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Arain (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Arain (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
11,097,000 Punjabi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % Not available   

Arain (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
Sitting in a corner bench in the Lahore High Court, Wassim, a young Arain man, feverishly took notes on his laptop. Drops of perspiration were falling on the computer screen. The relentless Lahore summer heat and humidity didn't spare even those within this Mughal-Gothic style building. Wassim's father wished that his son would become as good a lawyer as he is. Wassim was eager not only to be a good lawyer, but also to reform Pakistan's legal system.

What are their lives like?
The Arains are an agricultural caste that over the years has reached the echelons of lawmakers and politicians. Fabled to have come along with Muhammad bin Qasim, a Syrian Umayyad General, the Arains claim to have come from Areeha (Jericho, Syria). Claiming also to be of Arab descent, they pride themselves of "unbroken practice of Islam." However, there are 19,000 Sikhs among them.
Today they primarily live in the Punjab, a region straddling the border between India and Pakistan. During the time of the British Raj or rule, the Arains were chiefly employed to cultivate the land around the cities. They were favored over the other tribes because they were diligent in their work. They used their newfound wealth to further education, which has left them with a legacy of extensive contributions in the field of politics and the practice of the law.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-11-31
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-22
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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:4 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:11,097,000
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (9,765,000)Sindh (1,158,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (124,000)Azad Kashmir (37,000)
Islamabad (7,700)Balochistan (3,300)
Federally Administered Tribal Areas (1,100)Gilgit-Baltistan (1,000)
Total Provinces on file:8
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Arain (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Arain (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AiriAraeen
AraniBaghban
ChaudhariDrain
KunjraMalik
MeharMian
RaeenRain
RayeenRayin
Rinआरायण (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 111344
Joshua Project People ID: 16228
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 11,097,000
Population all Countries: 11,238,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Arain (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25r
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (7,889,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (1,085,000)Saraiki (773,000)
Sindhi (328,000)Marwari (56,000)
Hindko, Southern (27,000)Hindko, Northern (16,000)
Bagri (8,000)Pashto, Northern (3,300)
Shina, Kohistani (2,900)Kashmiri (1,300)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 17
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-ReligiousUnknown 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1885-1922
New Testament:
1819-2000
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFathers Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsPunjabi Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoHouse of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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