Kumhar (Muslim traditions) in India


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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The word Kumhar means maker of pots. They are also called Kumar.

Though these Muslims are more numerous in Pakistan, many live in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Gujarat.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kumhars make earthen pots as their main work. Some of their products are made out of ceramic clay or glass. They sell their goods to their neighbors. Some are in other work such as cultivation.

They practice adult marriages. They do not allow for divorce. Sons inherit the property when the father dies with the oldest son taking charge of the family estate.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Kumhar Muslims practice Sunni Islam. They believe that the supreme God, Allah, spoke through his prophet, Mohammed, and taught mankind how to live a righteous life through the Koran and the Hadith. To live a righteous life, you must utter the Shahada (a statement of faith), pray five times a day facing Mecca, fast from sunup to sundown during the month of Ramadan, give alms to the poor, and make a pilgrimage to Mecca if you have the means. Muslims are prohibited from drinking alcohol, eating pork, gambling, stealing, slandering, and making idols. They gather for corporate prayer on Friday afternoons at a mosque, their place of worship.

The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah.

Sunni religious practices are staid and simple. They believe that Allah has pre-determined our fates; they minimize free will.

In most of the Muslim world, people depend on the spirit world for their daily needs since they regard Allah as too distant. Allah may determine their eternal salvation, but the spirits determine how well we live in our daily lives. For that reason, they must appease the spirits. They often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.


What Are Their Needs?

The law of the Koran will never save them or give them abundant life. These Muslims need to put their hope and identity in the King of kings and Lord of lords.


Prayer Points

There are no known followers of Christ among the Muslim Kumhar people, so pray for the Lord to make a way for them to have their first church planting movement.

Pray that God will give Muslim Kumhars dreams and visions leading them to salvation and abundant life.

Pray that gospel materials on the internet will lead them to Jesus Christ.

Pray for entire Muslim Kumhar families to have the chance to hear and respond to the person, Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Kumhar (Muslim traditions) in India.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumhar

https://www.indianetzone.com/49/kumhar.htm


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kumhar (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Kumhar (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation koom-HAR
Population this Country 81,000
Population all Countries 3,969,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Ahitant; Aiton; Ghumiar; Ghurmar; Kir; Kumar; Kumbhar; Kumbrani; Kumhar; Langotra; Lehri; Narhia; Prajapat; Prajapati; Sohal; Takopatil; कुम्हार (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17597
ROP3 Code 113028
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
51,000
Gujarat
11,000
Punjab
6,000
Uttarakhand
5,200
Haryana
4,400
Delhi
2,100
Himachal Pradesh
300
Rajasthan
300
Chandigarh
200
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  Uttar Pradesh 51,000
  Gujarat 11,000
  Punjab 6,000
  Uttarakhand 5,200
  Haryana 4,400
  Delhi 2,100
  Himachal Pradesh 300
  Rajasthan 300
  Chandigarh 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (56,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Gujarati
7,000
Punjabi, Eastern
6,500
Kumaoni
400
Garhwali
300
Marwari
200
Bagri
70
Awadhi
50
Bhojpuri
20
Primary Language Urdu (56,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Gujarati 7,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 6,500
  Kumaoni 400
  Garhwali 300
  Marwari 200
  Bagri 70
  Awadhi 50
  Bhojpuri 20
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  (1843-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible General / Other
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer Create International
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
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more