What do you think? Is it true? Did Prince Abdullah al-Sabah become a Christian?
According to reports, Kuwaiti royal prince has become a follower of Jesus Christ. In an audio file posted with his name, he affirms that if he is killed because of a recording he made where he talks about his conversion, he firmly believes that he will meet Jesus Christ face-to-face.
The news comes from Middle Eastern sources which state that al-Haqiqa – a Christian satellite TV channel in Arabic that transmits Christian religious programmes – broadcast an audio file attributed to the Kuwaiti prince, identified as Abdullah al-Sabah. The al-Sabahs are the royal family of Kuwait, a country rich in oil. The name Abdullah (servant of God) frequently appears in the Emir’s family tree.
In his audio file, Abdullah declared: “First of all, I fully agree with the distribution of this audio file and I now declare that if they kill me because of it, then I will appear before Jesus Christ and be with him for all eternity.” In this statement, the prince demonstrates his awareness of the fate in store for a martyr of the faith, according to Christian doctrine.
Mohabat News, a Christian Iranian website which has been following the fate of Christian minorities in the Middle East closely and which has monitored Abdullah’s statement, confirms that this news was published briefly by Arabic news agencies and also by the Iranian state news agency.
Although other reports say this is a hoax and that “no one by that name is in the Kuwaiti royal family”. However, it could be that Abdullah al-Sabah is a pseudonym taken on by a real convert to hide his true identity.
Whatever the case, since we are praying for Kuwait, it is certain that royalty as well as citizens will receive the Good News of the Kingdom of God. I certainly would only be surprised if some did not. Let us continue to pray for the royal family of Kuwait!
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PS. I saw this originally on Facebook with a link to the Vatican Insider (January 16, 2012), Marco Tosatti report, “Kuwait: The prince’s mysterious conversion”.