Arora (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
700
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Operation World notes that Aroras are an integral part of India. These are a resilient people, and they managed to become an influential community. Today, many of them are prominent in the areas of business, education, medicine, finance, technology, engineering, manufacturing, entertainment, and the armed forces.

Why do they seem to rise to the top? Most likely it's because of their rigorous work ethic. It could also be because of their insistence on making sure that their children get a higher education.


Where Are they Located?

Arora Muslims in India are mostly in the states of Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh, but a few of them live further north in Jammu & Kashmir. They are more likely to live in Pakistan than India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Arora community has risen to heights of influence and affluence in India. One of India's recent prime ministers was from the Arora community, though he was a Sikh.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Aroras are Hindu, though there are many who are either Sikh or Muslim.

There are no known believers among those from a Muslim background. Unlike most Indian communities, they are flexible enough to go to other people's places of worship.


What Are Their Needs?

The Arora Muslims have no church, and no ministry among them, although increasing numbers if Indian Christian ministries are working in Kashmir. The complete Bible is available in the Urdu language which is the primary language of Arora Muslims.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Islamist extremism may cause Muslims to seek an alternative, and that they will be led by the Holy Spirit to the Savior.
* Pray that prominent Arora from all three religious communities will find Jesus to be the only way to eternal life.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among all Arora religious communities.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Arora-People3/
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16240/PK
Operation World – 7th Edition


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Arora (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Arora (Muslim traditions)
Population in India 700
World Population 244,700
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names अरोरा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16240
ROP3 Code 111361
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Jammu and Kashmir
(600)
Himachal Pradesh
(70)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Jammu and Kashmir (600)
  Himachal Pradesh (70)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Urdu (400 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Eastern
(200)
Kashmiri
(90)
People Groups Speaking Urdu
Primary Language Urdu (400 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Eastern (200)
  Kashmiri (90)
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   (1843-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
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 Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
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 Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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