The Madari people are Muslim, but they are also a community of faqirs, who live a lifestyle of poverty and extreme spiritual discipline. Muslim faqirs are usually sufis. This sector of Islam began during the days of the Umayyad Caliphate, which was noted for materialism and the accompanying spiritual decadence. Sufis were a spiritual rebellion against this; adherents wish to rid themselves of non-spiritual desires.
Most Madari people live in India, but others live in Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka. There are a very few of them in Sri Lanka.
Faqirs like the Madaris, be they Hindu or Muslim, have renounced anything but a life of poverty. They believe themselves to be completely reliant on God rather than material possessions, thus, they live off alms from the faithful. Some people expect them to be miracle-workers.
The Madari people are part of the Sufi sect of Islam. Sufis are far more emotional than other sects, and they are noted for their extreme dedication to Allah, the God of Islam.
Like other ascetics, the Madari people need to experience the limitless love and grace of our Lord. They need to know that their extreme works and devotion will not earn them salvation.
Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Madari families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Madari people teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit to bring entire Madari families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Scripture Prayers for the Madari (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Madari (Muslim traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Madari (Muslim traditions)|
|Alternate Names||Adugar; Fakir; Faqir; Jadugar; Kalandar; Khilwar; मदारी|
|Population this Country||55,000|
|Population all Countries||128,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||7 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||5|
|Primary Language||Punjabi, Western (23,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||pnb Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Punjabi, Western
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1819-2021)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||DAVAR Partners recording, New Testament||DAVAR Partners International|
|Audio Recordings||Love letter to you from scripture||Father's Love Letter|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Bible||General / Other|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation||Create International|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text, audio, video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws||Campus Crusade for Christ|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||Gospel website in this language||General / Other|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|General||Zume Resources||Zume Project|
|General||Zume Training||Zume Project|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Punjabi, Western||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Punjabi, Western||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Cartoon Gospel tract||General / Other|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Punjabi, Western||Literacy & Evangelism International|
|Text / Printed Matter||Tools for faith conversations||Campus Crusade for Christ|
|Text / Printed Matter||Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies||World Missionary Press|