People-in-Country Profile

People Selector:
Step 1 - Select a Country:   Send us your updates!
Step 2 - Select a People:  

Saryara (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan



Send us a photo of this people.  [1]

Saryara (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan map

Flash Map
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,500 Shina Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Saryara (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Profile Text
Submit Profile Text:

Introduction / History
A small group of the Saryara people converted from Hinduism to Islam during the days of the Muslim based Mughal Empire. The Saryara claim Rajput status. The primary language of the Muslim Saryara is Kashmiri. Many also speak Urdu, which allows them to communicate with millions of Indians and Pakistani.

Where are they located?
Unlike their Hindu counterpart, the Muslim Saryara live in both Pakistan and India. Most live in Jammu and Kashmir, in northern India.

What are their lives like?
The Saryara were traditionally a community of agricultural laborers, and many are still involved in their traditional occupation. Many more are now employed in the construction industry.

The Muslim Saryara marry within their group but not within their particular clan. Families arrange marriages. A man may have up to four wives if he can support them.
Sons inherit property upon the death of their father. Most Saryara live in multi-caste villages in their own sections.

The main foods of the Saryara are wheat, lentils, vegetables, maize and dairy products. As Muslims, they will not eat pork.

What are their beliefs?
Muslim Saryara people are Sunni, the largest branch of Islam. They believe that the One, Supreme God, Allah, spoke 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.

What are their needs?
The Saryara need to see people living out their faith in Christ in practical ways. They need access to modern medicine. Illiteracy is high among Saryara women. The Saryara would benefit by learning new job skills. Most of all, the Muslim Saryara need to hear and respond to the message of Isa or Jesus Christ. He alone can forgive their sins and get them right with the one, true God.

Prayer Points
* Pray for networks of believing Saryara families and fellowships that will throw the doors open for others to follow Jesus.
* Pray for the Lord to bless the families among the Saryara people with his presence and mercy.
* Pray for believers among this people group to disciple others who will disciple still others.
* Pray for Bible believing fellowships and churches among the Saryara people.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saryara
https://findwords.info/term/saryara
https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Saryara

View Saryara (Muslim traditions) in all countries.

Prayer Links  
PrayerGuard.net
  Submit Update:
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:1,500
Largest Provinces:
Gilgit-Baltistan (1,500)
   
 
Maps
Submit Map:
Country Map:Political map
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
 
  Peoples [3]
Submit Update:
People Name in Country: Saryara (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Saryara (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
सरयारा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113531
Joshua Project People ID: 18036
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,500
Population all Countries: 3,500
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Saryara (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
Submit Update:
Primary Language: Shina (1,500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): scl    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Khowar (200)Balti (100)
Burushaski (80)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
Submit Update:
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
Submit Update:
Bible Portions: 1929
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
 
 
Ministry Activity
Register Ministry Activity:
Networking: Visit LinkingGlobalVoices.org for networking possibilities.
Description: Register your ministry activity among this people group. Contact the Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse and Unleashed for the Unreached to learn about others that might be focused on this people group.
 
Data Notes
Data Sources
 
 

Saryara (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Peoples
               
Geographic
Global                 Global
           
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
           
   
People Cluster
       
Region
   
    South Asia Muslim - other     Asia, South    
     
People-Group-Across-Countries
   
Country
   
      Saryara (Muslim traditions) Pakistan    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Saryara (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Shina  
    Global    
Language
 
    All Religions                              
   
Religion
                             

Direct link:  http://legacy.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php?peo3=18036&rog3=PK