Qashqai in Iran

Unreached of the Day  11/16/2021

Qashqai in Iran

pronounced: KAHSH-kye

The Qashqai are a tribal confederation of clans in Iran. The Qashqai were originally nomadic pastoralists but most are now settled, or partially settled. Historically, the Qashqai are believed to have come from Central Asia, and may have been among the Turkic groups that arrived in Iran in the 11th or 12th centuries. They are renowned for their magnificent pile carpets and other woven wool products.

Ministry Obstacles

Iran is not hospitable to Christian workers; access is limited.

Outreach Ideas

Gospel radio and television, evangelistic websites, Gospel recordings and literature can all be useful.

Scripture Focus

"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful."  Hebrews 10:23

Scripture Prayer

Pray that the believers in today’s people group would hold fast to the hope they have in Christ.

Prayer Focus

Pray for the Holy Spirit to work powerfully through those ministering to the Qashqai people. Pray for the followers of Jesus to grow in their love for Christ and for each other. Pray their faith will be nourished by the Spirit of Christ. Pray for the good news about Jesus to reach the ears of the Qashqai community in an understandable way, in their mother tongue.

People Name Qashqai
Country Iran
10/40 Window Yes
Population 1,002,000
World Population 1,002,000
Language Kashkay
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image