Who is an Arab? Arabs' physical, geographical, and religious aspects vary greatly, but the ability to speak Arabic and identification with the Arabic culture are probably the two most essential elements. Arabs have been in Pakistan for a very long time, and they come from all over the Arab World. They live in all of Pakistan's provinces. The first contact with Arabs was in 711 when Arab merchants were arrested in what is now Sindh Province.
The Arab migrants to Pakistan are mostly in Sindh and Punjab Provinces. For most of the Diaspora Arabs, there have been a greater variety of job opportunities. This has greatly aided their poor living conditions. People who have moved to Pakistan from the Arab World note that women are honored in Pakistan and allowed to get higher education and take challenging jobs. They note that it's difficult to adjust to the spicier foods of South Asia.
The Arabs in Pakistan, like the Pakistani majority, are almost entirely Sunni Muslim. They believe the prophesies of Mohammed and the teachings of the Koran are the best guides to good living. They honor Jesus as a great prophet, but they do not believe He offers the only way to salvation through the grace given to humanity because of the cross.
Arabs in Pakistan need the opportunity to partake of the free gift of salvation and blessings that only Jesus Christ can offer.
Pray for spiritual hunger among Arabs in Pakistan.
Pray for Arab family leaders to open the door to Jesus blessing their community.
Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among Arabs in Pakistan.
Scripture Prayers for the Arab in Pakistan.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Arab|
|People Name in Country||Arab|
|Population this Country||6,000|
|Population all Countries||742,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Anglolan Arabs; Baggara; Bedouin Arab; Bosnian Muslims; Chavus; Coast; Coast Arab; Hemat; Iraqi Arab; Lebanese Arab; Levantine Arab; Nawar; Palestinian Arab; Palestinian Arabs; Saudi Arab; Syrian Arab; Syro-Lebanese Arab; अरब|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||7 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (6,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||acm Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Arabic Bible Online||Arabic Bible Outreach Ministry|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Text / Printed Matter||Tools for faith conversations||Campus Crusade for Christ|