Islam to Christianity – The Thorny Journey of a Pakistani Muslim
Islam to Christianity is not an easy journey. Pastor Ghalib Paul was born in a devoted Muslim family in Pakistan. He used to preach Quran and practice Islam due to the family pressure. But he had questions and doubts which didn´t allow him to stay in tranquility. His search for peace brought him towards Bible in which he found his answers and the truth as well.
He embraced Christ truly from heart but the remaining path of his life was full of thorns as abandoning Islam and converting to another religion is considered the crime of apostasy according to the Islamic Sharia law as well as the Islamic influenced Pakistani law. He served Lord in Pakistan tremendously, preaching in different places, baptizing new believers, educating others and above all helping people to understand the difference between Quran and Bible so that people can choose their own and right way rather than being forced by state or a particular community to follow any religion.
Eventually his conversion from Islam to Christianity and services for Christ brought him anger, harassment and death threats, not only from the society but also from his own family and friends who had become blood thirsty for him. This is how religiously intolerant the Pakistani society is indeed. Having no other option he had to flee Pakistan for saving his life and arrive to Malaysia where he sought asylum in Unites Nations High Commissioner for Refugees´ office in Kuala Lumpur. But this was not the end of his problems. UNHCR in Malaysia has not done anything to save and protect him what they are supposed to do according to their own constitution. They must interview him within the six weeks after his application for asylum submitted and resettle him to a safe third country within maximum one year time period, which they are failed to accomplish.
Ghalib and his wife have been living a miserable life in Malaysia for last 2 years, the darkness seems endless. Malaysian authorities consider them illegal immigrants as Malaysia has not signed the United Nation´s Geneva Convention for Refugees 1951, that is why Ghalib and his wife are under constant threat of being detained, thrown in prison and sent back to Pakistan where they would be definitely killed for the unforgivable crime of apostasy since Quran strongly orders Muslims to kill those who refuse or deny Islam.
When Ghalib was born, he didn´t choose to become Muslim but when he grew up and started understanding the things he decided to embrace Christianity with his own will and without any pressure as he found the truth and salvation through this way. But leaving Islam and converting to Christianity in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a clear invitation to death. Ghalib took that risk despite knowing the consequences just because of his strong love for Christ and his desire to serve his one and only Savior.
Today he is living a miserable life in Malaysia where is living in hiding and no help is being provided to him. He cannot work because of his illegal status and let´s not forget that Malaysia is a Muslim country as well where the apostates of Islam are hated same as they are hated in Pakistan. Despite all the sufferings he still serves Christ with endless passion. If you want to support him in this difficult time, please contact us through our website and let him know that you stand with him as his brother/sister in Christ.
God bless you pastor, please continue to stand for Jesus till the end.
I declare blessings and peace upon you and your family, in Jesus name.
Hi Pastor Ghalib Paul, i saw your story on youtube, i pray for you in Jesus name, stay strong my brother in Jesus, because Jesus our God is love you and everybody that with you there in kuala lumpur.
i wonder how i can help you a little bit as i can, please inform me in your reply later. Jesus bless you
God bless you brother.
God bless you! I’ll be praying for you.
Dear Pastor Ghalib Paul,
In Jesus’ name may you be protected always in your ministry and travels. Praise be to God for your testimony and your courage. If you ever need anything, please just let me know. Many blessings to you!!
1 Timothy 6:12 “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.”
praise the lord,
pastor Ghalib paul,no need to worry its not at all hard times to you,our lord will give you answer according to your works be strong,lord jesus christ is with you now,lord never leaves your hand,who ever belives in him will not be perish but have an eternal life.
god had promised to us that is I AM WITH YOU AND I WILL WATCH OVER YOU WHERE EVER YOU GO.
he is the GOD JEHOVAH JIREH the lord will provide
god bless you pastor,
i will remember you and your family members in my daily prayers,
Thank you Pastor Ghalib for this powerful testimony..I am a Christian living and serving God in New Zealand..
MayGod bless and keep you safe with your darling wife..
God bless you and be with you guiding your steps!
May God be with u and your family. May he give you strength to carry your burden. I pray for you all.
I believe that God is with you and your familly brother. May He changes your struggles into success and may He builds where there are ruines. Your story is incredibly touching… I call upon the name of Jesus into your life, your church, your ministry, your familly, your country, and upon all muslims all over the world seeking for God, may Jesus take you all into his protectiv hands,may he soothes you, guide you and may you never lack of anything. In Jesus name I prayed.
These we’ve spake, that in order to have peace to Me. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but cheer up. I have overcome the world.
Brother I saw your testimony and was so proud of you that our lord Jesus came To your path … My heart felt sad for ur wife and u living in these circumstances … If I had the jeans financially , I would remember u both… I’m Greek Christian orthodox and to see this is just amazing .. God bless u brother x
I really love to help Paster Ghalib Paul but am not sure how.
Dont ever give up on God. No matter how difficult. You are following Gods word and that’s why you are being persecuted. God bless u and prayers for you and your family as well. Things will begin to look up. Pray without ceasing.
Jesus bless you
I watched your video on YouTube. God bless you big brother, I pray for your protection, peace and endurance. Keep fighting the good fight you are such an inspiration to the viewers of your video. Much love brother God bless you!
Dear Pastor Paul,
I can’t stop my tears.No matter how difficult it may be,I believe the lord is with you and your wife.I will pray for you pastor.
I wish I could help you.prayers only is not enough.god asked us help those in need,I hope you will contact me.
Syallom.. my english not Good.. so i speak in indonesia.. sy berdoa untuk mu dan u wife selalu dalam pertolongan dan perlindungan Tuhan Jesus.. dan pelayanan pastor selalu di berkati Tuhan Jesus.. dan semakin banyak jiwa jiwa terpanggil mengikuti Tuhan Jesus.. tetap kuat dan semangat dalam kesesakan pastor.. saya mempunyai kerinduan membantu pastor tapi saya tidak tau cara nya bagamana.. semoga penyertaan Tuhan Yesus selalu menyertai pastor ghalib Paul dan semua pastor di seluruh dunia yang berdiri di garis depan peperangan rohani.. semoga damai sejahtera dan pertolongan Tuhan Jesus selalu menyertai umat nya. Amin..
Ghalid Paul. I am praying for You and your family. And all Christians in troble. Jesus Helly Them. Amen
Hello i don’t know if its possible, i dont have much money, but i would like to please leave a small donation for pastor Ghalib Paul and his family, after watching his testimony on you tube my heart was sadden due to the treatment he received because he has convert to a christian, i pray that the GOD of Abraham Isaac and Jacob will continue to guide and protect him and is beautiful family in Jesus Mighty name.
Loving Brother in Christ, I pray that your sufferings come to an and soon and that you lead a peaceful and joyous life carrying out your evangelical work filled with the Holy Spirit. Blessings. In the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Brother Krishnadass