Jatt (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

The Jatt (Muslim traditions) have only been reported in Pakistan
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Jatts are a Muslim community in Pakistan. They are often confused with the Jats, a sheep herding community that also lives in India. The Jatts speak Saraiki, a Western Punjabi language.


What Are Their Lives Like?

We know very little about the lifestyle of the Jatt people.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Jatt people are Sunni Muslims who believe that the 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.
Sunni religious practices are staid and simple. They believe that Allah has pre-determined our fates; they minimize free will.
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. They often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.


What Are Their Needs?

Not only is the Pakistani government hostile to the gospel, but we know almost nothing about the Jatt people except their language, location, and religion. Gospel recordings are available in Saraiki, and the Jatt people can download them and listen to them if they have access to computers.


Prayer Points

As far as is known, none of the Jatt people follow Christ. They are solidly Sunni Muslim. Pray for the Lord to bless the Jatt people in such unmistakable ways that they will thank him and give him their full devotion.
Pray for the Jatt people to have a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the Savior.
Pray for the Lord to open the door for believers to go as His ambassadors to the Jatt people.


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


References

https://www.jatland.com/home/Gotras
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jat_people
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Jat
http://www.dawn.com/news/1077113
https://www.jatland.com/home/Jats
http://indianex


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Jatt (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Jatt (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation jaht
Population this Country 760,000
Population all Countries 760,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 15
Alternate Names जट्ट (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 19428
ROP3 Code 115843
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)
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 1
  Balochistan 739,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Balochi, Eastern (268,000 speakers)
Language Code bgp   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Balochi, Southern
230,000
Pashto, Central
92,000
Balochi, Western
49,000
Sindhi
45,000
Pashto, Southern
35,000
Saraiki
32,000
Urdu
13,000
Jadgali
4,800
Brahui
4,400
Primary Language Balochi, Eastern (268,000 speakers)
Language Code bgp   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Balochi, Southern 230,000
  Pashto, Central 92,000
  Balochi, Western 49,000
  Sindhi 45,000
  Pashto, Southern 35,000
  Saraiki 32,000
  Urdu 13,000
  Jadgali 4,800
  Brahui 4,400
People Groups Speaking Balochi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Balochi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1815-1906)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2013)
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 Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Balochi, Eastern
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Gospel resources links
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 Steve Evans - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more