Text source: Joshua Project
Introduction / History
Did you know there is a major people group that is split between three major religions? The Punjabis of South Asia are divided between Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims. Because they have different religious affiliations, each of these three communities have little positive contact with one another. Far fewer believers are reaching out to the Muslim Punjabis. Anyone who wants to reach them in Pakistan is taking their lives in their hands. The same goes for Punjabi Muslims who live outside of South Asia. Those who have migrated to Libya for work have few, if any, chances to meet a follower of Christ. Most of the Punjabis who have left South Asia for work are Sikhs, but according to the Joshua Project, those who live in Libya are Muslims. These Muslim Punjabis originated in Pakistan.
What are their lives like?
The number of Muslim Punjabis in Libya is small enough that they are forgotten in Wikipedia's "Punjabi Diaspora" entry. The vast majority of Punjabis who live abroad are Sikhs, not Muslims. There are some Muslim Punjabis in Libya, however small their numbers may be. It is unclear as to what they do for a living.
What are their beliefs?
Like the Punjabi living in their original country of Pakistan, the Western Punjabi of Libya are primarily Muslims. Since it was the Turks who brought Sunni Islam to this region, most of the Punjabi are Muslims of the Hanafite branch.
What are their needs?
The Muslim Punjabis need to embrace salvation by grace alone, not by works, that no man can boast.
Prayer PointsView Punjabi, Western in all countries.
Pray for Christ's ambassadors to go to the Muslim Punjabis in Libya. Pray for a massive movement to Christ among Muslim Punjabis throughout the world. Pray for these Muslims to have a desire for spiritual truth that will lead them to the cross and the empty grave.