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Sayyid in Sri Lanka

Sayyid

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
49,000 Tamil Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Sayyid in Sri Lanka

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Introduction / History
The Sayyid or Syed are among the largest Muslim communities in South Asia, but there are not many in Sri Lanka. They are said to trace their lineage directly back to the daughter of the Prophet Mohammad himself, Syed-un-Nisa Fatima Zehra. The Sayyid in South Asia came by sea over 600 years ago.

Where are they located?
There are large populations of Sayyid in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Smaller numbers live in Nepal and Sri Lanka.

What are their lives like?
The Sayyid occupy the highest of social class among Muslims. They are traditionally the priests and religious teachers of the Muslim communities. More recently they can be found in a host of government service, teaching and business occupations. They marry mainly among their own clans.

What are their beliefs?
The Sayyid are 100 percent Sunni Muslim. They are very serious about their religion and very dedicated to seeing others remain in the Islamic fold. Because of their position as religious teachers and priests they are considered 100% Muslim in each of the countries where their live. The Sayyid can be found in both major sect divisions of the Shia and the Sunni.

What are their needs?
Because of the shear religious and political weight that the Sayyid carry in their respective communities, a transformed Sayyid leader for Christ could have influence like that of "Paul" in his day. Whole districts could be convinced to be followers of Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) if Sayyid leaders came to know and trust the truth. Pray for dreams and visions among these people.

Prayer Points
* Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Sayyid in Sri Lanka.
* Pray for the Sayyid people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
* Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Sayyid people to change their society from within.
* Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers Sayyid disciples to make more disciples.
* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Sayyid communities.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18045/IN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18045/PK
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2016/10/15
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2015/08/17
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2013/08/11
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2007/10/26

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Country: Sri Lanka
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:49,000
Largest Provinces:
Eastern (13,000)Western (10,000)
Central (9,000)North Western (7,200)
North Central (3,500)Sabaragamuwa (2,600)
Northern (1,300)Southern (1,200)
Uva (1,000)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Sayyid
People Name General: Sayyid
Alternate People Names:
BarwarDayarewale
Ghair-e-mehdiMahadavia
MashaikhMehdiwale
MullaMushaik
MushaqNadim Guruvulu
PirzadaSaiyed
SaiyidSayad
SaydSayyad
ROP3 Code: 113540
Joshua Project People ID: 18045
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 49,000
Population all Countries: 17,376,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Sayyid
People Name General: Sayyid
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Tamil
Language Code (ISO): tam    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (Unknown)Punjabi, Eastern (Unknown)
Telugu (Unknown)Urdu (Unknown)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1714-1956
New Testament:
1715-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1727-2016
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsGeneral Ministry Resources
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFinding Peace
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tamil
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralComprehensive list of Tamil Resources
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app as APK File fro ...
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Old Version Bible
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Sayyid in Sri Lanka

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