About the Message for Muslims Trust

Contact email : info@message4muslims.org.uk

Message for Muslims Trust Vision Statement

The object of the Trust is to advance the cause of the Protestant Christian religion in accordance with the doctrine of the acceptance of the Bible in its entirety as being the Word of God and the only basis of Christian Faith and practice and a personal trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God and his atoning sacrifice as the ground of salvation.

The aims of the Message for Muslims Trust

1) To publish and republish Christian literature and other Christian material such as tapes, videos, DVDs and CD’s to equip the Church primarily for the evangelisation of Muslims.

The Trust aims to reprint classic unobtainable works on Islam which shed such light on Islam which is not always found in modern works on the subject. The Trust also prints new literature on Islam with the intention of becoming a valuable source to help individuals, Bible Colleges and the Church in their profession of Christ to Muslims.

2) The Trust recognizes the sober fact that more and more Christian Missionaries are coming from the Far East, Asia and Western and Southern Africa. TMFMT seeks to work with them and provide individuals, Bible Colleges and Missionary Agencies with their publications at cost price.

3) The Trust also recognizes that Islamic propagation literature has vastly improved over the past decade both in content and presentation and so it seeks to equip believers respond to respond to this material.

4) The Trust is concerned over the nature of some modern Christian apologetic material and so seeks once again to bring to the notice of the Christian community the unfashionable yet classic approach of the works of the old masters on this subject.

5) The Trust invites Muslim readers to consider our literature and profitable explore the wonderful Christian life.

History of The Message for Muslims Trust

TMFMT was brought into existence to meet the need of bringing older classical Christian works to the attention of a new generation. Although some of the old works on Islam were deemed most valuable to anyone seeking to bring the gospel to Muslims no publisher would print such titles because of the likelihood of facing financial losses.

In 1977 an original founder member of the Trust was approached by FFM North America to reprint “The Gospel of God “by Herbert Spencer, a former Principal of The College of Islamics, Aligarh, India.

Following this initial enterprise a string of classics on Islam were reprinted. First came “The Sources of Islam“, written by the missionary scholar Dr. St. Clair-Tisdall, master of five languages. Then came the reprinting of two of the unobtainable works of the greatest of all western missionary scholars on Islam, Dr. Samuel Zwemer; “The Muslim Doctrine of God” and “The Muslim Christ” It was Dr. Zwemer who in 1915 presented his famous call to the missionary gathering at Keswick which resulted in the launch of the formation of the F.F.M. (Fellowship of Faith for Muslims).

“The Message for Muslims Trust was formerly made a Charitable Trust on January 7th 1985. The present trustees and supporters continue the objectives laid down by the founders and are Bible-believing Evangelical Christians wholly committed to full-time mission to Muslims.

20 Responses to “About Us”

  • Zahira:

    Dear Admin,

    I pray that you will choose Peace and Love above untruth and rancor. God does not change our condition until we change within ourselves. Do let’s Be The Change.

    Allah is Ya Lateef, The Gentle & Kind, He refers to Himself in the Quran as The Merciful and oft-Forgiving, ie constantly forgiving man for his sincere repentance.

    I implore you to take a more honest and gentle approach towards life and repent for the lies you are generously propagating.

    Anyone with an speck of sense knows Muslims are kind and generous. We are not monolithic. We are diverse and overwhelmingly forgiving and very hospitable despite our failings. A billion of us cannot be wrong. God bless us all.

    • admin:

      Thank you for your comments – we thought it best to place our reply in the following form.
      1) If you have ever read the New Testament you will know that the love of God and peace with God and all men is one of the fundamentals of its teaching.
      2) In respect of God changing our condition – God is the source of our being changed – most Muslims consider that nothing happens apart from the will of Allah so your approach seems interestingly unorthodox.
      3) Yes, in the Quran Allah is spoken frequently of as Most Gracious and Most Merciful. This grace is mostly directed to those who are Muslims there is little grace expressed to pagans, Jews, Christians or those who disagree with your prophet.
      4) You wrote “I implore you to take a more honest and gentle approach towards life and repent for the lies you are generously propagating”. You will find that our articles are honourable, gentle and well researched. We do agree that some Christian sites can be provocative but that is not our objective. It would be good to hear from you as to which things you consider are lies?
      5) No one is saying that many Muslims are not kind and generous. Those who live in the west have learnt to say thank you when kindnesses are shown to them and they rise, thankfully, above some of the Islamic standards they were brought up in.
      6) You write: “He created Love and is the Source of all love. Turn to Him for guidance.” – Allah also created evil and therefore must be the source of evil. The theme of the New Testament is that God is love and loves the world and in him there is no darkness at all.
      7) Next time you write please supply us with the Quranic chapter and verse you are quoting. The only one you quote Ar-Rum 30:21 is in connection with wives Allah created for husbands so that they may repose in them and find mutual affection and mercy. The Bible spoke about such affection long before Islam adapted it to its teaching.

