The Malay primarily live in southeastern Asia, and most live in Malaysia. There are large communities in Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, and Thailand. Those in other countries, such as Taiwan, Myanmar, Madagascar, the United Kingdom, southern Philippines, and Yemen are referred to as “Coastal Malay.”
Malay are a rural people group and work in agriculture. They live together in villages called kampungs. Islam is part of the Malay identity, and by Malaysian law, a Malay is a Muslim. However, they also continue to practice pre-Islamic religious practices from Buddhism, Hinduism, and ethnic religions.Partnership // Move Beyond
- Pray for Malay Muslims that the Holy Spirit would draw them to God.
- Pray God provides opportunities for Christians to share the gospel with Malay.
- Pray churches are planted in Yemen.
- Pray for more workers to serve in Yemen.
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people” (Ephesians 6:18, NIV).