OF A MUSLIM
did I accepted Lord Jesus as my savior from another faith?
year long persecution in Pakistan.
I am a Pakistani belong to a fundamentalist clan of another faith
belong to a radical clan of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
However, miraculously, I accepted Lord Jesus Christ as my savior in
1982, when I was 15 years old. Subsequently, in the year of 2005 we all
family my wife and three sons, accepted Christ
and were Baptized in Pakistan. In
some extremist knew about us and
me threatening notice to denounce the Gospel of Christ. So we
have to escape from Pakistan and now are living in an Asian
country as refugees.
discovery of light:
In 1982 when I was 15 years old, miraculously, I completed a study
course of Holy Bible from Pakistan. In this way, virtually, I accepted
Lord Jesus Christ in my teenager. When I disclosed about the changes,
I observed within me. People informed me that if I
other religion than Islam, is liable to be killed under Islamic Law in
Pakistan. I could not understand its meaning in true sense just knew
that I should not disclose to people about my new religious feelings.
In this way I was brought up with my Christian faith which
always tried to hide due to fear of
October, 2000, my parents arranged my marriage with a girl. Just
after marriage when my wife knew about my hidden Christian faith she
got frustrated. But I prayed to Lord and tried to convince her from the
comparative study of Bible.
after War against Terrorism:
In the year of 2001, I started my career. Meanwhile, USA and its allied
forces started War against Terrorism. They attacked on Afghanistan the
neighboring country of Pakistan. In retaliation, Pro-Taliban
Pakistani escalated protest against USA and the West. They
furious against all the Christian community living in Pakistan. They were attacking Christians Houses, and
they were burning Churches. In these prevailing protests. Taliban were kidnapping people for ransom to generate
their fund. Some informed Taliban about
my Pro-Christian thoughts. So they also kidnapped me and demanded a ransom
amount of Pak Rupees 2 Millions from my family. They confined me in
their private jail in tribal area of Pakistan. About 30 hostages were
already confined their in captivity of Talibans. They used
to bring 2
or 3 people daily as hostages and release to
those who pay them. They
executed many people in front of me who could not pay them.
Jesus as my savior:
Being a hostage in Taliban captivity, I lost hope of my life and
started pray. First, I thought that I have a punishment from heaven. Day by day, I was going to the verge of
day Taliban came at my cell they informed me that your family has
lodged complain against us rather to pay so tomorrow we will kill you.
I lost hope of life; I perceived that there is no one in this world
savior except the Lord Jesus Christ. So I started praying to the Lord
our God. Meanwhile, I felt asleep at any hour during pray. I
saw in my
vision that Lord Jesus Christ was putting his hand upon m
Suddenly, I opened my eyes and found myself more optimistic for life.
It was new life, a new beginning. I resolved in the captivity of
Taliban. That whenever I get release from here I would be
the name of Lord. I also resolved that I will bring my
Christ. Next day morning some Taliban came at my cell. They
me; It was a great miracle in my life.
I tolled everything to my wife about how the Lord Jesus gave me this
second life. She informed me that when you were in captivity, I also
prayed for you a lot. Eventually, I prayed to Lord and I found you back
alive so she also accepted Lord Jesus Christ as her savior and
our Lord. I was astonished to see my wife in Christ
Jesus. So we
both committed that we will bring our child in Christ.
Subsequently, I start my struggle for baptism; however, no priest was
ready to baptize us, as conversion is not allowed in our country
Pakistan. If some one accept any other
they used to get killed. In 2002, my first baby boy
was born. I gave him Christian name. My whole family raised
why did you name him as Christians?
the year of 2005 we all my wife and three sons were baptized in
Pakistan. We all were living being followers of the Gospel of Christ in
legal rights of persecuted Christians:
I used to provide free legal
aid to deserving people. As Christians are the most deserving poor
minority in my country as they dont have equal rights. That is why many poor
Christians were use to come at me for free legal aid.
Pakistani law gives a license of rape to the criminals. If any criminal
rape with any Christian female and then take plea that she has
accepted Islam and marry with him. Such person is not culpable under
Pakistani criminal law. If victim female claim that she is a Christian,
then under Islamic law she is liable to be executed as a Muslim cannot
accept the Gospel of Christ. If she claims that marriage is a
fake such plea cannot be taken in a family court under Muslim
Law. Therefore, gang rape with Christian female by culprits is a
very common crime in Pakistan. Criminal first kidnap any Christian
female and then they rape with her. In case of any criminal
such criminals claims that she is converted Muslim and show her wife of
any rapist. In this way they take refuge
in the cover of Law.