  • Bellkeyce Joann Myran:

    What blatant propaganda; it’s pathetic how desperate Western missionaries are getting these days. I’m a 24-year old female teacher from Minnesota who has always lived in a Christian environment and even having a White, formerly Christian father. From elementary school through high school I’ve been the only Muslim in my grade, I’ve even attended a Catholic college, went to many, many churches over the years and have had very little contact with other Muslims but still remain a devout Muslim. Why? Simply put, because Islam is the truth. Because human being know on a basic, instinctive level that the concept of original sin is wrong and unjust, that human beings are accountable for their own behavior and belief doesn’t negate that responsibility, that human beings are not inherently sinful but have the capacity to be good or bad. The Qu’ran even says that it only people “who believe in our signs and reject faith” that are disbelievers. Only people who KNOW God exists and Islam is the right way and CHOOSE to do evil are punished with Hell. Many Christians and most Catholics to my knowledge still believe that unbaptized babies go to hell.

    • admin:

      Thank you for taking time to write your comments. Apologies for the late reply. Your conclusion that you have been able to keep your Islamic faith in spite of a great exposure to Christian teaching and churches does not prove that “Islam is the truth”. We hope you will re-consider the Christian message and turn to the New Testament yourself.

      Your interest in the Christian teaching of original sin is very laudable but we wonder if you have really grasped what this doctrine is trying to say? We could discuss this further if you wish? But it does explain why human beings fail to live up to God’s holy standards. It also gives a more trustworthy account of Adam who fell into sin on earth rather than being cast out of heaven, as Islam teaches.

      Of course, we agree; man is responsible for his behaviour and his actions that is why Christianity teaches the doctrine of free-will in humanity rather than the fixed decree and sovereign will of Allah. The Quran may well in some places, give positive consent to individual choice as you have indicated, but the over-riding concept of orthodox Islamic teaching is that of ‘taqdir’. While Progressive Muslims have in recent years sought to articulate the free-will verses found in the Quran the internal debate amongst Muslims about free-will and Allah’s complete sovereignty continues. Your suggestion that those who ‘choose’ to do evil are punished with Hell is not uniformly accepted amongst Muslims others preferring the phrase ‘Allah katib” (‘Allah decreed it’).

      In respect of all those Christians who believe that unbaptized babies go to hell we can only reply by saying that this is not a Protestant teaching and even may well not be part of Roman Catholic dogma following the Second Vatican Council but this would need some research.

  • Muhammad Khan:

    I will be appreciative if you can tell me where can I get the gospel according to Jesus(written by him or in his life)I have looked this in USA and else where I can’t believe the “son of God will not be able to preserve his book,the other two major religions Judaism and Islam have their books.

    • admin:

      In trying to get to the crux of your comment you seem to be implying that apart from the four gospels of the New Testament there should be an additional one, namely the gospel ‘according to Jesus’. You will no doubt be aware that the Gospel was not written by Jesus but was written by eye-witnesses of his life who recorded and wrote down various aspects of his life, death, and resurrection. The life, then, of Jesus ‘the son of God’ is well preserved so that as one gospel writer states: “That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.” (Luke 1:4). We have therefore our books and additionally recognise the inspired books of the Torah, the Zabur and the prophets.

      We hope these comments have been helpful and look forward to further comments from yourself.

  • Herni:

    Assalamualaikum….Your story about how Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) met his wife Khadija and how they got married is so wrong! Please check your facts before publishing it here.

    I guess you need to study alot more about Prophet Muhammad and his character.

    It sounds like you are trying to manipulate the readers and make readers come to a negative conclusion about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

    • admin:

      Presumably, you are referring to our article ‘Khadijah Muhammad’s first wife’ which is found under the section ‘Muhammad’ – the wives of Muhammad.’ May I assure you that there is no design to ‘manipulate’ our readers but rather to inform them and a number of Muslims have had their understanding of Islam broadened by visiting our site.

