A Muslim medical doctor in Pakistan has been harassed and received death threats because he treated a dying Christian man in hospital.
The unnamed doctor said the Christian man arrived at the hospital, needing urgent medical treatment for his kidneys. No one else was caring for him, so the doctor gave him the dialysis, using medicine donated to the hospital through a form of Islamic alms-giving called zakaat.
Immediately after administering the medicine, a nurse became angry because the patient was a Christian, which means that he was forbidden from either receiving or using anything associated with Islamic alms giving.
He didn’t know it was just the beginning of what would be a string of harassments and death threats against him.
His department conducted an inquiry about the situation, which was very biased against him.
“The workplace discrimination gave way to threatening phone calls and vandalism of my car and bike,” he said in the Guardian’s article. “I was threatened with death at a medical conference hosted by the chair of the same NGO which had complained about me.”
Eventually, the situation became so bad that he and his wife decided to seek political asylum in the States, where they are now staying.
“Humanity is the core of any religion,” he concluded. “I faced backlash that would change my life forever. But, in the name of humanity, I deem that it was all worth it.”
- Pray for Pakistan, where there is a growing backlash and discrimination against Christians and also against Muslims who actively associate with Christians. Pray for understanding between religions and for freedom of belief across the country.
- Pray for Christians in Pakistan, who often have difficulty finding or keeping jobs, or gaining education or medical treatment. Pray for encouragement for these communities, and for access to facilities to which they are entitled.
- Pray for peace in Pakistan, especially with the growth of fundamental Islam. Pray for protection for Christians and other minorities in this country.
Psalm 54 vs 2: “Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.”
Source: http://www.christiantimes.com, http://www.persecution.org