Qizilbash in Pakistan


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

Introduction / History

The Qizilbash are bilingual Persian and Turkic-speaking Azerbaijani background, united in their belief in Twelver Shia Islam. Kizilbash are Azeri Turks tribes mainly from Anatolia and Azerbaijan. The main different between Qizilbash Oghuz tribes and other Turkic people is that they are Shia Turkic people. Therefore, the name Qizilbash is usually applied to them only. Some of these tribes were subdivided into clans.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Despite their strong military history, the Qizilbash are not likely to be in Pakistan’s military today, but they hold power. They are often urban professionals: doctors, teachers, engineers, and lawyers. Though they are no longer cohesive as a people, they hold onto their ethnic pride.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Qizilbash are Shia Muslims who hold to some unusual beliefs. They regarded their rulers as divine figures and are considered by orthodox Shias as fanatics.


What Are Their Needs?

The Qizilbash community needs to put their hope in Jesus Christ rather than their ancestral history or their rulers.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will raise up laborers who are willing to reach the Qizilbash for Christ, no matter what the cost. Pray for a church planting movement among the Qizilbash people in Pakistan and Afghanistan. • Pray for a desire for spiritual truth and holiness that will open Qizilbash hearts to the king of Kings.


Scripture Prayers for the Qizilbash in Pakistan.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qizilbash
https://www.everyculture.com/Africa-Middle-East/Qizilbash.html


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Qizilbash
People Name in Country Qizilbash
Pronunciation kiz-uhl-BAHSH
Population this Country 5,200
Population all Countries 321,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Afshari; Kizilbash; Qasilbash; Shia; क़िज़िलबश्
People ID 14498
ROP3 Code 108231
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Balochistan
2,900
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
1,100
Sindh
1,000
Islamabad
80
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Balochistan 2,900
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 1,100
  Sindh 1,000
  Islamabad 80
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Dari (5,200 speakers)
Language Code prs   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Dari (5,200 speakers)
Language Code prs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Dari

Primary Language:  Dari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1974)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1982-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2008)
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 Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible Stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Dari
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 7 - Golgotha
General Bible for Children
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan 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 Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more