Cracks in the Crescent
by Hussein Hajji Wario
Out of print
The newest trend in Catholic circles is an unexpected one
But it’s not for Hussein Hajji Wario
Some contemporary Catholics are at pains to spin Islam, apart from “fringe elements,” as a religion made for thoughtful folk. Made for peace. Made for the moderates among us. Just like Christianity, only maybe a little bit different.
Hussein Hajji Wario gets the “different” part. Born and raised Muslim, he became a Christian some years ago—and a target, for that reason, in his native Kenya. His story is not for the gauzy optimists in your parish. It lays out the consequences of author Wario’s courageous act, including threats and anguish normally not associated with religions of moderation and tolerance—extending to his Muslim family, not just to the new Christian convert.
Nor was he singled out only by Muslim “fanatics.” No, this was systemic persecution.
Wario explains in 16 readable chapters what Islam is, and what its belief system has always been. He also tells us what his life is like now, and what it once was.
He contrasts Islamic and Christian teachings. If you believed in moderate Islam before page one, you won’t by the end of Wario’s clear-eyed account.
New Oxford Review devoted major space to author Wario’s spellbinding story. Reviewer Philip Blosser wrote in part:
“Wario’s Cracks in the Crescent warrants special notice. Two facts set this book apart. First, Wario is not only a former Sunni Muslim with years of experience in an Islamic culture, but unlike many Muslims was thoroughly educated in the esoteric aspects of Islam. Second, the arguments he uses to expose Islam—arguments honed by years of experience of debating Muslim peers after his Christian conversion—are drawn from the extensive literature of Islam itself, not merely the Koran, but Islamic history….
The first fourteen chapters of his book chronicle his upbringing in the monolithically Muslim community of his Kenyan Orma tribe, the shocking persecutions that followed his Christian conversion in 1989, and his emigration to the United States, where he attended Hope College in Michigan. The final two chapters deal thematically with the distortions behind the “Jesus of Islam” and the “Promised Comforter,” whom Muslims understand to be Muhammad….
Along with fellow schoolboys, he still bears scars from the floggings they received when they misspelled or mispronounced words from the Koran….
Ominous plans were made to forcibly convert him back to Islam. His family arranged for him to see an exorcist. Attempts were made on his life. His sister attempted to poison him—a fate he only narrowly escaped by a vague intuition that something was wrong on the occasion when she served him a drink. To add insult to injury, he was sometimes criticized by Christians who misunderstood his motives….
By far the most interesting point that Wario discusses is the “Jesus of Islam.” Even though the Wur’an and Hadith depict Jesus in ways that are often grossly distorted, they inadvertently accord Him tremendous attributes that show His vast superiority to all
the prophets mentioned in the Koran, including Muhammad— attributes including His sinlessness, that He would be a revelation and a mercy for mankind, and that He was uniquely protected (along with His mother, Mary, “chosen above the women of all nations”) from Satan at birth….
We owe a debt of gratitude to Wario for the courage of his response to Christ’s call to follow Him out of his Islamic community in Kenya, at great personal cost; for his elegantly written chronicle of those events; and for this rare glimpse into the more esoteric doctrines of Islam. This book should be read by any and all Catholic clergy and laymen interested in Islam. While some of the information provided will call for great tact and sensitivity if shared with Muslim friends and acquaintances, it will readily furnish the needed resources and references required to help both Muslims and non-Muslims come to a clearer understanding of Islam and its growing influence in our world today.”
Softcover “Should be read by any and all Catholic
clergy and laymen interested in Islam.”
—New Oxford Review
Out of print
Traditional Roman Catholic Books II
Spiritual Excellence by Alban Goodier, SJ
Saints to Help the Sick and the Dying
Surprising Mystics by Herbert Thurston
Learning to Live Contentedly by James A. Magner
Cardinal Mercier's Retreat to His Priests by Joseph Cardinal Mercier
Cracks in the Crescent by Hussein Hajji Wario
Discovering the Camino de Santiago by Rev. Gregory Markey
The Development of the Liturgical Reform: As seen by Cardinal Ferdinando Antonelli from 1948 - 1970
by Msgr. Nicola Giampietro
Handbook of Moral Theology by Dominic M. Prummer, O.P.
