Jat, Sidhu (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
147,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 1700's.

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.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Christ among the Sidhu Jats in Pakistan.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* 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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-28
People Name General Jat, Sidhu (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Jat, Sidhu (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 147,000
World Population 149,800
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names जात, सिढू (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19902
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 7
Largest States
Sindh (77,000) Punjab (54,000) Azad Kashmir (7,700)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (5,600) Balochistan (1,000) Islamabad (700)
Federally Administer (80)
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 7
Sindh (77,000) Punjab (54,000)
Azad Kashmir (7,700) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (5,600)
Balochistan (1,000) Islamabad (700)
Federally Administer (80)

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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (83,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 10
Secondary Languages:
Sindhi (27,000) Urdu (19,000) Saraiki (11,000)
Koli, Parkari (700) Hindko, Southern (300) Hindko, Northern (100)
Marwari (60) Shina, Kohistani (40) Waneci (30)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (83,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 10
Secondary Languages:
Sindhi (27,000) Urdu (19,000)
Saraiki (11,000) Koli, Parkari (700)
Hindko, Southern (300) Hindko, Northern (100)
Marwari (60) Shina, Kohistani (40)
Waneci (30)
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Punjabi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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