Martyrdom in the Holy Land: Son kills mother for converting from Islam to Orthodoxy

Nazareth, September 28, 2021

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A woman from Northern Israel was strangled to death by her own son last month for converting from Islam to Orthodox Christianity.

According to the indictment, the murder of 46-year-old Rasha Muklasha by her 27-year-old son Muad Hib was premeditated, with Hib arranging a meeting with her near Nazareth on August 5 with the intention of killing her and disposing of her remains, reports the Times of Israel.

Muklasha left her husband and severed ties with her five children in 2006, later converting to Orthodoxy. Having learned of the death of her ex-husband, she resumed contact with her children, but they were angered by her conversion.

Three sons and another relative were all arrested, and eventually enough evidence was gathered to pinpoint the middle brother as the main culprit, with the others being released, reports the Jerusalem Post.

After picking up his mother in his car, Hib “strangled the deceased with a rope or his hands, alone or with others, with the intention of causing her death,” the court documents said.

He then fled towards the Jordan River where he dug a pit and buried his mother’s body. Later that day, he rammed a police roadblock and was arrested after a brief chase.

The martyred Muklasha’s remains were found about a day later near a section of the Jordan River in northern Israel.

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9/28/2021

Comments
Dan S10/12/2021 5:34 am
Lord Jesus, we pray you bring this martyr into your arms! Lord have mercy on those who did this senseless act of violence, they know not what they do.
Orthodox Serbia10/9/2021 5:25 pm
Holy mother St. Rasha pray for us, sinners.!
Rej10/2/2021 10:45 am
Not easy to find the narrow gate, but whoever found it will not let go. Have mercy Lord on all the sick people and englighten them. AMEN
Nina9/29/2021 7:56 am
Lord have mercy on these men and bring them to repentance. Holy martyr Rasha, pray to the Lord for us.
Doina Berger9/29/2021 4:23 am
Rasha, mai your sweet soul be at peace with our Savior ????
Susan Stavros9/29/2021 3:34 am
May her soul be in peace, with our Lord Jesus, she is one of His beautiful brides. May the Lord forgive her family for their evil blindness.
Joseph Vega9/28/2021 8:50 pm
Indeed, we have a New Martyr Saint. St. Rasha pray for us!
Gabriele 9/28/2021 8:18 pm
I’ll pray to the Lord Jesus Christ to be with all my brothers and Sisters in Christ for their protection, provision and courage to stand strong for their faith. In the name that is above all names My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ The only Savior and the only way to Heaven! May He and only He receive all the glory and honor and praise., forever and ever, Amen
Martin 9/28/2021 7:28 pm
This woman must have been a very special person, and an extraordinary human being. Not only did God find her worthy of being delivered from the darkness of Islam into the True and Holy Faith of Orthodox Christianity, but He also granted her the great and blessed crown of martyrdom! Many Saints of the Church were murdered by their own family members. Our Holy Messiah Jesus teaches us that He did not come to bring peace on earth, but a dividing sword: "Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law." Luke 12:51-53 I hope and pray that those reading this comment will consider praying very hard for the son that committed this evil sin, so that God would deliver Him from the darkness of Islam which led him to murder his own mother, to the true and saving light of Christ and the forgiveness He offers ALL mankind. Holy martyr Rasha pray to God for us!
Orthodox Finland9/28/2021 5:52 pm
Holy martyr Rasha pray to the Lord for us!
慕容飞羽9/28/2021 5:02 pm
Lord Jesus! Have mercy on us! We don't know what we are doing! Please have mercy on us!
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