Prayer is requested for a Sudanese couple, Hamouda and Nada, converts from Islam charged with apostasy, who are facing a possible 100 lashes and a year in internal exile.
Their marriage was forcibly dissolved due to their conversions, however they have returned to living together. A court hearing, originally scheduled for 7 June was postponed until 17 June.
They were married in 2016 and have two children. When Hamouda converted to Christianity in 2018, Nada’s familiy forced them to dissolve the marriage in an Islamic (Shari’a) court, despite their wishes to remain married. In 2021, Nada converted to Christianity as well and returned with the children to live with Hamouda. This angered Nada’s brother, who reported them to the authorities.
- Please pray for:
God’s peace and strength in the final stages of the court case
The court to rule in favour of their marriage so they can live together in safety as a family
Their families to accept their marriage and commitment to one another and their faith