Biswas (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh

Biswas (Muslim traditions)
Photo Source:  Biswarup Ganguly  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Biswas (Muslim traditions)
Country: Bangladesh
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 27,000
World Population: 31,800
Primary Language: Bengali
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:


Biswas is both a surname and a title in Bangladesh, and the title is very flattering. It means "reliable," "trustworthy" or "faith." This honorable title was given to them by Muslim rulers in a time that predates British rule. Many of them were administrators at that time. Today there is a long list of famous and prominent people in Bangladesh with the surname of Biswas.

Ministry Obstacles

Their pride in their past can easily keep many from seeing that they need a savior, especially since Islam does not point to a savior.

Outreach Ideas

It will take much prayer before the Biswas community is ready to accept that they need a sinless savior. Before anyone attempts to reach out to them, they should have a strong prayer covering.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Lord to orchestrate efforts to reach Biswas families.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to raise up Biswas family leaders who will open the door to believers, taking Christ to their families and clans.
Pray for a massive movement to Christ among the Biswas people that will affect other communities in Bangladesh.
Pray for the Lord to bring Biswas families to himself by blessing them abundantly.

Text Source:   Joshua Project