Sindhi (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh


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Introduction / History

In the eighth century, Sindhis became part of an Islamic Empire, enabling Arabs to enter India. Sindhi people have Persian links that have influenced them. They have their roots in Pakistan's Sindh Province.


Where Are they Located?

Pakistan has an important province named Sindh, which is where this people group originated. From there they have migrated to other parts of South Asia, specifically India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Sindhi people in Bangladesh breed animals such as buffaloes and cattle. Many are farmers. Some have gone to other parts of South Asia looking for work, which might explain why some are in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India as well as their original home, Pakistan. Muslim Sindhi people do not allow their people to marry outside their community.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Sunni Muslims who have also been influenced by Sufism. There are Sufi shrines in Sindhi communities.


What Are Their Needs?

They need open hearts to hear God's answers to their spiritual problems.


Prayer Points

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

* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Muslim Sindhi people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing the hearts of the Sindhi people would be open and ready to follow him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Muslim Sindhi families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Muslim Sindhi people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Sindhi people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sindhi_diaspora
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/sandhai muslims
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sindhi_people
https://www.firstpost.com/world/why-india-doesnt-want-sindhis-fleeing-pakistan-694611.html


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Sindhi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Sindhi (Muslim traditions)
World Population 302,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bhatia; Kachchi; Sindhi; सिंधी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18140
ROP3 Code 113647
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
1,300
Chittagong
600
Rangpur
600
Rajshahi
400
Khulna
400
Sylhet
300
Barisal
90
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 1,300
  Chittagong 600
  Rangpur 600
  Rajshahi 400
  Khulna 400
  Sylhet 300
  Barisal 90
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Sindhi (3,700 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Sindhi (3,700 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1954)
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 (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
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 Anonymous 
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.