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10 facts about the Christian Community living in Saudi Arabia

ElizabethUmoh6
By ElizabethUmoh6 | self meida writer
Published 12 days ago - 16803 views

The Christians who live in Saudi Arabia are subjected to a strict Islamic regime. All overt expressions of Christian faith are prohibited anywhere in the Kingdom, and Christians must also be fully informed of the Sharia Law rules and regulations, which is Saudi Arabia's established justice system. There are no Christians among the natives of Saudi Arabia, and the Christian community is restricted to the expatriate community.

1. The Christian population in Saudi Arabia

In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, approximately 1.2 million Christians reside, accounting for approximately 4.4 percent of the total population.

2. The first church in Saudi Arabia

Najran, on the southernmost tip of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was the first Christian city in the region. Hanyan or Hannan converted his family to Christianity and founded the city's first church in the early fifth century.

3. Christian

King Yusuf of the Himyarites laid siege to the city in the year 520 A.D. with the intention of converting the entire region to Judaism. When the siege ended, King Yusuf's forces had killed all of the city's Christians who had refused to convert to Islam. In total, 200 Christians were killed for refusing to abandon their religion.

4. The oldest Christian church in the world

The world's oldest church is actually located in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The Church is believed to date from the fourth century. The ruin has been partially excavated and is preserved by the Saudi Arabian Antiquities Department.

5.Christian safety in Saudi Arabia

According to news, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the best places in the world to live as a Christian.

6. There is no active church

In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, there are no operational or functional churches where Christians can worship. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it is illegal to publicly practice any religion other than Islam. This legislation has been strictly applied, and it has recently been used in court cases.

7.The celebration of Christmas

Only the religious holidays of Easter and Christmas are allowed to be celebrated by Saudi Christians, and they must do so in the safety of their own homes.

8.No Saudi Christian

Since Christianity and any other religion other than Islam are forbidden to be practiced by Saudi citizens, all Christians in Saudi Arabia are officially foreign expatriates or workers.

9. Christian symbols are prohibited to use

In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, all overt signs of Christian celebration or Christian religious symbols are prohibited. Recommendation The following is a list of prohibited items that can not be brought into Saudi Arabia.

Other religions' preaching is prohibited.

Preaching to non-Christians or attempting to convert any Muslim in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Christian faith is punishable under Sharia Law, which is followed and enforced in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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