encourage u and tell u that the God, whom u choose to serve now will surely be with u. He says in Hebrews 13:5b, never will I live u, never will I forsake u. I, my family and my church will continue to pray for u, and that u will see the good results of this decision u have made. I will continue to follow your updates on your blog and facebook.
    God bless u in Christ Jesus, who is the Author and Finisher of our faith. We will also pray that your family, especially your father will see the truth by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and become a Christian too. This is not impossible. Please read 1 Thessalonians 4:1, 9, and 12. Also Philippians 1:21 “for me to live is Christ, and to die is gain” , Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ, never the less I live, yet not I but Christ liveth in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh , I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
    We pray that your family whom u love very much will see the light in the name of our lord Jesus Christ. We are with u in one spirit, one body in Christ Jesus, who, by His precious blood, has reconciled us to Himself and to God our Father. I want u to know that your book will be among our collection of Christian literature very soon. Fear not those who will destroy the body but cannot destroy your life.

    Maranatha, we love you,
    Brethren from Nigeria.

  217. Ephesians 2:11-20

    “Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (that done in the body by the hands of men) – remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.
    But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.
    For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in His flesh the law with its commandments and regulations.
    His purpose was to create in Himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which He put to death their hostility.
    He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.
    For through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone.”

  218. Bro. Mosab,
    I read your book, and was moved to tears for what you have, and are still going through. I know something about family rejection. It is painful to say the least. I want to encourage you to stand strong and continue to resist the devil’s lies and accusations against you, as that is one of his greatest tactics he will try to work against you. I know because the rejection I used to receive often came with accusations from the enemy, making me feel shame and guilt (for years). I have long gotten past those things now, as I learned to recognize and resist it as from the enemy, the devil. Yet, I wanted to also share with you something that may be helpful in the area of faith, as we are all supposed to continue to grow in the knowledge of God, and God has called me into a faith teaching ministry, which I have been in for 16 yrs now. I have several articles on my ministry website: FreedomChurch-Intl.org, that teach about faith, and how we can not only pray for our families salvation, but “claim them” in the Name of Jesus! Faith, I have learned, is meant to be progressive, into more and more faith, more and more knowledge of God’s power and wisdom for our behalf. I also have many articles about divine protection, and how arming one’s self with the Word will indeed stop the enemy in his tracks, guaranteed! This is both for you and you family to be continually delivered. Many Christians don’t know about these things, but I assure you, they are in the Bible, and have been there the whole time! God bless. Hope to hear from you! Love you my brother! Keith@FreedomChurch-Intl.org.

  219. I’m praying for you. I’m so sorry, yet I’m so thankful for your courage. I am covering you in prayer and I will not stop. I’m praying for your family and loved ones, too. I’m praying for miracles to come out of this. I moved down to San Diego recently. I don’t know where you are now, but I would love to send you some of my music cds for free because I think some of the songs would encourage you. (www.hannahford.com) This is NOT an advertisement, but I don’t want to put my email up here. You can contact me through there. Much LOVE AND PRAYERS!!!🙂
    hannah

  220. My son is reading your book and loves it so much that he sent it to me for Mother’s Day. You are not alone. You are a history-maker and a world-changer. Keep praying for your family. This may be their golden hour, a gift of God’s grace to lead them to His throne of grace, too. Paul said he despaired of life. He wrote his letters, and suffered many disappointments along the way. He had NO idea of the scope of his contribution to the world and to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You are in a long line of wonderful saints who got out on a limb, stepped out in faith and obedience to change the world, who then thought God may let them fall and go splat. But, praise God, they found their wings. His holy breath bore them up, and they sailed on the heights of His wind, knowing Him in a whole new way that those without faith could never know. So cheer up. You have done a great thing. God is with you. Praise Him. He loves you more than you can imagine. He’s given you an eternal family that loves and admires you so much. From personal experience, I know what it is to suffer immense rejection and devastation in life and ministry. I can also can shout, “He IS faithful and true! By His grace, I AM more than a conqueror!” “Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning!!!” (Psa 30:5)
    I claim that THIS very day is YOUR morning!! You know what it is to ride a great wave!!! This is your moment in history!!! Enjoy it! Don’t let the thief and liar steal the thrill of your victory.
    We love you, are with you, are proud of you, pray for you, cheer you on!!!! We celebrate your book with you. It’s an amazing achievement!!!! Great job!!!!

