Unreached of Day: 2022-1-1

Shaikh in Bangladesh


Shaikh in Bangladesh

According to one account, the word Shaikh is a general term of courtesy equivalent to the English term of esquire. 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. The majority belong to the Sunni sect of Islam.

Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual darkness has long prevailed over the Shaikh. Much prayer is needed, as the Shaikh fear Christianity as an invading threat to their families and communities.

Outreach Ideas

Much prayer is needed for Shaikh families and communities to embrace the good news of Jesus Christ. Many laborers are needed to sow God's Word among persons and households of peace among Shaikh families and households. Only the Spirit of Christ can accomplish this.

Scripture Focus

"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."  Genesis 1:1

Scripture Prayer

Pray that this people group will be in awe of the Lord for His creation and realize that He is the only one worthy of worship and devotion.

Prayer Focus

There are a few believers in Jesus among the very large Shaikh community of Bangladesh. They need much prayer support for physical and spiritual protection, and for effectiveness and fruitfulness in sowing God's Word among their families and communities to fuel a movement of God's blessing spreading from household to household. Pray that as the Shaikh read the Koran, they would be drawn to Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) and to the Bible. Pray for a movement to Christ among Shaikh families.

Shaikh in Bangladesh

People Name: Shaikh
Pronunciation:shayk
Country: Bangladesh
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 125,776,000
World Population: 223,463,900
Language: Bengali
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherent: 0.00%
Evangelical: 0.00%
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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