Faqir in Bangladesh



Population

5,020

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Faqir
People Name in Country Faqir
Population in Bangladesh 5,000
World Population 127,000
Countries 5
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Darvesh, Fakir, Faqirani, Sai, Sain, Sayee, Shah
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Faqir
Ethnic Code CNN23r
People ID 16762
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dhaka (1,700) Khulna (1,100) Rajshahi (900) Chittagong (500)
Sylhet (200) Barisal (100)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dhaka (1,700) Khulna (1,100)
Rajshahi (900) Chittagong (500)
Sylhet (200) Barisal (100)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bengali (4,300) Sylheti (200) Urdu (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 4,300 Sylheti 200
Urdu 100
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Bengali Language Film
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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