Sayyid in Pakistan


Population
6,447,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Sayyid or Syed are among the largest of Muslim communities of India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. They are said to trace their lineage directly back to the daughter of the Prophet Mohammad himself, Syed-un-Nisa Fatima Zehra. The Sayyid in South Asia came to India by sea over 600 years ago. Today they number over 13 million with over 60,000 in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Sayyid occupy the highest of social class among Muslims. They are traditionally the priests and religious teachers of the Muslim communities. More recently they can be found in a host of government service, teaching and business occupations. They marry mainly among their own clans and other Ashraf category Muslims. The Sayyid speak many languages in Nepal but the largest are Maithili, Nepali, Urdu and Bhojpuri. The Sayyid can be found in both major sect divisions of the Shia and the Sunni. Because of their position as religious teachers and priests they are considered 100% Muslim in each of the countries where their live.


What Are Their Needs?

Because of the shear religious and political weight that the Sayyid carry in their respective communities, a transformed Sayyid leader for Christ could have influence like that of "Paul" in his day. Whole districts could be converted to be followers of Isa if Sayyid leaders came to know and trust the Truth. Pray for dreams and visions among these people during this month.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sayyid
People Name in Country Sayyid
Population in Pakistan 6,447,000
World Population 15,403,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Barwar, Dayarewale, Ghair-e-mehdi, Mahadavia, Mashaikh, Mehdiwale, Mulla, Mushaik, Mushaq, Nadim Guruvulu, Pirzada, Saiyed, Saiyid, Sayad, Sayd, Sayyad, Syed, साइयिड
People ID 18045
ROP3 Code 113540
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
Sindh (3,475,000) Punjab (2,060,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (497,000)
Balochistan (193,000) Azad Kashmir (174,000) Islamabad (33,000)
Federally Administer (14,000) Gilgit-Baltistan (1,200)
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
Sindh (3,475,000) Punjab (2,060,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (497,000) Balochistan (193,000)
Azad Kashmir (174,000) Islamabad (33,000)
Federally Administer (14,000) Gilgit-Baltistan (1,200)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (2,042,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 28
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Sindhi (1,635,000) Urdu (1,345,000) Saraiki (606,000)
Pashto, Northern (104,000) Hindko, Northern (95,000) Pashto, Southern (55,000)
Pashto, Central (41,000) Hindko, Southern (40,000) Shina (28,000)
Dhatki (15,000) Bagri (13,000) Shina, Kohistani (12,000)
Waneci (9,700) Marwari (9,600) Koli, Parkari (8,500)
Balochi, Southern (7,100) Balochi, Western (6,800) Kashmiri (6,700)
Brahui (3,200) Gurgula (1,800)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (2,042,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 28
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Sindhi (1,635,000) Urdu (1,345,000)
Saraiki (606,000) Pashto, Northern (104,000)
Hindko, Northern (95,000) Pashto, Southern (55,000)
Pashto, Central (41,000) Hindko, Southern (40,000)
Shina (28,000) Dhatki (15,000)
Bagri (13,000) Shina, Kohistani (12,000)
Waneci (9,700) Marwari (9,600)
Koli, Parkari (8,500) Balochi, Southern (7,100)
Balochi, Western (6,800) Kashmiri (6,700)
Brahui (3,200) Gurgula (1,800)
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 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 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
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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