The Shihuh are probably descended from the original inhabitants of northern Oman, pushed into the mountains by successive Muslim and Portuguese invasions.
The Shihuh are fishermen and herdsmen. The land in which they live is rocky and arid with very little vegetation. Their stone houses are called bayt al qufl, which means "cave house," since they are partly underground. Until about the early 1970s, the tribe was isolated from the outside world. They did not trust outsiders, and it was common for visitors at that time to have stones thrown at them by tribesmen. Nowadays, the Shihu are no longer hostile to outsiders, but neither are they particularly friendly.
These people are Sunni Muslims who also depend on the spirit world for their daily lives. Islam is an important part of their identity.
The Shihuh people need the infusion of the Holy Spirit in their families and communities. That is the way they can enjoy the abundant life Christ offers all who call on his name.
Pray for the Lord to speak to Shihuh elders through dreams and visions of the risen savior.
Pray for sufficient rainfall to provide for livestock and crops as a testimony of God's power and goodness.
Pray for hearts to begin to hunger for the forgiveness of sin found only in trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out Holy Spirit-directed workers to disciple the Shihuh people in the ways of Christ.
Scripture Prayers for the Shihuh in United Arab Emirates.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Shihuh, Al-Shihuh|
|People Name in Country||Shihuh|
|Alternate Names||Al-Shihuh; Arabic, Shihhi Spoken; Shihhi Spoken|
|Population this Country||19,000|
|Population all Countries||36,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Country||United Arab Emirates|
|Region||Africa, North and Middle East|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Ra’s al Khaymah Emirate, Musandam peninsula, Persian Gulf coast. Source: www.ethnologue.com|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Shihhi Spoken (19,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||ssh Ethnologue Listing|