Introduction / History Najdi is one of the varieties of the Arabic language spoken by Saudi Arabs. Saudi Arabia is sometimes called, "The Land of The Two Holy Mosques," in reference to Mecca and Medina, the two holiest places in Islam. Saudi Arabian dress follows strictly the principles of hijab, the Islamic principle of modesty.
What are their lives like? Saudi Arabia is sometimes called, "The Land of The Two Holy Mosques," in reference to Mecca and Medina, the two holiest places in Islam. Saudi Arabian dress follows strictly the principles of hijab, the Islamic principle of modesty.
Though Najdi Arabs were once nomads, they are settling into towns and cities today. That is a big lifestyle adjustment.
What are their beliefs? More than 99 percent of the Najdi Arabs are Sunni Muslims. Sunni Islam is usually tainted by pre-Islamic beliefs, but this is less likely to happen in Saudi Arabia. They are among the most devout and orthodox Muslims anywhere.
What are their needs? The few believers among the Najdi Arabs can grow in sharing and discussing God's Word with their families and communities.
Prayer Points There are not many followers of Jesus among the Najdi Arabs. There are a few and they need outside prayer support.
Pray for their protection. Pray they would learn to live in the power of Christ's Spirit, demonstrating the fruit of his Spirit. This fruit will be a strong testimony to the reality and goodness of Christ.
Pray the Najdi Arabs would hunger to know forgiveness of sin, found only through faith in the work of Christ on the cross.
Pray they would hunger to know God's love, found through faith in Christ's work and life. * Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language. * Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
Widespread, especially in interior areas, including Al Hudud ash Shamaliyah, Al Jawf, Al Qasim, and Ha’il provinces; Al Madinah Province, Ta’if area and east; in south, western portions of Najran and ’Asir provinces, with a small border area in Jizan Province; all but the southeast of Ar Riyad Province, northern portions of Ash Sharqiyah Province; northeastern Tabuk Province. (Source: Ethnologue 2016)