Arab traders have been visiting the Philippines for about 2,000 years. Until around 1380 Syrian Arabs actually brought Christianity to the region along with pre-Islamic belief systems. Following 1380, Islam was the religion that most Arabs brought with them. Generally moving from the southern islands like Mindanao towards the northern ones, they converted the Filipinos to the Islamic religion. Many of these early Arabs married Filipina women.
Those Filipinos with Arab parentage live primarily in Mindanao, while the more recent immigrants are living in Manila.
The majority of the Arabs in the Philippines are working in jobs related to shipping, trading, the food industry, and small businesses.
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 religion.
The historical link between Arabs and the Islamic religion is still very strong. Today, most Arabs are Muslims.
Arabs in the Philippines need the opportunity to have a relationship with the only Savior, Jesus Christ. There are thousands of Filipino believers who can reach out to them.
Pray for spiritual discernment and hunger among the Muslim Arabs in the Philippines.
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 the Philippines.
Scripture Prayers for the Arab in Philippines.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2016-06-29|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2018-06-06|
|People Name General||Arab|
|People Name in Country||Arab|
|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|
|Population this Country||35,000|
|Population all Countries||755,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (35,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||acm Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
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|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Arabic Bible Online||Arabic Bible Outreach Ministry|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text, audio, video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Text / Printed Matter||Tools for faith conversations||Campus Crusade for Christ|