  221. I just finished reading your book and now this blog posting. My heart aches for you and I pray for you. I think you did a wonderful thing trying to help other Muslims find the true God. The one who loves us no matter what and wants desperately for us to love Him with all our heart & mind. You have found Him and I know He is so happy because of that. Your suffering for Him will put you high in His kingdom someday. Praise be His name!

    When you feel down or discouraged, call upon Jesus. He will take away your pain. Someone taught me a very powerful prayer. Say this to yourself over and over and you will feel God’s presence immediately: Come Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ.

    I will continue to pray for your spirit to be uplifted, for you to have guidance to make the right decisions, and for peace in your heart. You are more of a Christian than most I have known my whole life. God bless you Mosab! Thank you for sharing your story and life with the world. I will continue to pray for you and your family and keep up with your blog. I will also pray the US government changes their stance and lets you become a citizen of this once great nation. It is not fair that they will not let you become a citizen when they protect people who come here illegally. It’s a messed up world we live in. Stay strong and in prayer. God has brought you this far and He will NEVER leave you. Bless you!

  222. My family and I are praying for you. My father was himself disowned by his family (atheists from Eastern Europe) when I was 12 years old and he chose Christianity over their wishes/ beliefs. My whole extended family on his side stopped talking to us–and we had all been so close. But on her deathbed, my father’s mother accepted Christ as Savior and she is now in His Presence, worshiping forever. Stay on the path and be strengthened and encouraged that God, Who loves us, will never leave us nor forsake us.

  223. My brother to live is Meshiach and to die is gain. You are now crusified to this world and this world to you.

    My wife and I came from broken homes with no fathers, so some times my wife would say when watch and actor in a movie I wish he was my dad. I alway thought that was so dumb because after see the men in my life including my self fall so short I only want Elohyim to be my father. But when I read about your grand father and father I instantly feel in love with them and I said to my wife,” I wish that was my father.” Rather we have Yeshua as our Adon and Elohyim as our father and that is worth rejoicing even if the whole world perishes before our eyes, He is enough and He countinues to prove that fact to us time and time again. I am thankful for your story and your love of Yeshua. I am thankful for bringing a people so distant from my heart to the reality of my mind and emotions. Pray that we all would grow in pray, and in character of Elohyim, and walk in the Ru’ahh. May the character and work of Yeshua flood our minds, and all rejoice.

  224. Mosab, my heart breaks for you. I read your excellent book and thank you for sharing your important story with the world. God has asked so much of you, and you have given your all, just as Christ gave his all. I hope you will take comfort in knowing you are in such good company and that many of us are praying for you, that God will ease your pain and protect you as only He can. Peace be with you, my brother in Christ.

  225. dear brother in Christ, remain steadfast and stand firm in the Lord, knowing your suffering and labor is not in vain The Lord is your Rock and your ever present help in trouble. You are His child of whom He loves so much. He chose you before the foundation of the world for salvation and for this task. His covenant love will not be broken towards you. I am so thankful you are my brother in Christ! You are on my weekly prayer list. So keep us updated on how to pray.

  226. I too am praying for you, your father, mother & family. You did a very difficult thing in sharing the truth, but it was necessary. May God comfort you through the difficult times with your family.

    In Christ’s Love,
    Karen

  227. Dear brother in Christ, thank you for listening to the call of God and sharing your story with the world. Evil can only be defeated with good and we Christians must take a stand. With God all things are possible. Your strength and courage are God given. He will protect you through all. You are in my prayers, as are your family members in the West Bank. God allows evil so greater good can occur. I too apologize for our country’s decision. Perhaps the Christian community can reach out to the legislators. More Americans need to hear your story-our churches might be a good place to start. Would you be available as a speaker? With God as the head little voices can accomplish lots! May god’s grace, mercy ,peace, and love fill your being. If I can help feel free to contact me

  228. Mosab,

    Wow. Thank you for sharing your heart….so we can pray for you.

