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Attar in Pakistan



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
500 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Attar in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Attar are a very small Jat community. They live either in Maharashtra, India or in Pakistan.

What are their lives like?
Ironically these Muslims have a patron-client relationship with Hindus whom they sell incense, dried coconut and special oils. They have their own caste association, and they seldom marry outside their community. The Attar are mainly farmers or landowners, though some have moved into Pakistan’s urban centers. Others are in Western countries in North America or Europe.

What are their beliefs?
The Attar people are conservative, traditional Sunni Muslims. 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. 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, people 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 Attar people need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life He offers them in John 10:10.

Prayer Points
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead the Attar people of Pakistan to Jesus Christ, the King of kings. Pray for Holy Spirit directed workers to go to them. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement to sweep through the Attar community this decade.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attar_(caste)

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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:500
Largest Provinces:
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (500)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Attar
People Name General: Attar
Alternate People Names:
अट्तर
ROP3 Code: 115243
Joshua Project People ID: 19420
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 500
Population all Countries: 500
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Attar
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Pashto, Northern
Language Code (ISO): pbu    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindko, Northern (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
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: 1824-2010
New Testament:
1818-1991
Complete Bible: 1895
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, New Testament
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Pashto, Northern
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 0 - The Savior Trailer
Film / VideoThe Savior 4 - Sowing of the Word
GeneralGeneral Ministry Resources
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterMulti-Language Media
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
 
 
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Attar in Pakistan

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