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Arain (Muslim traditions) in Sri Lanka

Arain (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
600 Punjabi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Arain (Muslim traditions) in Sri Lanka

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Introduction / History
Most Muslim Arain live in Pakistan. A smaller group resides in northwest India near the border with Pakistan.

What are their lives like?
They cultivate land they and engage in agriculture-based business. Most have sufficient farming skills and cultivate sugar cane, wheat, rice, mangoes, and mustard. Dairy production is an important part of their living as well. As Muslims the Arain will not eat pork. Most Arain have one spouse although an Arain man may have up to four wives if he can afford them. Families arrange marriages with the consent of the young people. Arain marry within their own group. Sons inherit the property of their diseased father with the eldest son taking charge of the family. A caste association settles legal disputes and enforces social norms.

What are their beliefs?
The Arain are a Muslim people with a broad knowledge of Islam. The basis of their worship and prayer is in the five pillars of Islam. Arains consider Islam as an essential part of their culture. Arains in Sri Lanka believe that Allah whom they worship, spoke through his prophet, Mohammed, and taught mankind how to live a righteous life through the Koran and the Hadith. Muslims are prohibited from drinking alcohol, eating pork, gambling, stealing, slandering, and making idols. They gather for corporate prayer on Friday afternoons at a mosque, their place of worship. These people depend upon good works to pay the penalty for their sins.

What are their needs?
Muslim Arains in Sri Lanka speak Punjabi, Western. Portions of the Bible, and the New Testament, GRN audio resources, and the JESUS Film exist in Western Punjabi, the spoken language of Arains in Sri Lanka. They need to understand that Lord Jesus loves them infinitely, and that He laid down His life in their place. They need to learn how to live their lives free of guilt and fear, and to know the joy of obedience to Almighty God who wants to give them freedom.

Prayer Points
Pray that Almighty God would lead faithful workers to take the message of salvation to the Arain people in Sri Lanka. Pray that soon Arain people in Sri Lanka will be discipled in the ways of Jesus. Pray for the safety of missionaries led by God to serve in this Muslim land.

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Country: Sri Lanka
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:600
Largest Provinces:
Eastern (400)Western (100)
Central (50)North Western (50)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Arain (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Arain (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Rinआरायण (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 111344
Joshua Project People ID: 16228
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 600
Population all Countries: 11,438,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Arain
People Name General: Arain (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
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-Religious0.00 % 
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:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, New Testament
Audio RecordingsLove letter to you from scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Text / Printed MatterBible: Punjabi, Western
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Punjabi, Western
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Arain (Muslim traditions) in Sri Lanka

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People Cluster
    South Asia Muslim - Arain     Asia, South    
      Arain (Muslim traditions) Sri Lanka    
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            Arain (Muslim traditions) in Sri Lanka          
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      Islam     Punjabi, Western  
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