Muhamasheen in Libya


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Introduction

It is believed the Akhdam are descendants of Ethiopian soldiers in the sixth century who moved into the Middle East to conquer. Unsuccessful, they were expelled at the start of the Islamic era in the region. Those who stayed behind when the army left became slaves, hence their name, Akhdam. They live in fierce poverty, discriminated against and helped by only a handful. Many of the men work as street sweepers when work can be found. The women and children collect cans and bottles for income and beg. Almost none of the children attend school. It is said that most of the Akhdam have internalized their low status and do not try to better themselves, find real jobs or seek an education. Much of their meager income goes to buy qat.


Ministry Obstacles

Libya is in a state of turmoil, and access to the peoples of that country by Christian missionaries is quite dangerous and difficult.


Outreach Ideas

Poor and marginalized people are often the most responsive to the Gospel message when it comes. Please pray the Akhdam will be privileged to soon hear accurately of who Jesus is and of his offer of eternal life, and of an abundant life.


Prayer Focus

Please pray for the handful of Christ-followers among the Akhdam. They need to be instructed in the ways of Christ. Literacy rates are very low, so they need teachers to communicate to them in Arabic. Please pray these desperately poor and marginalized people will be able to escape the bonds of their low status. Their youth need to become literate and acquire skills to make them employable. Pray they will be delivered from the self-image which makes them feel hopeless.


Scripture Prayers for the Muhamasheen, Akhdam in Libya.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-12-26
People Name General Muhamasheen, Akhdam
People Name in Country Muhamasheen, Akhdam
Natural Name Muhamasheen
Pronunciation moo-ha-mah-SHEEN
Population this Country 128,000
Population all Countries 1,998,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Arabized Blacks
People ID 10380
ROP3 Code 100433
Country Libya
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread, especially in the north.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Libya
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread, especially in the north..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Arabic, Libyan Spoken (128,000 speakers)
Language Code ayl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Libyan Spoken (128,000 speakers)
Language Code ayl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Libyan Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, Libyan Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2017)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Libyan Spoken
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.50 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
30.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
Photo Source Mathieu Génon  Creative Commons 
Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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