The community name Qassab in Arabic means "to cut". They are a professional Muslim caste of butchers and slaughterers of animals and selling meat. Many are now engaged in business or work as daily-wage laborers. Normally only the husband can divorce his wife, however the wife is also entitled to seek divorce through her parents. The Kasai (or Qassab) has a council known as Jamat, which consists of five chosen members. All types of disputes are referred to the Jamat. They adhere to the Islamic code of conduct with regard to marriage, divorce, remarriage, and the inheritance of property. Their sacred specialist is the Qazi, who performs worship and other rituals. The Kasai people belong to the Sunni sect of Islam. They have faith in Nasir Pir. The Imam and Qazi impart religious teachings and perform the religious rites.
Spiritual opposition, opposition from men, dullness of hearts and difficulty of access – all are obstacles to the advance of the Gospel in Pakistan.
Pray that Jesus will be revealed in dreams and visions as has been reported among Muslims. Pray for messengers who will share more deeply about the man from their visions.
"Then I (God) will return to my place until they admit their guilt and turn to me. For as soon as trouble comes, they will earnestly search for me." Hosea 5:15
Pray that the troubles of this people group cause them to seek the Lord and find Him.
There is probably not a single follower of Jesus Christ today among the Qassab community, not in Pakistan or India or Bangladesh or Nepal. Pray the Lord will begin stirring the hearts of many in the community to find a solution for their sin problem, and understand that Jesus is the only solution available. Please pray for improving levels of literacy for the Qassab people, especially among the youth.
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|