Would You Pray for the Muslim Shaikh People in a South Asian Country?
The Muslim Shaikh people in this South Asian country constitute one of the largest Unreached People Groups* (UPG) in the world, with a population of over 165 million. There is a limited presence of followers of Christ among this group, with few sustained indigenous-led movements for Jesus. Cross-cultural workers, including both dedicated mission workers and Global Marketplace Multipliers, who can contribute to reaching and impacting their lives. The Christian population among this people group is the smallest of any UPG, statistically 0.00%, a percentage that is only found in 14 people groups of the world.
These Muslim Shaikh people are a sociocultural group that originated with Arab settlers in South Asia and now includes many subgroups, some of which intermarry with non-Shaikh Muslims and some of whom don’t. They are recognized for their deep cultural roots, highlighted by their historic language and literature. They have an ancient language with poetic depth, serving as a foundation for diverse literary forms like poetry, novels, short stories, and plays.
Considering their great spiritual need and God’s love for them, please join in prayer for these Muslim Shaikh people in this South Asian country. Pray for God’s provision of workers to enter the harvest, as a significant portion of the global population still lacks access to the transformative message of Jesus Christ.
*Unreached People Groups (UPG) are those who lack Gospel access and have very little Christian presence. These groups often reside in remote areas or regions with barriers like culture, language, or geography, hindering sharing about Jesus Christ. Global Marketplace Multipliers (GMM) is spotlighting UPGs with over 10 million people, known as “Frontier People Groups,” who are the most unreached. We’re creating a page of this UPG series, including this one, which in the end will cover about 35 of the most unreached people groups.