Traditionally the Pasi Turuk people were Hindus who tapped palm trees to make toddy, an alcoholic beverage. Some of them converted to Islam at some point, but there are no records regarding the circumstances.
This Muslim community lives in West Bengal and Bihar, two states in eastern India.
Muslims would not allow their people to produce alcoholic beverages which are forbidden in Islam. The Pasi Turuk people now work as farm laborers, raising livestock.
The Pasi Turuk people are Muslims, but by living in South Asia, their form of Islam has been tainted by Hinduism. Officially they adhere to the main tenants of Islam, but pre-Islamic beliefs control their lives on a daily basis.
The Pasi Turuk people need opportunities to receive the training they need to rise above poverty.
* Scripture Prayers for the Pasi Turuk in India.
* Pray for families of Pasi Turuk believers loving and serving others to start a reproducing church planting movement in West Bengal.
* Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching Pasi Turuk families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.
* Pray for grace and truth expanding into the entire Pasi Turuk 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 Turuk people like yeast changes dough.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Urdu (700 speakers)|
|Language Code||urd Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Urdu
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|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1758-2000)|
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|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|