Madari (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

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. They need to know that their extreme works and devotion will not earn them salvation.


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 for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit to bring entire Madari families into a rich experience of God's blessing.


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


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)
Alternate Names Adugar; Fakir; Faqir; Jadugar; Kalandar; Khilwar; मदारी
Population this Country 56,000
Population all Countries 129,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 19483
ROP3 Code 115507
ROP25 Code 304898
ROP25 Name Madari
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Punjab
43,000
Sindh
10,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
700
Islamabad
100
Balochistan
70
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Punjab 43,000
  Sindh 10,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 700
  Islamabad 100
  Balochistan 70
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (23,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Saraiki
18,000
Sindhi
5,900
Urdu
5,800
Pahari-Potwari
700
Hindko, Southern
500
Marwari (Pakistan)
300
Hindko, Northern
200
Dhatki
40
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (23,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Saraiki 18,000
  Sindhi 5,900
  Urdu 5,800
  Pahari-Potwari 700
  Hindko, Southern 500
  Marwari (Pakistan) 300
  Hindko, Northern 200
  Dhatki 40
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2021)
Bible-Complete No
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YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, New Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
General Zume Resources Zume Project
General Zume Training Zume Project
Mobile App Android Bible app: Punjabi, Western YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Punjabi, Western YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Punjabi, Western Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
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. Learn more.



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