|World Watch List Rank||42|
|World Watch List Score||62/100|
|Leader||Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said|
|Population||5,002,000 I 180,000|
|WWL Rank in 2019||44|
|Persecution Level||Very 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.
Open Doors supports the church in Oman by raising prayer and awareness.