Jhinwar (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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Introduction / History

Traditionally the Jhinwar peoples have been associated with boating, fishing and carrying water. Others milled grain for a living. Recently, they have entered stone-cutting, agriculture, and the road-building professions.


Where Are they Located?

Most Muslim Jhinwar people live in Punjab or Sindh Provinces of Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Jhinwar people are considered to be either Other Backward Castes (OBGs) or a Scheduled caste. These are both low status groups. That makes a big difference in just about any South Asian culture.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Muslim Jhinwar people adhere to the teachings of Mohammed as spelled out in the Koran, but few if any can read Classical Arabic, the language of the Islamic holy book. For this reason, they depend on their imams and mullahs to teach them the fundamentals of Islam. They hope that their good deeds will outweigh their bad deeds on the day of judgment.


What Are Their Needs?

No matter what religious affiliation they have, Jhinwar people need to make Christ central to their identity. He needs to be the one they trust.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Jhinwar (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.

* Pray that God's Holy Spirit will open new doors in hearts to positive change among the Jhinwar people.
* Pray for Jhinwar Muslims to have a Holy Spirit driven hunger for spiritual truth that will drive them to the Lord.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out new workers who will lovingly stick with these people until they have a church planting movement.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement to sweep through Muslim Jhinwar communities.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/hindu-jhinwar-people/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jhinwar
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Jhinwar
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17010/PK


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-08-02
People Name General Jhinwar (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Jhinwar (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation JIN-var
World Population 784,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 16
Alternate Names Dhimar; Jhanjho; Jhiwar; Jimar; Kashyab Rajput; Mashki; झींवर (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17572
ROP3 Code 112999
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Punjab
641,000
Sindh
106,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
14,000
Azad Kashmir
10,000
Islamabad
7,800
Balochistan
400
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Punjab 641,000
  Sindh 106,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 14,000
  Azad Kashmir 10,000
  Islamabad 7,800
  Balochistan 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (559,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Urdu
112,000
Saraiki
39,000
Sindhi
35,000
Hindko, Northern
2,500
Marwari
2,400
Hindko, Southern
2,300
Bagri
1,900
Shina, Kohistani
800
Kashmiri
300
Koli, Parkari
70
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (559,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 112,000
  Saraiki 39,000
  Sindhi 35,000
  Hindko, Northern 2,500
  Marwari 2,400
  Hindko, Southern 2,300
  Bagri 1,900
  Shina, Kohistani 800
  Kashmiri 300
  Koli, Parkari 70
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2000)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / Video The Return
Film / Video The Return
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 Naveed Akhtar 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.