Madari (Muslim traditions) in Sri Lanka


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

Introduction / History

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.


Where Are they Located?

The Madari people live primarily in Pakistan and India though there are smaller numbers of them in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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.


What Are Their Needs?

The Madari people need to put their trust completely in Jesus Christ, the only one who can give them life to the full.


Prayer Points

* 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.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madari
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fakir
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LFRkh2kQAk


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Madari (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Madari (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 500
Population all Countries 117,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Adugar; Fakir; Faqir; Jadugar; Kalandar; Khilwar; मदारी
People ID 19483
ROP3 Code 115507
Country Sri Lanka
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Western
200
Eastern
200
North Western
70
Central
40
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Sri Lanka
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 4
  Western 200
  Eastern 200
  North Western 70
  Central 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (500 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Urdu (500 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2007)
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 (GRN)
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
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
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 Sri Lanka census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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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