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Muslim husband starves Christian wife for reading the Bible

A Muslim husband got angry after his wife converted to Christianity and was reading the Bible. He beat her, refused to give her any food and left her in a wild park to die.

Sharifa Muhando, the mother of a 2-year-old boy, had kept her faith hidden from her husband, Musa Bwambale, and other relatives after converting to Christianity in 2021. 

During praying and reading the Bible she fell asleep on the 10th of May. During an interview conducted from her hospital bed, she revealed “Unfortunately I left the door open. My husband came back from his place of work and called me, and I didn’t respond because I was deep in sleep. He opened the door and found me with my Bible and a notebook on my chest. He shouted, ‘Allah Akbar’! I was terrified after seeing him; he asked me what the matter was I answered him that this is a holy book. He got annoyed and beat me that night and told me that he was punishing me for leaving Islam, and that he will automatically be rewarded in Jannah ( meaning paradise) by Allah.”

Muhando’s husband denied food from her and threatened to kill her if she asked anyone for help. Then he took her to Queen Elizabeth National Park on the 17th of May.

“My husband said he had received a dream from Allah of taking me somewhere. He took me on his vehicle and dumped me inside Queen Elizabeth National Park to be eaten by wild animals”.

Fortunately the pastor of the church Muhando had been secretly attending, happened to drive by and noticed her. He called for help and they took her to a local hospital.

The pastor reported that “Sharifa’s health was in a bad state and she has been undergoing treatment while suffering from injuries — her spleen especially was affected, as her husband hit her with a blunt object, and she has pain around the neck. The doctors are also treating her for starvation and trauma-related symptoms”.

During his preparations to report the crime to the police, the pastor found out that Muhando’s husband had died in a traffic accident. “At the moment Sharifa needs prayers for quick healing and recovery from trauma and for her future life” the pastor said.

Uganda is a majority Christian nation. Muslims make up no more than 12% of the population, with high concentrations in eastern areas of the country. Christians within the majority-Muslim border regions are facing severe persecution, especially those who convert from Islam. 



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