Shirley W. Madany nee Dann, age 84, of
Mrs. Madany is survived by her husband Rev. Bassam Madany, six children,16 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Mrs. Madany was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Shirley W. Madany, assisted her husband in the Arabic Broadcast Department for 25 years. Besides her secretarial duties, she assumed responsibility for the monthly follow-up mailings, which went to a list of over 30,000 names in more than 65 countries. She gained a working knowledge of the Arabic language in that process. She also contributed monthly articles about their work to the Missionary Monthly Magazine.
Their first English publication The Bible and Islam was edited from lectures given at Reformed Bible College, in
The Madanys have worked as a team both in radio and now on the Internet. In 2005 Shirley's first book, Muslims Meeting Christ, appeared in print.
Rev. Bassam Michael Madany was born in
In June 1958, Rev. Madany was appointed as Arabic Broadcast Minister, in the Christian Reformed Church. He pioneered Arabic radio missions and developed a Bible-based ministry, which emphasizes the centrality of the Word of God in missions to Muslims. He has authored several books in Arabic for his follow-up ministry. He has authored several books in Arabic for use in the spread of the Word of God among Arabic-speaking people. He has published two books in English, The Bible & Islam, and An Introduction to Islam. The former book has been translated into Russian, and has already gone through two printings.