Arain, Muslim traditions in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Where Are they Located?

The Muslim Arain are the inhabitants of the Taraaiand Region. Their community is located in various villages and cities in Tahsil Baheri of the Bareilly District. Many are residing in the villages of Tahseel Amarya of the Pilibhit District and the rest are in Uttranchal State in the Udham Singh Nagar District. Some live in the Rampur District of India.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Their community is highly educated and intellectual. They work in cultivation and in agriculture-based business. Most have sufficient farming land and cultivate sugar cane, wheat, rice, mangoes and mustard. Dairy production is an important part of their subsistence also.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are a Muslim people with a broad knowledge of Islam. They are mainly related to the Barelvi movement of Sunni Islam that originated in the Indian subcontinent. They worship Allah as the "great and merciful" and Mohammad as the most important of the prophets. The basis of their worship and prayer is in the five "pillars" of Islam: roza, namaaz, zakaat, hajj and fitra. Some follow the Deobandi movement while others are Bahá'í.

What Are Their Needs?

The community is well settled and peaceful. There is a need for further education opportunities, especially for the younger generation.

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People Name General Arain, Muslim traditions
People Name in Country Arain, Muslim traditions
Population in India 133,000
World Population 10,702,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Airi, Araeen, Arani, Baghban, Chaudhari, Drain, Kunjra, Malik, Mehar, Mian, Raeen, Rain, Rayeen, Rayin, Rin
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Arain, Muslim traditions
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 16228
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (58,000) Haryana (22,000) Punjab (20,000) Uttarakhand (17,000)
Jammu and Kashmir (12,000) Himachal Pradesh (2,800) Delhi (700) Chandigarh (600)
Maharashtra (200)
Total States on file:  9  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (58,000) Haryana (22,000)
Punjab (20,000) Uttarakhand (17,000)
Jammu and Kashmir (12,000) Himachal Pradesh (2,800)
Delhi (700) Chandigarh (600)
Maharashtra (200)
Languages & Dialects on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Urdu (89,000) Panjabi, Eastern (28,000) Dogri (5,100) Kumaoni (2,000)
Kashmiri (1,700) Panjabi, Western (1,600) Awadhi (1,500) Kangri (300)
Garhwali (300) Mandeali (300) Bagri (200) Bhadrawahi (200)
Chambeali (70) Pahari, Mahasu
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 89,000 Panjabi, Eastern 28,000
Dogri 5,100 Kumaoni 2,000
Kashmiri 1,700 Panjabi, Western 1,600
Awadhi 1,500 Kangri 300
Garhwali 300 Mandeali 300
Bagri 200 Bhadrawahi 200
Chambeali 70 Pahari, Mahasu 10
For Primary Language: Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Revised Urdu Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: UGV Devanagari Text / Printed Matter
Bible: اردو جیو ورژن Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Urdu Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Steve Evans   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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