Pakistani Muslim Muhammad Ayub converts to Christianity - becomes Ayub Masih (Urdu for Christ)
Converted from Islam receiving threats
from extremists that they will kill them and their families.He has
received threatening letters from different Islamic Organizations, told
Ayub to LEAD. He also added that his meetings were conducted with
different Christians organizations and with foreign delegations but not a
single one helped us
Ayub Masih has come to LEAD office and told his story of conversion
from Islam to Christianity. He also said how he had spent his four years
in Christian faith. He is living in hidden. He has no job or any kind
of work for earning his livelihood. He added ” I and my wife are
satisfied that we have Jesus in our lives “.
Muhammad Ayub (Christian name Ayub Masih):
Family Back Ground:
I have four sisters and one brother ,my father was died in 1996 and
my mother is alive. My family belongs to tribe of Jutt (tuddy). I was
married in 1998. I have two children one son and daughter. My son is 11
years old and my daughter is 4 years old. My family is learned family
and have well knowledge of religion.
How I accepted Christianity:
I was working in Sahiwal as cable net work as a recovery in-charge.
Some Muslims Colleagues told me that there was one Muslim who accepted
Christian religion and denounced Islam. I was surprised and as well as
shocked to know this story of conversion from Islam to Christianity. I
told that informer that I wanted to meet him face to face. My message
was conveyed to that person. The person who accepted Christian religion
his name was Zubair Shah and after accepting Jesus his name was changed
as Emmanuel Shah. Emanuel Shah was reluctant to meet me and in this way
four months passed away. After making satisfaction that I was not going
to create any problem for him then he was ready to meet me in person and
willing to talk with me. I had asked some questions to Shah sahab that
why you had changed his religion and how you changed his religion which
was the surety of Paradise.
I put many questions regarding his
conversion from Islam and tried to reconvert him towards Islam. He never
ever tried to influence me towards Christian religion that I would
accept Jesus Christ. One day he gave me Holy Bible for reading but I
returned him saying that I did not know any thing about Bible. I asked
him that If you made me satisfied from Holy Quran then I would accept.
One my this question he gave me many references from Holy Bible
regarding the personality of Jesus Christ and references about earlier
Holy Books. He gave me Bible and told me to read it you would find all
answers of your questions. I read the Bible and read Quranic references
about Jesus and Mary. I made comparison of different topics such as Day
Of Judgement, Salvation and crucifixion of Jesus Christ , while
comparing Bible and Quran I found that Jesus Christ had the all
Authorities. This was my turning appoint towards Christianity.
How I was baptized:
I was under pressure while I changed my mind to accept Jesus because
of Apostasy and fear of killing and other problems from Muslims. At the
end I put all my worries on God thinking that God would guide me through
dream what is right for me and what is wrong? I had a dream and saw
that my father , who died 18 years ago, was sitting on the bench of
Church and asked me that why you had not swept and cleaned the Church. I
was satisfied that Jesus had given this Good News to my father and this
was my encouragement to accept Jesus Christ. I told to Shah sahab about
this and he gave me the reference of Pastor Munir Phool and he baptized
How My wife came to Jesus:
I often read Bible and my wife often asked many questions about Bible
why I read this Book. One day I shared with her about my accepting of
Christian Religion. My wife told that did you know that after doing this
our relationship as husband and wife would be dissolved. I shared that
all my matters and problems I had put on God , He would guide me what I
had to do. We both spent that night in silence and on morning she told
that what you had done you should have not to show and tell any body.
This was between you and your God. In this way we spent one year. We
both did not force each other regarding religion. After one year she
showed her interest in Christianity and shared with me that she also
wanted to accept Jesus Christ. In this way she was also baptized by
Pastor Munir Phool. We both willing to get baptized of Children too but
Pastor told that Children would be baptized when they would be matured.
How my family came to know about our new life in Jesus:
After our baptism, Mr. Emmanuel Shah shared with some Christians
families about our conversion from Islam to Christianity.The news about
this conversion spread within our area and locality during this my
family also came to know about our conversion. My brother asked me about
this conversion and I told him truth.I also started to preach him ,he
became agree to accept Jesus Christ on our exchange of conversation, but
he shared with our brother in law and after that he retracted from
Threats and hardships which I and my family suffered:
I had received many threats from family members and also boycotted
from my family. They also kicked out from my house and also deprived of
from my father’s property. In this way many Muslims came to know all
this story of my conversion.I received many unknown phone calls and
warned to accept again Islam otherwise i would be killed. I also
received some threatening letters from different Islamic organizations.
One night we were sitting in street because the light was broke down and
weather was hot. Two men on motor bike came to our house and one of
then said that this was the man who was sitting and the other one who
was at the back of bike sitting fired at me, I was luckily saved but
they thought that i had hit by fire and they ran away. After this
incident we were very scared and fearful which is still going on.
I got into contact with Sohail John by Pastor Munir Phool. I told him
all this incident and my problems which I and my family is facing until
now. They have arranged many meetings with different foreigners and
told them our problems which we were facing due to our Christian faith.
He has not helped me and supported me until now.
My request to LEAD:
I request LEAD , please help me and my family and save our lives. I will be very thankful.
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