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Introduction / History
The Barad are also called the Baraad or Barad Fakir, which means "wandering dervish.” Traditionally they were nomads who traded horses and cattle. Most now live in Pakistan’s Sindh Province and their language, Saraiki.
What are their lives like?
They were once horse and cattle traders, but now the Barad people hold just about any job.
They have a tradition of writing and reciting poems which reflects the Sufi form of Islam.
What are their beliefs?
Though the Barad are official Sunni Muslim, many adhere to the more emotional and mystical Sufi form of Islam.
What are their needs?
They face a number of social and economic problems.
The Barad people need to put their hope in the King of kings, realizing that he is the one who gives them worth and dignity.
ReferencesView Barad (Muslim traditions) in all countries.
Pray for loving workers to go to the Barad people until there are disciples who make more disciples.
Pray the Lord will prepare the hearts of the Barad to understand and to believe the gospel.
Pray for the Lord to bless the Barad people with adequat