Darfur, in Sudan, means the Homeland of the Fur peoples. This area was known in the 16th century as Southern Nubia. The Fur are kin to the Kanuri people of Nigeria, with whom they maintained contact over the centuries. Most Fur people live in Sudan, though some are also in Chad and Egypt.
They are an active farming people and may also raise cattle.
The Fur are nominally Sunni Muslims following the Maliki school of Islamic law. The Maliki school emphasizes the teachings of the Koran and the Hadith. Like most Muslims, the Fur people depend on the spirit world for their daily needs. They believe that Allah is too distant to take care of their practical needs.
The Fur people need to put their identity and hope in Jesus Christ, who provides for all spiritual and physical needs.
Pray for the Lord to be the provider for their physical and spiritual needs. Pray for a movement to Jesus to multiply among Fur families and neighborhoods. Pray for Holy Spirit led workers among the Fur people in Egypt. Pray for the Fur people to give all their allegiance and thanks to the King of kings.
Scripture Prayers for the Fur in Egypt.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2010-12-05|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2013-12-21|
|People Name General||Fur|
|People Name in Country||Fur|
|Population this Country||4,200|
|Population all Countries||1,276,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Bergid; Forok; Furawi; Gelege; Konjara|
|Region||Africa, North and Middle East|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||20 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
Primary Language: Fur
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio|
|Film / Video||God's Story video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Fur|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video|
|Film / Video||My Last Day video, anime|
|Film / Video||Rivka video|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|Film / Video||Walk with Jesus video|
|General||Gospel resources links|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|