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.
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.
Sindhi people in Pakistan raise 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.
They are Sunni Muslims who have also been influenced by Sufism. There are Sufi shrines in Sindhi communities.
They need open hearts to hear God's answers to their spiritual problems.
* Scripture Prayers for the Sindhi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.
* 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.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Sindhi (Muslim traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Sindhi (Muslim traditions)|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||3|
|Alternate Names||Bhatia, Kachchi, Sindhi, सिंधी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||5 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Sindhi (144,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||snd Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Sindhi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1890-1992)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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|