      You seem concerned that we are misrepresenting the story of how Muhammad met and married Khadijah but may I assure you that our information for the whole article above comes mainly from Islamic sources namely, Ibn Sa’d, Ibn Hisham; Al-Tabari and Ibn Hajar’s al-Isaba fi tamyiz al-Sahaba but also we have followed a number of western orientalists. Perhaps, you feel that your prophet has been discredited by these comments for these views are new to you but we once again assure you that we are only following previously long established positions.

  • Tomasz:

    Allah is as fundamental as Time and Gravity and Evolution.
    Man wants to understand himself and his role.
    Man, when he does not understand how he or Allah works, makes up all manner of fantasy, to fill in the gap in his knowledge.
    Man when he understands that he can control the efforts of others by pandering to fantasy and superstition, creates religions.
    All religions are man made.
    All scripture is just misguided rambling.
    It does not matter what we believe, it matters what we do.

    Let those who have ears…..

    • admin:

      You say “It does not matter what we believe, it matters what we do” but we would suggest the reverse, that it is very important what you believe because it directly affects what you do, either consciously or unconsciously. You will be aware that the views you expouse were most notably expressed by Karl Marx who wrote “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of men, is a demand for their real happinees.” and again “Religion is just the imaginary sun which seems to man to revolve around him, until he realises that he himself is the centre of his own revolution.” In the wake of such thinking there developed various horrendous historical repressive atheistic regimes which thankfully nowdays, most athiests are repelled by.

      It would take far to long to give a definitive answer to your allegations that religion is based on superstition, fantasy and a misguided rambling scripture. It is interesting that you end with the words that Jesus used “Let those who have ears …..” This formula was often used by Jesus Christ as a metaphorical description of, and a challenge to spiritual sensitivity to the claims of the gospel. We look forward to hearing any further brief comments you may wish to make.

  • Amir:

    As you requested, let me be specific in my questions.

    1. Quote from Qu’ran where it is written that Allah began the creation of mankind
    with Adam and Adam only.

    2. Quote from the Qu’ran where it is written that Allah created Adam without father
    and mother.

    3. Quote from the Qu’ran where it is written that Allah created Eve from a rib-bone
    of Adam.

    I know Arabic, so just quote Qu’ran chapter and verse. No English, no translation. No
    explanation. No Hadith. No Tafsir.

    Thank you.

  • Amir:

    There Is Only One God,The Almighty. His method of dealing with his creation is consistent. Man begets man and the Almighty God has no begotten a son.’The Messiah Jesus(Isa, Yeshuah) was the descendant of King David.The Messiah Jesus(Isa, Yeshuah) was begotten of a woman and a man. The Qu’ran and Bible point out that the fact that Jesus(Isa)had a father who is known as John (Yahya, Yochanan, Hanna, Yuhannaa). To whom the word of God came. ……….. May Allah guide us in the right path,as He guide those before us.Ameen.

    • admin:

      The correspondent has sent a four A4 page article but quite what he is trying to say is difficult to grasp. Perhaps, I’m wrong but in Biblical support of his argument that John the Baptist was Jesus’father he suggests that ‘the Word of God came unto John’ (Luke 3:2) means Jesus, John’s son came to him while he was in the desert. He also quotes Psalms 82:6 and John 10:35. He also challenges the Yusif Ali’s translation of the Quran favouring Quran that of Arthur J. Arberry translation of Surah 19:17-19 making 16 points concluding that Jesus’ father was Yahya.

      The correspondent is quite correct that the New Testament teaches that the Messiah descended from the line of King David and that he was begotten of Mary but ignores the constant teaching that his filial relationship with God, his divine sonship, was the basis for the ministry of Jesus. This is the problem when one concentrates on one aspect of the person of Christ while ignoring other aspects.

    • Faraz:

      I think that you get confused here, Islam explicitly says as in Sura e Maida that Jesus was born miraculously without any male intervention, same belief is held by Christians. You also got confused between John and Joseph, Joseph according to bible is the husband of Mary ………….. according to bible John’s mission was to tell people about Christ. The Quran reads “And remember when the angels said, “O Mary, God sends you the good news of a Command of His: his name shall be Messiah, Jesus son of Mary. He will be highly honored in this world and in the Next World and he will be among those favored by God. He will speak to the people alike when in the cradle and when grown up, and he will be among the righteous.” Hearing this, Mary said, “How, O Lord, shall I have a son, when I knoweth no man?” “Thus shall it be,” was the answer. God creates whatever He wills. When He decrees a thing, He only says, “Be” and it is. (Continuing their message, the angels added,) “And God will teach him the Book and wisdom, and give him the knowledge of the Torah and the Gospel, and appoint him as His Messenger to the children of Israel.” Quran 3:45-49 Same message is in bible with slightly different words ………….. but still Jesus wasn’t Joseph son,

