Baghban means, "one who looks after the garden." Baghban Muslim people are found in India, Pakistan, and Nepal.
Baghban Muslim people of India live mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Karnataka.
In Uttar Pradesh Baghban people speak Urdu and Hindi and write in Perso Arabic among each other. They are not vegetarians and do not drink alcohol. They prefer to marry within the group. They have adult marriages through discussion and cousins often marry. Sons get a larger amount of property than the daughters on the death of the father and the oldest son becomes leader of the home. Marriage is at the home of the bride. They own land and in addition to selling vegetables, some work in confectionery, and some for the government. They value education, some become doctors, teachers, and engineers.
Most Baghban people are Sunni Muslims who worship Allah. They believe Muslim saints pray for them so they can receive their requests. Baghban people use the Koran as their authority and celebrate all festivals of Islam. They fast 40 days during Ramadan.
Maharashtra enforces an anti-conversion law. This is a serious threat to Christians, and those who would be so.
Bible resources exist in Urdu and Hindi, yet Baghban Muslim people remain unreached.
Family, community, and inter-tribal involvement may be an opportunity for those who know the truth of the gospel to earn eventual acceptance and privilege to speak.
* Scripture Prayers for the Baghban (Muslim traditions) in India.
* Pray that Almighty God would strengthen, encourage, and protect those who would be church planters and disciplers among these spiritually needy people, who do not yet know their Savior.
* Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches that will in turn plant other churches.
* Ask God to transform entire families and communities until their culture is transformed to fully glorify Him, and represent His Kingdom here on earth.
Singh, K.S., ed. "Indian's Commuities A-Z," Oxford University Press, USA
|Profile Source: Karen Hightower|
|People Name General||Baghban (Muslim traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Baghban (Muslim traditions)|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Bagban; Bagvan; बघहबान (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||5|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Urdu (16,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||urd Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Urdu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1758-2000)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|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 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||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|