RegionMiddle East
Sources of PersecutionIslamic Oppression
Christian Population220,000
GovernmentAbsolute Monarchy
LeaderEmir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani


Christians experience persecution at all levels of society in Qatar. Christian converts from Islam are normally rejected by their family and community. Many conservative Islamic clerics advocate for conversion to be punishable by death. Sharing the gospel with Muslims is illegal and can lead to up to ten years in prison. Many Christians are forced to worship only in their homes or meet with believers in secret.


“Every day God gives us opportunities to show His love to others.” – Pastor Samuel* from Qatar.

Pastor Samuel disciples a group of migrant Christians in Qatar. He is also a migrant worker. He encourages the group to depend on Christ in all things.

Our Work

Open Doors raises prayer support for the church on the Arabian Peninsula.

Pray for Qatar

Pray for isolated believers to be encouraged and for opportunities for them to meet together.

Pray for Christian migrant workers to show the love of Christ to employers who may treat them poorly.

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