    I will most certainly be praying for you!!!

    –That God will reveal His goodness in the midst of it all and work many amazing and unexpected miracles on your behalf and on behalf of your family—that were beyond your imagination.

    Expect God to show you how He can create something amazing out of a mess—and He will! He is that kind of God!

    Standing with you,

    your sister,

    Erin

  229. Dear brother in Christ (I love calling you that!)–I can’t begin to understand your grief. I will pray for you, and rejoice with you. I want to give you a gift, and here it is — Hebrews 12:1 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us….” You are running the good race! Be encouraged. Keep seeking His face, and He will not disappoint. Jesus says in John 16: 33 “In this world you will have trouble (don’t you know it, right Mosab?). But take heart! I have overcome the world.” I love that. The first part is not my favorite promise from God, but Take Heart! “May the Lord Bless you and keep you, may He make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you, may He lift up His countenance upon you, and give you His peace” (which passes all understanding). I will not forget you Mosab. I will keep you in my prayers.

  230. Dear Mosab,
    You are my brother in Christ. I am moved by your courage and trust in our Lord. You have met the Living, Loving God and when you do, you cannot deny it, no matter what the cost. He is faithful to supply our needs through His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. He sees you and hears your voice for life and peace. You are blessed because you are a peacemaker, there is not yet peace but YOU ARE a peacemaker. And His eyes aree on you, His precious one. I have read your book and have heard your plea for prayer. You have it. I was so moved when reading the final part of your book (just finished today-now my husband and Dr. will read it). You said if we see you on the street, don’t ask you for wisdom or understanding of a scripture, just pray for you as you are in the journey still. You are very humble. My family will lift you up in prayer along with your family in the middle east. I will pray for a rich communtiy of believers for you here to encourage you and lift you up, also for family. God Bless you. I will follow your blog and spread the word among all the brothers and sisters I know. He is our strong tower.

  231. You have taken an unbelievable step in courage and faith, much as the Lord Himself did in His journey to Jerusalem.

  232. I am so touched by your book and your stand, at what great cost to you and your family. I will pray for you, I will pray for your family. May the Lord who has seen you through so much, comfort and sustain you and lead you. May your family come to know the TRUTH. May your life reflect the love of our precious Savior and may it draw many to Him, for that which we are born. Bless you…

  233. Mosab,

    “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
    “But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils and they will scourge you in their synagogues.
    “And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
    “But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
    “For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh to you.
    “And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
    “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
    “But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the son of man be come.
    “The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
    “It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call him of his household?
    “Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
    “What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
    “and fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
    “Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
    “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
    “Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
    “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
    “But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
    “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
    “For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
    “And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.
    “He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
    “And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
    “He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
    “He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
    “He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
    “And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.”

    Matthew 10:16-42

    I feel impressed by the Holy Spirit to tell you our Heavenly Father is aware of you. He knows you by name and he loves you. He is pleased with your desire to serve him and humanity. Though you are sad missing your family, it is part of his plan. Do not give up hope. You are part of a larger family now. Our Father recognizes your sacrifice and asks you to stay strong. Help is coming. You have a great work to do in building up the kingdom. Don’t doubt it. When men would shake your faith, try to make you doubt your intentions, and disbelieve you, ignore them. Don’t put your faith in the arm of flesh. It has no power to save. Ignorance leads to false beliefs, and is because of your faith you have climbed to out of a false belief into a true belief. Don’t abandon your faith now. You are needed. You are a vital piece. The sorrows of the world are temporary setbacks, but the joys in Jesus last forever. The Son of Man descended below them all. Are you greater than him? Much is being asked of you, true, but hold steady. Though the world would judge you, it is of no matter. Many are called, but few are chosen. Like Samuel in the Old Testament, the Lord is seeking for a man after his own heart. The type of man he is looking for is described as thus: “Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” You have a good heart Mosab. You are a good servant. Perhaps the day will come when he will call you friend. Keep the faith, brother.

