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Makrani (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Makrani (Muslim traditions)

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86,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

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Introduction / History
The Makrani originally came from the Makrani region of Pakistan. There is a Makrani subgroup that is associated with Pakistan's Baloch population. They were brought to Gujarat as mercenary soldiers in the service of Muslim rulers. The Makrani are proud of their military tradition. The primary language of the Makrani is Gujarati.
India's Makrani population is in Gujarat, though there are others in nearby Pakistan.

What are their lives like?
Today most Makrani work in agriculture although some still serve in the military and as law enforcement officers. Others work in trade and business.
The Makrani marry within their gotra or clan. Monogamy is the rule although having more than one wife is legal. Families arrange marriages with the consent of the young people. The newly married couple usually lives with or near the groom's parent. Muslim priests officiate at important life ceremonies such as births, weddings and funerals. Caste councils called jamats promote the Makrani interests and settle legal disputes.
The Makrani are not vegetarians. They eat meat with the exception of pork, which is forbidden for Muslims. Their main foods are rice, wheat, lentils, dairy products, and vegetables.

What are their beliefs?
The Makrani are Sunnis, the largest branch of Islam. They attempt to follow the teachings of the Koran and the prophet Muhammad. They believe that by obeying the Five Pillars of Islam that they will earn the favor of Allah. The Makrani pray five times a day facing towards Mecca, fast for the month of Ramadan and attend mosques on Friday. They will also make a pilgrimage to Mecca once in their lifetime if they have the means. The two main yearly holidays of the Makrani are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the feast of the sacrifice.

What are their needs?
The Makrani people in Pakistan need to hear the life-changing message of Jesus in a way they can understand. They need to see the love and mercy of Christ lived out in practical ways before them. They must realize that only through Jesus or Isa will God forgive their sins.

Prayer Points
Pray the Makrani people in Pakistan will hunger to know the God who loves them and who has revealed himself in his son, Jesus the Messiah.
Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Makrani people in India and Pakistan.
Pray for a movement of Mahrani households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.


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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:7 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:86,000
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (83,000)Islamabad (400)
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People Name in Country: Makrani (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Makrani (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Makranaमकरानी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112821
Joshua Project People ID: 17420
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 86,000
Population all Countries: 119,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Makrani (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Primary Language: Urdu (42,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): urd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sindhi (32,000)Punjabi, Western (8,700)
Saraiki (1,500)Marwari (900)
Kacchi (800)Dhatki (200)
Total Languages: 7
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: 1747-1894
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1843-2022
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