Arab traders have been going to Malaysia and other parts of Southeast Asia since before the rise of Islam. These early Arabs were Orthodox Christians. After the rise of Islam in their homeland, they went to various parts of the world to spread the Islamic religion, especially during the 7th and 8th centuries. Some of the Arabs who settled in Malaysia were incorporated into the royal family. They assimilated with the local population, and today the Arabs in Malaysia are usually blended with local people.
The Arab Malaysians primarily live in the larger cities of Malaysia. They are generally well educated and very successful in various businesses. A small number have intermarried with the Malay people. Arab tourists are mostly Muslim, and they love to visit Malaysia. They prefer to live in their own countries and feel the Malays are inferior to them. In turn the Malays find the Arabs to be rude; however, they appreciate the money they spend in their country.
The historical link between Arabs and the Islamic religion is still very strong. It's hard to separate Arabs from the Islamic religion.
With a very small percent of Arabs in Malaysia following Christ, their need is for workers and easily available Christian resources.
* Scripture Prayers for the Arab in Malaysia.
Pray for believers in Malaysia to make a concerted effort to reach the Muslim Arabs for Christ.
Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among the Muslim Arabs in Malaysia.
Pray for new Arab believers to be ambassadors for Christ to Malaysia's other Muslim population.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2019-03-31|
|People Name General||Arab|
|People Name in Country||Arab|
|Population this Country||15,000|
|Population all Countries||723,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Anglolan Arabs; Baggara; Bedouin Arab; Bosnian Muslims; Chavus; Coast; Coast Arab; Hemat; Iraqi Arab; Lebanese Arab; Levantine Arab; Nawar; Palestinian Arab; Palestinian Arabs; Saudi Arab; Syrian Arab; Syro-Lebanese Arab; अरब|
|Persecution Rank||50 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Primary Language||Arabic, North Levantine Spoken (15,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||apc Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Arabic, North Levantine Spoken
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
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|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Arabic Bible Online|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels|
|Film / Video||The Story|
|Film / Video||Together Toward Growth|
|Film / Video||Together Toward Growth (EngSub)|
|General||Gospel resources links|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Arabic, North Levantine Spoken|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Comic Book Version|
|Text / Printed Matter||Tools for faith conversations|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
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|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|