Naeem moved to the United States after the first Gulf War, following his older brother Mahmoud, who had previously enrolled in Spartanburg Methodist College in South Carolina.
While attending the college, Mahmoud found the Lord. And on a visit to Kuwait to see his family he announced he had converted to Christianity.
Naeem was furious with his brother, cursing him for renouncing the Islamic faith they grew up with. He even went so far as threatening to kill his brother, in accordance with the Koranic punishment for infidels like Ahmed who turn away from the “religion of peace.”
There was tension between the two brothers for a period of time. Nevertheless, Naeem decided he would visit his older brother in the U.S. But, though Mahmoud tried to share the Gospel with his younger brother, Naeem remained unreceptive.
Then an amazing thing happened, Pastor Naeem recounted, in a recent appearance at a Southern California church: He had a supernatural experience with the Lord that changed his life, much as Saul of Tarsus had a life-changing encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus.
As he lay in bed one night, a demonic presence entered his room. It told him, “I’m going to kill you.” Naheem got up and raced down the hall to his brother’s bedroom to ask him what to do.
Mahmoud told his scared-to-death younger brother that he knew but only one name he might call upon that had authority over demons and angels alike, and that was Jesus.
So Naeem returned to his room, sat on his bed, eyes wide open. And he espied another presence, which had chased away the malevolent presence stalking the young man.
“I am Jesus,” said the new, benevolent presence. “Your life is not your own.”
And, indeed, the Lord anointed Pastor Naeem that night to take the Gospel to the Muslim community.
To let them know that the God who created them desires that none would perish, but that all would have everlasting life. And that there is no other name under heaven given among men by which they might be saved besides Jesus.
Pastor Naeem, who in 2006 planted Mosiac Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of the growing ranks of ex-Muslims not only here in the United States, but throughout the world, who have been called into the service of Christ.
They have lifted up their eyes and looked at the fields, and found them already white for the harvest.
And it is because men like Pastor Naeem, author of the recently published book “Ex-Muslim,” are doing the work the Lord has set before them that Islam is losing millions of adherents to Christianity.
Indeed, that mass exodus has been corroborated by Ahmad Al Qataani, president of The Companions Lighthouse for the Science of Islamic Law, which is based in Libya, and which trains imams and Islamic preachers.
“In every hour,” said the Muslim cleric, in an interview that aired some years back on the Al Jazeera news network, “667 Muslims convert to Christianity. Everyday, 16,000 Muslims convert to Christianity. Every year, 6 million Muslims convert to Christianity.”
And that’s just in Africa.
The growing Christianization of the Dark Continent confirms the words of the Apostle Paul: “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow” and “every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”