First Saudi woman publicly announces her faith in Christ


By Michael Ireland

Saudi woman “Maryam”

Last week a Saudi woman who introduced herself as “Maryam” announced in a video published on the internet that she has forsaken Islam and converted to Christianity, according to Mohabat News.

Apparently, she is the first Saudi-Arabian woman to publicly declare her faith in such a manner.

The new convert said in the published video that she hasn’t removed her Hijab for fear of her life and to keep her identity unknown.

The publishing of the video on the internet angered Saudi officials and Muftis. They highly criticized the video and called urgently for necessary measures to stop Christian evangelism in Saudi Arabia.

They called for increased measures to deal with any evangelism in Saudi Arabia, the news agency reported.

In the short video, Maryam says: “I have quit the darkness of Wahhabi Islam and entered the light of Christianity. I dreamt that I needed to do this. Jesus Christ came to visit me in my dream and gave me the name of Maryam (Arabic pronunciation of Mary).”

She added, “The morality police’s treatment caused me to not take fasting and prayer seriously and to eventually convert to Christianity.”

Saudi Arabia, with a population of 26 million, is nearly one hundred percent Muslim. However, reports coming out of the country as well as other Arabic countries, indicate that Christianity is increasing in these countries, the news agency said.

The country imposes an extremely strict form of Sharia law. The official religion in Saudi Arabia is Wahhabi Islam which is an extreme version of Islam.

The country’s monarchy claims that their constitution is based on the Quran and Sharia law. According to Sharia law, anyone who leaves Islam may be killed. Thus, most of those who have converted to another religion keep it secret. — ASSIST News


  1. Keep going. pray. Read the Bible. if you cant get one try the internet. seek Jesus and you will find him. Peace.

  2. Comment: How lucky 4 u to have seen Him? U know what? Others are following Him by faith. Don’t forsake Him becoz He is the Judge of all. When asked on his death bed, especially on the fate of his founded religion in his absencier, Mohamed, Fearing how his fate would be like after earthly life, is said to have remarked, “u are asking me and yet i myself do not know how the son of Mary would treat me.” HE KNEW THAT JESUS WIL BE THE ONE TO SETTLE ALL THESE ISSUES BUT DID NOT OPENLY INFORM HIS FOLLOWERS-WHAT A BAD LEADER ! THANK JESUS 4 BEING KIND TO U AND STICK TO HIM 4 INDEED HE IS THE JUDGE.

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