Arain (Muslim traditions) in Sri Lanka


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

Introduction / History

Most Muslim Arain live in Pakistan. A smaller group resides in northwest India near the border with Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They cultivate land they and engage in agriculture-based business. Most have sufficient farming skills and cultivate sugar cane, wheat, rice, mangoes, and mustard. Dairy production is an important part of their living as well. As Muslims the Arain will not eat pork. Most Arain have one spouse although an Arain man may have up to four wives if he can afford them. Families arrange marriages with the consent of the young people. Arain marry within their own group. Sons inherit the property of their diseased father with the eldest son taking charge of the family. A caste association settles legal disputes and enforces social norms.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Arain are a Muslim people with a broad knowledge of Islam. The basis of their worship and prayer is in the five pillars of Islam. Arains consider Islam as an essential part of their culture. Arains in Sri Lanka believe that Allah whom they worship, spoke through his prophet, Mohammed, and taught mankind how to live a righteous life through the Koran and the Hadith. 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. These people depend upon good works to pay the penalty for their sins.


What Are Their Needs?

Muslim Arains in Sri Lanka speak Punjabi, Western. Portions of the Bible, and the New Testament, GRN audio resources, and the JESUS Film exist in Western Punjabi, the spoken language of Arains in Sri Lanka. They need to understand that Lord Jesus loves them infinitely, and that He laid down His life in their place. They need to learn how to live their lives free of guilt and fear, and to know the joy of obedience to Almighty God who wants to give them freedom.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Arain (Muslim traditions) in Sri Lanka.

Pray that Almighty God would lead faithful workers to take the message of salvation to the Arain people in Sri Lanka. Pray that soon Arain people in Sri Lanka will be discipled in the ways of Jesus. Pray for the safety of missionaries led by God to serve in this Muslim land.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Arain (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Arain (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation ah-rah-EEN
Population this Country 600
Population all Countries 11,446,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Airi; Araeen; Arani; Baghban; Chaudhari; Drain; Kunjra; Malik; Mehar; Mian; Raeen; Rain; Rayeen; Rayin; Rin; आरायण (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16228
ROP3 Code 111344
Country Sri Lanka
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Eastern
400
Western
100
North Western
50
Central
50
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Sri Lanka
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 4
  Eastern 400
  Western 100
  North Western 50
  Central 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (600 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (600 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-1952)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, New Testament
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / Video The Return
Film / Video The Return
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 Sri Lanka census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Imran Ali Arain  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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