Mallik (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Muslim Mallik people of Pakistan converted from Hinduism to Islam sometime in the past. Their name means “lord,” “king” or “chief.” Though they are small in number in Pakistan, there are a number of well-known people who carry this surname including an actress, a singer and a professional cricket player.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Farming has been their traditional vocation, but the Mallik are presently engaged in other vocations as well. The Mallik people are usually poor and poorly educated, but that is not always the case. A married woman wears a nose-stud as a symbol of a marriage. Their traditional community council consists of nine members who are elected by a voice vote for a period of one year. Malliks are sharply divided over the use of musical instruments for ceremonies such as weddings and burials. Some feel using instruments is costly, ostentatious, and not consistent with the basic simplicity of Islam. When a Mallik person dies, he receives a ceremonial bath. Between the time of death and the burial, no one prepares food in the dead person’s home. Friends and relatives deliver meals. After the burial, people prepare a large meal for loved ones of the deceased. The official mourning period extends for four-and-a-half months, after which a widow is free to re-marry.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Like many South Asian Muslim groups that were once Hindus, the Mallik people believe in Allah, but they also put their trust in spiritual entities and forces that Hindus would normally worship.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mallik people need the opportunity to accept the abundant life offered only by Jesus Christ to His followers.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mallik (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.

Pray for strong conviction of sin for the Muslim Malik people group, that they will yearn for a savior. Pray they will not receive satisfaction from a religion that offers no promise of eternal life, and no power to live abundantly in this life, as Jesus promised those who follow Him. Pray for Holy Spirit-driven workers to go to them in Pakistan.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17428/IN https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17428/BG http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2007/10/24


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mallik (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Mallik (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 16,000
Population all Countries 615,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Akbar; Amalek; Malek; Maulik; मल्लिक (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17428
ROP3 Code 112830
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Azad Kashmir
13,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
1,800
Gilgit-Baltistan
1,400
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Azad Kashmir 13,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 1,800
  Gilgit-Baltistan 1,400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Shina (6,800 speakers)
Language Code scl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Kashmiri
2,600
Punjabi, Western
2,100
Urdu
1,800
Pashto, Northern
1,800
Hindko, Northern
800
Shina, Kohistani
200
Primary Language Shina (6,800 speakers)
Language Code scl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Kashmiri 2,600
  Punjabi, Western 2,100
  Urdu 1,800
  Pashto, Northern 1,800
  Hindko, Northern 800
  Shina, Kohistani 200
People Groups Speaking Shina

Primary Language:  Shina

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1929)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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