Baha'i in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The judge shook his finger at the defendant. "You had better get a heavy-duty lawyer." He slammed down the gavel and pronounced the charges. "Sedition for speaking out for this country to recognize Israel." Ghazi's cheeks stung at the judge's words, portraying him as a weak attorney because he was Bahai. He knew that his client would return to the area of the jail reserved for criminally insane.

Ghazi and other Bahais stayed at the accused's home, in an attempt to protect the Christian man's family. Such kind actions are common for the Bahais. The family shared their Christian faith with Ghazi and his friends, but because of the spiritual veil that covers their eyes to the truth, they continue to believe that all faiths are acceptable and there is only need for goodness and kindness in one's life.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Bahais believe that when there is a crisis, God appears in the form of a prophet. They believe that Moses, Mohammed and Jesus are all such manifestations. The Bahai religion was born from the belief of a man who saw himself to be the Muslim messiah in the early 1800s. It has spread throughout the world and there are about 10,000 Bahais in Bangladesh. They are widely persecuted.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Baha'i in Bangladesh.

Pray that the spiritual veil is lifted from the eyes of these kind, gracious people.
Pray that they will see that their actions, however good, are not enough to reach God.
Pray that thousands of Bahai find eternal life through Christ.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-10-29
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-12-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-05-15
People Name General Baha'i
People Name in Country Baha'i
Population this Country 10,000
Population all Countries 27,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bin; Binda; Bing; बहा'ई
People ID 10564
ROP3 Code 100760
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Dhaka
6,800
Khulna
1,500
Chittagong
1,200
Rangpur
900
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Dhaka 6,800
  Khulna 1,500
  Chittagong 1,200
  Rangpur 900
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (11,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
English
50
Primary Language Bengali (11,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  English 50
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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