Thai Islam in Thailand

Islam among the Central Thai is highly influenced by Sufism, a mystical, emotional form of Islam. There are many mosques in Thailand with the largest number in Pattani Province. There are many Islamic schools and banks. A person called Chularatchamontri has the authority to rule in Islamic matters. Ethnic Thai Muslims live in central Thailand. Most of them speak Thai, and they sometimes intermarry with other communities. Some of the Central Thai Muslims are recent converts to Islam.

Ministry Obstacles
Islam has traditionally offered many incentives to stay in the fold, and strong punishments for those who leave. Muslims are taught that the Koran is the precise teachings of Allah, and that by contrast, the Bible has been changed.

Outreach Ideas
Since there is freedom of religion in Thailand, believers can have regular time with Central Thai Muslims comparing the Koran with the Bible. This can be the beginning of people learning the truth about Jesus Christ, so they can follow Him. Those who go to Central Thai Muslims will need to make a special effort to win their leaders to Jesus Christ which would open many doors to the rest of them turning to Him.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray that soon there will be Muslims in Thailand who put their faith in Christ, learn His ways, and disciple many others.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray that Muslim leaders in Thailand will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to enjoy His blessings as well. * Pray that the Muslims in Thailand will have many chances to hear about Christ, and that they will be ready to give Him an honest hearing.

Scripture Focus
"You purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation." Revelation 5:9



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