    Love in Jesus,

    Sarah

  234. Dear Mosab,
    When I first heard about your book and story I immediately put you on our family prayer list because I knew what a difficult path you had ahead of you. I believe that God is calling many to your side in prayer and trust that He will give you the grace to go through each day. Only He truly knows how to comfort and heal you and we trust Him to do so because we know that He is a loving Father. Thank you for being an example of what it means to be a living sacrifice. May you be greatly blessed as you draw near to God and seek to know Him better.
    Your sister in Christ,
    Tina

  235. My dearest Brother~
    I’ve loved reading not only your story, but also the responses here by our brothers and sisters in Christ that sincerely love you and care about you. That draws some momentary comfort for you I am sure. At the end of the day there is still time to reflect on grief and loss and the only consolation is the love of our Heavenly Father and the peace that only He can provide.

    I have been very afraid of any person of Middle Eastern descent and especially people of Islamic faith. Yes, there I have said it. Not only did your story amaze me at how God works in our lives, it also helped me to understand that as a believer in Christ, we must go boldly and proclaim the love of God and salvation through Jesus.

    As discouraged as I may be about our government right now, America is still a wonderful place to live and I’m disappointed that they have refused asylum to you here in the States. Has anyone started a petition on your part? We the people need to let the government hear our voice! If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know!.

    Dearest Heavenly Father, glorious redeemer and maker of all creation; your children love you and adore you! We long to feel your loving embrace and for our tears to be wiped away for all eternity. My heart grieves for the loss of my brother Mosab and his current circumstances. Lord, I ask a hedge of protection around him and his family and your guardian Angels to stand in any gap for my brother and his family. Fill him with your peace, encourage him and assure his soul of your plan for his life. To bless him and to prosper him. Provide him Lord with opportunities for income, support emotionally and all of his other needs. Soften the hearts of our government to allow him asylum here if it is your will, or if it not, pave the way for a new home. Living a new life and in a new place is never easy especially when the culture is so new. I feel Father that for now in his life you want him to rest in you and be renewed. You have a very important role for Him in this life. Father I pray for his family, especially his father. As a loving and reasonable man, he will seek the One that has transformed his son Mosab’s life and as a result they come to know you for you want none to perish but have everlasting life. Whenever he questions the choices of this life remind Him of your never ending love and forgiveness and envelope Him in peace. Thank you dear Father for hearing our pleas. Maranatha!!! Lord we ask these things in your beloved Son’s name Amen!

    You are loved Mosab! Take heart for one day you will be given the Crown of LIFE!

    With all my love,
    Your sister in Christ

  236. Thank you for sharing your story. My family andI will pray for you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you…you are our brother.

  237. Hello God Bless you Dear Brother. I read your book on the way to Pakistan, and was totally amazed to see your interview on Hardtalk broadcast in Pakistan! My daughters who were born into Islam have now come to Christ, they were the ones in Pakistan who saw your interview. We were strengthened by your courage and suffering. We will pray for you as a family.Please believe that whatever Christ is doing in you now, though you are suffering, He is using you to call others out of darkness and into His great Light! I pray that my husband will also see your interviews. This is our position, to bring Light to dark houses. Bless you, and keep on Shining. I pray for you often.In you, your family has seen light, now we shall pray that the veil over their understanding is removed.Christ be your great Comfort. He is everything.

  238. Dear Joseph,

    I just finished your book a few days ago and was astounded at what God did in your life and is doing in your homeland. He is so amazing!! I am thanking God for giving you the experiences and courage to write your story. You really helped deepen my understanding of the Middle East conflict and Muslim culture and I so appreciate what you shared about your loving family. I would like to be more modest, complain less and be a better servant to my family, as was your mother.

    The Lord evidently wanted you to openly share this story with others, including your family, who could hear the truth and be truly freed by Jesus Christ. You were faithful to Him, in spite of the tremendous costs. You remind me of Abraham, who put Isaac on the altar as a sacrifice. I can’t imagine having to make the choice but I do know this — Abraham was not responsible for what happened to Isaac; he was responsible for believing God and trusting Him — and that is all you are responsible for, and you have done it. The Lord Almighty has your back and He is taking care of the rest. The battle is His. He loves them tenderly.
    Cast it all on Him, because He cares for you.

