Lohar (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
1,955,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Lohar man often felt isolated, alone and like an outsider as he traveled from village to village offering his blacksmith skills to farmers who needed iron farming implements. He looked like many of the Lohar villagers, yet he was different. They were Hindu, and he was Muslim.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Lohars are blacksmiths and have been practicing their trade for as long as they can remember. The Hindus among them have an elaborate mythology of their origin, and they observe the traditional Hindu festivals and cultural practices. The Muslim Lohars often face persecution because they are the minority group. Both groups need to know Jesus, the Savior. Like all people groups, there are Lohar people with leadership skills who can direct their people to the Savior, if only they would hear of Him and respond to His offer of salvation and love.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Lord will make Himself known to the Muslim Lohar people, and that they will be open when they hear the truth about Jesus being lord and savior.
* Pray that God will lead His envoys to those whose hearts have been prepared to receive His Word.
* Pray that the Lohar people, be they Muslim or Hindu, will be ready to repent before a holy God.


Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-31
People Name General Lohar (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Lohar (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 1,955,000
World Population 2,597,800
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Battarha, Dodai, Dodo, Kamar, Kumhar, Lohandia, Loharia, Lonar, Luhar, Luharani, Mistri, Nar, Panchal, Raj, Raj Mistri, Ramgarhia, Sandhan, Sejwani, Silpkar, Sri Panchal, Thawai, Viswabrahma, Viswakarma, लोहार (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17609
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 8
Largest States
Punjab (1,459,000) Sindh (225,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (194,000)
Azad Kashmir (52,000) Islamabad (18,000) Federally Administer (3,500)
Gilgit-Baltistan (3,400) Balochistan (500)
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 8
Punjab (1,459,000) Sindh (225,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (194,000) Azad Kashmir (52,000)
Islamabad (18,000) Federally Administer (3,500)
Gilgit-Baltistan (3,400) Balochistan (500)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (1,357,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 22
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Urdu (203,000) Saraiki (85,000) Sindhi (79,000)
Hindko, Northern (41,000) Hindko, Southern (37,000) Loarki (23,000)
Bagri (6,300) Shina, Kohistani (5,700) Pashto, Northern (4,900)
Marwari (4,700) Shina (4,500) Koli, Kachi (3,400)
Kashmiri (2,700) Koli, Wadiyara (1,300) Pashto, Central (1,100)
Koli, Parkari (600) Kohistani, Indus (400) Kacchi (400)
Dhatki (100) Jadgali (40)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (1,357,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 22
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Urdu (203,000) Saraiki (85,000)
Sindhi (79,000) Hindko, Northern (41,000)
Hindko, Southern (37,000) Loarki (23,000)
Bagri (6,300) Shina, Kohistani (5,700)
Pashto, Northern (4,900) Marwari (4,700)
Shina (4,500) Koli, Kachi (3,400)
Kashmiri (2,700) Koli, Wadiyara (1,300)
Pashto, Central (1,100) Koli, Parkari (600)
Kohistani, Indus (400) Kacchi (400)
Dhatki (100) Jadgali (40)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Punjabi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Galen Frysinger  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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