The name Makrani is likely to have been derived from their original location, Makran, in Baluchistan (now in Pakistan). They marry only within their own people group. They use surnames such as Askani, Baluch, Ring-baluch, Mullajia and Gudijal. Birth, circumcision, marriage, and death rituals are observed according to Islamic traditions along with some Hindu rituals. The community council (or jamat) leads the community and regulates socio-religious affairs. They are Sunni Muslims. Traditionally, they accept food from all Muslims and high-caste Hindus. The Makrana were traditionally soldiers, but farming is now their primary occupation.
Pakistan is hostile to Christian witness, and the challenges are many.
Please pray for the Christians in Pakistan, for the Lord's protection and provision for them. Pray some of the Makrani people will come in contact with true followers of Jesus, and will be deeply impacted by them.
None of the Muslim Makrani have identified themselves as Christians, in either Pakistan or India. There may be a few secret believers, and we should pray for these. We should also pray for others who will soon come to saving faith in Christ. Pray for spiritual strengthening, that they will be able to resist pressure to re-convert.
Please pray the Makrani will gain no satisfaction from their traditional religion, but will instead hunger to know the God who loves them and who has revealed himself in his son, Jesus the Messiah.
Scripture Prayers for the Makrani (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Makrani (Muslim traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Makrani (Muslim traditions)|
|Population this Country||85,000|
|Population all Countries||113,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2|
|Alternate Names||Makh; Makhdum; Makrana; मकरानी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||5 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Urdu (43,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||urd Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Urdu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1758-2000)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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 Online Audio Bible|
|Film / Video||God's Love Story|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|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 Hope Video|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|Film / Video||The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer|
|Film / Video||The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|