Qureshi Shaikh in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan 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.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

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 the Entire People Group

* 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 Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Shaikh Qureshi
People Name in Country Shaikh Qureshi
Pronunciation SHAYK koo-RESH-ee
Natural Name Qureshi Shaikh
Natural Pronunciation koo-RESH-ee SHAYK
World Population 8,824,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 15
Alternate Names Kuresi; Matoa Quershi; Quraishi; Qureshi; शैख़ करिशी
People ID 21236
ROP3 Code 118058
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
Sindh
556,000
Punjab
131,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
60,000
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 3
  Sindh 556,000
  Punjab 131,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 60,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sindhi (261,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Urdu
241,000
Punjabi, Western
142,000
Saraiki
76,000
Hindko, Northern
9,300
Marwari
6,600
Pashto, Northern
2,400
Hindko, Southern
2,100
Shina, Kohistani
2,000
Bagri
1,100
Pashto, Central
500
Kohistani, Indus
300
Dhatki
200
Gawri
60
Primary Language Sindhi (261,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 241,000
  Punjabi, Western 142,000
  Saraiki 76,000
  Hindko, Northern 9,300
  Marwari 6,600
  Pashto, Northern 2,400
  Hindko, Southern 2,100
  Shina, Kohistani 2,000
  Bagri 1,100
  Pashto, Central 500
  Kohistani, Indus 300
  Dhatki 200
  Gawri 60
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
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Common Language New Testament
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 Joshua Project  Creative Commons 
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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