Jat Bhutta (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

The Jat Bhutta (Muslim traditions) have only been reported in Pakistan
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Bhuttas are a Jat subcaste mainly found in and around rural parts of the Sialkot District. Bhuttas became the victims of Hindu Maharja of Jammu's cruelty, who murdered many men who embraced Islamic faith and practiced openly. Bhuttas migrated to the safety of Sialkot that was under the British Raj.
Bhuttas are mainly located in some parts of Sialkot City and in the rural areas of Sialkot Villages. Many of them have settled in the USA.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Bhuttas are an established and educated people who gained higher education in medicine, law, engineering, and collective farming as well as in industry related to exports.
Bhuttas are friendly, sincere and helpful but can also have a short temper, therefore they have some internal divisions. A considerable number of them are still active in collective and individual farming, manufacturing goods (export oriented), educated in medicine, research fellows from overseas, civil service officers, lawyers, bankers, and civil and electrical engineers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

About 200 years ago the The Bhuttas Jats converted from Hinduism to Sunni Islam. They now believe that the One, Supreme God, Allah, taught mankind how to live a righteous life through the Koran and the Hadith. Allah's prophet was Mohammed. To live a righteous life, a Muslim 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, slandering, and making idols. They gather for corporate prayer on Friday afternoons at a mosque, their place of worship.
The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah. In most of the Muslim world, people depend on the spirit world for their daily needs since they regard Allah as too distant. Allah may determine their eternal salvation, but the spirits determine how well we live in our daily lives. For that reason, they must appease the spirits. The often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.


What Are Their Needs?

The Bhuttas Jats need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life He offers them in John 10:10.


Prayer Points

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

Pray that the Bhuttas Jats will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings.
Pray for workers who are driven by the love of the Holy Spirit to go to them.
Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among them to begin this decade.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Jat Bhutta (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Jat Bhutta (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 287,000
Population all Countries 287,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
Alternate Names जाट, भुट्ता (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19779
ROP3 Code 115848
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 3
Largest States
Punjab
280,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
6,100
Sindh
400
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 3
  Punjab 280,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 6,100
  Sindh 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Saraiki (266,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Western
44,000
Urdu
24,000
Marwari
16,000
Sindhi
1,300
Bagri
1,100
Hindko, Southern
900
Primary Language Saraiki (266,000 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Western 44,000
  Urdu 24,000
  Marwari 16,000
  Sindhi 1,300
  Bagri 1,100
  Hindko, Southern 900
People Groups Speaking Saraiki

Primary Language:  Saraiki

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1898-2009)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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 (GRN)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Saraiki
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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