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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
* 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.
Operation World – 7th Edition
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|Persecution Rank||15 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Urdu (400 speakers)|
|Language Code||urd Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Urdu|
Primary Language: Urdu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1758-2000)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Gods Simple Plan|