Introduction / History
The Sindhi Muslims of India are also called Sandhai. They live in Gujarat. They are nomadic and live in the Kutch district. The nomad lifestyle may be an obstacle to the gospel message being given to them. They speak Kutchi and they are supposed to have emigrated to Kutch and Saurashtra in about the seventeenth to eighteenth centuries.
The Sindhi are endogamous which means people from the clans do not allow marriage away from their group. Jadeja is one of the main clans.
The Sindhi are nomadic and look after cattle. They breed other animals such as buffaloes. They are Sunni Muslims. Many have gone to other parts of India looking for work. There is an opportunity here for the gospel to be given.
In Saurashtra the Sindhi live mostly in the Junagadh region. They have an association that looks after matters for them. Many of the Sindhi are farmers.
In the eighth century, Sindh became part of the Islamic Empire and has been used by Arabs to go to India. The Sindhi have Persian links that have affected them. The Sindhi Muslims have been influenced by Sufism and there are Sufi shrines in Sindh.
* Pray that God gives the Sindhi dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Indian Christians will give them the gospel too.
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