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Thathera (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Thathera (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,900 Punjabi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Thathera (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Thathera community claims that they are descendants of Haihay kings that reigned during the Middle Ages. They claim royalty in their blood, but their jobs have always had to do with being artisans, especially metal work. They have 47 clans, which is fairly large even by South Asian standards. Though most are Hindu, some converted to Islam hundreds of years ago during invasions. Today there is a small Muslim community among the Thathera people.

Where are they located?
The Muslim Thathera people live either in Pakistan or India’s Punjab state.

What are their lives like?
Most of the Thathera people produce and repair metal household utensils. They work with brass, bronze, aluminum, and copper goods. A smaller number of them are either farmers or jewelers.

What are their beliefs?
The Thathera people are Sunni, the largest branch of Islam. They believe that the One, Supreme God, Allah, spoken through his prophet, Mohammed, and taught mankind how to live a righteous life through the Koran and the Hadith. To live a righteous life, you must utter the Shahada (a statement of faith), pray five times a day facing Mecca, fast from sunup to sundown during the month of Ramadan, give alms to the poor, and make a pilgrimage to Mecca if you have the means. Muslims are prohibited from drinking alcohol, eating pork, gambling, stealing, slandering, and making idols. They gather for corporate prayer on Friday afternoons at a mosque, their place of worship.

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.

In most of the Muslim world, peoples like the Thathera depend on the spirit world for their daily needs since they regard Allah as too distant. Allah may determine their eternal salvation, but the spirits determine how well we live in our daily lives. For that reason, they must appease the spirits. The often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.

What are their needs?
The Thathera people, be they Hindu or Muslim, need to put their faith in Jesus Christ, the only one who can bless them with abundant life and eternal salvation from sin and death.

Prayer Points
* Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Muslim Thathera people in both India and Pakistan.
* Pray for a movement of Thathera households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive Muslim Thathera people to the arms of Jesus.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Muslim Thathera people in India and Pakistan.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17693
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18241/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thathera
https://books.google.com/books?id=Sdz9AAAAQBAJ&pg=PA44&lpg=PA44&dq=Muslim+Thathera+People&source=bl&ots=Y1nLlX-f8c&sig=ACfU3U2ljgj7RNnD0G-PcPzGe--T-8pKhg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiQqIrQ7uTiAhXR5p8KHZULD4cQ6AEwDXoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=Muslim%20Thathera%20People&f=false

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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:1,900
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (1,400)Sindh (400)
Gilgit-Baltistan (90)Azad Kashmir (30)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Thathera (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Thathera (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Thathiarठठेरा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113138
Joshua Project People ID: 17693
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,900
Population all Countries: 6,100
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Thathera (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Western (1,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pnb    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Saraiki (500)Urdu (300)
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: 1885-1922
New Testament:
1819-1952
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 / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
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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