Makrani (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Makrani originally came from the Makrani region of Pakistan. There is a Makrani subgroup that is associated with Pakistan's Baloch population. They were brought to Gujarat as mercenary soldiers in the service of Muslim rulers. The Makrani are proud of their military tradition. The primary language of the Makrani is Gujarati.
India's Makrani population is in Gujarat, though there are others in nearby Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today most Makrani work in agriculture although some still serve in the military and as law enforcement officers. Others work in trade and business.
The Makrani marry within their gotra or clan. Monogamy is the rule although having more than one wife is legal. Families arrange marriages with the consent of the young people. The newly married couple usually lives with or near the groom's parent. Muslim priests officiate at important life ceremonies such as births, weddings and funerals. Caste councils called jamats promote the Makrani interests and settle legal disputes.
The Makrani are not vegetarians. They eat meat with the exception of pork, which is forbidden for Muslims. Their main foods are rice, wheat, lentils, dairy products, and vegetables.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Makrani are Sunnis, the largest branch of Islam. They attempt to follow the teachings of the Koran and the prophet Muhammad. They believe that by obeying the Five Pillars of Islam that they will earn the favor of Allah. The Makrani pray five times a day facing towards Mecca, fast for the month of Ramadan and attend mosques on Friday. They will also make a pilgrimage to Mecca once in their lifetime if they have the means. The two main yearly holidays of the Makrani are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the feast of the sacrifice.


What Are Their Needs?

The Makrani people in Pakistan need to hear the life-changing message of Jesus in a way they can understand. They need to see the love and mercy of Christ lived out in practical ways before them. They must realize that only through Jesus or Isa will God forgive their sins.


Prayer Points

Pray the Makrani people in Pakistan will hunger to know the God who loves them and who has revealed himself in his son, Jesus the Messiah.
Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Makrani people in India and Pakistan.
Pray for a movement of Mahrani households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.


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


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17420/IN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17420/PK
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makrani_caste
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Makrani
https://www.nature.co


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Makrani (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Makrani (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 86,000
Population all Countries 119,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Makh; Makhdum; Makrana; मकरानी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17420
ROP3 Code 112821
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Sindh
83,000
Islamabad
400
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Sindh 83,000
  Islamabad 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (42,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Sindhi
32,000
Punjabi, Western
8,700
Saraiki
1,500
Marwari
900
Kacchi
800
Dhatki
200
Primary Language Urdu (42,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Sindhi 32,000
  Punjabi, Western 8,700
  Saraiki 1,500
  Marwari 900
  Kacchi 800
  Dhatki 200
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  (1843-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible General / Other
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer Create International
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.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more