Arain (Muslim traditions) 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

Sitting in a corner bench in the Lahore High Court, Wassim, a young Arain man, feverishly took notes on his laptop. Drops of perspiration were falling on the computer screen. The relentless Lahore summer heat and humidity didn't spare even those within this Mughal-Gothic style building. Wassim's father wished that his son would become as good a lawyer as he is. Wassim was eager not only to be a good lawyer, but also to reform Pakistan's legal system.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Arains are an agricultural caste that over the years has reached the echelons of lawmakers and politicians. Fabled to have come along with Muhammad bin Qasim, a Syrian Umayyad General, the Arains claim to have come from Areeha (Jericho, Syria). Claiming also to be of Arab descent, they pride themselves of "unbroken practice of Islam." However, there are 19,000 Sikhs among them.
Today they primarily live in the Punjab, a region straddling the border between India and Pakistan. During the time of the British Raj or rule, the Arains were chiefly employed to cultivate the land around the cities. They were favored over the other tribes because they were diligent in their work. They used their newfound wealth to further education, which has left them with a legacy of extensive contributions in the field of politics and the practice of the law.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Arain (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.

Pray that the Arain Muslims and Sikhs find Christ.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-10-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-22
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-05-11
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-10-20
People Name General Arain (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Arain (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation ah-rah-EEN
Population this Country 9,830,000
Population all Countries 9,964,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 197
Alternate Names Airi; Araeen; Arani; Baghban; Chaudhari; Drain; Kunjra; Malik; Mehar; Mian; Raeen; Rain; Rayeen; Rayin; Rin; आरायण (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16228
ROP3 Code 111344
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Punjab
8,633,000
Sindh
1,033,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
119,000
Azad Kashmir
29,000
Islamabad
13,000
Balochistan
3,300
Gilgit-Baltistan
800
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Punjab 8,633,000
  Sindh 1,033,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 119,000
  Azad Kashmir 29,000
  Islamabad 13,000
  Balochistan 3,300
  Gilgit-Baltistan 800
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (4,052,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 20
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Saraiki
4,043,000
Urdu
2,710,000
Sindhi
684,000
Pahari-Potwari
276,000
Marwari
171,000
Marwari
54,000
Hindko, Northern
49,000
Dhatki
44,000
Hindko, Southern
39,000
Pashto, Northern
21,000
Bagri
11,000
Pashto, Central
6,500
Balochi, Eastern
900
Kashmiri
800
Shina
500
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (4,052,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 20
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Saraiki 4,043,000
  Urdu 2,710,000
  Sindhi 684,000
  Pahari-Potwari 276,000
  Marwari 171,000
  Marwari 54,000
  Hindko, Northern 49,000
  Dhatki 44,000
  Hindko, Southern 39,000
  Pashto, Northern 21,000
  Bagri 11,000
  Pashto, Central 6,500
  Balochi, Eastern 900
  Kashmiri 800
  Shina 500
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-1952)
Bible-Complete No
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 (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, New Testament
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / Video The Return
Film / Video The Return
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 Imran Ali Arain  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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