Pasi (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh


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

Introduction / History

Traditionally the Pasi people took toddy from palm trees. Though we don't know how they became Muslim, some turned to Islam as a "people movement," which offers hope that they can turn to Christ as well.


Where Are they Located?

Though most live in India's state of Bihar, some live in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There are some Pasi people who still extract liquor from palm trees. Others have moved on to other professions.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Pasis are Hindus, but there are some Muslims among them, especially in Muslim Bangladesh. South Asian Muslims generally have their spirituality tainted by Hinduism, so they depend on the goodwill of saints to intercede for them. They often depend on charms, amulets, and other paraphernalia rather than the power of Allah. Those who are devout, however, will pray five times a day, and even go on the required pilgrimage to Mecca if possible.


What Are Their Needs?

Like all other unreached people groups, the Muslim Pasi community needs the chance to find their way to the Savior, who gives life to the full. That means they need His spiritual guidance, which often comes from those who dare to go with the gospel.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Pasi (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh.

Pray for families of Pasi believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.
Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.
Pray for grace and truth expanding into the entire Pasi society as all believers learn to love others.
Pray that churches and believers will bless their entire people group in such a way that God's love will change the Pasi people like yeast changes dough.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17659/BG
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turuk_Pasi
https://peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/pasi/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Pasi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Pasi (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 2,700
Population all Countries 22,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Byadha; Gaiduha; Tarmali; पासी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17659
ROP3 Code 113099
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Dhaka
800
Chittagong
600
Rajshahi
400
Rangpur
400
Khulna
300
Sylhet
200
Barisal
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Dhaka 800
  Chittagong 600
  Rajshahi 400
  Rangpur 400
  Khulna 300
  Sylhet 200
  Barisal 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (2,500 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
100
Sylheti
100
Primary Language Bengali (2,500 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian 100
  Sylheti 100
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
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 Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2022  India Missions Association  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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