Faqir in Bangladesh

Population

4,780

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


This community name is derived from the Arabic word faqr, meaning poverty. Most Faqir consider the famous Sufi Abdul Qadir Jillani as their mentor, and most Faqir in Bengal thus belong to the Qadriyah Sufi order. They often live in multi-caste villages in their own quarters, known as Faqir paras. The Faqir are giving up their age-old activity of begging and turning towards agriculture and self-employment. Their literacy rate is low. Faqir children receive Islamic education at home and in madrasas. They have a history of being Sufi Muslims.

Ministry Obstacles

Bangladesh does not provide ready access to Christian workers and creative means of access may be helpful.


Outreach Ideas

The literacy rate of the Faqir people is quite low. The Gospel of Christ needs to come to them in audio and visual ways, perhaps by stories from scripture.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known believers within the Faqir community, not in Bangladesh or India or Pakistan or any country where they reside. However, pray the Lord is now preparing teachers and pastors for those he will soon call to himself.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray this poor community will gain employment skills and be able to properly provide for their families.

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Country Bangladesh
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Faqir
People Name in Country Faqir
ROP3 Code 112012
Joshua Project People ID 16762
Indigenous Yes
Population in Bangladesh 4,780
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Darvesh, Fakir, Faqirani, Sai, Sain, Sayee, Shah,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 4,340 Sylheti 200 Urdu 100
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Urdu Muslim
People Name General Faqir
Ethnic Code CNN23r
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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%
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