The Madari people have their roots with the Sufi Muslims, a mystic version of Islam. They are faqirs or mendicants, who have renounced worldly possessions and relationships. Though they often beg for alms, faqirs like the Madari believe themselves to be fully dependent on God. There are both Hindu and Muslim faqirs, but the Madari are Muslim. Traditionally they were among itinerant Muslim teachers.
The Madari people live primarily in Pakistan and India though there are smaller numbers of them in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Some have become farmers or entertainers, though begging is still a large part of their station in life. They are viewed with respect by some Muslims; after all, they have renounced everything for the sake of Allah. Others view them as troublesome beggars.
Though the Madari are Sunni Muslims, they are like many other Islamic communities in South Asia. Their form of Islam is tainted by the prevailing Hindu beliefs of the Subcontinent. For that reason, they often point the way, not to Allah, but to charms and amulets.
The Madari people need to put their trust completely in Jesus Christ, the only one who can give them life to the full.
* Scripture Prayers for the Madari (Muslim traditions) in Sri Lanka.
* Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Madari people in Sri Lanka.
* Pray for the Madari people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
* Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Madari people to change their society from within.
* Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples.
* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Madari communities.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Madari (Muslim traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Madari (Muslim traditions)|
|Population this Country||500|
|Population all Countries||115,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Adugar; Fakir; Faqir; Jadugar; Kalandar; Khilwar; मदारी|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||30 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
Primary Language: Urdu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1758-2000)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Audio Recordings||Urdu Online Audio Bible|
|Film / Video||God's Love Story|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Urdu|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|Film / Video||The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer|
|Film / Video||The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|