Naghmeh Abedini Panahi
Naghmeh Abedini Panahi is a speaker, Bible teacher, and Executive Director of the Tahrir Alnisa Foundation (TAF), an organization which helps abused women escape and recover from religiously-motivated violence both in the form of domestic violence and in the form of religious persecution. Naghmeh made national news when she publicly advocated for the release of her then husband, Saeed Abedini, who was imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith. Naghmeh’s story is a story of God saving an ordinary immigrant Muslim girl from Iran and using her to proclaim His Gospel before kings. It is a story of persecution, abuse, unwanted divorce, and God’s amazing grace through it all.
I fought to free my persecuted husband from an Iranian prison but the distance showed me that I was the victim of his abuse
Naghmeh battled tirelessly to get her husband, who had been arrested for his Christian faith, released from an Iranian prison. But in the three and a half years he was away, God spoke to her about the abuse she had suffered at his hands.