Course Description Points

  • Folk and Sufi Islam

    Learn about the various beliefs folk and Sufi Islam hold to and how that effects their worldview.

  • Evangelism

    Learn what folk Islam is and how to share the gospel with Muslims that hold to that worldview

  • Discipleship

    Learn from Tony Weedor who has decades of experience discipling Muslims in Africa.

Course curriculum

Course Description

Mission Muslim World University Video Course #25 


Prof. Tony Weedor


In this presentation, Prof. Tony Weedor explains the foundation of Islam in Africa including Folk Islam, Sufi Islam, and how pre-Islamic roots affected how Islam grew and changed in Africa. This will help the missionary better understand how to effectively evangelize Muslims with African heritage.


1. Download each Lecture PDF to have the video outline 

2. Watch each of the 20 video classes by professor Georges Houssney (30 minutes each)

3. Fill out a video application after each video class

4. Complete 5 evangelism reports

5. Complete the Application Assignment

6. Make a handout of Georges Houssney's Evangelism and Discipleship Methods

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  • Dr. Tony  Weedor

    Instructor of MMWU Course #25 Folk Islam in Africa

    Dr. Tony Weedor

    Tony Weedor was raised in a Muslim home where he was trained by his uncle to succeed him as a religious leader. It was Tony’s experience reading the Koran that lead him to seek the truth found in Jesus Christ. At age 22, he began a life of running from his own people for his safety. From 1982 through 2007 he saw his mother only twice. After becoming a Christian, Tony attended Bible College in Liberia and broadcasted the gospel from a Christian radio station. He has written numerous articles and has been published extensively in newspapers in Liberia. When the Civil War began in Liberia, he and two or three-hundred thousand others escaped by walking from Liberia to the Ivory Coast, a country in the southern part of West Africa. The conditions of the escape resulted in Tony, a 150-pound man becoming an 85-pound refugee living in a hut with no electricity and no running water. Against all odds, Tony started five churches during his three years in the Ivory Coast. Financial support from an Iowa dentist and his wife made it possible for Tony to study at Denver Seminary in Colorado. From there he returned to Ethiopia where he worked for five years developing church leaders. Tony is the founder of CenterPoint International Foundation and is the African Desk Director for advancing Native Missions. His recently has founded Petals of Hope Academy which addresses the ills of girls and trafficking. He is a student at OGS working on his DPhil degree.