Jogi (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh

Jogi (Muslim traditions)
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People Name: Jogi (Muslim traditions)
Country: Bangladesh
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 5,000
World Population: 114,900
Primary Language: Bengali
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction

When you think of Jogis, you usually think of Hindus and India. However, they also have Muslim communities in both India and Bangladesh. They are also known as Jogi Faqirs, holy men who are often beggars. Faqirs are often wandering Sufi mystics who teach Islam. Historically, they have been a landless community whose main occupation has been to provide specialized religious services and religious-medical assistance and to seek alms. Their help in curing diseases and in the removal of evil spirits is sought by both Hindus and Muslims.

Ministry Obstacles

Whether they are Hindu or Muslim, many people in South Asia look up to these people who have sacrificed much for spiritual reasons. It is very hard for anyone in this position to be willing to humbly admit that they themselves need a savior.

Outreach Ideas

Ironically, the Muslim Jogis are looked up to by some, but disdained by many others. Their spiritual beliefs and practices often straddle Islam and Hinduism, which is frowned upon by many from both religious communities. Their numbers are dwindling as well. Given these circumstances, it is possible that some might be willing to look to new spiritual answers.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for them to accept the spiritual blessings of Jesus Christ and teach them to others.
Pray for a movement to Christ among Jogis in Bangladesh and India.

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