Egypt

Arab Republic of Egypt

Area: 997,739 sq km
Population: 84,474,427
Capital: Cairo

HDI Rank: 123 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 39 (59% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Arabic
Languages: 27 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 10,838,069 12.83 1.4
Evangelicals 3,282,646 3.9 4.6
Muslim 73,213,986 86.67

Answer to Prayer

The innovative use of electronic media through websites, chat rooms, satellite TV and mobile phone downloads has opened a way for millions of Muslims to hear the gospel clearly, in safer environments for true seekers. Signs indicate a very widespread response.

Challenge for Prayer

Egypt is arguably the intellectual centre of Sunni Islam, and Islamist groups such as The Brotherhood have grown greatly as they push for a more Islamic state. Their slogan (now “illegal”), “Islam is the solution”, will never actually be tested unless they attain power. The stridency and harshness of some of their teachings and actions cause many to question this, yet they are also generous providers of social welfare. Pray that their leaders, their members and those disillusioned with conflict might discover the Light of the World.

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