Arain, Muslim in Pakistan

Population

9,867,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

Sitting in a corner bench in the Lahore High Court, Wassim, a young Arain man, feverishly took notes on his laptop. Drops of perspiration were falling on the computer screen. The relentless Lahore summer heat and humidity didn't spare even those within this Mughal-Gothic style building. Wassim's father wished that his son would become as good a lawyer as he is. Wassim was eager not only to be a good lawyer, but also to reform Pakistan's legal system.


What are Their Lives Like?

The Arains are an agricultural caste that over the years has reached the echelons of lawmakers and politicians. Fabled to have come along with Muhammad bin Qasim, a Syrian Umayyad General, the Arains claim to have come from Areeha (Jericho, Syria). Claiming also to be of Arab descent, they pride themselves of "unbroken practice of Islam." However, there are 19,000 Sikhs among them.
Today they primarily live in the Punjab, a region straddling the border between India and Pakistan. During the time of the British Raj or rule, the Arains were chiefly employed to cultivate the land around the cities. They were favored over the other tribes because they were diligent in their work. They used their newfound wealth to further education, which has left them with a legacy of extensive contributions in the field of politics and the practice of the law.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Arain Muslims and Sikhs find Christ.



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Country Pakistan
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Arain, Muslim
People Name in Country Arain, Muslim
ROP3 Code 111344
Joshua Project People ID 16228
Indigenous Yes
Population in Pakistan 9,867,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Airi, Arani, Baghban, Chaudhari, Drain, Malik, Mehar, Mian, Rain,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 7,860,130 Urdu 1,113,240 Seraiki 623,750 Sindhi 398,410
Marwari 56,000 Hindko, Southern 26,620 Hindko, Northern 15,530 Bagri 8,000
Pashto, Northern 3,290 Shina, Kohistani 2,930 Kashmiri 1,290 Koli, Parkari 810
Shina 460 Aer 390 Waneci 170 Pashto, Southern 120
Kalami 50
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Urdu Muslim
People Name General Arain, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
100.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Photo Source: Steve Evans Creative Commons: Yes
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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