According to one account, the word Shaikh is a general term of courtesy equivalent to the English term of esquire. According to another account, the name is applied to people of pure Arab descent; but it has also been adopted by converts from Hindu communities. The majority belong to the Sunni sect of Islam.
Spiritual darkness has long prevailed over the Shaikh. Much prayer is needed, as the Shaikh fear Christianity as an invading threat to their families and communities.
Much prayer is needed for Shaikh families and communities to embrace the good news of Jesus Christ. Many laborers are needed to sow God's Word among persons and households of peace that will embrace and multiply God's Word in a movement of God's blessing among Shaikh families and households. Only the Spirit of Christ can accomplish this.
There are a few believers in Jesus among the very large Shaikh community of Bangladesh. They need much prayer support for physical and spiritual protection, and for effectiveness and fruitfulness in sowing God's Word among their families and communities to fuel a movement of God's blessing spreading from household to household.
Pray that as the Shaikh read the Koran, they will be drawn to Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) and to the Bible.
"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." Habakkuk 2:14