Jogi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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Introduction / History

The Jogi Faqirs (faqirs are holy men who are often beggars) are historically a landless community whose main occupation has been to provide specialized religious services, religious-medical assistance, and to seek alms. The Muslim Jogi have three subgroups, the Chaurasi, Tappa and Athghara. The Chaurasi do not marry their daughters into the Tappa lineage, whereas a Tappa girl may be accepted as wife by a Chaurasi. However, the Chaurasi and the Athghara freely exchange brides. There are Muslim Jogis in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are often wandering Sufi mystics who teach Islam, usually with a mystic twist. Their help in curing diseases and in the removal of evil spirits. Their services are sought by both Hindus and Muslims.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though most Jogis are Hindu, there is a sizable community of Muslims among them in both India and Pakistan. They practice Islam, often the mystical Sufi form. Even for South Asian Muslims, their form of Islam is influenced by Hinduism.
Azan (the Muslim call to prayer) is whispered into an infant's ear on the sixth day after birth, when the mother and the infant are brought into sunlight and the circumcision ceremony is observed for the male child.


What Are Their Needs?

The Muslim Jogi are deeply committed to their religion and have been for generations. Their identity as a people group is wrapped up with their religion. Commitment to religion keeps them separated from committing to the person, Jesus Christ, who offers life to the full.


Prayer Points

Pray the Lord will reveal himself in powerful ways to this people group, that they may come to know and serve the one who created them, who died for their sins, and who offers them an abundant life now and in eternity.
Pray for good quality Christian radio broadcasts to be made available across northern India and into Pakistan and Bangladesh, in the languages spoken by the Jogi people.
Pray they will learn of these broadcasts, will listen, and that the Lord will give them understanding and faith to believe.


Scripture Prayers for the Jogi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Jogi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Jogi (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation JOH-ghee
Alternate Names Gosavi; Namgiri; Nath; Yogi; जोगी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 11,000
Population all Countries 139,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17573
ROP3 Code 113000
ROP25 Code 303407
ROP25 Name Jogi
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Azad Kashmir
9,100
Punjab
2,300
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Azad Kashmir 9,100
  Punjab 2,300
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
Primary Language Pahari-Potwari (5,400 speakers)
Language Code phr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Saraiki
2,100
Hindko, Southern
1,500
Hindko, Northern
800
Punjabi, Western
700
Urdu
400
Marwari (Pakistan)
400
Primary Language Pahari-Potwari (5,400 speakers)
Language Code phr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Saraiki 2,100
  Hindko, Southern 1,500
  Hindko, Northern 800
  Punjabi, Western 700
  Urdu 400
  Marwari (Pakistan) 400
People Groups Speaking Pahari-Potwari

Primary Language:  Pahari-Potwari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2008-2021)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Pahari-Potwari YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Pahari-Potwari YouVersion Bibles
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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