Rajput Janjua (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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

Introduction / History

Three hundred years ago Janjua Rajputs were ruled by a Sikh Empire. Then they rebelled and gained their independence. After that the Janjua often fought wars against Sikh dominated empires. These wars didn't stop until the 1800s when Pakistan came under British rule.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the Janjua Rajputs still consider Sikhs to be enemies, and they have not forgiven them for what happened during these wars. Janjua Rajputs are very powerful in some parts of Pakistan's Punjab Province. Like other Rajput communities, the Janjuas have high status throughout South Asia.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Janua Rajputs are Sunni Muslims who believe that the supreme God, Allah, spoke through his prophet, Mohammed, and taught mankind how to live a righteous life through the Koran and the Hadith. To live a righteous life, you 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.
Sunni religious practices are staid and simple. They believe that Allah has pre-determined our fates; they minimize free will.
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. They often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.


What Are Their Needs?

The Janjua in Pakistan are 100 percent Muslim. Those that live in Pakistan have few opportunities to hear of the ways of Christ. The only Christians they know of come from low caste groups that have very little contact with any Rajput community.
Most of these people speak a major language in Pakistan like Punjabi or Urdu, so they have potential access to biblical materials online like gospel recordings and the JESUS Film. Pray for many Janjua Rajputs to find, download, and believe what they hear in these resources.


Prayer Points

Pray the Janjua Rajputs would be at peace with all of their neighbors.
May this people group come to see Jesus Christ as the true source of peace.
Ask God to lead faithful workers to reach out to this people group with the message of salvation leading to a movement to Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Rajput Janjua (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baloch_people
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Baloch
https://www.atlasofhumanity.com/baloch
https://www.quora.com/What-is-your-opinion-about-Baloch-people


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

The Rajputs
Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-22
Rajputs profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Rajput Janjua (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Rajput Janjua (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 328,000
Population all Countries 332,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
Alternate Names राजपूत, जॅंज्यूये (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 20237
ROP3 Code 115981
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Punjab
243,000
Islamabad
35,000
Azad Kashmir
21,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
18,000
Sindh
2,700
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Punjab 243,000
  Islamabad 35,000
  Azad Kashmir 21,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 18,000
  Sindh 2,700
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (151,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Pahari-Potwari
73,000
Saraiki
38,000
Hindko, Southern
25,000
Urdu
20,000
Hindko, Northern
17,000
Pashto, Central
3,200
Pashto, Northern
2,000
Sindhi
1,500
Kashmiri
1,200
Marwari
500
Shina
300
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (151,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Pahari-Potwari 73,000
  Saraiki 38,000
  Hindko, Southern 25,000
  Urdu 20,000
  Hindko, Northern 17,000
  Pashto, Central 3,200
  Pashto, Northern 2,000
  Sindhi 1,500
  Kashmiri 1,200
  Marwari 500
  Shina 300
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2021)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, New Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Return Create International
Film / Video The Return Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Zume Resources Zume Project
General Zume Training Zume Project
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Punjabi, Western YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Punjabi, Western Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
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 Raja Hasan M Mohsin  Used with permission
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more