Lohar (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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Largest Religion
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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.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-31
People Name General Lohar (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Lohar (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 2,022,000
World Population 2,664,800
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 40
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
ROP3 Code 113040
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
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 8
Largest States
Punjab
1,497,000
Sindh
246,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
199,000
Azad Kashmir
54,000
Islamabad
19,000
Federally Administer
3,600
Gilgit-Baltistan
3,400
Balochistan
500
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Punjab 1,497,000
  Sindh 246,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 199,000
  Azad Kashmir 54,000
  Islamabad 19,000
  Federally Administer 3,600
  Gilgit-Baltistan 3,400
  Balochistan 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (1,358,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Urdu
211,000
Saraiki
97,000
Sindhi
74,000
Hindko, Northern
41,000
Hindko, Southern
37,000
Loarki
22,000
Bagri
6,200
Shina, Kohistani
5,700
Pashto, Northern
4,900
Marwari
4,600
Shina
4,500
Kashmiri
2,700
Koli, Kachi
1,800
Koli, Wadiyara
1,300
Kacchi
1,200
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (1,358,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Urdu 211,000
  Saraiki 97,000
  Sindhi 74,000
  Hindko, Northern 41,000
  Hindko, Southern 37,000
  Loarki 22,000
  Bagri 6,200
  Shina, Kohistani 5,700
  Pashto, Northern 4,900
  Marwari 4,600
  Shina 4,500
  Kashmiri 2,700
  Koli, Kachi 1,800
  Koli, Wadiyara 1,300
  Kacchi 1,200
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 Yes  (1959)
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Galen Frysinger 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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