My wife and I have a weekly bible study group with muslim kids from our neighborhood. It's been going for about two years now, which represents a real surprise to us both. However, I am reaching a point where I am unsure how to proceed further in communicating the gospel message. Are there any resources available for successfully ministering to Muslims?
In my view it won't work if it is for the purpose of meeting some ecumenical agenda. It will work if the students are simply studying Catholicism as a religion. In any case they should be prepared for disturbing differences in doctrine.
Having a good knowledge of the Quaran would be a necessity, this to allow for the correct expression of sensitive areas
of their beliefs, and to establish any commonalities. You could suggest a meeting agenda with the parents just for an idea of how they feel things are progressing. You can also establish a curriculum with a short narrative of key points. Good social interaction with the parents is key. This way if there would be no surprises, and any objections can be resolved immediately. (Actually, I wonder if some of the new citizen parents feel coerced in this, not outwardly of course, but simply to want to become better nationals, MMmmm).
It would not work for me as I feel it would become a mine field. I would eventually find myself expending all the material that skirts key issues, then having to take them on. St. Francis had no such reservations(to my shame). I would find myself circling the verses of A. Usogh Allee and Oud Emrom, like covered wagons, resisting blurting out the obvious.
Mohammed eludes to the Divinity of Christ, and boarders around coming out and saying it outright, no doubt due to the risk
of the loss of his temporal status and charism. This "religion" is a sad shame really.
Sorry I'm not much help.