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Jhinwar (Muslim traditions) in India

Jhinwar (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,700 Punjabi, Eastern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Jhinwar (Muslim traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Jhinwar people are live in India and Pakistan. At the Partition of 1947 most of the Hindu Jhinwar moved to India and the Muslim Jhinwar located to Pakistan. There also a sizable Sikh community among the Jhinwar. Most Muslim Jhinwar live in the Pakistani provinces of Punjab and Sindh. The traditional occupation of the Jhinwar has been related to water, in fishing, boating and as water carriers. Others work in agriculture as farmers, day laborers or in grinding grain. Illiteracy is a major issue for the Jhinwar especially among the women and girls. A tiny fraction among the Jhinwar call themselves believers. The gospel will need to be presented to the Jhinwar in oral and visual forms. The two main languages of the Jhinwar are Western Punjabi and Urdu. A complete New Testament and the JESUS Film are available in Western Punjabi.

What are their lives like?
Some Jhinwar work in business as traders in fish and mutton. Many urban Jhinwar work in factories and in construction. Some rural Jhinwar make baskets for a living. Many of the Jhinwar are now day laborers in agriculture. Women carry water to villages and work as domestics. As Muslims, the Jhinwar will not eat pork. They marry as adults. One marriage to one spouse is their normal pattern. Divorce and remarriage are not favorably accepted by them. Families arrange marriages within their group. Sons inherit property upon their father's death.

What are their beliefs?
The Jhinwar people of Pakistan are Sunni, the largest branch of Islam. They try to obey the teachings of the Koran and the prophet Mohammad. They believe that by following the Five Pillars of Islam that they will attain heaven when they die. However, Allah, the supreme God of the universe, determines who enters paradise. Sunnis pray five times a day facing Mecca. They fast the month of Ramadan. They attend mosque services on Friday. If a Muslim has the means, he or she will make a pilgrimage to Mecca once in his or her lifetime. Muslims are also prohibited to drink alcohol, eat pork, gamble, steal, use deceit, slander, and make idols. The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah.

What are their needs?
The Muslim Jhinwar need to learn new job skills to improve their place in Pakistani society. Many adults and all children need to learn to read and write. Most of all the Jhinwar need to hear and understand the message about Isa, the Muslim name for Jesus. He alone can forgive their sins and grant them eternal life.

Prayer Points
Pray that God's Holy Spirit will open new doors in hearts to positive changes among Jhinwar people. Pray for the Jhinwar people to have a Holy Spirit driven hunger for spiritual truth that will drive them to Jesus Christ and the Bible. Pray for the Lord to thrust out new workers who will lovingly stick with these people until they have a church planting movement. Pray for a disciple making movement to sweep through all Jhinwar communities in this decade.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:4,700
Largest States:
Punjab (3,900)Haryana (400)
Chandigarh (100)Himachal Pradesh (100)
Jammu and Kashmir (60)Uttar Pradesh (50)
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People Name in Country: Jhinwar (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Jhinwar (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Kashyab RajputMashki
झींवर (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 112999
Joshua Project People ID: 17572
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,700
Population all Countries: 849,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Jhinwar (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (4,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (700)Pahari-Potwari: Punchhi (50)
Total Languages: 3
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: 1818-1954
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1959-2021
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsRecorded oral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
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Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Punjabi, Eastern
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
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