Jat Sidhu (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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

Introduction

Pakistan's Punjab Province is a fertile area for farming, as well as the most industrialized segment of the country. About 40 per cent of Pakistan's large scale manufacturing and 70 per cent of its small-scale manufacturing take place in this province. For this reason, there are people with great wealth there. Certain people groups like the Sidhu Jats are among the wealthier members of Pakistan's population. One hundred years ago they were the largest Jat clan, and they probably are still today.

Like most wealthy communities, the Sidhu Jats have been able to develop great literature and poetry. There are several poetic romances that Sidhu Jats have written that have remained in use for centuries. One such story is regarding Heer and her lover Ranjha, preserved in a poetry book compiled by Waris Shah during the 1700s.

Each Jat community is unique, so it is difficult to generalize about the spiritual condition of the Sidhu Jats in Pakistan. But since about 700 AD, when Muslims first began to invade what is now Pakistan, there have been Jat Muslims. The Arab Muslims at this time referred to them as Zatts, and many converted to Islam. Sidhu Jats have been dedicated to Islam everywhere they have gone.


Ministry Obstacles

With power and wealth often comes a resistance to change. This powerful, wealthy community would be likely to resist efforts to share the ways of Christ. And those who dared to share Christ with them would be doing so at great risk since Pakistan is such a dangerous mission field.


Outreach Ideas

Believers can send them gospel materials and the JESUS Film through the mail.


Prayer Focus

There are no known followers of Christ among the Sidhu Jats in Pakistan. * Pray the Lord will stir His people to connect with and befriend the Sidhu Jats.
* Pray for the hearts of the Sidhu Jats to be softened by the Holy Spirit.
* Pray that their circumstances would draw them to His presence, His grace, and His mercy.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-28
People Name General Jat Sidhu (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Jat Sidhu (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation sih-DOO
Population this Country 415,000
Population all Countries 418,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 8
Alternate Names जाट, सिढू (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19902
ROP3 Code 115895
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 6
Largest States
Sindh
301,000
Punjab
68,000
Azad Kashmir
31,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
12,000
Balochistan
1,500
Islamabad
1,000
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 6
  Sindh 301,000
  Punjab 68,000
  Azad Kashmir 31,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 12,000
  Balochistan 1,500
  Islamabad 1,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sindhi (242,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Urdu
97,000
Punjabi, Western
79,000
Saraiki
41,000
Pahari-Potwari
22,000
Dhatki
12,000
Marwari
6,500
Hindko, Northern
6,400
Hindko, Southern
3,500
Pashto, Central
400
Balochi, Western
300
Balochi, Eastern
200
Kashmiri
200
Pashto, Northern
200
Primary Language Sindhi (242,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 97,000
  Punjabi, Western 79,000
  Saraiki 41,000
  Pahari-Potwari 22,000
  Dhatki 12,000
  Marwari 6,500
  Hindko, Northern 6,400
  Hindko, Southern 3,500
  Pashto, Central 400
  Balochi, Western 300
  Balochi, Eastern 200
  Kashmiri 200
  Pashto, Northern 200
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1954)
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 (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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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