Christian persecuted female:
In 2006 one poor Christina family came to me , it was so
terrible that no lawyer dared to take up the matter. As some
kidnapped a Christian girl they committed gang rape with her for three
month. The poor parents lodged a criminal complain against the
culprits. Police recovered the victim girl and arrested the accused
persons. Usually, one accused person claimed that victim girl is his
wife and she is converted Muslim. So police released all the accused
persons. Thereafter, accused persons once again started to extend
threats to that victim Christian family.
of Islam through Crime:
I took up the matter as the victim girl was not converted Muslim but
she was Christian and victim of gang-rap by extremist. I pursued
the matter in court of law, hence, police arrested all the accused
again and sent them to jail in gang-rape case. However, many
lawyers raised objection to me, if a Christian girl has converted from
Christianity to Islam, why did you send her back to her Christian
parent? And why did you made here Christian again? Accused
person turned that criminal matter into a religious
extremist were supporting to accused person. As they think
if the victim girl lives being a Muslim wife with
accused person is
batter then to live with any Christian man. They were seeking promotion
of Islam through crime.
Judge also gave extra favor to accused and released them
bail. After getting release once again accused person started threading
to victim Christian female and her family. I lodged complain against
the accused. News was published against the accused person so they
became more furious. Eventually, the victim Christian family
home city and shifted to some other part of Pakistan, just to save
person ultimately attacked me they assaulted me and said why did
you support Christians? And why did you not send victim girl back to
her Christian family? Even tough you are Muslim then why are you
supporting to Christians?
detention due to Christian faith:
As my wife belong to a fundamentalist family. Anyhow one elder brother
of my wife knew about the attack on my office by some extremist.
So he asked me also why do you gave favor to Christians? Why do you
provide free legal aid to Christians? He suspect about our faith as
he has seen Holy Bible in my home.
went back to his home and called my wife and children their.
wife and children went to her parents home the brother of my wife
illegally detained my wife and children. They maltreated my wife and persecuted her and when they
knew about our conversion they demanded divorce forcibly. They kept my
wife and children for three month as hostages in their illegally
confinement. I invoked the office of Prime Minister of Pakistan for the
recovery of my three sons and wife from illegal confinement. With the
interference of Prime Minister Office they released my wife and
by Government of Pakistan:
After conducting enquiry the officials of Prime Minister House called
me and informed me that your brother-in-law has recorded their
statement against you that you rejected Islam and accepted the Gospel of Christ. They further threatened me, that you yourself are accused
of blasphemy law as you rejected Islam. So they called me along wife
and children for recording statement. I informed them, even though, I
have lodged complain against the brothers of my wife but now they
released my wife and children so I dont want to pursue any legal
action against them. However, the officials of Prime Minister House
were themselves prejudiced against us and took the matter
as personal. However, I did not attend the P.M office as they called
by Islamic clerics Death or Conversion?
Thereafter, in the month of February 2007, I received two threatening
notices from an Islamic seminary Mosque for come back to Islam or
ready. Muslim clerics called me at one of the biggest
mosque of my
city. They explain about the belief of me and my family. I did
there. Then they gave me threatening notice to come back to
ready to die within 7 days. I did not go to that mosque. Thereafter,
some extremist Muslim from that seminary attacked our home and they
wanted to kill us all under Islamic Law of
Apostasy. Ultimately, they
gave us last chance and called us at Mosque on 18th
February, 2007. They tolled us that we are going to invite some press
reporters and you shall have to accept Islam again before them.
Otherwise we will kill you both wife and husband and we will
your sons to make them Muslim again.
I had no any other option except to escape from Pakistan as all the
people and Government of Pakistan were supporting to extremist. I arranged our escape. On 17th,
February, 2007; I
along with my 3 sons and wife escaped from Pakistan and arrived in an
Asian Pacific country to take refuge their. We sought asylum in any
Christian country through UNHCR. We left every thing behind in Pakistan
and are living now as refugees.