Bahna (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Unreached of the Day  7/13/2021

Bahna (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

The Bahna trace their roots to Persia and modern-day Afghanistan. Though they used to process cotton, the advancement of technology has led them to abandon that work in favor of agriculture, manufacturing and trade. Originally, the Bahna were entirely Hindu, but some of them converted to Islam during the Delhi Sultanate. Many Muslim Bahna left India and relocated to Pakistan, mainly in the Sindh Province. While the boys are able to pursue schooling, most of the girls receive little formal education.

Ministry Obstacles

Islam is a religion that is typically hostile to Christianity. As such, there may be very few ways to share the gospel, unless the focus is on Jesus, "Isa al-Masih" in Islam.

Outreach Ideas

Books are highly respected in Islamic cultures, and this might provide an open door to sharing Bible portions. Also, there may be room for teachers to help the women and girls learn the fundamentals of reading and writing. They may be interested in the Christ who respects women as much as men.

Scripture Focus

"But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."  Isaiah 40:31

Scripture Prayer

Make this your prayer for today’s people group.

Prayer Focus

Pray that access to education would grow for girls and women. Pray that the Bahna would hear the gospel in impactful ways and have ears to hear God speak to them. Pray that discipleship movements would be started in Bahna communities and grow mightily.

People Name Bahna (Muslim traditions)
Country Pakistan
10/40 Window Yes
Population 159,000
World Population 159,000
Language Sindhi
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image