Qassab in Pakistan

Unreached of the Day  8/17/2018

Qassab in Pakistan

The community name Qassab in Arabic means "to cut". They are a professional Muslim caste of butchers and slaughterers of animals and selling meat. Many are now engaged in business or work as daily-wage laborers. Normally only the husband can divorce his wife, however the wife is also entitled to seek divorce through her parents. The Kasai (or Qassab) has a council known as Jamat, which consists of five chosen members. All types of disputes are referred to the Jamat. They adhere to the Islamic code of conduct with regard to marriage, divorce, remarriage, and the inheritance of property. Their sacred specialist is the Qazi, who performs worship and other rituals. The Kasai people belong to the Sunni sect of Islam. They have faith in Nasir Pir. The Imam and Qazi impart religious teachings and perform the religious rites.

Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual opposition, opposition from men, dullness of hearts and difficulty of access – all are obstacles to the advance of the Gospel in Pakistan.

Outreach Ideas

Pray that Jesus will be revealed in dreams and visions as has been reported among Muslims. Pray for messengers who will share more deeply about the man from their visions.

Pray for the followers of Christ

There is probably not a single follower of Jesus Christ today among the Qassab community, not in Pakistan or India or Bangladesh or Nepal. Pray the Lord will begin stirring the hearts of many in the community to find a solution for their sin problem, and understand that Jesus is the only solution available.

Pray for the entire people group

Please pray for improving levels of literacy for the Qassab people, especially among the youth.

Scripture Focus

"All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will worship before You." Psalm 22:27



People Name Qassab
Country Pakistan
10/40 Window Yes
Population 1,146,000
World Population 2,251,000
Language Punjabi, Western
Primary Religion Islam
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image