Awlad Hassan in Sudan

Awlad Hassan
Photo Source:  Bethany World Prayer Center 
Map Source:  Bethany World Prayer Center
People Name: Awlad Hassan
Country: Sudan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 142,000
World Population: 142,000
Primary Language: Arabic, Sudanese Spoken
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Arab, Levant
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

There are many Arab groups and Arabized tribes in Sudan, but one of them stands out. It is the Awlad Hassan. Their ancestors were Yemeni merchants who controlled the desert trade routes hundreds of years ago. Later the Awlad Hassan imposed themselves on the local Berber peoples in North Africa. Instead of speaking a Yemeni form of Arabic they now speak the same Sudanese Arabic language as the other Arabs in this country.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Awlad Hassan live as successful businessmen and merchants in Sudan. They are deeply engaged in the commercial activities of the cities in Sudan and South Sudan.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Awlad Hassan have deep roots in the Islamic religion. At this point in time, they would not consider a different way to viewing the world, nor would they turn away from the religion of their ancestors.

What Are Their Needs?

The Awlad Hassan community needs to know that they desperately need Jesus Christ, the only savior.

Prayer Points

Pray for the end of violence between the tribes of Sudan.
Pray for a spiritual hunger and thirst among the Awlad Hassan people that will lead them to find the Savior.
Pray for Holy Spirit directed workers to go to them with the gospel.
Pray for a Disciple Making Movement to sweep through all Awlad Hassan families.

Text Source:   Joshua Project