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Important Conversion Case Decided Monday, 26 February in Malaysia

Photo: Maylay Mail Online

Is Malaysia an Islamic state or a secular state? That question remains unresolved. The Constitution guarantees freedom of religion and the right to propagate it. However, in reality, Christians do not enjoy all the freedoms and liberties that the Constitution guarantees. We do not have the exact time, but on 26 February, the Federal Court, the highest court of Malaysia, will hear the appeal of four people who wish to have their conversions from Islam legally recognized. Malaysia in on +8 GMT. The court's decision on this appeal will undoubtedly set a precedent for any future cases.
One, Syarifah Nooraffyzza Binti Wan Hosen, is an ethnic Malay by birth and has converted to Christianity. Malays are considered Muslim when born. The other three, Tiong Choo Ting, Salina Jau, and Jenny Binti Peter, were Christians but converted to Islam because of marriage. Death and divorce from spouses has led to their appeal to have their religious identity of Christianity officially recognized once again. All eyes are on this landmark case. Malay Christian churches and communities are united in prayer for a favorable court ruling. Their primary concern is for fairness and adherence to the Constitution and the religious rights it guarantees.
The nation of Malaysia is number 23 on the 2018 Open Doors World Watch List of the worst persecutors of Christians in the world. Window International Network partners pray for Malaysia on Day 24 in accordance with the Praying Through the Window 9: Global Terrorism and World Religions prayer calendar.

Please Pray For:

  • God to strengthen the three persons returning to Christ and the new convert. Pray that they will not be defeated by any threats or obstacles, but will stand firm and experience the power of God in tribulation (The Bible, 1Corinthians 15:58).
  • The high Federal Court to accurately interpret the Constitution that guarantees freedom of religion and the right to share it. The Court's decision to uphold the Constitution will clarify Muslims' right to convert from Islam to other religions including Christianity. Pray that Christians are granted the right to preach the Gospel to all religious groups openly. The outcome will set a precedent for similar cases in the future (The Bible, Proverbs 21:15).
  • Christians in Malaysia to continue to unite as one in prayer for a favorable decision by the court (The Bible, Acts 1:14).
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