According to their traditions, the Rayeens were expelled from their homeland in what is now Pakistan’s Sindh Province during the Muslim conquest of the Indian subcontinent. They are also known at the Rai or the Rain. The Rayeen people are part of the larger Arain community. Though most are Hindu, there is a large Muslim minority and a smaller Sikh minority. Traditionally they were farmers, and most of them are still working the land.
Hindu Rayeens live in India and Bangladesh. Those in India live mainly in the states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
The Rayeens have always been farmers, and most of them own land. There are only a few who are landless. Animal husbandry is part of what they do; the provide much of the dairy products for the state of Haryana. The Rayeens are part of the prestigious Arain community. They have 206 clans, which is quite a few even by South Asian standards.
The Hindu Rayeens have their own regional deities such as Dada Roopa ki Samad and Sati Mata. They celebrate festivals like Holi and Diwali along with other Hindu communities. No matter what their religious affiliation, almost none of them have found the true Savior.
This prestigious community needs to find their way to the humble King of kings who paid for all of our sins and offers abundant life.
* Scripture Prayers for the Rayeen (Hindu traditions) in India.
* Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Hindu Rayeen people.
* Pray for a movement of Rayeen households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Rayeen people to the arms of Jesus.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Hindu Rayeen people and help them start their own church planting movement.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Rayeen (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Rayeen (Hindu traditions)|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Jamiat-ul-Raeen; Kunjra; Raie; Rayeen; Sabzifarosh; राईं (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Bengali (800 speakers)|
|Language Code||ben Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Bengali
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1801-1984)|
|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 - Bangla Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Bengali|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Love Story|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Bengali|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Rivka (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|Film / Video||The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well|
|Film / Video||The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen|