Arain (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Most Muslim Arain live in Pakistan. A smaller group resides in northwest India near the border with Pakistan. The main languages of the Arain are Urdu and Eastern Punjabi. Educated Arain also speak English. Many resources are available in the Urdu language including a compete Bible, radio programs and the JESUS Film. There are currently no known believers in this people.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Muslim Arain community of India tend to be educated and prosperous. They cultivate land they and engage in agriculture-based business. Most have sufficient farming skills and cultivate sugar cane, wheat, rice, mangoes, and mustard. Dairy production is an important part of their living as well. As Muslims the Arain will not eat pork. Most Arain have one spouse although an Arain man may have up to four wives if he can afford them. Families arrange marriages with the consent of the young people. Arain marry within their own group. Sons inherit the property of their diseased father with the eldest son taking charge of the family. A caste association settles legal disputes and enforces social norms.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Arain 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 God, and Mohammad as the greatest and final prophet. The basis of their worship and prayer is in the five pillars of Islam. The Arain consider Islam as an essential part of their culture.


What Are Their Needs?

The community is relatively wealthy and successful in Indian society. There is a need for further educational opportunities, especially for the women and girls. Most of all the Arain need to see that Jesus or Isa is more than a human prophet. He is the Son of God and the Savior of the world. He alone can forgive their sins and grant them eternal life.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Arain (Muslim traditions) in India.

Pray for a spiritual dissatisfaction with Islam and a willingness to investigate the claims of Jesus Christ. Pray for a disciple making movement that will bless the Arain people this decade. Pray for the Lord to send out workers to the Arain people to tell them the good news about Isa.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Arain (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Arain (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation ah-rah-EEN
Population this Country 133,000
Population all Countries 9,964,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Airi; Araeen; Arani; Baghban; Chaudhari; Drain; Kunjra; Malik; Mehar; Mian; Raeen; Rain; Rayeen; Rayin; Rin; आरायण (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16228
ROP3 Code 111344
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
58,000
Haryana
23,000
Punjab
22,000
Uttarakhand
16,000
Jammu and Kashmir
9,000
Himachal Pradesh
2,400
Delhi
1,000
Chandigarh
600
Maharashtra
200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  Uttar Pradesh 58,000
  Haryana 23,000
  Punjab 22,000
  Uttarakhand 16,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 9,000
  Himachal Pradesh 2,400
  Delhi 1,000
  Chandigarh 600
  Maharashtra 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (90,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Eastern
33,000
Dogri
2,400
Kumaoni
2,100
Kashmiri
1,700
Awadhi
1,700
Garhwali
300
Kangri
200
Bagri
200
Bhadrawahi
100
Mandeali
80
Pahari, Mahasu
Primary Language Urdu (90,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Eastern 33,000
  Dogri 2,400
  Kumaoni 2,100
  Kashmiri 1,700
  Awadhi 1,700
  Garhwali 300
  Kangri 200
  Bagri 200
  Bhadrawahi 100
  Mandeali 80
  Pahari, Mahasu 10
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2007)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
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 The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Imran Ali Arain  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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