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Faqir in Pakistan

Faqir

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
26,000 Punjabi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Faqir in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
In Pakistan a name carries much more than a sound; it has a meaning. For example, to be known as a "Faqir" is to be known for being poor. This is a name and a condition that its bearers are well aware of. Faqir is also a caste of Muslim magicians. This can quite often be a strike against them, as they are despised and discriminated against because they practice magic.

Yet it can also be a strike for them as well. "Faqir" also refers to being self-sufficient and having no need except a need for God. They are Muslim ascetics who practice severe self-discipline. This gives them status in the eyes of many.

Where are they located?
Though they have a small population, the Faqirs are spread out throughout Pakistan's Punjab and Sindhi Provinces.

What are their lives like?
Poverty and austerity define their lifestyle.

What are their beliefs?
The Faqirs are Muslim; they have blended in many Hindu beliefs, making it a significant challenge for those who would bring the gospel of Jesus to them. Many are also part of Muslim Sufi orders, which are noted for their emphasis on emotion.

What are their needs?
These people, who know they need nothing but God, need to know the true God. They have a distinct advantage over other Muslims in finding truth in that they at least have a partial understanding of what it takes to rely on God.

Prayer Points
* Pray that their poverty, both physical and spiritual, would cease to define the Faqir people, and that they will instead by defined by their abundant hope and joy in Christ.
* Pray that God will give them a heart that will strive for physical and spiritual improvement so that they will be open to embracing the Word of God.
* Pray that the church will take seriously the needs of the Faqirs in Pakistan by committing themselves to impacting them with the gospel.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement to emerge among Faqirs in Pakistan.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fakir
http://www.wordfind.com/word/faqir/
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16762/PK
http://orthodoxchurchpakistan.blogspot.com/2015/02/christianity-in-pakistan-origin-of.html

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Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-13
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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:26,000
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (17,000)Sindh (7,100)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (1,100)Islamabad (300)
Balochistan (100)Azad Kashmir (50)
Total Provinces on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Faqir
People Name General: Faqir
Alternate People Names:
BavaBhenrihar
DarveshFakir
FaqiraniFhakir Budbudki
GareriGhanta Fhakirlu
Ghanti FhakirPir
SaiSain
SayeeShah
Turaka Budbudikiफ़क़ीर
ROP3 Code: 112012
Joshua Project People ID: 16762
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 26,000
Population all Countries: 123,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Punjabi
People Name General: Faqir
Ethnic Code: CNN23r
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (17,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (6,600)Sindhi (700)
Saraiki (500)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
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:
1819-2000
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / VideoThe Return
Film / VideoThe Return
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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Faqir in Pakistan

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