According to a legend, the Ansari were inhabitants of Medina, and Ansari was the title given to those who gave shelter to and helped the prophet Mohammad in his first religious war against Mecca. In recent years, the Tableeghi Jamat has instilled religious fervor among them and made them aware of the principles of Islam. Their literacy rate is low and girls discontinue their studies due to social pressures.
The Ansari must begin to see Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) as God in the flesh, much more than a prophet. They need prayer for spiritual discernment.
Pray the Ansari will be captivated by Jesus, and be prompted by the Holy Spirit to find out more about this Man.
There are few if any followers of Jesus among the Ansari. Pray for existing Ansari believers to be effective and fruitful in sowing God's word among their families and communities to fuel a movement of God's blessing spreading from household to household.
Pray for Ansari families to be increasingly drawn to seek forgiveness for their sins, and to recognize the wholly adequate provision found in the finished work of Christ on the cross.
"Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me." Matthew 25:40