Who is an Arab? Arabs' physical, geographical, and religious aspects vary greatly, but the ability to speak Arabic and identification with the Arabic culture are probably the two most essential elements. Most of the Arabs in North Macedonia are from either Syria or Iraq. They are small in number.
For most of the Diaspora Arabs, there have been a greater variety of job opportunities. This has greatly aided their poor living conditions. However, it has also weakened their traditional family ties. There is greater freedom for women to leave the home, fewer arranged marriages, and less social pressure to conform to traditional religious practices.
One country seeing a growing presence of Arabs is Macedonia, already a nation with a volatile mix of peoples and religions. With the rapid escalation of the radicalization of the young Islamic population, distrust abounds. Radical Islam is a new phenomenon in Macedonia and is being closely monitored by the government. However, with the dispersion of Arabs to Western countries like Macedonia, there comes the opportunity to interact with them and share the truth about Jesus and his love for them.
It was early in the seventh century that Mohammed first preached the tenets of Islam to the Arabs. His successors quickly spread the word of Allah far and wide. Wherever Arabs went, they left elements of their Arab culture, including their Islamic religion.
The historical link between Arabs and the Islamic religion is still very strong. Today, most Arabs are Muslims.
Arabs in Macedonia need the opportunity to have a relationship with the only Savior, Jesus Christ. There are Macedonian believers who can reach out to them.
* Scripture Prayers for the Arab in North Macedonia.
Pray for spiritual discernment and hunger among the Muslim Arabs in Macedonia.
Pray for the Lord to send out Holy Spirit anointed workers to them.
Pray for Arabs to have dreams of Jesus that will lead them to the cross.
Pray for a Disciple Making Movement to flourish among Arabs in Macedonia.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2007-02-27|
|People Name General||Arab|
|People Name in Country||Arab|
|Population this Country||6,300|
|Population all Countries||704,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|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|
|Region||Europe, Eastern and Eurasia|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Primary Language||Arabic, North Levantine Spoken (6,300 speakers)|
|Language Code||apc Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Arabic, North Levantine Spoken
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Arabic Bibles Online|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||The Story|
|Film / Video||Together Toward Growth|
|Film / Video||Together Toward Growth (EngSub)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible )|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Tools for faith conversations|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.50 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|