    Secondly, I’d like to say that I believe you to be a modern-day prophet of sorts, similar to Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah. You are calling your people (and all people) to the Truth and Love of the One True God, Jesus Christ. In doing so, you (as they) are going to experience serious opposition at times. Elijah struggled at times with fear, loneliness, discouragement and depression. Jeremiah wrote about deep emotional pain and sadness for his people. What you shared in this post brings this scripture to mind:

    2Cor 8-10:
    We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.

    I pray that Jesus is renewing you inwardly day by day, taking each day only as it comes.

    As an aside — You seem to be a very deep person, of deep faith and so I’m sure you are aware that being a “celebrity” Christian in the USA could pose challenges to one’s spiritual life, as well — Another prayer Front🙂

    Jospeh, you have encouraged my faith immensely and I am so thankful for you. It will be a joy to meet you someday in eternity
    Until then, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may we both Keep fighting the Good fight!
    Love in Christ Jesus,
    Liz

  239. I have been trying to find where you wrote that you do not believe you were born for this, for what you did to protect so many people. I must respectfully disagree. I believe you were born exactly for this. Jeremiah 1:5 tells us that God knew each and every one of us before we were in our mother’s womb. End times prophesy tells us that there will be a time of relative peace in Israel before the second coming. If you did not contribute to that time of peace (the ramifications of which continue today), then who did? I’ve read your book and believe that you were called by God to do exactly what you did and continue to do – serve Him by loving and protecting innocent lives. Thank you. Thank you for your service to our Father. May you feel His presence intensely as you face yet another hearing, and may His blessings overflow.

  240. P.S. After all you have been through, it is my sincere hope that the proceeds from this book make you filthy, stinkin’ RICH…
    lol!

    Remember we are called to be faithful…
    “results” are up to Him! Relax and enjoy this day our Lord has made. Many blessings to you, brother Joseph!

  241. Dear Moderator: Please delete any of my last comments that you feel are inappropriate or offensive. My last one was probably a failed/overzealous attempt at a little humor/encouragement — Please accept my humble apology🙂

  242. Mosab, I thought I’d read the first entry in your blog. I’m almost finished reading your book now. And one of the things that keeps popping out in your narrative is how you feel about your dad, how much you love him and admire him. I can’t imagine what it was like for you to hear that your family has disowned you. I can, however, imagine our Heavenly Father’s arms around you in your pain. I can imagine this because I believe and know this is what is happening. Anyway, I did a little Google search on your dad. I was a bit disappointed to see that Wikipedia doesn’t have an entry for your dad, which the media has considered the most moderate and reasonable man in Hamas. A news report says that your dad is sorry that he has had to do what he did but he had to do it. I just thought you should know that in case you haven’t seen this news item. I think you’re right: he doesn’t want to do it, and he loves you, but the god of the Qur’an demands it of him. I admire you for your love for your dad, and I admire your dad for the kind of person that he is as seen from his eldest son’s eyes.
    PS. I just love the somewhat-humorous way you’ve portrayed Yasser Arafat in your book.

  243. Dear Mosab,

    As an Orthodox Jew, I am very touched by all you have done and are doing for the world, and for humanity. The road you traveled was not an easy one. I appreciate everything you have done, and am with you in your continued struggles.

  244. Mosab…
    Know that many are praying for you. While most of us who have read your book appreciate your struggles, none can ever understand what it must feel like to truly turn your back on all that you have ever known; including your family. As God had His hand of protection on you during those struggles, know that He has His hands on you today. Do not put God in a box! Pray often and share with God what is in your heart and on your mind. Just know that your life is now “eternal” because you know the one TRUE GOD!

  245. Dear fellow human being,
    Some people take the easy road in life. Some take the right path. What I find to be so fascinating in your case is not only how you overcame all the distortion of your upbringing, but how you had the courage to act on your beliefs. Since you decided to side with the L-RD, you can be certain that G-D will not forsake you. As to your understandable agony over your family – they too have the choice to cross over from darkness to light. If they chose to continue their current mal-aligned connection with G-D then that is their choice and not your fault. I wish you good tidings and a pure heart may the L-RD look after you, keep you and protect you.

