A Story of Persecution in Saudi Arabia

June 5, 2013 by Open Doors in Stories of Persecution


“My father used to beat me to make me pray because the Messenger said in the Hadith:

“Of Umar bin Shuaib, of his father, of his grandfather, who said: ‘The Messenger of God (Peace be upon him) said, “Order your children to pray when they are seven years old, and beat them if they do not do so when they are ten years old”, as was told by Ahmed and Abu Dawud”

I began to pray the obligatory prayer and follow the Sunna, and I performed the night vigil prayer, this as a final attempt – and perhaps I would persevere. I became very depressed, and I was sure that I was of “the People of the Fire” and that I would not be saved from the torment of the grave.

In the year 2009 I bought a computer and one day I searched in YouTube for an interview with Doctor Wifaa’ Sultan. At that time I didn’t know much about Doctor Wifaa’ Sultan, and I didn’t know that she was a former Muslim. I watched a series of interviews with she and other Christians. I became very disillusioned with Islam and its Messenger, and I discovered that I had been tricked, but I didn’t have the courage to say that out loud! {And this is the case for many Muslims}. The series broke my barrier of fear, and I confirmed that Islam was not the religion of Allah. And without hesitation, I submitted my life to the Lord Jesus because he is the God of love and peace. The true God looked upon my weakness and answered my prayer and guided me to his path.

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