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Jogi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Jogi (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
11,000 Pahari-Potwari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Jogi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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The Jogi Faqirs (faqirs are holy men who are often beggars) are historically a landless community whose main occupation has been to provide specialized religious services, religious-medical assistance, and to seek alms. Faqirs are often wandering Sufi mystics who teach Islam. Their help in curing diseases and in the removal of evil spirits is sought by both Hindus and Muslims. The Muslim Jogi have three subgroups, the Chaurasi, Tappa and Athghara. The Chaurasi do not marry their daughters into the Tappa lineage, whereas a Tappa girl may be accepted as wife by a Chaurasi. However, the Chaurasi and the Athghara freely exchange brides. Azan (the Muslim call to prayer) is whispered into an infant's ear on the sixth day after birth, when the mother and the infant are brought into sunlight and the circumcision ceremony is observed for the male child.

Ministry Obstacles
The Muslim Jogi are deeply committed to their religion, and have been for generations. Their identity as a people group is wrapped up with their religion.

Outreach Ideas
Please pray for good quality Christian radio broadcasts to be made available across northern India and into Pakistan and Bangladesh, in the languages spoken by the Jogi people. Pray they will learn of these broadcasts, will listen, and that the Lord will give them understanding and faith to believe.

Pray for the followers of Christ
It is unlikely there are any followers of Jesus Christ today among the Muslim Jogi, in Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. It's possible there are secret believers, however, and they will need our prayers. Pray for these, and for others who will someday come to faith in Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray the Lord will reveal himself in powerful ways to this people group, that they may come to know and serve the one who created them, who died for their sins, and who offers them an abundant life now and in eternity.

Scripture Focus
My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-11-27
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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:11,000
Largest Provinces:
Azad Kashmir (8,700)Punjab (2,200)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Jogi (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Jogi (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
जोगी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113000
Joshua Project People ID: 17573
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 11,000
Population all Countries: 140,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Jogi (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Pahari-Potwari (5,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): phr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Saraiki (2,100)Hindko, Southern (1,500)
Hindko, Northern (800)Punjabi, Western (700)
Urdu (400)Marwari (400)
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: 2008-2021
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
GeneralGospel resources links
Text / Printed MatterBible: Pahari-Potwari
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Jogi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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      Jogi (Muslim traditions) Pakistan    
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