Some Rare Virtues by Raoul Plus, SJ
Books and Videos on Padre Pio
CATHOLIC BIBLES - Family Bibles, Spanish Bibles, Church, School and Study Bible Edidions
Bishop Fulton Sheen - Audio Tapes, Videos and Books
THE DOUAY-RHEIMS BIBLE - Now in Larger Print!
Why Should You Read Only the Douay-Rheims Translation of the Bible?
Text of The Third Secret of Fatima - Complete Text
New DVDs on Padre Pio and Sr. faustina
New DVD on Canonization of Padre Pio
HLI Pro-Life Material - Prolife Books, Audio Tapes, CDs, DVD and Documentary Videos
Home Page / Statues / Crucifixes / Catholic Resources / Catholic DVD Videos / Catholic Books / Catholic Audio Tapes / Christian Music / Catholic News / Angels / Anti-Semitism / Animated 1 / Animated 2 / Animated for Children - The New Testament / Animated - The Old Testament / Apparitions of Blessed Virgin Mary / Apologetics / Art Gallery / Audio Tapes / The Beatification of Padre Pio / Hilaire Belloc / Bible / Bibles / Books on Bible / Bishop Fulton Sheen / Books / Books on Divine Mercy / A Catholic Theme Park / Children and Youth - Animated / Church Documents / Church History / Creation vs Evolution / The Creature from Jekyll Island / Devil - Satan / Catholic Family Resources / Divine Mercy / Diary of Sister Faustina / Dr. Bernard Nathanson / Errors - Problems of Modern Times / Eucharist and the Mass / Family and Marriage / Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria / Freemasonry / Garabandal / Gifts / Gods of the New Age / Global Tyranny / Health / Hell, Heaven and Purgatory / Home Schooling / John Paul II Collection / Joan of Arc / Journeys of the Soul / Latest Message / Marianland / Marian / Marian Videos / Mariology / Charismatic / Marx and Satan / Medjugorje Miracles and the Message / Miracles in Catholic Church / Money System / Mother Teresa / Music / MP3 - Free Music Samples / Yoga Conspiracy / One World Government / Padre Pio (Videos) / Padre Pio (Books) / Pious Publications / The Priesthood / Pro-Life Videos and DVD / Pro-Life Books / Prophecy / Prophecy of The Third Secret of Fatima / Rafael's Art Gallery / Prof. Libor Brom / Religious Education-Adult / Religious Education-Grade School / Religious Education - High School / Pro-Life Movement vs Rock/Pop Music, MTV, Hollywood and Satan / ROSARY / Saints Part 1 / Saints Part 2 / Saints Part 3 / St. Patrick Apostle of Ireland / Scott Hahn, Kimberly Hahn, Bishop Sheen / Shocking Videos on Current Events / Spanish Videos / Spiritual Life / Sr. Faustina / Stigmata and Stigmatist / Theology / True Church and Bible / The UN's Crusade Against God and Family / Vatican II / Videos - Main Section / J. Paddy Nolan / Wayne Weible / Latest news / Sin and Repentance / Fr. Faber / Marian Videos as Seen on EWTN / Mother Teresa / Text of The Third Secret of Fatima / Catholic Books and Audio Cds
THE DOUAY-RHEIMS BIBLE
The Douay-Rheims Bible - Hardbound
The best, most accurate, safest English translation that you can use.
A careful word-for-word translation of the Latin Vulgate Bible
(the official Bible of the Church) - plus of the original New Testament Greek.
Douay Rheims Bible Product Details
Free Music Samples
Free Contemporary Christian Music
Back to Back to Home Page