Praying for Muslims in Beijing

I am participating in the 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World. Here is today’s entry on the Hui people in Beijing.

BEIJING
Population: 15,380,000
Ethnic Han Chinese: 96%
Major Muslim group: Hui people (approx. 2% or about 280,000)
There are about 12 million Hui in all of China.

The Hui people trace their ancestors back to Muslim traders, soldiers, and officials who came to China during the seventh through fourteenth centuries. These men settled and married local native (Han) Chinese women. The Hui have so well assimilated into the Chinese society that they are almost indistinguishable from the Han Chinese, except in dietary and religious practices.

There is very little if any Christian witness to the Hui Muslims in general. There are no known believers among the Muslim Hui in Beijing. Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China, The city was founded more than 3,000 years ago, and was regarded as the capital of China for over 850 years.

Prayer Starters:

  • May God open doors for Chinese believers in the Messiah to proclaim Christ to Muslims.
  • May God cause the Muslim Hui people in the Beijing area to seek the true God.
  • Pray that Chinese believers can be agents of blessing and positive change for the city and the Muslim population.

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2 Comments

  1. Kendall says:

    There is one known Hui believer. My wife.

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Kendall – Wow, that is amazing! Thank you for sharing.

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