Qassab in India



Population

1,085,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Greatest Sacrifice

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Introduction / History

The Kasai or Qassab people are also known as Kassab, Bakar Qassab, Quresh, Gau Gowa or Guru Qussai, Shaikh, Chikwa and Gai Kassia, etc. They are found in different states of India especially in the big towns and cities. Their community name Qassab in Arabic means "to cut". They claim that their origin is from Arabia.

They are a professional Muslim caste of butchers and slaughterers of animals and selling meat. Many of them are now engaged in business or work as daily-wage labours. The Kasai or Qassabs speak Urdu among themselves but are equally conversant with Hindi. Though they use the Perso-Arabic script, sometimes they also use the Devanagari script.

Both child and adult marriages are in practice. Group marriages are also performed at public places like the Idgah. Normally only the husband can divorce his wife, however the wife is also entitled to seek divorce through her parents. Circumcision is performed for the males. The dead are buried and a forty-day mourning day is observed.

The Kasai has a council known as Jamat, which constitutes 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 and they profess Islam. They have faith in Nasir Pir. The Imam and Qazi impart religious teachings and perform the religious rites. Traditionally they do not accept water and food from Hindu communities. They share the burial grounds and mosques with other Muslim groups.

Alternate names: Qassab, Gau Qassab, Quresh, Bakar, Gau Gowa or Guru Qussai, Shaik, Chikwa, Gai Kassia.


Prayer Points

* For the salvation of the Kasai or Qassab people and that God may send several Christian workers to work among them and meet their spiritual and physical needs.
* That the practice of child marriages among the Kasai or Qassab people may come to an end.
* That they would embrace changes for the better through education and developmental programmes and opportunities.


Profile Source:   India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-10-12
People Name General Qassab
People Name in Country Qassab
Population in India 1,085,000
World Population 2,135,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Are Katika, Baega, Bai, Baig, Bakali, Bakarkasai, Bakarqassab, Bakr Qassab, Buz Qassab, Chikwa, Dana Kasai, Dana Katagaru, Gai Kasai, Kasab, Kasai, Kasai Bhai, Kassab, Kassai, Katgar, Katika, Katke, Katuga, Khatik, Khatika, Khatki, Khureshi, Kureshi, Kuresi, Marati-Qhasab, Mughal, Musalman, Muslim, Qhasab, Quresh, Qureshi, Saheb, Saheb Bhai, Sultani
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Qassab
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 17919
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:  23  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (851,000) Delhi (89,000) Haryana (38,000) Gujarat (33,000)
Uttarakhand (29,000) Bihar (20,000) Rajasthan (6,300) Madhya Pradesh (5,300)
Maharashtra (3,100) Punjab (2,900) Jharkhand (1,100) Telangana (900)
West Bengal (800) Himachal Pradesh (800) Tamil Nadu (600) Andhra Pradesh (600)
Karnataka (400) Chhattisgarh (300) Chandigarh (50) Pondicherry (40)
Total States on file:  23  (up to 20 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh (851,000) Delhi (89,000)
Haryana (38,000) Gujarat (33,000)
Uttarakhand (29,000) Bihar (20,000)
Rajasthan (6,300) Madhya Pradesh (5,300)
Maharashtra (3,100) Punjab (2,900)
Jharkhand (1,100) Telangana (900)
West Bengal (800) Himachal Pradesh (800)
Tamil Nadu (600) Andhra Pradesh (600)
Karnataka (400) Chhattisgarh (300)
Chandigarh (50) Pondicherry (40)
Languages & Dialects on file:  27  (up to 20 largest shown)
Urdu (958,000) Gujarati (28,000) Bhojpuri (20,000) Panjabi, Eastern (20,000)
Awadhi (15,000) Kanauji (2,800) Garhwali (2,100) Marwari (1,900)
Merwari (1,900) Maithili (1,800) Haryanvi (1,300) Bengali (1,300)
Braj Bhasha (1,200) Sindhi (900) Bundeli (700) Kachchi (600)
Dhundari (500) Kumaoni (300) Bagheli (300) Kangri (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 958,000 Gujarati 28,000
Bhojpuri 20,000 Panjabi, Eastern 20,000
Awadhi 15,000 Kanauji 2,800
Garhwali 2,100 Marwari 1,900
Merwari 1,900 Maithili 1,800
Haryanvi 1,300 Bengali 1,300
Braj Bhasha 1,200 Sindhi 900
Bundeli 700 Kachchi 600
Dhundari 500 Kumaoni 300
Bagheli 300 Kangri 100

For Main Lanugage: 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
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  
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