Hazem Farraj, Former Muslim, Now Christian Minister Finishes YouTube Series Entitled “I.S. Islam”
Hazem Farraj is set to upload the final video today in his series “I.S. Islam” a YouTube series discussing Islam. Farraj, who speaks both Arabic and English, was born into a Palestinian family in Brooklyn, New York. He speaks both Arabic and English, so he can read the true meanings of texts in the Qu’ran. As a former Muslim, he has a unique perspective on the subject.
He was raised in Islam. His father became radicalized and moved him at twelve years old to a predominantly Arab section of East Jerusalem, in Israel. There, a Christian missionary family rented an apartment from his father. The family took him to church and after initially being afraid that someone would see him enter the church service, he went in. He was shocked by how “happy” the Christians and how they were worshipping and crying before the Lord at the altar. He began to feel a tug at his heart toward Jesus and began to pray to him.
He later believes he saw Jesus in a dream, a phenomenon which is happening all across the Middle East among Muslims, Hindus and other religious groups.
As a result of his conversion from Islam to Christianity, he was ostracized by his family and disowned by his father. He told the media that a Muslim Imam actually told his brothers to kill him, but they refused.
He hosted Reflections, which aired in both Arabic and English on TBN. He has also written a book entitled Jesus, Mohammed and Me chronicling his story.
He refers to himself as “American by birth, Palestinian by blood and Christian by choice.”
You can read more about Hazem’s life and testimony at www.hazemfarraj.com. You can view his video series at www.youtube.com/hazemfarraj.