The family of Osama bin Laden traces its origins to a Hadrami named Awad bin Laden from the village of Al Rubat. The Hadrami tribe has lived historically in the Hadhramaut region of Yemen, a region that includes some 1,300 tribes. Few Hadramis today practice the nomadic lifestyle of their ancient ancestors. They have a long seafaring and trading tradition, which has seen them migrate in large numbers all around the Indian Ocean basin. There are Hadharem communities in the trading ports of the Arab States of the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. The money changers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia have usually been of Hadhrami origin.
Yemen is in a state of turmoil and the dangers are many. Any kind of overt Christian witness is dangerous.
Hadrami Arabs are widely scattered in many countries, including some where the Gospel is freely available. Pray the Lord will arrange for encounters between Christian believers and Hadrami Arabs.
It is doubtful if there are any followers of Jesus today among the Hadrami of Yemen. Please pray for any believers in nearby tribes. Please pray for peace in the country of Yemen. Pray for a stable and effective government that will rule with justice.
"The people who walk in darkness, will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them." Isaiah 9:2
|People Name||Hadrami Arabs|
|Language||Arabic, Hadrami Spoken|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|