Arabs from the Arabian Peninsula are considered to be the original Arabs. The Arabian culture was developed by tribes of nomads and villagers who lived in the Arabian Desert for many centuries. It was also from there that Arab migrations began, eventually leading to the expansion of the Arab world.
Iraqi Arabs descended from a people group cluster called the Levant Arabs. The Levant Arabs originally settled all over the Arabian Peninsula and later migrated to North Africa. They are spread from Israel to Kuwait and as far east as Iran. "Levant" is a broad term that includes several groups of Arabs: the Iraqi, Jordanian, Palestinian, Arabic Jewish, Chaldean, and Syrian Arabs.
Modern day Iraq is the home of the ancient Sumerian, Assyrian and Babylonian empires. Iraq was occupied by Britain during World War I. In 1932, Iraq gained its independence.
Most Iraqi Arabs live in Iraq, but there are a number of them who have had to flee for their lives because of violence and mayhem that happened after Saddam Hussein was driven from power in 2003. As Iraq continues to be unstable, more Iraqi refugees continue to flow to Europe, usually starting in southern counties like Greece, Italy and Spain. Because these countries have weaker economies than countries like England and Germany, they try to find their way to places where they can find jobs and re-build their lives.
To the best of their abilities, Iraqis have tried to re-build their lives in urban centers rather than stay in refugee camps. There have been reports of Iraqi Arabs being smuggled through Spain on route to England. These people might be victims of human trafficking.
Iraq is presently in turmoil. This offers both obstacles and opportunities for the Iraqi Arabs to learn more fully of who Jesus truly is, but that will require believers to obey the Lord faithfully.
Iraqi Arabs can be either Sunni or Shi 'ite Muslim. There is much hostility between these two branches of Islam in Iraq, especially since they are commonly used as rallying points for those who wish to take political control by force.
Iraqis in Spain are in desperate need of jobs. They need to find the opportunity to re-build their lives in Europe.
Pray for the Lord to help Iraqi refugees to re-build their lives.
Pray that the ordeal that Iraqi Arabs have been through will help them to understand the weaknesses of Islam, and they will begin searching for true righteousness and holiness.
Pray for believers to do what they can to reach Iraqi Arabs in Europe for Christ, and to disciple them in His ways.
Pray that Spain will be a safe place for Iraqi Arabs to be discipled.
Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Iraqi in Spain.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Arab, Iraqi|
|People Name in Country||Arab, Iraqi|
|Natural Name||Iraqi Arab|
|Alternate Names||Arab, Mesopotamian Speakers; Arab-Mesopotamian; Iraqi Arab; Iraqi Arabs; Mesopotamian Spoken; North Iraqi Arab|
|Population this Country||900|
|Population all Countries||18,639,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|ROP25 Name||Arab, Iraqi|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (900 speakers)|
|Language Code||acm Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|FCBH NT (www.bible.is)||Online|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|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 or audio or 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|