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.
The Hui people are most numerous in mainland China, but there are also pockets of them in other parts of the Chinese-speaking world including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Macau. There are also Hui people in Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia.
The Hui are forbidden to eat pork, but that prohibition is often overlooked by calling the meat "mutton." The Hui are renowned as sharp businessmen. A Chinese proverb from the 1800s states, "A Chinese awake is not the equal of a Hui sleeping."
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.
The Hui people need a spiritual hunger that will drive them into a quest for spiritual truth and for the true Savior.
* Scripture Prayers for the Hui in China, Macau.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Hui people in Macau teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Hui families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
* Pray for Hui families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Hui family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Hui, Muslim Chinese|
|People Name in Country||Hui|
|Population this Country||1,100|
|Population all Countries||14,178,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Chinese Muslim; Dungan; Haw; Hui Chinese; Huizui; Khotan; Mandarin; Panthay; Tungan|
|Primary Language||Chinese, Mandarin (1,100 speakers)|
|Language Code||cmn Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Chinese, Mandarin
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1857-1981)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)|
|Audio Recordings||Christ for the Nations|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (Faith Comes By Hearing)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Traditional (Faith Comes By Hearing)|
|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||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus film: view in Mandarin Chinese|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels|
|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||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|