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.
They live all over Pakistan, but mainly in the city of Karachi and Sindh Province.
The Muhajir people have been rejected by other Pakistanis. They have responded by becoming a tight-knit community that stands against everyone else.
The Muhajir people are entirely Muslim.
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.
* 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.
|Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-25|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-18|
|Persecution Rank||4 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Urdu (350,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||urd Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Urdu|
Primary Language: Urdu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible Portions||Yes (1747-1894)|
|New Testament||Yes (1758-2000)|
|Complete Bible||Yes (1843-1998)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Gods Simple Plan|