Qureshi Shaikh in India


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

Introduction

According to tradition, the first people who embraced Islam because of the teachings of Mohammed were given the honorary title "shaikh." This title is given to devout Muslims not only in the Arab world, but also in South Asia. Though the Shaikhs have high status in Muslim communities, most are livestock herders.


Ministry Obstacles

Honor and prestige for being loyal to a religious system makes one very reluctant to accept guidance from a Savior who seems to appeal to those outside one's community.


Outreach Ideas

It will take someone with excellent people skills, story-telling skills, and a solid theological background to reach out to the Qureshi Shaikhs.


Prayer Focus

There are no known followers of Christ in this Muslim community but pray that there soon will be. Someone from the Qureshi Shaikh community can influence South Asian Muslims to embrace the only Savior. Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Qureshi Shaikhs.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Qureshi Shaikhs to the arms of Jesus.
Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Qureshi Shaikhs.


Scripture Prayers for the Shaikh Qureshi in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-09-22
People Name General Shaikh Qureshi
People Name in Country Shaikh Qureshi
Natural Name Qureshi Shaikh
Pronunciation koo-RESH-ee SHAYK
Population this Country 9,487,000
Population all Countries 10,516,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 190
Alternate Names Kuresi; Matoa Quershi; Quraishi; Qureshi; शैख़ करिशी
People ID 21236
ROP3 Code 118058
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 30
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
2,619,000
Uttar Pradesh
1,849,000
Bihar
1,355,000
Maharashtra
948,000
Karnataka
565,000
Jharkhand
353,000
Andhra Pradesh
350,000
Rajasthan
298,000
Gujarat
264,000
Telangana
213,000
Madhya Pradesh
175,000
Delhi
145,000
Tamil Nadu
103,000
Haryana
76,000
Odisha
50,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 30  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal 2,619,000
  Uttar Pradesh 1,849,000
  Bihar 1,355,000
  Maharashtra 948,000
  Karnataka 565,000
  Jharkhand 353,000
  Andhra Pradesh 350,000
  Rajasthan 298,000
  Gujarat 264,000
  Telangana 213,000
  Madhya Pradesh 175,000
  Delhi 145,000
  Tamil Nadu 103,000
  Haryana 76,000
  Odisha 50,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (5,709,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 37
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bengali
1,872,000
Gujarati
122,000
Maithili
73,000
Marathi
67,000
Bhojpuri
65,000
Telugu
61,000
Punjabi, Eastern
50,000
Marwari
45,000
Awadhi
31,000
Kannada
29,000
Dhundari
16,000
Shekhawati
15,000
Tamil
14,000
Kacchi
5,800
Kanauji
5,400
Primary Language Urdu (5,709,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 37
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bengali 1,872,000
  Gujarati 122,000
  Maithili 73,000
  Marathi 67,000
  Bhojpuri 65,000
  Telugu 61,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 50,000
  Marwari 45,000
  Awadhi 31,000
  Kannada 29,000
  Dhundari 16,000
  Shekhawati 15,000
  Tamil 14,000
  Kacchi 5,800
  Kanauji 5,400
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2019)
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
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
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 India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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