The Bhat are known for their 'phakra' (speaking poetically in praise of others). Their women wear vermilion and iron bangles as marriage symbols. They are mainly a landowning community. Muslim Bhat are Hindu converts to Islam. The Muslim Bhat place themselves in the higher order of Muslim communities. Regarding their funeral practices, the kalima and some verses from the Quran are recited in the ears of a dying person.
The fact that there is little intermarriage between the Shia and Sunni sects within the community shows that they are serious about their beliefs and will probably be resistant to any non-Muslim influence.
Pray that Christians in the tribes near the Muslim Bhat will be prompted by the Lord to take the good news of Christ to these people. Pray they will be able to overcome tribal hostilities.
There are no known Christians among the Muslim Bhat in India or Pakistan. But pray for the many the Lord will soon lead to himself in these countries. Pray they will soon see Jesus as deity, the very Son of God.
Pray this small community will be able to live in harmony with their neighbors, especially their Hindu neighbors.
Scripture Prayers for the Rahmani (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Rahmani (Muslim traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Rahmani (Muslim traditions)|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Bahrot, Bhaat, Bhatti, Brahma Bhat, Brahmabhat, Brahmabhatta, Dasund, Jaga, Kavi, Muslim Bhat, Ramavat, Rao, भाट (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||5 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||4|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Urdu (17,000 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||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|
|General||God's Simple Plan|