These Arabs speak their own variety of Arabic, residing in Salala and nearby coastal regions of Oman. Even though Oman is a modern country, western influences are quite restricted. A very important part of Omani culture is hospitality. If invited into an Omani house, a visitor is likely to be greeted with a bowl of dates, qahwa (coffee with cardamom) and fruit. Omanis practice a unique brand of Islam, Ibadhism.
Oman is not congenial to overt Christian witness.
Pray for God's blessing on the leaders among the Dhofari Arabs, along with their families, and for their communities to welcome and enjoy God's provision.
"That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love," Ephesians 3:16-17
Make this your prayer for today’s people group.
Pray for the few followers of Jesus among the Dhofari Arabs, that they would be zealous to follow Jesus and would live holy lives. Pray they would have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. Pray for the Dhofari Arabs to be drawn to Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih), to desire to learn more about this man. Pray the Spirit of Jesus would open their minds to see Jesus as the Son of God.
|People Name||Dhofari Arabs|
|Language||Arabic, Dhofari Spoken|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|