Baha'i in India

Population

19,700

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

"The prophecy has been fulfilled!" shouted the jubilant Baha'i worshippers on Mt. Carmel in Israel. Many of these Bahais came from India to celebrate the opening of the sacred Baha'i Gardens in 2001 on this mountain near Haifa. During the 1800s Bahallujah, the founder of Baha'ism, predicted the creation of the sacred garden on Mt. Carmel.


What are Their Lives Like?

They are a rich people group who often run their own businesses. Perhaps there is an opening for tentmaker missionaries to bring the message of Jesus Christ to them.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Baha'i religion began in Persia over 100 years ago as a reform movement within Islam. Bahallujah ran into trouble with Persia's Muslim rulers because he placed many other great religious leaders, whom he called ascended masters, on the same level as Mohammed. Bahallujah taught that the ascended masters include Moses, Buddha and Jesus, because all of them had risen from the dead. Such beliefs got him executed as a heretic. His followers then fled the growing persecution in Persia, and found new homes in India. Today the Baha'is eagerly await the coming of the next ascended master.


Prayer Points

* Ask God to open the spiritual eyes of the Baha'is. May they realize that Jesus Christ was the only who has truly risen from the dead. * Pray that the Baha'is will be protected from further spiritual deception.



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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Baha'i
People Name in Country Baha'i
ROP3 Code 100760
Joshua Project People ID 10564
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 19,700
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 15,105 Tamil 450 Oriya 300 Marwari 120
Panjabi, Eastern 90 English 20 Gujarati
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Baha'i
Ethnic Code CNN25g
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Largest Religion Other / Small
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
100.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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