Mohajir (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Joshua Project has identified the Mohajir (Muslim traditions) only in Pakistan
Population
466,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

At what point does an immigrant become part of the local population? That question is not easy to answer, especially when you consider the Muhajir people of Pakistan. The term muhajir comes from the Arabic word for "immigrant" or "refugee." And the name certainly fits: the Muhajir people were part of one of the largest forced migrations in history. They relocated from India to Pakistan during the partition of India in 1947. The Muhajir were initially welcomed in Pakistan, a nation they considered their new homeland. However, the atmosphere has changed. In the decades since partition, the Muhajir have been increasingly marginalized. Today, many feel that they are a separate people from other Pakistanis, even though they share the Muslim religion with the Pakistani majority.


Where Are they Located?

They live all over Pakistan, but mainly in the city of Karachi and Sindh Province.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Muhajir people have been rejected by other Pakistanis. They have responded by becoming a tight-knit community that stands against everyone else.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Muhajir people are entirely Muslim.


What Are Their Needs?

The Muhajir people need an identity that is based on being part of God's family rather than in their ethnicity, religion, or their status as a persecuted people.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the gospel will be shared with the Muhajir people—how Jesus left heaven and came to earth so that they could be forgiven for their sins and have eternal life.
* Pray for these "refugees" to find their ultimate refuge and worth in Christ.
* Ask Him to prepare the hearts of the Muhajir to receive the good news.
* Pray for a great awakening among this people group and for many to put their faith in Christ.
* Pray for them to have easy access to all gospel materials in Urdu and Sindhi.


References

https://lubpak.com/archives/51659
http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/view/10.1057/9781137320766.0005
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhajir_people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhajir_culture


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-25
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-18
People Name General Mohajir (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Mohajir (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 466,000
World Population 466,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 10 to 12
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names मोहर (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19485
ROP3 Code 115215
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Sindh (466,000)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Urdu (367,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Sindhi
(35,000)
Punjabi, Western
(17,000)
Saraiki
(5,800)
Marwari
(1,200)
Koli, Parkari
(300)
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken
(200)
Marwari
(100)
People Groups Speaking Urdu
Primary Language Urdu (367,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Sindhi (35,000)
  Punjabi, Western (17,000)
  Saraiki (5,800)
  Marwari (1,200)
  Koli, Parkari (300)
  Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (200)
  Marwari (100)
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1843-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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