Arain (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Unreached of the Day  7/14/2018

Arain (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

The Arain are Muslims of Arab origin who migrated to the subcontinent with Muhammad Bin Qasim and then did not return due to the fear of persecution by the then rulers in Damascus. When the British wanted land developed in the Punjab after its annexation, Arain were brought in to cultivate lands around the cities. The Arain were favored for their "hard work, frugality and sense of discipline."

Ministry Obstacles

Pakistan, meaning “land of the pure,” sees itself as a Muslim country. So the Arian families are shamed in their communities if individuals become Christians. They do not understand that following Jesus will bring a blessing to their whole community.

Outreach Ideas

Sustained, focused prayer is needed to open the hearts of Arain families to experiencing God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.

Pray for the followers of Christ

There are no known believers within the large Arain community. Pray for laborers to have wisdom in applying the pattern Jesus gave in Mt. 10 and Lk. 10 for blessing Arain households.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray for Arain families to be drawn to Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih), and to the Bible to find out more about this man. Pray that the Lord will start a movement of Arain families experiencing God's blessing.

Scripture Focus

"God has granted to the Gentiles [nations] also the repentance that leads to life." Acts 11:18



People Name Arain (Muslim traditions)
Country Pakistan
10/40 Window Yes
Population 10,888,000
World Population 11,022,000
Language Punjabi, Western
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image