Daily Topic for March 29, 2016

Ruth 4:11-12, NASB
All the people who were in the court, and the elders, said, “We are witnesses. May the LORD make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, both of whom built the house of Israel; and may you achieve wealth in Ephrathah and become famous in Bethlehem. Moreover, may your house be like the house of Perez whom Tamar bore to Judah, through the offspring which the LORD will give you by this young woman.”

Moors in Spain

by PD

One great place to learn about Muslim history is Spain! For almost 800 years (711-1492) Spain was ruled by nomadic Berbers from North Africa called Moors. It was through them that Europe experienced one of its greatest periods of cultural enrichments including education, architecture, medicine, science, and engineering. If you visited Spain you would want to see the majestic Alhambra Castle and gardens built in AD 889 located in Granada on the southern tip of Spain. Alhambra Palace received almost 2.4 million visitors in 2014, but the number of visitors dwindled last year because of fear of terrorist attacks in Europe.
Almost 350,000 Moors were expelled to North Africa starting in 1609. Some Moors remained in Spain and converted to Catholicism. Currently there are about one million Muslims living in Spain, and the majority of them are not citizens. Only about 11,000 are Moors. About all we know is that they are entirely Muslim.

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Pray that believers will impact the lives of these Moorish Muslims so they will know that the greatest gift the world has is a relationship with the living Lord. Pray that Christ followers will bring many Moors in Spain to the Savior, and that this will result in Moors in North Africa following Him as well.


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