Khatik (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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

Introduction / History

The Khatik are a low caste group. Caste affects both Muslims and Hindus throughout South Asia, even in Muslim Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Khatik people, even the Muslims among them, have low status in Pakistan. Some raise pigs, which makes other Muslim communities look down upon them. They are treated as repulsive and dirty.


What Are Their Beliefs?

There are many Hindus among the Khatik caste, but some are Sunni Muslims who believe that the supreme God, Allah, spoke through his prophet, Mohammed, and taught mankind how to live a righteous life through the Koran and the Hadith. To live a righteous life, you must utter the Shahada (a statement of faith), pray five times a day facing Mecca, fast from sunup to sundown during the month of Ramadan, give alms to the poor, and make a pilgrimage to Mecca if you have the means. Muslims are prohibited from drinking alcohol, eating pork, gambling, stealing, slandering, and making idols. They gather for corporate prayer on Friday afternoons at a mosque, their place of worship.
The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah.
Sunni religious practices are staid and simple. They believe that Allah has pre-determined our fates; they minimize free will.
In most of the Muslim world, people depend on the spirit world for their daily needs since they regard Allah as too distant. Allah may determine their eternal salvation, but the spirits determine how well we live in our daily lives. For that reason, they must appease the spirits. They often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.


What Are Their Needs?

The saying applies here, "Once in a caste forever in a caste." The Khatik caste can receive dignity, and their future can be changed by the one and only true God. By receiving Jesus Christ, the Khatik people can receive hope and a future.


Prayer Points

Pray for God to raise up followers of Christ in Pakistan who will live among the Khatik people and show them how to live out their lives with dignity and hope in Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to prepare the hearts of Khatik people to receive their loving Lord.
Pray for the Lord to send dreams and visions that will lead Khatik leaders to the only savior.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Khatik (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Khatik (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation kah-teek
Population this Country 2,700
Population all Countries 41,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chikvi; Chikwa; खटीक (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17596
ROP3 Code 113027
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Sindh
2,200
Azad Kashmir
500
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Sindh 2,200
  Azad Kashmir 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sindhi (1,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Urdu
1,000
Pahari-Potwari
300
Hindko, Southern
100
Dhatki
100
Saraiki
50
Primary Language Sindhi (1,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 1,000
  Pahari-Potwari 300
  Hindko, Southern 100
  Dhatki 100
  Saraiki 50
People Groups Speaking Sindhi
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.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more