Rajput (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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.


Prayer Points

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

The Rajputs
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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-11-15
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-05-26
Rajputs profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Rajput (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Rajput (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation RAHJ-put
Population this Country 5,014,000
Population all Countries 6,991,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 100
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 Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Punjab
12,074,000
Sindh
5,643,000
Azad Kashmir
574,000
Islamabad
346,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
258,000
Gilgit-Baltistan
50,000
Balochistan
38,000
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Punjab 12,074,000
  Sindh 5,643,000
  Azad Kashmir 574,000
  Islamabad 346,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 258,000
  Gilgit-Baltistan 50,000
  Balochistan 38,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (5,622,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 26
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Saraiki
5,001,000
Sindhi
3,260,000
Urdu
2,235,000
Pahari-Potwari
777,000
Marwari
655,000
Hindko, Southern
292,000
Hindko, Northern
287,000
Dhatki
207,000
Bagri
55,000
Pashto, Northern
50,000
Pashto, Central
47,000
Kashmiri
41,000
Shina
28,000
Kacchi
22,000
Pashto, Southern
14,000
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (5,622,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 26
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Saraiki 5,001,000
  Sindhi 3,260,000
  Urdu 2,235,000
  Pahari-Potwari 777,000
  Marwari 655,000
  Hindko, Southern 292,000
  Hindko, Northern 287,000
  Dhatki 207,000
  Bagri 55,000
  Pashto, Northern 50,000
  Pashto, Central 47,000
  Kashmiri 41,000
  Shina 28,000
  Kacchi 22,000
  Pashto, Southern 14,000
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2021)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, New Testament
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / Video The Return
Film / Video The Return
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Zúme Training
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Punjabi, Western
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Punjabi, Western
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
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 Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more