  246. Mosab, I am so happy to hear on the news tonight that you will NOT be deported!!! I hope that the news is accurate and true. AND that you will be able to apply for American citizenship if that is the direction the Lord directs you. Just know that there are thousands if not millions of people who love you and support you and PRAY for you! In His Love! Larry

  247. Dear Mosab, brother in Christ,

    Thank you very much for writing this book and sharing your experiences. I have just finished reading it in two days and had a hard time putting it down. It has been a huge encouragement to me to hear you give up so much for the Gospel. I’d like to share a short passage that my Bible study has discussed lately, and which you may already know well:

    I tell you the truth,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—and with them, persecutions) and in the age to come, eternal life.

    Mark 10:29-30

    God bless you.

    David

  248. Congratulations and blessings. The Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, OH USA) mentioned your book several weeks ago, and I ordered it from the local library. I am hoping it gets more publicity so more people will read it and learn. In the next printing (or in another book) it would be helpful if you would include a detailed map of the area about which you are writing. Again, thank you for an excellent book. Blessings in your journey with Jesus.

  249. Joseph – I posted this comment on the Carl Medearis blog yesterday and putting it here mainly to encourage you.

    This involved a debate regarding whether Muslims can/should practice their faith in Jesus within their cultural/religious context.

    Here were a few of my basic thoughts(slightly modified):

    “No offense intended toward Catholics but —
    Let’s consider the Protestant Reformation.

    Being Catholic at this point in history is a complete and total Identity in every sense of the meaning. They control mostly every aspect of life; they are the only Church and they will kill you if you try to leave. (compare to Islamic identity).

    Were there were anointed preists/monks (Carl Medearis) working behind the scenes, in the trenches, to help “Catholics” understand the biblical truth that Jesus died so they don’t have pay indulgences, go to Purgatory, buy masses, feel guilty or go hell? Let’s assume “yes” and their ministry is helping people make progress toward their Jesus as the Savior-God, within that context! Over time some are understanding and gaining salvation, true joy and freedom in Him, while still remaining “Catholic”. They in turn are influencing others and somewhere around October 1517, things are really happening, when all of a sudden…

    along comes Martin Luther with his “95 Theses” which he nails to the chapel door – right out for everyone to see! Why is he doing this? Is he pulling a stunt for money or to make a name for himself? It is not necessary, in fact only very harmful to people knowing the Lord. He couldn’t possibly care about Christ or think he will help people to know Him by such obnoxious shenanigans… and we were making so much progress!

    … so I have to ask you, Carl — Are you assuming that the way God has called you to help Muslims know Christ is the only way? That he could not possibly have plans for a public prophet of sorts on this matter, and one who loves Israelis at that?

    Carl, you are judging someone else’s servant, which Paul tells us in Romans 14 we should be very careful about.

    I like your blog and am looking forward to reading your book!
    Thanks for allowing me to comment.
    Much Love in our Lord Jesus,
    Elizabeth”

  250. Mr. Youseff (Do you prefer Mosab or Joseph?),
    The shame that your conversion to Chritianity has brought to your family belongs to Satan alone via his counterfeit religion, Islam. It does not belong to you. When David said “My guilt overwhelms me.” He was correct in placing the blame on himself. I am not suggesting that you are not ever guilty of sin. But that is a different issue that Christ has resolved. Satan would love nothing more than to tie his guilt of oppressing your family around your ankles like shackles, and to keep you believing that you are responsible for their suffering. My heart aches for your loss. It is my prayer that the Holy Spirit will be successful in bringing your entire family to Jesus. God be with you as you faithfully continue to be at work in His will.

