Honour killings are quite common in Islam. Honour killings occur especially when a Muslim will change his/her religion – like being converted to Christianity. For Muslims this brings dishonour to the family.

Such a convert will very often have been beaten, chased away from home or ostracised from the family. In extreme cases, such a person will be killed. In such cases it is the “duty” of a family member to kill the person, or somebody else can be asked to do this.

As Christians in western culture such a thing is unthinkable. But when a Muslim becomes a Christian, any one of a combination of these things, can happen to him/her. It is a dangerous and lonely road that awaits converts, unless they can be integrated into a Christian community.


  • That this practice will come in disrepute among Muslims.
  • Pray for converts to Christianity to escape beatings, ridicule, chased away from home or ostracised from the family.
  • Pray that they will not become victims of honour killings.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 – ‘But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.”

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