Hazara in Iran

Unreached of the Day  7/27/2021

Hazara in Iran

People of Mongolian descent are often associated with the image of Mongolian hordes, riding and raiding across an area, killing all in their path. The Hazara people of Iran are descended from these people who first came into Iran in the 13th century. They were traditionally shepherds, but through subsequent generations, some became farmers, and currently many are in professional careers in Iran. Unfortunately, there is race discrimination in Iran, and the Hazaras are sometimes victims of it. Virtually all Hazaras are Shia Muslim like the Persian majority.

Ministry Obstacles

Like most Muslims, the Hazaras are taught that the Bible includes many inaccuracies. They doubt that Christ shows us the only way to salvation.

Outreach Ideas

Persian believers can easily reach out to Hazaras and share culturally appropriate gospel materials like music with the Hazaras.

Scripture Focus

"You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God."  Isaiah 62:3

Scripture Prayer

Pray for this blessing to come to today’s people group.

Prayer Focus

Pray for the Lord to call people to pray for the Hazaras until God opens the door for missionaries to go to them with the life-changing gospel. Pray that those who already speak the Hazara language would help produce and distribute gospel materials in Iran and Afghanistan. Pray that spiritual discernment and spiritual hunger among the Hazaras in Tehran would lead them to begin a movement to Christ.

People Name Hazara
Country Iran
10/40 Window Yes
Population 397,000
World Population 4,753,700
Language Hazaragi
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