Rajput (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh


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Introduction / History

Rajput Muslims get their name from the larger Rajput people who are one of the four main Hindu divisions of South Asia peoples. Rajput are a core of noble people. Rajput in Sanskrit means, “son of a ruler or king.” Legend has it that the Muslim community of Rajput is the descendant of Umrao Singh. Umrao had fought against a conquering Muslim ruler over the death of the ruler's son. However, after his release, Umrao was never restored to his Hindu Rajput community and as an outcast, formed his own Muslim Rajput community.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today Rajput Muslims in Bangladesh are often an agricultural community. As land has been lost, a growing number have become employed in service and even wage labor jobs. Women can often be found in weaving, embroidery and the making of handkerchiefs. For women, toe rings, nose pins and glass bangles are common symbols for being married. They are non-vegetarian though avoid beef and enjoy foods like wheat, rice and pulses. They are Sunni Muslims but with much influence by Hindu traditions they retain a variety of Hindu practices.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though most Rajputs in South Asia are Hindu, there are millions of Muslims among them, especially in the Muslim countries of Pakistan and Bangladesh.


What Are Their Needs?

High status often hardens people to accept the gospel. That goes for the Muslim Rajputs in Bangladesh. They need the chance to hear of the only savior for mankind.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to do a miracle and give these people the chance to respond to Jesus Christ.
Pray for Muslim Rajputs to make disciples who will make more disciples.
Pray for the Lord to give their elders dreams and visions that will open their communities to the Lord of lords.


Scripture Prayers for the Rajput (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh.


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People Name General Rajput (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Rajput (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation RAHJ-put
Alternate Names Bharadwaja; Jheer; Jhir; Kasai; Kashrap Rajput; Kashyap; Kashyap Rajput; Khetri; Kshatriya; Musalman Rajput; Muslim Jeer; Mustigar; Rajput Muslim; Raju; Tarawara; Thakur; Thakur. Rajput Muslim; Torwal; राजपूत (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 29,000
Population all Countries 7,346,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17667
ROP3 Code 113109
ROP25 Code 306917
ROP25 Name Rajput
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Khulna
9,600
Dhaka
4,500
Rajshahi
4,500
Rangpur
4,000
Chittagong
2,300
Sylhet
2,300
Barisal
1,500
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Khulna 9,600
  Dhaka 4,500
  Rajshahi 4,500
  Rangpur 4,000
  Chittagong 2,300
  Sylhet 2,300
  Barisal 1,500
Website South Asia Peoples
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 Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Bengali (26,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
2,300
Primary Language Bengali (26,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 2,300
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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