Mussali in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Indigenous Hindus were forcibly converted to Islam and given the derisive name "Mussali." Today they have low status wherever they live in South Asia.


Where Are they Located?

The Pakistani Mussalis are concentrated in Punjab Province, though they live in the other provinces as well. Those in India are usually in Rajasthan, a state that borders Pakistan. There is a smaller number of them in Afghanistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mussali people are sanitation workers who do the most menial and disgusting jobs in Pakistan. They are looked down upon by other Pakistani communities. They are unhappy with their lot and they want more out of life.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Mussalis are Muslims who are affected by the caste system. They have low status, and their form of Islam is tainted by Hinduism. All they can do is put their faith in Allah, and hope that he will reward them on the day of judgment.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mussali people need opportunities to get the education they need to rise out of poverty.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mussali in Pakistan.

* Pray that the Mussali people will have the blessings of spiritual hunger that will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to this untended field.
* Pray for the Lord to raise up the Mussali communities with both physical and spiritual blessings that will show other communities what He can do for any people who submit to His ways.


References

https://lubpak.com/archives/51659
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17714/PK
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17714/AF


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mussali
People Name in Country Mussali
Pronunciation moo-SAH-lee
World Population 2,574,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 51
Alternate Names मुस्सली
People ID 17714
ROP3 Code 113164
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 7
Largest States
Punjab
2,447,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
57,000
Islamabad
31,000
Sindh
12,000
Azad Kashmir
7,900
Balochistan
5,300
Gilgit-Baltistan
1,400
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 7
  Punjab 2,447,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 57,000
  Islamabad 31,000
  Sindh 12,000
  Azad Kashmir 7,900
  Balochistan 5,300
  Gilgit-Baltistan 1,400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (2,131,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Urdu
175,000
Saraiki
109,000
Hindko, Northern
12,000
Bagri
11,000
Marwari
11,000
Hindko, Southern
9,400
Sindhi
4,600
Shina, Kohistani
1,000
Kashmiri
300
Waneci
200
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (2,131,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 175,000
  Saraiki 109,000
  Hindko, Northern 12,000
  Bagri 11,000
  Marwari 11,000
  Hindko, Southern 9,400
  Sindhi 4,600
  Shina, Kohistani 1,000
  Kashmiri 300
  Waneci 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 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.