The Argon (or Arghun) derive their name from the Persian term arghwani, meaning beautiful red color. Women enjoy high status, being entitled to inheritance. A particular kind of skirt is the sign of a married girl. After a death, the dead body is given a bath, a funerary prayer is performed, and the dead body is laid to rest. A ritual (jib hoo) is performed on the fortieth day after a death when verses from the Quran are recited. They belong to the Hanafi school of Islam.
Pakistan is inhospitable to any kind of Christian witness directed toward Muslims, and spiritual opposition is strong.
Much prayer is needed to soften the hearts of Pakistani Muslim towards the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
It is quite unlikely there are any followers of Jesus today among the Arghun community, in either Pakistan or India. Pray for workers and pray for softened hearts.
Please pray the Arghun communities of Pakistan and India will be given a growing interest in Jesus the Messiah, or Isa, as he is known in the Koran. Pray they will captivated by Jesus and that he will draw these people to himself.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Persecution Rank||4 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Balti (1,500 speakers)|
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|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Balti|
Primary Language: Balti
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|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Balti|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible (Bibles India)|