Islam among the Central Thai is highly influenced by Sufism, a mystical, emotional form of Islam. There are many mosques in Thailand with the largest number in Pattani Province. There are many Islamic schools and banks. A person called Chularatchamontri has the authority to rule in Islamic matters. Ethnic Thai Muslims live in central Thailand. Most of them speak Thai, and they sometimes intermarry with other communities. Some of the Central Thai Muslims are recent converts to Islam.
Islam has traditionally offered many incentives to stay in the fold, and strong punishments for those who leave. Muslims are taught that the Koran is the precise teachings of Allah, and that by contrast, the Bible has been changed.
Since there is freedom of religion in Thailand, believers can have regular time with Central Thai Muslims comparing the Koran with the Bible. This can be the beginning of people learning the truth about Jesus Christ, so they can follow Him. Those who go to Central Thai Muslims will need to make a special effort to win their leaders to Jesus Christ which would open many doors to the rest of them turning to Him.
"That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey His commands, for this is everyone’s duty." Ecclesiastes 12:13
Pray that many from this people group will understand that God is the one who gives our lives meaning and purpose.
Pray that soon there will be Muslims in Thailand who put their faith in Christ, learn His ways, and disciple many others. * Pray that Muslim leaders in Thailand will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to enjoy His blessings as well. * Pray that the Muslims in Thailand will have many chances to hear about Christ, and that they will be ready to give Him an honest hearing.
|People Name||Muslim Thai|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|