Husaini Sayyid in Pakistan


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

Introduction / History

Sayyid ancestors migrated to India from different parts of Iran. The Sayyid are one of the larger segments of Muslims in India. The word literally means master; the closest English equivalent would be sir or lord. Some Muslims use the term sayyid for the descendants of Abu Talib, uncle of Mohammad. They have their subgroups, one of which is called the Husaini.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Sayyid occupy the highest of social class among Muslims. They are traditionally the priests and religious teachers of the Muslim communities. More recently they can be found in a host of government service, teaching and business occupations. They marry mainly among their own clans and other Ashraf category Muslims.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Husaini Sayyid can be found in both major sect divisions of the Shia and the Sunni. Many of them adhere to the more emotional and mystical Sufi form of Sunni Islam. Because of their position as religious teachers and priests they are considered 100% Muslim in each of the countries where their live.
As Muslims they 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.
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 Husaini Sayyid people need to put their trust and identity in the hands of the loving God of Creation who sent his son to make it possible for them to enter the Kingdom of God.


Prayer Points

Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Husaini Sayyid in Pakistan.
Pray God will have mercy on the Husaini Sayyid doing whatever it takes to place them in a position to receive him.
Ask God to open the hearts of the Husaini Sayyid to the gospel.
Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among them.


Scripture Prayers for the Sayyid Husaini in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sayyid Husaini
People Name in Country Sayyid Husaini
Natural Name Husaini Sayyid
Alternate Names
Population this Country 459,000
Population all Countries 970,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
People ID 21813
ROP3 Code 118600
ROP25 Code 307793
ROP25 Name Sayyid
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Sindh
458,000
Islamabad
1,200
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Sindh 458,000
  Islamabad 1,200
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 Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Sindhi (283,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Urdu
129,000
Punjabi, Western
26,000
Saraiki
13,000
Marwari
7,800
Dhatki
7,400
Primary Language Sindhi (283,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 129,000
  Punjabi, Western 26,000
  Saraiki 13,000
  Marwari 7,800
  Dhatki 7,400
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1954)
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
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Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
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General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Sindhi YouVersion Bibles
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Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Sindhi Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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