Qureshi Shaikh in India

Unreached of the Day  9/22/2021

Qureshi Shaikh in India

pronounced: koo-RESH-ee SHAYK

According to tradition, the first people who embraced Islam because of the teachings of Mohammed were given the honorary title "shaikh." This title is given to devout Muslims not only in the Arab world, but also in South Asia. Though the Shaikhs have high status in Muslim communities, most are livestock herders.

Ministry Obstacles

Honor and prestige for being loyal to a religious system makes one very reluctant to accept guidance from a Savior who seems to appeal to those outside one's community.

Outreach Ideas

It will take someone with excellent people skills, story-telling skills, and a solid theological background to reach out to the Qureshi Shaikhs.

Scripture Focus

"And he said to them, The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest."  Luke 10:2

Scripture Prayer

Pray for an abundance of Holy Spirit-led workers to disciple this people group.

Prayer Focus

There are no known followers of Christ in this Muslim community but pray that there soon will be. Someone from the Qureshi Shaikh community can influence South Asian Muslims to embrace the only Savior. * Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Qureshi Shaikhs. * Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Qureshi Shaikhs to the arms of Jesus. * Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Qureshi Shaikhs.



People Name Qureshi Shaikh
Pronunciationkoo-RESH-ee SHAYK
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 8,187,000
World Population 9,073,000
Language Urdu
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image