Baha'i in Bangladesh


Population
11,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


Prayer 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 24,100
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 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
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 4
Largest States
Dhaka (8,100) Khulna (1,500) Chittagong (800)
Rangpur (400)
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 4
Dhaka (8,100) Khulna (1,500)
Chittagong (800) Rangpur (400)

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Primary Language: Bengali (11,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ben   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Bengali (11,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
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 General Ministry Resources
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
Primary Religion: Other / Small

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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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