Mal (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

"Mal" is a shortened form of a Sanskrit phrase that can either mean "wrestler" or "soldier." There are four sub-divisions of the Mal people.


Where Are they Located?

The Mal live in India's states of Bihar and West Bengal. A smaller number live in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Mal are agricultural laborers with no land of their own, although they are also known for being watchmen or gatekeepers, called chowkidars. They have low social status.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Muslim Mal people in Bangladesh believe that though Jesus is an important prophet, faith in Him is not enough to achieve a place in Paradise. Instead they put their faith in obeying the teachings of the Koran and the Hadith, the latter being a collection of sayings of Mohammed.


What Are Their Needs?

Most Mal people are Hindu, though some converted to Islam at some point. Hindus and Muslims among the Mal peoples share the same need to find their way to the Savior, who can bless them beyond what they can imagine if they would repent before Him. As it stands, they are objects of wrath rather than objects of mercy.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mal (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh.

* Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit that will bring entire Muslim Mal families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
* Pray for Mal families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
* Pray for a movement of Mal households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal_(caste)
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2017/10/07


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mal (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Mal (Muslim traditions)
World Population 21,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Malla; माल (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17614
ROP3 Code 113046
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Dhaka
2,800
Khulna
800
Chittagong
200
Rangpur
100
Rajshahi
70
Barisal
60
Sylhet
50
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Dhaka 2,800
  Khulna 800
  Chittagong 200
  Rangpur 100
  Rajshahi 70
  Barisal 60
  Sylhet 50
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bengali (3,600 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
50
Chittagonian
30
Primary Language Bengali (3,600 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 50
  Chittagonian 30
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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 Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
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 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.