Baha'i in Bangladesh


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Introduction / History

The judge shook his finger at the defendant. "You had better get a heavy-duty lawyer." He slammed down the gavel and pronounced the charges. "Sedition for speaking out for this country to recognize Israel." Ghazi's cheeks stung at the judge's words, portraying him as a weak attorney because he was Bahai. He knew that his client would return to the area of the jail reserved for criminally insane.

Ghazi and other Bahais stayed at the accused's home, in an attempt to protect the Christian man's family. Such kind actions are common for the Bahais. The family shared their Christian faith with Ghazi and his friends, but because of the spiritual veil that covers their eyes to the truth, they continue to believe that all faiths are acceptable and there is only need for goodness and kindness in one's life.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Bahais believe that when there is a crisis, God appears in the form of a prophet. They believe that Moses, Mohammed and Jesus are all such manifestations. The Bahai religion was born from the belief of a man who saw himself to be the Muslim messiah in the early 1800s. It has spread throughout the world and there are about 10,000 Bahais in Bangladesh. They are widely persecuted.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the spiritual veil is lifted from the eyes of these kind, gracious people.
* Pray that they will see that their actions, however good, are not enough to reach God.
* Pray that thousands of Bahai find eternal life through Christ.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-10-29
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-12-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-05-15
People Name General Baha'i
People Name in Country Baha'i
Population in Bangladesh 11,000
World Population 23,100
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bin, Binda, Bing, बहा'ई
People ID 10564
ROP3 Code 100760
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Dhaka
8,200
Khulna
1,500
Chittagong
800
Rangpur
400
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Dhaka 8,200
  Khulna 1,500
  Chittagong 800
  Rangpur 400
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bengali (11,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Other People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (11,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Baha'i
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.


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