Hui in China, Hong Kong


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Introduction / History

By the middle of the seventh century, Arab and Persian traders and merchants traveled to China in search of riches. In addition, in the thirteenth century the Mongols turned people into mobile armies during their Central Asian conquests and sent them to China. These civilians were expected to settle down at various locations to farm while maintaining combat readiness. As artisans, scholars, officials, and religious leaders, they spread throughout China, and some spread out into Hong Kong. However, most of the Hui Muslims in Hong Kong arrived within the last 100 years.


Where Are they Located?

The bulk of the Hui people are spread throughout the PRC. Some are also in Hong Kong, and a smaller number have migrated to other parts of the world.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are on good terms with the Chinese government, so not many have left China.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all Hui are Sunni Muslims. They worship in thousands of mosques throughout China and Hong Kong. Islam first came to China via Abu Waggas, one of Mohammed's contemporaries. He preached in southern China and had the Beacon Tower built in memory of Mohammed in AD 627. In recent years, an increasing number of Hui have traveled to Mecca for the annual Haj pilgrimage.

Mission work among the Hui in the PRC's Ningxia Province commenced in 1885. A few Hui converts were numbered among the Hui in Manchuria, Gansu, and Qinghai by the 1920s. In 1934 an American missionary known as Hai Chun Sheng baptized several Hui Muslim leaders in Qinghai. Recently a mission team secretly distributed 35,000 gospel tracts and cassette tapes to the Hui. A large church has emerged in northern Ningxia, but almost all the believers are Han Chinese, and few of them have a desire to reach out to the Hui. Most Hui have yet to hear the gospel of Christ, but there are now a few thriving churches among the Hui. Some of these believers can reach out to the Hui people in Hong Kong.


What Are Their Needs?

The Hui people need a spiritual hunger that will drive them into a quest for spiritual truth and for the true savior.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Hui in China, Hong Kong.

* Pray that the Hui people in Hong Kong will have a hunger for spiritual truth that will lead them to seek and find Christ from their Christian neighbors.
* Pray for the Chinese believers to do whatever it takes to introduce Jesus Christ to the Muslim Hui people.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement to flourish among the Hui people in Hong Kong.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12140/CH
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Hong_Kong
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hui_people


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
pray4hui.com
People Name General Hui, Muslim Chinese
People Name in Country Hui
Pronunciation HWAY
World Population 13,929,000
Total Countries 9
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chinese Muslim, Dungan, Haw, Hui Chinese, Huizui, Khotan, Mandarin, Panthay, Tungan
People ID 12140
ROP3 Code 103896
Country China, Hong Kong
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country China, Hong Kong
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Chinese, Mandarin (37,000 speakers)
Language Code cmn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Chinese, Mandarin (37,000 speakers)
Language Code cmn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chinese, Mandarin

Primary Language:  Chinese, Mandarin

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1864-1986)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1857-1981)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1874-1983)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Christ for the Nations
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Traditional (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus film: view in Mandarin Chinese
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Bible Visuals
General Chinese Blog about Unreached Peoples
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
96.00 %
Non-Religious
4.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Leslie D. Montano 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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