      • admin:

        1) There is no confusion, yes, Sura Maidah talks about the miraculous story of Isa without any male intervention but to say it is the “same belief is held by Christians” is a gross misreprentation. The Quranic version has no historical content and is void of names of places and individuals. Mary finds herself in a remote place when the pains of child-birth come upon her and so she is driven to a trunk of a palm-tree where she cries out for death. A voice beneath her speaks to her and she is then provided with the palm tree’s ripe dates which flow beneath her as a rivulet. This is just one example of your suggestion that we hold the same belief. Narrative as well as doctrine plays an important part of the Gospel and in both areas they have been deliberately changed in order to teach that Jesus was a created servant. This is most shocking.

        2) Before suggesting we have made an error concerning the father of Jesus Christ you need to look a little more carefully. What you are referring to is a comment from a Muslim correspondent who alleged that John the Baptist was Jesus’father based on on Luke 3:2. We agree with you, the clear teaching of Matthew 1 is that Joseph took Mary home to be his wife but had no union with her until she gave birth to her son who Joseph named Jesus.

        3) You conclude by saying “Same message is in bible with slightly different words”. It is not ‘ slightly different words’ but a re-working of the whole incarnation history and theology. As your quotation shows Jesus although illustrious in this world in Islam remains only a creation of Allah. No Muslim who accepts the Quran and rejects the Bible can rise any higher than this understanding. Even the famous commentator Beidhawi, commenting on Quran 3:40 insists his illustriousness in this world is due to the gift of prophecy, in the world to come the power of intercession, and his position in Paradise is nigh unto God and that he enjoys the companionship of angels. This high Christology recorded by the good doctor still fails miserably to come near to the biblical revelation which we read about in the gospels

  • Amr:

    As salaam, may peace be with you,

    I believe you are very confused regarding the teachings of Islam and the Qur’an, therefore I would like to ask you to directly ask me the exact points in Islam or anything regarding Islam that displease you or confuse you and hopefully you may be guided to the true path to God and I do want to also state that you used a quote from the quran which took it out of its context regarding the Awliyaa of Muslims and Christians; all Muslims fully acknowledge Jesus, may peace and blessings be upon him, was a true prophet, as well as Moses, Joseph and all descendant of Prophet Abraham. It was a CHRISTIAN king who helped our prophet and this is well known to all Muslims of knowledge, therefore any hatred or enmity people had said about Islam towards the Christians and Jews, IS COMPLETELY FALSE.

    • admin:

      Hello Amr

      Thank you for visiting our web-site recently and sending us an e-mail. Perhaps you would like to explain our confusion and errors and then we will be able to discuss matters together. May I suggest that you only take one subject at a time otherwise the e-mail will just be too long.

      We are aware that the Christian King of Abyssinnia, the Negus, sheltered the small group of early Muslims who were being troubled by the Meccan idolaters. I agree with you this was a very kind act and Christians have always held out the hand of friendship through acts of kindness and conversation to Muslims. The enmity between the Muslim Jew and Christian came later – perhaps you would like to discuss this? I am in your hands as to what subject you would like to bring up and you will need to be aware that where possible I will commend you to consider Jesus Christ as found in the Holy Scriptures.

  • Jezo:

    You too, I guess, have done a typo in your comment, by writing “God” and not “god”, and the exact way to write it would be as follows:

    “I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship, but God (Allah) and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger.”

  • Zeynep:

    You too, have done a typo in your comment, and I am more than sure that you also have meant to give the proper correction of “There is no God BUT GOD…” and that would exactly be as follows:

    “I bear witness that there is no God, but Allah and the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is His messenger”

  • EssEm:

    You have an important mistake –a typo– in your section on The Muslim Doctrine of God.

    “The whole system of Muslim theology, philosophy and religious life is summed up in seven words: La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad rasul Allah – “THERE IS NO GOD and Muhammad is Allah’s Apostle” – on these two phrases hang all the laws and teachings and morals of Islam.”

    I am sure you meant to write “There is no God BUT GOD…”

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