Arain (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
10,613,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Sitting in a corner bench in the Lahore High Court, Wassim, a young Arain man, feverishly took notes on his laptop. Drops of perspiration were falling on the computer screen. The relentless Lahore summer heat and humidity didn't spare even those within this Mughal-Gothic style building. Wassim's father wished that his son would become as good a lawyer as he is. Wassim was eager not only to be a good lawyer, but also to reform Pakistan's legal system.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Arains are an agricultural caste that over the years has reached the echelons of lawmakers and politicians. Fabled to have come along with Muhammad bin Qasim, a Syrian Umayyad General, the Arains claim to have come from Areeha (Jericho, Syria). Claiming also to be of Arab descent, they pride themselves of "unbroken practice of Islam." However, there are 19,000 Sikhs among them.
Today they primarily live in the Punjab, a region straddling the border between India and Pakistan. During the time of the British Raj or rule, the Arains were chiefly employed to cultivate the land around the cities. They were favored over the other tribes because they were diligent in their work. They used their newfound wealth to further education, which has left them with a legacy of extensive contributions in the field of politics and the practice of the law.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Arain Muslims and Sikhs find Christ.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-11-31
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-22
People Name General Arain (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Arain (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 10,613,000
World Population 10,751,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 213 to 221
Progress Scale 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 Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Punjab
(9,339,000)
Sindh
(1,107,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
(119,000)
Azad Kashmir
(36,000)
Islamabad
(7,400)
Balochistan
(3,100)
Federally Administer
(1,000)
Gilgit-Baltistan
(900)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Punjab (9,339,000)
  Sindh (1,107,000)
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (119,000)
  Azad Kashmir (36,000)
  Islamabad (7,400)
  Balochistan (3,100)
  Federally Administer (1,000)
  Gilgit-Baltistan (900)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (7,889,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Urdu
(1,085,000)
Saraiki
(773,000)
Sindhi
(328,000)
Marwari
(56,000)
Hindko, Southern
(27,000)
Hindko, Northern
(16,000)
Bagri
(8,000)
Pashto, Northern
(3,300)
Shina, Kohistani
(2,900)
Kashmiri
(1,300)
Koli, Parkari
(800)
Aer
(500)
Shina
(500)
Waneci
(200)
Pashto, Southern
(100)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (7,889,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Urdu (1,085,000)
  Saraiki (773,000)
  Sindhi (328,000)
  Marwari (56,000)
  Hindko, Southern (27,000)
  Hindko, Northern (16,000)
  Bagri (8,000)
  Pashto, Northern (3,300)
  Shina, Kohistani (2,900)
  Kashmiri (1,300)
  Koli, Parkari (800)
  Aer (500)
  Shina (500)
  Waneci (200)
  Pashto, Southern (100)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Punjabi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
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 %
Photo Source Steve Evans   Creative Commons  
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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