Introduction / History Darfur, in Sudan, means the Homeland of the Fur peoples. This area was known in the 16th century as Southern Nubia. The Fur are kin to the Kanuri people of Nigeria, with whom they maintained contact over the centuries. Most Fur people live in Sudan, though some are also in Chad and Egypt.
What are their lives like? They are an active farming people and may also raise cattle.
What are their beliefs? The Fur are nominally Sunni Muslims following the Maliki school of Islamic law. The Maliki school emphasizes the teachings of the Koran and the Hadith. Like most Muslims, the Fur people depend on the spirit world for their daily needs. They believe that Allah is too distant to take care of their practical needs.
What are their needs? The Fur people need to put their identity and hope in Jesus Christ, who provides for all spiritual and physical needs.
Prayer Points Pray for the Lord to be the provider for their physical and spiritual needs. Pray for a movement to Jesus to multiply among Fur families and neighborhoods. Pray for Holy Spirit led workers among the Fur people in Egypt. Pray for the Fur people to give all their allegiance and thanks to the King of kings. * Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.