Rayeen (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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Introduction / History

The Rayeen are also known as the Raysipotra. The Raysipotra are a large Muslim people, referred to as the sons of Raysi. The Raysi are said to have descended from a Sindh community of Pakistan. Though many are still in Pakistan, they are more numerous in India and Bangladesh. A smaller number live in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They work as transporters of produce from the farms to the marketplace. In order to be sure they can make a profit selling the produce, they must negotiate prices with the farmers. They have a reputation for being a friendly and outgoing people who enjoy family life. They marry mainly among their clan cousins and follow closely the laws and rites of Islam. They usually name their child within a day of birth. They don't allow divorce. Their staple foods are bajra and wheat roti.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Rayeen people are Sunni, the largest branch of Islam. They try to obey the teachings of the Koran and the prophet Mohammad. They believe that by following the Five Pillars of Islam that they will attain heaven when they die. However, Allah, the supreme God of the universe, determines who enters paradise. Sunnis pray five times a day facing Mecca. They fast the month of Ramadan. They attend mosque services on Friday. If a Muslim has the means, he or she will make a pilgrimage to Mecca once in his or her lifetime. Muslims are also prohibited to drink alcohol, eat pork, gamble, steal, use deceit, slander, and make idols. The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah. Because of their Islamic beliefs the Kunjra have faced oppression from Hindus, which has prompted many of them to migrate outside the state of Bihar.


What Are Their Needs?

The Rayeen people in Pakistan need access to the gospel. They live in Sindh Province where there are very few believers or Christian fellowships.


Prayer Points

Pray for a spiritual hunger that will give the Rayeen people a desire for the truth of the word of God.
Pray for a Disciple Making Movement that will bless the Rayeen people this decade.
Pray for the Lord to send out workers to the Rayeen people to help them with their spiritual and physical needs.


Scripture Prayers for the Rayeen (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.


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People Name General Rayeen (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Rayeen (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation rain
Alternate Names Kunjada; Kunjra; Mewa Farosh; Raie; Rayeen; Sabifarosh; Sabz Farosh; Sabzfarosh; राईं (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 37,000
Population all Countries 1,303,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17328
ROP3 Code 112710
ROP25 Code 304392
ROP25 Name Rayeen
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Sindh
36,000
Islamabad
200
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Sindh 36,000
  Islamabad 200
Website South Asia Peoples
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 Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Sindhi (21,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Urdu
12,000
Punjabi, Western
1,800
Dhatki
900
Marwari (Pakistan)
100
Primary Language Sindhi (21,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 12,000
  Punjabi, Western 1,800
  Dhatki 900
  Marwari (Pakistan) 100
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1954)
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Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi Jesus Film Project
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Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
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General Bible for Children Bible for Children
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General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Sindhi YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Sindhi YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Sindhi Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
Photo Source Mohammad Faraz 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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