Moghal in India






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The Moghal are a well-known Muslim community of North India. According to sources, they were originally from Mongolia and came to India along with the Mughal emperor Babar, the founder of the Mughal empire in India. They are divided into the Shia and Sunni sects of Islam. They adhere to sharia law as regards the rules of marriage, divorce, remarriage, and inheritance of property. They celebrate all Muslim festivals with great enthusiasm and devotion.

Ministry Obstacles

Lack of understanding of the full credentials of Jesus stands in the way of belief, for most Muslims.

Outreach Ideas

Christians need to communicate to these strongly Muslim people that following Isa (Jesus) does not require giving up all of their culture.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself from among the Moghal community of India. They will need teachers to help them become established in the faith. Pray for their protection from destructive influences.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Muslim Moghals will be increasingly drawn to the man Isa (Jesus) as they study the Koran. Pray they will desire to learn more about him, and that this desire will be satisfied as the Lord reveals himself to them.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Moghal
People Name in Country Moghal
Population in India 1,635,000
World Population 2,821,000
Countries 6
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Mughal, Turk
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Moghal
Ethnic Code CNN25r
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu (1,450,000) Bengali (68,000) Marwari (23,000) Awadhi (13,000)
Telugu (11,000) Dhundari (9,900) Kashmiri (6,600) Gujarati (6,000)
Marathi (5,600) Mewari (4,000) Tamil (2,700) Konkani (2,600)
Panjabi, Eastern (2,300) Shekhawati (2,100) Bagri (2,000) Kannada (1,800)
Merwari (1,700) Assamese (1,300) Dogri (1,100) Nepali (900)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 1,450,000 Bengali 68,000
Marwari 23,000 Awadhi 13,000
Telugu 11,000 Dhundari 9,900
Kashmiri 6,600 Gujarati 6,000
Marathi 5,600 Mewari 4,000
Tamil 2,700 Konkani 2,600
Panjabi, Eastern 2,300 Shekhawati 2,100
Bagri 2,000 Kannada 1,800
Merwari 1,700 Assamese 1,300
Dogri 1,100 Nepali 900
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCB
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Urdu Language Film
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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Ethnic Religions
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100.00 %
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Other / Small
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Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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