Arain (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Airi 2,400

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 10,911,000
World Population 11,044,600
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 218
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Punjab
9,602,000
Sindh
1,138,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
122,000
Azad Kashmir
37,000
Islamabad
7,600
Balochistan
3,200
Federally Administer
1,100
Gilgit-Baltistan
900
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Punjab 9,602,000
  Sindh 1,138,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 122,000
  Azad Kashmir 37,000
  Islamabad 7,600
  Balochistan 3,200
  Federally Administer 1,100
  Gilgit-Baltistan 900
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (7,889,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language 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
Other 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 Yes  (1959)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
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 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 Imran Ali Arain  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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