Jat, Sidhu, Muslim traditions in Pakistan






Largest Religion

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Pakistan's Punjab Province is a fertile area for farming, as well as the most industrialized segment of the country. About 40 per cent of Pakistan's large scale manufacturing and 70 per cent of its small-scale manufacturing take place in this province. For this reason, there are people with great wealth there. Certain people groups like the Sidhu Jats are among the wealthier members of Pakistan's population. One hundred years ago they were the largest Jat clan, and they probably are still today.

Like most wealthy communities, the Sidhu Jats have been able to develop great literature and poetry. There are several poetic romances that Sidhu Jats have written that have remained in use for centuries. One such story is regarding Heer and her lover Ranjha, preserved in a poetry book compiled by Waris Shah during the 1700's.

Each Jat community is unique, so it is difficult to generalize about the spiritual condition of the Sidhu Jats in Pakistan. But since about 700 AD, when Muslims first began to invade what is now Pakistan, there have been Jat Muslims. The Arab Muslims at this time referred to them as Zatts, and many converted to Islam. Sidhu Jats have been dedicated to Islam everywhere they have gone.

Ministry Obstacles

With power and wealth often comes a resistance to change. This powerful, wealthy community would be likely to resist efforts to share the ways of Christ. And those who dared to share Christ with them would be doing so at great risk since Pakistan is such a dangerous mission field.

Outreach Ideas

Believers can send them gospel materials and the JESUS Film through the mail.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Christ among the Sidhu Jats in Pakistan.

Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray the Lord will stir His people to connect with and befriend the Sidhu Jats.
* Pray for the hearts of the Sidhu Jats to be softened by the Holy Spirit.
* Pray that their circumstances would draw them to His presence, His grace, and His mercy.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-28
People Name General Jat, Sidhu, Muslim traditions
People Name in Country Jat, Sidhu, Muslim traditions
Population in Pakistan 146,000
World Population 149,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindh (76,000) Punjab (54,000) Azad Kashmir (7,700) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (5,600)
Balochistan (1,000) Islamabad (700) Federally Administer (80)
Total States on file:  7  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindh (76,000) Punjab (54,000)
Azad Kashmir (7,700) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (5,600)
Balochistan (1,000) Islamabad (700)
Federally Administer (80)

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Enthologue Language Map

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Languages & Dialects on file:  10  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Western (84,000) Sindhi (30,000) Urdu (19,000) Saraiki (6,600)
Koli, Parkari (700) Hindko, Southern (300) Hindko, Northern (100) Shina, Kohistani (40)
Waneci (30) Marwari
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 84,000 Sindhi 30,000
Urdu 19,000 Saraiki 6,600
Koli, Parkari 700 Hindko, Southern 300
Hindko, Northern 100 Shina, Kohistani 40
Waneci 30 Marwari
For Primary Language: Panjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Cartoon Gospel tract Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Audio Recordings
Four Spiritual Laws General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Western Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Punjabi Bible stories Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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Ethnic Religions
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100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
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Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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