Bangali Muslim Moghal in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Turk 50,000
Chagtai 31,000

Introduction / History

The Moghal were originally from Mongolia and came to India along with the Mughal emperor Babar, the founder of the Mughal Empire in India. They have two main divisions: the Moghal of Persian and those of Indian descent. Both had high social status as people from the conquering Muslim kingdoms. They are still most numerous in India and Pakistan, although there are Bengali Muslim Moghals in Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Moghal people tend to marry within their own tribes and prefer cross cousin marriages. They follow the same marriage rules as other Muslims living near them. Both sons and daughters receive an inheritance based on the laws of the Koran. They used to be known as soldiers in some places, however today, they are mostly farmers. The Moghals have often served in government and public service positions.
Moghal families tend to only marry within their own cousin clans and give their daughters only to a select group of Muslim communities. Rings on finger, nose, toe or ear and wearing bangles are all part of identification of married women. Both sons and daughters receive inheritance. Common surnames among these communities are Mirza and Beg.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The people are Sunni Muslims who believe that the supreme God, Allah, spoke through his prophet, Mohammed, and taught mankind how to live a righteous life through the Koran and the Hadith. To live a righteous life, you must utter the Shahada (a statement of faith), pray five times a day facing Mecca, fast from sunup to sundown during the month of Ramadan, give alms to the poor, and make a pilgrimage to Mecca if you have the means. Muslims are prohibited from drinking alcohol, eating pork, gambling, stealing, slandering, and making idols. They gather for corporate prayer on Friday afternoons at a mosque, their place of worship.
The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah.
Sunni religious practices are staid and simple. They believe that Allah has pre-determined our fates; they minimize free will.
In most of the Muslim world, people depend on the spirit world for their daily needs since they regard Allah as too distant. Allah may determine their eternal salvation, but the spirits determine how well we live in our daily lives. For that reason, they must appease the spirits. They often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.


What Are Their Needs?

This group has status and often wealth, but they lack the desire for spiritual riches found only in Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Moghal people will have easy access to gospel materials.
Pray for them to have the spiritual hunger it takes to seek and find the Lord no matter what the cost.
Pray for Moghal disciples who will make more disciples all over Pakistan.


Scripture Prayers for the Bangali Muslim Moghal in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bangali Muslim Moghal
People Name in Country Bangali Muslim Moghal
Pronunciation moh-GAHL
Alternate Names Mugal; Mughal; Turk; मोघल
Population this Country 1,354,000
Population all Countries 3,479,000
Total Countries 6
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 27
People ID 13761
ROP3 Code 106706
ROP25 Code 305667
ROP25 Name Mughal / Moghal
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Punjab
691,000
Sindh
195,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
183,000
Azad Kashmir
143,000
Islamabad
97,000
Gilgit-Baltistan
42,000
Balochistan
3,400
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Punjab 691,000
  Sindh 195,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 183,000
  Azad Kashmir 143,000
  Islamabad 97,000
  Gilgit-Baltistan 42,000
  Balochistan 3,400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Islam
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 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Urdu (412,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjabi, Western
345,000
Pahari-Potwari
147,000
Hindko, Northern
136,000
Saraiki
122,000
Hindko, Southern
47,000
Sindhi
44,000
Pashto, Northern
25,000
Shina
19,000
Pashto, Central
14,000
Marwari
13,000
Kashmiri
9,700
Balti
8,000
Bagri
1,600
Dhatki
1,200
Shina, Kohistani
1,200
Primary Language Urdu (412,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Punjabi, Western 345,000
  Pahari-Potwari 147,000
  Hindko, Northern 136,000
  Saraiki 122,000
  Hindko, Southern 47,000
  Sindhi 44,000
  Pashto, Northern 25,000
  Shina 19,000
  Pashto, Central 14,000
  Marwari 13,000
  Kashmiri 9,700
  Balti 8,000
  Bagri 1,600
  Dhatki 1,200
  Shina, Kohistani 1,200
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

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Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2022)
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