Prayer Alert: Pakistani Christian Woman Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for “Defiling the Qur’an” Up for Bail
We’re asking for urgent prayer on behalf of Ruqqiya Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for “defiling the Qur’an” by touching it with unwashed hands. After eight months in prison, she is now applying to be freed on bail. A court is scheduled to conduct a bail hearing for Ruqqiya on November 10, 2011.
We are hopeful that her appeal will be granted — her husband, Munir, who was also imprisoned for the same crime, was released on bail in December of last year.
Ruqqiya and her husband were found guilty of blasphemy for their crime of “defiling the Quran” and both sentenced to 25 years in prison by a Pakistani court on March 2, 2010.
For the judge to grant the bail to Ruqqiya during the hearing on November 10.
For the safety of Munir Masih. Though he has been freed on bail, he still faces vigilante attacks at the hands of radical Muslims.
For the children of Ruqqiya and Munir to be comforted and strengthened by God as they witness the injustice suffered by their parents.
For Pakistani Christians to continue in their faith in Christ as they face increasing persecution.