He was a very nice young man and extremely eager to be on The Way of the Master Radio. As he was on the air, he began pacing back and forth--he was really into the conversation. After our follow up with Zabi, we discovered that he took his Muslim faith very serious. I guess I had a pretty good idea he was a devout Muslim from the outset--he wouldn't shake my hand because men aren't suppose to touch a woman like that, according to Zabi.
He was not always a Muslim, he had "tried" Christianity but ultimately ended up a Muslim. I probed him as to the reasons he had for rejecting the Bible and embracing Islam. Like most Muslims, Zabi claimed that the bible had been corrupted. I asked him how it was possible for "Allah" to allow his revelation to be corrupted by man, and what guarantee he had that Allah would not allow that to happen again.
He kept alluding to the fact that time was the necessary agent in the Bible's corruption. But when asked to give sources that objectively proved his assertion about the Bible's corruption, there was no reply. "If it does not agree with the Quran, which has never changed, then it is corrupted." He said.
But Emilio pointed out that Mormons could have a similar claim about the book of Mormon. In the end Zabi like all Muslims are hoping in their good works to save them when they die. Heaven and Hell are dependent upon how many good works one can do versus evil works. That left him with no assurance and as we suggested to him with no peace either.
The peace and assurance Muslims are striving for can only be found in the person and work of Jesus Christ, which we gladly shared with him.
If you didn't get to listen to the program, you can listen to the full segment here: September 18, 2008 - Hour 1 (it starts about 40 min. into the program).