She Was an Abused Muslim Wife—Now She's Leading 1,500 Muslims to Jesus
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No one would have thought a Muslim woman in Iran—who was simply trying to stay alive in an abusive marriage—would one day lead two churches in Sweden, bring more than a thousand former Muslims to Christ and be invited to speak before the Queen of Sweden.
Living in Darkness in Muslim Iran
As a young woman in a Muslim culture, Annahita Parsan was powerless and insignificant. Her only hope was that she might one day find a good husband, and she did. But he died suddenly in an accident, and then she found herself trapped in a second marriage so violent, she expected to die.
She told us that during her abuse, "I didn't know anything. It was darkness. It was a really bad life."
And although she writes about the abuse in her book, Stranger No More, Parsan doesn't like to talk about it now.
"It's not that easy speaking about that."
Beaten With a Shovel and a Suicide Attempt
Parsan admits being beaten with a shovel by her then-husband. As a battered wife, with bruises and cuts all over her body, Parsan eventually tried to kill herself with pills, but she survived.