These Arabs speak their own variety of Arabic, residing in Salala and nearby coastal regions of Oman. Even though Oman is a modern country, western influences are quite restricted. A very important part of Omani culture is hospitality. If invited into an Omani house, a visitor is likely to be greeted with a bowl of dates, qahwa (coffee with cardamom) and fruit. Omanis practice a unique brand of Islam, Ibadhism.
Oman is not congenial to overt Christian witness.
The Gospel of Christ presented via radio and television can be very effective, as can evangelistic websites. Pray the Dhofari Arabs will be drawn to these sources.
Pray for the few followers of Jesus among the Dhofari Arabs, that they will be zealous to follow Jesus, and will live holy lives. Pray they will have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.
Pray for the Dhofari Arabs to be drawn to Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih), to desire to learn more about this man. Pray the Spirit of Jesus will open their minds to see Jesus as the Son of God, deity.
"Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised." 1 Chronicles 16:24-25
|People Name||Arab, Dhofari|
|Language||Arabic, Dhofari Spoken|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|