As a child, Kashif was sent to the mosque to learn the Quran, as is typical in Muslim families. Kashif recalls spending two to three hours daily, both morning and evening, learning about Islam. It soon became his life. However, he always felt like something was missing.
Growing up, Kashif had only heard negative things about Christians. They were referred to as “untouchable.” If a Muslim touched a Christian, they would immediately become unholy. The fear of being an outcast among his own people kept him from exploring other religions, until he came across the name of Jesus Christ.
One day, while he was on Facebook, he saw an image of Jesus on the cross. He was astonished. Who was this person? Why was He on a cross? He had never heard of Jesus before, so Kashif decided to ask the imam (the leader of prayer and worship) at his mosque about what he’d seen.
“Meet me personally in my office,” the imam said. When Kashif asked him about Jesus, the imam got angry. “Why are you asking about him? Who told you about Jesus?” the imam harshly asked. “You will be cut off from Islam if you meet with Christians.”
Kashif left the imam’s office without the answer he was looking for, but he was still determined to find out more about the man on the cross.
Then a true miracle happened: Kashif saw Jesus in a dream.
“I had a dream where Jesus appeared to me in my room while I was sleeping. Light filled my room. I woke up suddenly and began to cry,” Kashif shares.
That was the first time Kashif prayed to Jesus.
Then he made friends with a Christian pastor on Facebook who discipled him and explained the gospel. It was then that Kashif began to read the Bible for himself. A few years later, Kashif completely gave his life to Jesus—even knowing there was a difficult road ahead.