According to one account, the word Shaikh is a general term of courtesy equivalent to the English term of sir. According to another account, the name is applied to people of pure Arab descent; but it has also been adopted by converts from Hindu communities.
Shaikhs have large communities in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. A small number have migrated to other parts of the world such as New Zealand.
Among South Asian Muslims, Shaikhs have great prestige as being knowledgeable about Islam. They are likely to be the imams and other mosque leaders.
The majority belong to the Sunni sect of Islam.
Shaikhs need spiritual discernment and humility to see that Jesus offers answers to life's many problems.
* Scripture Prayers for the Shaikh in New Zealand.
* Pray for spiritual hunger among the Shaikhs in New Zealand.
* Pray that the Lord will send dreams and visions to the Shaikhs of New Zealand that will give them the willingness to teach Christ at the mosques.
* Pray that Shaikhs will soon disciple thousands of Muslims in the life-transforming ways of Jesus Christ.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Shaikh|
|People Name in Country||Shaikh|
|Population this Country||1,700|
|Population all Countries||235,151,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Faraji; Jhiwar; Shaik; Sheikh; Shekhzade; शैख़|
Primary Language: Bengali
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1801-1984)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Bengali|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Love Story|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Bengali|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Rivka (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|Film / Video||The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well|
|Film / Video||The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|