A rattle at the fence gate startles the doves in front of the house. Two women enter. They are hastily greeted and lead to the back of the house. „Customers“, Noorullah excuses himself, goes downstairs and disappears in the same room the two women went into. Fifteen minutes later Noorullah reappears. The two women leave. Sometime later new customers arrive. He goes to the dove’s aviary. He takes out a dove and disappears again. Today is a busy day for him. He’s a professional healer specialized in fighting childlessness. He uses doves to perform his rituals. He is highly respected. His customers are not only Rohingya but Rakhine and tribal Buddhist women, too. This
is despite the fact that he doesn’t speak Burmese like the rest of his family. But he’s a powerful healer and to be bare in Myanmar seems to be a greater shame than to search help from the despised Rohingyas. With a broad smile in his face Noorullah shows his treasured set of small colorful pictures. Each one depicts a prophet of Islam similar to the prophets’ tree that is sometimes shown in mosques. Though he has collected all these pictures, he knows little of what these men were doing. He’s eager to hear more about the prophets in his pictures. He absorbs every bit und piece of information about Jesus, Jona and Joseph.
Please pray for Noorullah and other Rohingya people bound by magical practices that they can receive Jesus Christ as the Lord over life and death, health and disease.