Mirasi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
1,837,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Muslim Mirasi belong to the Sunni sect of Islam. There is also a Hindu Mirasi people group, but the two groups do not intermarry. Traditionally, they have been a basically landless community working as musicians, but are presently involved in several vocations. Some are nomadic, and some are beggars. Child marriage exists in some areas, girls being married at age 8-10 years and boys around 14 years. The literacy rate is quite low. Although they are Muslims, some revere Hanuman and Durga as deities and others worship Ram Dev as a clan deity. They honor and appease shrines of Muslim saints (pirs). Azan, the Muslim call to prayer, is whispered in the ear of a baby one day after birth.


Ministry Obstacles

Obstacles to the Gospel are numerous and often severe throughout Pakistan. There is much spiritual opposition, and much opposition from people who are strongly Muslim.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray for good quality Gospel radio to be available throughout Pakistan, in several languages. Pray the people will listen, with understanding. Pray the Lord will open their minds to his message of salvation as found in the person and work of Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There is an indication that a few hundred people have identified themselves as Christians in this group. Please pray they won't re-convert back to Islam, and will be protected from harm. They need to fellowship together, so pray for this to occur.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray not only for the Muslim Mirasi of Pakistan, but that the entire country will experience peace within and peace with India. Pray especially for the Lord's Spirit to change circumstances such that his glory and wonderful deeds can be freely shared throughout the country and among all people groups.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-11-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-19
People Name General Mirasi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Mirasi (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 1,837,000
World Population 1,878,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Bhand, Charan, Dhadhi, Dom, Dum, Langah, Mir, Mira, Miralm, Mir-Alm, Miriasi, Miriasin, Nagarchi, Pakhwadji, Pakhwaji, Shaikh, Sheikh, Tasbirdar, मिरसी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17622
ROP3 Code 113057
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 (1,593,000) Sindh (135,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (77,000)
Azad Kashmir (24,000) Islamabad (7,800) Federally Administer (400)
Balochistan (400) Gilgit-Baltistan (100)
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 (1,593,000) Sindh (135,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (77,000) Azad Kashmir (24,000)
Islamabad (7,800) Federally Administer (400)
Balochistan (400) Gilgit-Baltistan (100)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (1,310,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 17
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (158,000) Saraiki (116,000) Sindhi (45,000)
Hindko, Northern (19,000) Hindko, Southern (9,000) Bagri (6,700)
Marwari (5,800) Shina, Kohistani (1,400) Shina (1,200)
Kashmiri (400) Koli, Wadiyara (100) Kacchi (100)
Koli, Parkari (90) Kohistani, Indus (80) Waneci (70)
Kalami (30)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (1,310,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 17
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (158,000) Saraiki (116,000)
Sindhi (45,000) Hindko, Northern (19,000)
Hindko, Southern (9,000) Bagri (6,700)
Marwari (5,800) Shina, Kohistani (1,400)
Shina (1,200) Kashmiri (400)
Koli, Wadiyara (100) Kacchi (100)
Koli, Parkari (90) Kohistani, Indus (80)
Waneci (70) Kalami (30)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 Punjabi, 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 Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.99 %
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: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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