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Oman, Arabian Peninsula
Population: 4,613,241
Political Leader: P.M. Qaboos bin Said Al-Said
Religions: Muslim 85.9%, Christian 6.5%, Hindu 5.5%, Buddhist 0.8%
Persecution Ranking:44th
Life Expectancy: 75.7 years
Literacy Rate: 93%
Percent of People in Poverty: Not Ranked
Refugees Living in Oman: 5,000

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The Sultanate of Oman is the most eastern Arab nation. It sits on the south-eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. The Sultan of Oman is Sayyid Qaboos bin Said Al Said. He has been in power since ousting his father and is credited with modernising the country. Since he has no heir, the question of who will succeed him concerns many Omanis. Oman is a Majority-Muslim country of around 4.7 million. Islam is practiced by all Omanis, who represent 60 percent of the population. Most Omanis follow the Ibadi branch of Islam, which predates the Sunni and Shia branches. It is a huge part of the Omani identity and a source of great pride. Since Oman is an absolute monarchy, the government expects obedience from its citizens as they are kept under strict surveillance. Leaving Islam is seen as a betrayal to the tribe and family. Pride, diversity, and rapid development describe the country of Oman. The people love the modernization that is re-defining their lives, yet at the same time, cling to traditional values and customs. The conservative and traditional nature of Oman’s Islamic society, combined with material comfort, result in much resistance to the Gospel.

Praise Report
Praise God for Omani international students who have already come to Christ in these countries. A few Omani university students in Oman have given their lives to Christ through the witness of young adult believers in Oman (The Bible, Acts 15:3).

Prayer Request
Pray the Sultan will continue to encourage peace and non-violence. Ask God to raise up a successor who will champion even greater freedom for religious minorities (The Bible, 1 Kings 1:48).
Pray that the experience outside of traditional Omani life will bring them to the Cross of Jesus Christ as they look for answers beyond the borders of their land (The Bible, Luke 2:47).

Call to Salvation
Pray that the cultural stronghold of Ibadism will loosen its grip on the Omani people.
Pray that more Omanis will discover that Christianity is not a Western religion, but a faith that can be practiced by anyone from any nation and in any language and dialect (The Bible, Psalm 67:2).

Source: WIN
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Oman, Arabian Peninsula
Population: 4,613,241
Political Leader: P.M. Qaboos bin Said Al-Said
Religions: Muslim 85.9%, Christian 6.5%, Hindu 5.5%, Buddhist 0.8%
Persecution Ranking:44th
Life Expectancy: 75.7 years
Literacy Rate: 93%
Percent of People in Poverty: Not Ranked
Refugees Living in Oman: 5,000

Pray4Oman Facebook Page

The Sultanate of Oman is the most eastern Arab nation. It sits on the south-eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. The Sultan of Oman is Sayyid Qaboos bin Said Al Said. He has been in power since ousting his father and is credited with modernising the country. Since he has no heir, the question of who will succeed him concerns many Omanis. Oman is a Majority-Muslim country of around 4.7 million. Islam is practiced by all Omanis, who represent 60 percent of the population. Most Omanis follow the Ibadi branch of Islam, which predates the Sunni and Shia branches. It is a huge part of the Omani identity and a source of great pride. Since Oman is an absolute monarchy, the government expects obedience from its citizens as they are kept under strict surveillance. Leaving Islam is seen as a betrayal to the tribe and family. Pride, diversity, and rapid development describe the country of Oman. The people love the modernization that is re-defining their lives, yet at the same time, cling to traditional values and customs. The conservative and traditional nature of Oman’s Islamic society, combined with material comfort, result in much resistance to the Gospel.

Praise Report
Praise God for Omani international students who have already come to Christ in these countries. A few Omani university students in Oman have given their lives to Christ through the witness of young adult believers in Oman (The Bible, Acts 15:3).

Prayer Request
Pray the Sultan will continue to encourage peace and non-violence. Ask God to raise up a successor who will champion even greater freedom for religious minorities (The Bible, 1 Kings 1:48).
Pray that the experience outside of traditional Omani life will bring them to the Cross of Jesus Christ as they look for answers beyond the borders of their land (The Bible, Luke 2:47).

Call to Salvation
Pray that the cultural stronghold of Ibadism will loosen its grip on the Omani people.
Pray that more Omanis will discover that Christianity is not a Western religion, but a faith that can be practiced by anyone from any nation and in any language and dialect (The Bible, Psalm 67:2).

Source: WIN