Ahmadi 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

In the late 1880s the Ahmadi Muslim sect was established in the city of Qadian in the Punjab. It is founded on the teachings of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, who claimed to appear in fulfillment of prophesies regarding end times. Followers of this movement call themselves the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. They are now in over 200 countries worldwide. They were among the first Muslims to go to Western nations like England, and they immediately began to try to win converts. Their theological beliefs are far different than other Muslims. They are about as far from mainline Islam as Mormonism is from biblically-based Christianity.


Where Are they Located?

Because they are a strong missionary movement, Ahmadis are located all over the world, including Pakistan. There are more Ahmadis in Pakistan than any other country, and they are not centered in any particular part of this country.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Ahmadis eagerly evangelize others, including other Muslims. This comes with a heavy price in Pakistan, a nation that regularly persecutes religious minorities. There have been regular waves of anti Ahmadi riots in Pakistan, and some Ahmadis have paid for their beliefs with their lives. In 1974 and 1984, the government of Pakistan amended their constitution in such a way that has, for all practical purposes, sanctioned persecution of members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Ahmadis are considered to be people who "pose as Muslims" but are actually kafirs, or infidels. The headquarters for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has since been moved to London, but Pakistan still has a large number of Ahmadi adherents. In Pakistan their lives are defined by persecution.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Mirza Ghulam Ahmadi said that he would bring about the triumph of Islam through peaceful means. He claimed to be the promised messiah and Mahdi, for whom Muslims have waited. His followers believe that Ahmad appeared in the likeness of Jesus. The Ahmadis believe that Islam is the final dispensation for humanity as revealed to the Prophet Mohammed, but it's true path has been lost through the centuries. They think that they are leading people to the true way of Islam. The Ahmadis sincerely believe that if others followed the teachings of Ahmad, and accepted him as a messiah, the world would be a better place. Orthodox Muslims hate the Ahmadis, but they appreciate their ability to debate Christians and publically bring doubt on the teachings of the Bible.


What Are Their Needs?

The Ahmadis need a safe home where they can live in peace. But even more than that, they need the humility to accept Jesus Christ as the victorious, resurrected King of kings.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Holy Spirit will bring a holy humility to Ahmadi members.
Pray for Ahmadis to be willing to learn from Jesus, and study His Word with open hearts.
Pray for a disciple-making movement among Ahmadi members that will spread to all countries where they now try to turn people away from the Truth.


Scripture Prayers for the Ahmadi in Pakistan.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmadiyya
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmadiyya_in_Pakistan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution_of_Ahmadis
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/08/pakistan-ahmadiyya-an-absence-justice-20148616414279536.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29415356
http://atimes.com/2016/06/plight-of-ahmadiyyas-in-pakistan/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmadiyya
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/blog/can-pakistan-declare-ahmadis-non-muslim/


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-05-22
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-11-05
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-12-25
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-10-19
People Name General Ahmadi
People Name in Country Ahmadi
Population this Country 96,000
Population all Countries 185,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Ahmadiya; Amdani; Faqir; Qadiri; Qadiyani; अहमदी
People ID 19477
ROP3 Code 100142
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 5
Largest States
Punjab
86,000
Sindh
5,500
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
1,100
Balochistan
100
Islamabad
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 5
  Punjab 86,000
  Sindh 5,500
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 1,100
  Balochistan 100
  Islamabad 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (44,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
Saraiki
35,000
Urdu
10,000
Sindhi
2,900
Pahari-Potwari
2,100
Hindko, Southern
700
Marwari
500
Hindko, Northern
300
Pashto, Central
100
Dhatki
50
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (44,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 10
Secondary Languages
  Saraiki 35,000
  Urdu 10,000
  Sindhi 2,900
  Pahari-Potwari 2,100
  Hindko, Southern 700
  Marwari 500
  Hindko, Northern 300
  Pashto, Central 100
  Dhatki 50
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2021)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, New Testament
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / Video The Return
Film / Video The Return
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Zume Resources
General Zume Training
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Punjabi, Western
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Punjabi, Western
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
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 Asma Mirza 
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