Christian, Muslim Couple Facing Death Threats For Loving Each Other

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By Jawad Mazhar, Worthy News Special Correspondent reporting from Joharabad, Pakistan

JOHARABAD, PAKISTAN (Worthy News)-- A Pakistani court has ordered police to protect a recently married Christian woman and her Muslim husband after they apparently received death threats from Islamic relatives opposing their interfaith relationship.

A local court in Khushab District in Pakistan's Punjab province also issued "directives to provide security" to the newly wed couple and "arrest" the suspects, Worthy News learned Saturday April 3.

Shahnaz Bibi, 23, told Worthy News and its partner agency BosNewsLife that she and her husband, Muhammad Imran, had asked the court to intervene because relatives did not accept their decision to marry and respect each other's faith.

Speaking at their home in the town of Joharabad, Bibi said her father-in-law and other Muslim relatives threatened to kill her if she would remain a Christian.

FATHER-IN-LAW

"My Muslim father-in-law and his Muslim accomplices became enemies of our marital life”, Bibi added. "I made clear to them I would neither recant Christianity nor leave my beloved husband."

Muhammad Imran said police protection was urgently needed. "My father will not harm me but surely will kill Shahnaz for her refusal to embrace Islam."

Imran stressed he does not want his wife to become a Muslim. "When we married last year in July we decided that each one of us would be free to live, follow and worship according to his or her faith," he said.

"We are very happy together and will not separate whatever comes our way."

Christians are a tiny minority in Pakistan, a heavily Islamic nation of some 175 million people.

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4 thoughts on “Christian, Muslim Couple Facing Death Threats For Loving Each Other”

  1. Praying!

    "And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." Ephesians 6:4

    Save Now LORD

    "Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
    Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
    In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:" Colossians 1:12-14

    Save Now

    "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
    And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?" John 11:25-26

    I Plead Your Blood Over This Couple And Over Their Dear In-Laws

    "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
    But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:" 1 Peter 1:18-19

    Glorify Your Name Beloved

    "For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
    That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live." John 5:22-25

    Glorify Your Name

    "Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you." Matthew 9:29

    In Jesus I Pray
    Hallelujah!
    Amen!

    Tears And Joy

    I Love You LORD Jesus
    I Love You

    • This "Christian" sister, if she even is a born again Christian, is in direct disobedience to God's word "Be not yoked to unbelievers"; however, there is a possibility that she is not aware of the directive in the Bible; in that case, let's hope that she becomes so informed that light has no fellowship with darkness, and strives to become the influence for Christ for her husband, whose Muslim ideology, at its core, is to hate and kill Jews and Christians, and to revoke Jesus' claim to deity.

      • Be Blessed Beloved Of The KING

        "No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD." Isaiah 54:17

        Love, Your Brother Joe

  2. Congratz on your Marrage and Much Respect & Blessings to Shahnaz Bibi and her husband, Muhammad Imran and yes to their Families. The is too much hate in this world, but Love will find a way even between waring faiths. People Life is too short and this why blessings of Family should be shared and charished.
    All the Best to you Muhammad Imran & Shahnaz Bibi in your lives, may you have many loving healthy children.

    Blessings

    Everett a (Canadian)

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