Tarkhan (Muslim traditions) in India


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

Introduction / History

Traditionally the Tarkhan people had the status of low-caste artisans such as carpenters.
Though most Tarkhan people live in Muslim Pakistan, a large number are living in India. There are smaller numbers of them in the UK who blend in with other South Asian Muslim populations. In India, their numbers are small. They live in India's Punjab state.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Muslim Tarkhan community has risen higher than their modest roots in Pakistan. This happened largely because they have excelled in Pakistan's military. Those in India are not as fortunate.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Tarkhan people 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 Allah has pre-determined our fates; they minimize free will.
In most of the Muslim world, common 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 they live on a daily basis. For that reason, some Muslims appease spirits using charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces. More orthodox Muslims consider these practices heretical and un-Islamic.


What Are Their Needs?

The Tarkhan people in India need the opportunity to hear about the only savior, Jesus Christ, who offers life to the full. As it stands, they must depend on the teachings of the Koran and their own obedience to Koranic laws and regulations.


Prayer Points

Pray for rising literacy rates within the Tarkhan community, and for the necessary skills to make them more employable in the modern world.
Pray for the Tarkhan people to be given the blessings of spiritual hunger and discernment that will lead them to seek and find Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to go to them and remain until there are believers who can disciple their entire people group.


Scripture Prayers for the Tarkhan (Muslim traditions) in India.


References

https://www.slideshare.net/uzmabb12045/caste-system-in-pakistan


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Tarkhan (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Tarkhan (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation TAR-kin
Alternate Names Barhi; Chattarsaz; Darkhan; Dhaman; Dharkan; Karigar; Ranghadia; Tarkihar; तर्खान (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 19,000
Population all Countries 3,188,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17695
ROP3 Code 113141
ROP25 Code 307976
ROP25 Name Tarkhan
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Haryana
12,000
Jammu and Kashmir
4,000
Punjab
2,100
Himachal Pradesh
900
Chandigarh
90
Uttar Pradesh
90
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Haryana 12,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 4,000
  Punjab 2,100
  Himachal Pradesh 900
  Chandigarh 90
  Uttar Pradesh 90
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 India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (10,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Urdu
3,900
Kashmiri
1,600
Haryanvi
300
Dogri
300
Kangri
20
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (10,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 3,900
  Kashmiri 1,600
  Haryanvi 300
  Dogri 300
  Kangri 20
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

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Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1954)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959-2021)
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Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
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Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern Jesus Film Project
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Mobile App Android Bible app: Punjabi, Eastern YouVersion Bibles
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Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
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Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Punjabi, Eastern Literacy & Evangelism International
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Naveed Akhtar 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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