UnreachedBy Cory Varden
Ansari is Arabic and is derived from Ansar (also Arabic) which has a literal meaning of “those who support”. Ansar originates from the Medinan people who assisted the prophet Muhammed as he migrated from Mecca to Medina. These people later became his emissaries and soldiers. The Ansari reside in most countries of South Asia. They are predominately artisans by trade and are mostly poor and illiterate. The Ansari are Muslim and they practice folk Islam, incorporating many superstitions into their observance of the religion. There are almost no followers of Christ among the Muslim Ansaris. The friendliness of the Ansaris can open doors for believers to develop closeness with them and opportunities to share the gospel.
% Evangelical: Data not Available
Primary Language: Urdu
Status: Few, if any, known Evangelicals
- For many doors to be opened for the gospel to advance to this people group.
- For many more workers to be sent into this harvest field.
- For the expansion of country work into the Ansari communities of Narayani, Bheri and Lumbini Zones.