American Pastor Saeed Abedini has revealed that his close friend, Maryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran, who was held in Iranian prison for her Christian faith, is in extreme pain and "one step from death" after being temporarily released to receive medical treatment.
"Bail was put up for Nasim and she is now home. I got to talk to her. She got time from prison but there is still a high possibility they will have to take her back after a week or so. I think they allowed this to shut down the news. I saw her, and she looks like she is just one step from death," Abedini wrote in a Facebook update on Monday.
"She went to the hospital to get treatment after her temporary release and they recognized her and wouldn't treat her. Her sister in law is a doctor and she is now in her house to help her start eating," he added. more >>
A Christian woman and the wife of a local Nigerian pastor was stabbed to death by attackers last week, reports say, allegedly because she insulted the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.
AllAfrica reported that the woman, 74-year-old Bridget Abahime, was followed and killed at a market in Kano, following accusations that she had insulted the Islamic faith. Nigeria's police say that two suspects connected to the murder have been arrested, and have deployed further security to the area to prevent the incident from "degenerating into a major security threat."
The Christian Association of Nigeria, which represents followers of Christ who make up nearly half of Nigeria's population, condemned the killing, and questioned why police are not doing more to protect Christians. more >>
Following the death of cultural icon Muhammad Ali, Franklin Graham is sharing his personal memories of the boxing champion who visited his father, evangelist Billy Graham, at the family's home in North Carolina.
"The world has lost a champion. Muhammad Ali was considered by many as the greatest boxer of all time. His career began during a difficult period in our country with the racial tensions of the 1960s and the Vietnam War. His outspoken positions caused him to be both loved and hated by some," Graham wrote in a Facebook post about Ali, who died on June 3 at age 74, following a bout of respiratory illness, connected to complications with Parkinson's disease, which he battled for decades.
"I had the privilege of meeting him on several occasions, and he visited at my parents' home in Montreat, North Carolina. Muhammad Ali's father brought him to visit my father Billy Graham because he was concerned over Ali's faith in Islam and was afraid that his son had been led astray," Franklin Graham revealed. more >>
Did you hear that Miss USA Rima Fakih converted to the Christian faith from Islam? She's part of an exciting trend! The headlines are filled with bad news about the Muslim world in general — and Christian-Muslim encounters in particular. We see horrifying images of Christians kneeling before being decapitated, of kindly nuns executed, of believers by the tens of thousands forced to flee their homes as refugees to escape ISIS.
But as the late Paul Harvey used to say, you need to know "the rest of the story." There are some good, very good, things happening in the Muslim world.
An Iraqi Christian woman in her 30s and a mother of three narrates how Islamic State terrorists "married and divorced" her as many as nine times a night to rape her with "justification" before she escaped their stronghold of Mosul.
"They had me whenever they would desire it. Especially this one, Farouk, who was obsessed with me and he would say, 'I like the people of Jesus,'" the woman says in a video interview with the non-profit group In Defense of Christians, which shared the footage with Fox News.
The woman, whose identify has not been disclosed for security reasons and who is seen crying and shaking in parts of the interview, then talks about how she was "married" by fighters of Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL or Daesh. more >>
The holy month for Muslims will start in a few days with fasting expected to last longer during the day because of the summer solstice.
Dubbed Ramadan, this holy month for Muslims will begin on June 6 and will be observed until July 5, Metro noted. The month-long celebration commemorates the time when Allah handed the Koran, the holy book of Islam, to Prophet Muhammad.
Independent explained that Ramadan is also the ninth month in the Islam calendar, which is considered the most scared because of the Koran's history. For the entire month, Muslims do not eat nor drink from the moment the sun rises to sunset. They also pray, contemplate and practice acts of generosity towards others. more >>