Rajput (Muslim traditions) in India


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Introduction / History

The Rajput Muslims get there name from the larger Rajput people who are one of the four main Hindu divisions of South Asia peoples. Over 60 million Rajput are a core of noble people. Rajput in Sanskrit means, 'son of a ruler or king'. Rajput Muslims constitute about 25 percent of all Rajput peoples in Pakistan, India and Nepal and about 27 percent of all Rajput within Nepal. 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 the Rajput Muslim people are primarily an agricultural community. The Rajputs are traditionally the landowners in Nepal. As land has been lost, a growing number have become employed in service and even wage labour 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 Needs?

As people of influence and social status, the Rajputs are a key people to reach with the Gospel. As converts to Islam they may be more open than many traditionally Muslim peoples to hear and receive of the love of Christ. Praise God that some Hindu Rajput have become believers but there are no known believers among the Muslim Rajput.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2016-10-21
People Name General Rajput (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Rajput (Muslim traditions)
Population in India 2,843,000
World Population 19,979,500
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 57
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)
People ID 17667
ROP3 Code 113109
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 27
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
1,738,000
Haryana
222,000
Jammu and Kashmir
204,000
Rajasthan
163,000
Uttarakhand
84,000
Gujarat
83,000
Delhi
80,000
Maharashtra
49,000
Punjab
46,000
Madhya Pradesh
31,000
West Bengal
29,000
Bihar
28,000
Himachal Pradesh
16,000
Telangana
15,000
Jharkhand
13,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 27  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh 1,738,000
  Haryana 222,000
  Jammu and Kashmir 204,000
  Rajasthan 163,000
  Uttarakhand 84,000
  Gujarat 83,000
  Delhi 80,000
  Maharashtra 49,000
  Punjab 46,000
  Madhya Pradesh 31,000
  West Bengal 29,000
  Bihar 28,000
  Himachal Pradesh 16,000
  Telangana 15,000
  Jharkhand 13,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (2,260,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 48
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjabi, Eastern
120,000
Kashmiri
101,000
Bhojpuri
61,000
Marwari
58,000
Merwari
58,000
Gujarati
52,000
Bengali
27,000
Dhundari
11,000
Gujari
11,000
Awadhi
11,000
Dogri
7,900
Bhadrawahi
6,600
Garhwali
4,700
Bagri
4,300
Kanauji
3,200
Primary Language Urdu (2,260,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 48
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Punjabi, Eastern 120,000
  Kashmiri 101,000
  Bhojpuri 61,000
  Marwari 58,000
  Merwari 58,000
  Gujarati 52,000
  Bengali 27,000
  Dhundari 11,000
  Gujari 11,000
  Awadhi 11,000
  Dogri 7,900
  Bhadrawahi 6,600
  Garhwali 4,700
  Bagri 4,300
  Kanauji 3,200
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  (1843-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
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 Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
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 %
Photo Source Joshua Project 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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