Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Shahran Saudi Tribe

Be among the first to pray by name for the Shahran Saudi Tribe
Ramadan 2008 / 1429: September 01 - September 30

Tuesday, 2 September, Ramadan 2008. "Loving Muslims Through Prayer"

The Shahran tribe has an estimated 250,000 members, and is one of the largest in Arabia. The leadership of the Shahran tribe has belonged to the House of Mushayt for several hundred years and the tribe's principal city is Khamis Mushayt. Khamis Mushayt is the 8th largest city in Saudi Arabia with a population of about 630,000.

In 632 AD Surad Ibn Abd Allah Al-Azadi led a delegation of people from the 'Asir region to declare their commitment to Mohammed and Islam. Mohammed made Surad ruler of the Muslims in 'Asir, urging him to spread the Islamic faith and fight the polytheists. Surad returned to the 'Ashir region and conquered it for Islam.

For the majority of Saudi Arabians their association to a tribe is a significant part of their social and cultural identity.[Full Text]

Prayer Points
  • There are very few followers of Jesus, if any at all, in this tribe at the present time. Remember the joy at your own salvation and pray along those lines.
  • Pray with family and friends for opportunities for some of the Shahran to hear the Gospel through their travels abroad, through radio, internet and possibly satellite broadcasts.
    The vast majority of this tribe are very much cut off from any significant access to the Gospel. It is illegal to proclaim the Gospel in Saudi Arabia; Many Christian internet sites are blocked and very few followers of Jesus ever travel to or live in Khamis Mushayt and the surrounding area.

Google Map Link: Saudi Arabia

YouTube Video Link: 3 min 55 sec., Saudi Arabia - a Day in the Life – Optimistic

Gospel Language Link: Hear the Gospel in Classical Arabic - great for evangelism / mission

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This is an excerpt from the 30-Days Muslim Prayer Focus booklet, also available in Chinese. --30-days mailing list: Subscribe / Unsubscribe details --

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