Khumra (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

The Khumra (Muslim traditions) have only been reported 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 Khumra are traditionally involved with millstone manufacturing. They have low status, both in India and Pakistan. There is some doubt as to whether or not they are still a separate community in India, but they have a small population in Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many work as agricultural and industrial laborers. Only a few of them are landowners. The Khumra are endogamous (meaning they prefer marriage between members of their group rather than marrying outside the group) and they intermarry. They have caste councils that deal with disputes.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Khumra people are Sunni Muslims who 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 Kumra people need to be humble before the One True God and accept His salvation through Jesus Christ, the only Savior.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will give the Khumra dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ. Pray for their elders to open their hearts to the claims of Christ. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement to flourish among them this decade.


Scripture Prayers for the Khumra (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khumra


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-24
People Name General Khumra (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Khumra (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 3,800
Population all Countries 3,800
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Khemra; खुमरा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17590
ROP3 Code 113019
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 3
Largest States
Punjab
3,000
Sindh
600
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
100
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 3
  Punjab 3,000
  Sindh 600
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Saraiki (2,500 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Western
500
Urdu
300
Sindhi
200
Hindko, Northern
80
Marwari
80
Hindko, Southern
40
Dhatki
40
Primary Language Saraiki (2,500 speakers)
Language Code skr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Western 500
  Urdu 300
  Sindhi 200
  Hindko, Northern 80
  Marwari 80
  Hindko, Southern 40
  Dhatki 40
People Groups Speaking Saraiki

Primary Language:  Saraiki

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1888-2009)
Bible-New Testament No
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
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Saraiki
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Saraiki
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.
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