Madari (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Madari people are Muslim, but they are also a community of faqirs, who live a lifestyle of poverty and extreme spiritual discipline. Muslim faqirs are usually Sufis. This sector of Islam began during the days of the Umayyad Caliphate, which was noted for materialism and the accompanying spiritual decadence. Sufis were a spiritual rebellion against this; adherents wish to rid themselves of non-spiritual desires.


Where Are they Located?

Most Madari people live in India, but others live in Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka. There are a very few of them in Sri Lanka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Faqirs like the Madaris, be they Hindu or Muslim, have renounced anything but a life of poverty. They believe themselves to be completely reliant on God rather than material possessions, thus, they live off alms from the faithful. Some people expect them to be miracle-workers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Madari people are part of the Sufi sect of Islam. Sufis are far more emotional than other sects, and they are noted for their extreme dedication to Allah, the God of Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

Like other ascetics, the Madari people need to experience the limitless love and grace of our Lord.


Prayer Points

Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Madari families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Madari people teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Madari families into a rich experience of God's blessing.


Scripture Prayers for the Madari (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madari
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fakir
https://www.britannica.com/topic/fakir
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/fakir


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Madari (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Madari (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 5,300
Population all Countries 126,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Adugar; Fakir; Faqir; Jadugar; Kalandar; Khilwar; मदारी
People ID 19483
ROP3 Code 115507
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Dhaka
3,000
Khulna
1,100
Chittagong
400
Rangpur
200
Sylhet
200
Rajshahi
200
Barisal
200
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Dhaka 3,000
  Khulna 1,100
  Chittagong 400
  Rangpur 200
  Sylhet 200
  Rajshahi 200
  Barisal 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (5,300 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
200
Primary Language Bengali (5,300 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 200
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible for Children
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 Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Suyash.dwivedi - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more