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Shaikh Qureshi in Pakistan

Shaikh Qureshi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
773,000 Sindhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Shaikh Qureshi in Pakistan

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According to tradition, the first people who embraced Islam because of the teachings of Mohammed were given the honorary title "shaikh." This title is given to devout Muslims not only in the Arab world, but also in South Asia. Though the Shaikhs have high status in Muslim communities, most are livestock herders.

Ministry Obstacles
Honor and prestige for being loyal to a religious system makes one very reluctant to accept guidance from a Savior who seems to appeal to those outside one's community.

Outreach Ideas
It will take someone with excellent people skills, story-telling skills, and a solid theological background to reach out to the Qureshi Shaikhs.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no known followers of Christ in this Muslim community but pray that there soon will be. Someone from the Qureshi Shaikh community can influence South Asian Muslims to embrace the only Savior.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Qureshi Shaikhs.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Qureshi Shaikhs 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 Qureshi Shaikhs.

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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:773,000
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (525,000)Punjab (175,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (57,000)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Shaikh Qureshi
People Name General: Shaikh Qureshi
Alternate People Names:
KuresiMatoa Quershi
शैख़ करिशी
ROP3 Code: 118058
Joshua Project People ID: 21236
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 773,000
Population all Countries: 8,848,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Shaikh
People Name General: Shaikh Qureshi
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Sindhi (261,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): snd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (254,000)Punjabi, Western (184,000)
Saraiki (81,000)Marwari (11,000)
Hindko, Northern (9,300)Bagri (3,700)
Pashto, Northern (2,400)Hindko, Southern (2,100)
Shina, Kohistani (2,000)Pashto, Central (500)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 14
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: 1825-1981
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1954
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Shaikh Qureshi in Pakistan

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People Cluster
    South Asia Muslim - Shaikh     Asia, South    
      Shaikh Qureshi Pakistan    
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