Bhat (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
58,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Bhat are known for their 'phakra' (speaking poetically in praise of others). Their women wear vermilion and iron bangles as marriage symbols. They are mainly a landowning community. Muslim Bhat are Hindu converts to Islam. The Muslim Bhat place themselves in the higher order of Muslim communities. Regarding their funeral practices, the kalma and some verses from the Quran are recited in the ears of a dying person.


Ministry Obstacles

The fact that there is little intermarriage between the Shia and Sunni sects within the community shows that they are serious about their beliefs and will probably be resistant to any non-Muslim influence.


Outreach Ideas

Pray that Christians in the tribes near the Muslim Bhat will be prompted by the Lord to take the good news of Christ to these people. Pray they will be able to overcome tribal hostilities.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known Christians among the Muslim Bhat in India or Pakistan. But pray for the many the Lord will soon lead to himself in these countries. Pray they will soon see Jesus as deity, the very Son of God.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray this small community will be able to live in harmony with their neighbors, especially their Hindu neighbors.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bhat (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Bhat (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 58,000
World Population 299,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2 to 3
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Bahrot, Bhaat, Bhatti, Brahma Bhat, Brahmabhat, Brahmabhatta, Dasund, Jaga, Kavi, Muslim Bhat, Ramavat, Rao, भाट (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16407
ROP3 Code 111556
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 4
Largest States
Sindh
(29,000)
Azad Kashmir
(18,000)
Punjab
(11,000)
Islamabad
(20)
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 4
  Sindh (29,000)
  Azad Kashmir (18,000)
  Punjab (11,000)
  Islamabad (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (16,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Western
(15,000)
Sindhi
(10,000)
Saraiki
(6,600)
Hindko, Northern
(4,300)
Marwari
(1,200)
Kacchi
(700)
Bagri
(300)
Dhatki
(90)
Koli, Parkari
(20)
People Groups Speaking Urdu
Primary Language Urdu (16,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Western (15,000)
  Sindhi (10,000)
  Saraiki (6,600)
  Hindko, Northern (4,300)
  Marwari (1,200)
  Kacchi (700)
  Bagri (300)
  Dhatki (90)
  Koli, Parkari (20)
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1843-1998)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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 Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
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 Anonymous  
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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