OMAN

Omanis practise a tolerant, non-violent form of Islam called Ibadhism

Oman

World Watch List Rank World Watch List Score
44 59/100
Leader Population
Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said 4.8 million | 198,000 Christians
Main Religion Government
Islam Absolute Monarchy
WWL Rank in 2018 Persecution Level
46 High Persecution

Even though the Omani government promotes religious tolerance, Sharia (Islamic) law influences everyday life. This means freedom of religion is allowed if it doesn’t affect Islamic customs. Evangelising in public is also forbidden.

Those who leave Islam to follow Jesus still have to marry under Islamic rites and if they get a divorce, the Christian will lose custody of their children.

HOW WE HELP

Open Doors supports the church in Oman by raising prayer and awareness.

PRAYER POINTS FOR OMAN

  • For protection and boldness for new believers. Pray that their families and peers will be touched by their witness
  • That expatriate Christians will always be ready to share the hope and salvation they have
  • There is fear that the fighting in Yemen could spill over the border. Pray that the influence of radical Islamic groups will not spread.
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