The Dhund Abbasi people are said to have come to ancient Pakistan from Egypt around 850 AD, as traders and merchants in commodities. It is likely that they are descended from the Abbasid dynasty. This dynasty governed for 500 years from Baghdad, Iraq. The rule of the Abbasi extended eastwards across Afghanistan into the South Asian subcontinent, covering the eastern part of modern-day Pakistan. A conflicting acccount is that the Dhund Abbasi are descendants of Abbas, an uncle of the prophet Mohammad, but this may have little credibility.
Northern Pakistan, where the Dhund people reside, is especially resistant to the claims of Christ. Spiritual opposition is strong, not to mention the opposition from men.
There are brave Pakistani Christians. Pray for their protection and for opportunities to take the Gospel to people groups such as the Dhund.
"Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being? declares the Lord. These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word." Isaiah 66:2
Pray for the Lord to give humility and a fear of Him to this people group that will lead to them being blessed beyond measure.
It is unlikely there is even a single follower of Christ among the Dhund of Pakistan and India. If there are secret believers we need to be in prayer for them. Please pray the Lord will reveal himself to the Dhund people in powerful ways. There is so much spiritual darkness in Pakistan to penetrate with the light of the Gospel.
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|