  251. Dear Joseph: I, and I believe every follower of Christ, can relate to the dawning of the light and the intense love of God as you came to faith, as you describe in your book (I have the audio version). Things are difficult and painful for you, in ways I can hardly imagine. But you followed His leading, and you know that there is little you could have done differently without rejecting the grace of Christ. I believe that the Lord will honor your faithfulness, and nothing is too great for Him. (too easy to say, but true) He reached you in the depths of the darkness of Islam, and he can reach your family too. The real question is whether they will respond when he calls. But a passage from one of Lewis’ writings may be relevant here (http://yourdailycslewis.blogspot.com/2005/05/all-find-what-they-truly-seek.html). Peace and blessing to you, my friend.

  252. I’m almost finished with the book. I couldn’t put it down. You were put through so many trial and tribulations. God and your guardian angel gave you strength to survive and to be strong as you so desperately tried to protect yourself and so many people. Now you can understand the strength of your faith – just ask him and he will be there for you. He knows what’s in your heart. I’m trying to understand the situation between Israel and Palestine. You gave me some insight. There is always hope. You and your family are in my prayers.

  253. This is a beautiful prayer: Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy; Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand, to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Be safe and God watch over you and your family.

  254. I just finished reading your book. I want you to know that I have added you to my prayers and I also am praying for your mom, dad, brothers and sisters – and Jamal to come to know Jesus, too! Also, I pray for that Shin Bet guy, Loai. God bless you every day and keep you close to His heart!
    Cheryl

  255. Hello Mosab,
    I just finished reading your book and I wept.
    I want to encourage you to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. You did the right thing and there would be riches in heaven stored up for you. Even though your family may have ‘disowned’ you, it is just on the surface… Deep down, you would always be their son and brother, they would not forget how much you loved them and what you did for them, because the word of God says that Love never fails – they would always love you. Just like you would always remember how your ‘friend’ taught you your school work, despite the bad things he did. I am really encouraged by you and your testimony… hold on to the word of God, embrace your self in God’s Love… I hope to have the opportunity to communicate with you some time.. (I live in Trinidad – in the Caribbean), so maybe it can be via email…

    God Bless,
    Jerry

  256. […] ele confessa em um blog que leva o mesmo nome do livro (aparentemente escrito por Yousef) seu sentimento: Depois que ‘Filho do Hamas’ foi lançado, todos me diziam ‘Parabéns, […]

  257. I just finished reading your book and your story. I immediately logged on to find your website and blogs. I could not stop crying as I read the last chapter of your book- about how much pain and how much you have had to sacrifice by sharing your truth. God found you and has called you to bear a burden most will never carry. God bless you and protect you and I pray for that hedge of protection around you always.

  258. Hi Mosab,
    I just finished reading your book, and was deeply moved by your story. Praise God for the work He has done in you! I believe your book will be a light to many. I know that it has cost you everything…but pray that God will give you comfort and hope. He is our strong tower! I am praying for you, and for your precious Dad, Mom and family. God bless you.

  259. Firstly you are most likely THE greatest example of the 21st century of a true Christian – a true believer as you literally have given your life. Its easy to blow yourself up but its so hard to live an entire life feeling pain for Christ. That is why you are my number one Christian hero and an inspiration for me and millions. Please take heart and love your new family. We do pray for you and always will and we DO feel your pain.
    Thank you for your sacrifice.

  260. I have a Muslim friend who is thinking of converting. I’ve given him a copy of your book and encouraged him to search for the Truth. I’ve also asked him to read your blog and visit http://www.thequran.com to understand more of Islam’s real teaching. Thank you for your sacrifice and for all you’ve done. I’m deeply touched. You know that God is in control and none of this is a coincidence. Keep the faith and love and hope and courage. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Rememebr, when your family/father disowns you, Jesus adopts you. Your Abba Father is PROUD of you! Thank you. I will pray for you. Blessings and Favour to cover you! Magdalene

  261. Sir,

    Read your book in one day and it gave me more hope about the spiritual battle we are in than anything I have read outside the Bible.

    How can I support what you are doing, besides daily prayer for the Lord to protect and prosper you?

  262. Religion is like shackles round a slave’s neck and feet. Drop the burdon of god or God’s.. What we do either humane or in humane is our personal choice . no one else’s god didn’t make us .

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