“You will not find a people who believe in Allah and the Last Day having affection for those who oppose Allah and His Messenger, even if they were their fathers or their sons or their brothers or their kindred.” (Qur’an 58:22)
“O you who have believed, do not take your fathers or your brothers as allies if they have preferred disbelief over belief. And whoever does so among you – then it is those who are the wrongdoers.” (Qur’an 9:23)
“There has already been for you an excellent pattern in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their people, ‘Indeed, we are disassociated from you and from whatever you worship other than Allah. We have denied you, and there has appeared between us and you animosity and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone…’” (Qur’an 60:4)
KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)– Sudanese authorities have detained several pastors and other Christians following church demolitions and burnings as part of attempts to impose strict Islamic rule in the African nation, several sources told BosNewsLife.
Among those detained by security officials this month are two pastors of the Sudan Church of Christ (SCOC), Christians confirmed. The pastors, who were taken from their homes in North Khartoum early December 18, have been identified as Kowa Shamaal, the SCOC head of missions, and Hassan Abdelrahim, a SCOC vice moderator.
Their arrest came just days after Christian activist Talahon (Tilal) Nigosi Kassa Ratta, a member of an Evangelical church, was detained, Christians said.
Security officials allegedly ransacked his home, confiscating a laptop and mobile phone. He was reportedly instructed to collect his phone the following day, but upon his arrival, the activist was detained. Authorities have not yet brought any formal charges against the Christian.
These were no isolated incidents: Two weeks earlier officials detained Elshikh Kadoud, a Muslim man who read the Bible on his own and converted to Christianity, Christians said. The man was apparently charged with “apostasy” after his own father reported the case against him to Sudanese authorities….