Karal (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

The Karal (Muslim traditions) have only been reported in Pakistan
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* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

According to their oral traditions, the Karal tribe is descended from Karral Shah, a leader who migrated north from what is now southern Pakistan. Their name Karal means chief or ruler. They are proud of their military history and have always had to fight to keep their land independent from conquerors.


Where Are they Located?

The Muslim Karal people only live in northern Pakistan, specifically the Hazara district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They speak Northern Hindko, a major language in northern Pakistan. Ethnically and culturally, they are more related to the Hazaras than they are to the more dominant Pashtuns in that part of northern Pakistan. These two groups are hostile to one another both in Pakistan and in neighboring Afghanistan. For this reason, some of the Karal people have wanted the Hazara district to become a separate state.

Today most are farmers. They plant wheat, vegetables and fruit. They also raise animals for meat and dairy products.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This group is entirely Muslim. They believe that the One, Supreme God, Allah, spoken through his prophet, Mohammed, and taught mankind how to live a righteous life through the Koran and the Hadith. To live a righteous life, you must utter the Shahada (a statement of faith), pray five times a day facing Mecca, fast from sunup to sundown during the month of Ramadan, give alms to the poor, and make a pilgrimage to Mecca if you have the means. Muslims are prohibited from drinking alcohol, eating pork, gambling, stealing, using deceit, slandering, and making idols. They gather for corporate prayer on Friday afternoons at a mosque, their place of worship.


What Are Their Needs?

The Karal people need peace in their land. They live in a place where there is much potential for ethnic conflict.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Karal (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Karal people in Pakistan teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Karal families into a rich experience of God’s blessing.
* Pray for Karal families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness and to understand the adequacy of Christ’s work on the cross.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Karal family leaders to experience God’s blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/19433/PK
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlal
facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1288647164511947&id=157840660925942
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17092/IN


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Karal (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Karal (Muslim traditions)
World Population 234,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Karral; कराल (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19433
ROP3 Code 115569
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 2
Largest States
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
232,000
Punjab
1,600
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 2
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 232,000
  Punjab 1,600
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Hindko, Northern (119,000 speakers)
Language Code hno   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Hindko, Southern
35,000
Pashto, Northern
26,000
Punjabi, Western
19,000
Shina, Kohistani
15,000
Urdu
13,000
Shina
4,800
Kohistani, Indus
1,500
Bateri
1,200
Primary Language Hindko, Northern (119,000 speakers)
Language Code hno   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Hindko, Southern 35,000
  Pashto, Northern 26,000
  Punjabi, Western 19,000
  Shina, Kohistani 15,000
  Urdu 13,000
  Shina 4,800
  Kohistani, Indus 1,500
  Bateri 1,200
People Groups Speaking Hindko, Northern

Primary Language:  Hindko, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2004-2006)
Bible-New Testament No
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 Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindko, Northern
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Got Questions Ministry
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 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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