Mewati (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Unreached of the Day  8/10/2021

Mewati (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

pronounced: mee-VAH-tee

The Meo people of Pakistan follow Muslim practices and customs, but until partition in 1947 they heavily mixed their beliefs with Hindu teachings. At that time they had a resurgence of Islamic traditions. Even though they consider themselves to be from the well-respected Rajput community, some consider the Meo to be of a lower caste. Though Pakistani society tries to eliminate caste because of it's Hindu roots, it still affects people in this Muslim country.

Ministry Obstacles

The Meo people have a long history as Hindus, but their identity is in Islam. They live in Pakistan, a closed Muslim country where the gospel is not welcome. Christians can be heavily persecuted there, and Muslim neighbors can intimidate Meo people who might look outside of Islam for spiritual answers.

Outreach Ideas

There are many oral and printed gospel materials in the Western Punjabi language that the Meo people can understand. Missionaries cannot go into a closed country like Pakistan, but people can discreetly take in gospel materials like the JESUS Film and gospel recordings. People can also access the Bible using SD cards.

Scripture Focus

"I will place over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he will tend them; He will tend them and be their shepherd."  Ezekiel 34:23

Scripture Prayer

Pray for today’s people group to submit to the one true shepherd, Jesus Christ.

Prayer Focus

Pray that the Lord will soon raise up the first fellowship of Meo Muslim background believers in Pakistan. * Pray that believers worldwide will harness the tools of the Internet and social media to reach more unreached people groups like the Meo of Pakistan. * Pray that the Lord will mercifully reach the Meo people through dreams and visions. * There are many oral and printed gospel materials in the Western Punjabi language that the Meo people can understand. Pray that they will have easy access to these and that their hearts will be ready for a spiritual revolution. * Pray for a church planting movement among the Meo people of Pakistan.

People Name Mewati (Muslim traditions)
Country Pakistan
10/40 Window Yes
Population 924,000
World Population 1,749,000
Language Punjabi, Western
Primary Religion Islam
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image