Sardar (Muslim traditions) in India


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

Introduction / History

Sardar is used as a title of respect among Muslims throughout South Asia, especially among the Pashtuns. It means "chief" or "leader." That title is given to men with positions of authority in villages or in government.
They live in India and Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They have political clout and influence in social areas, but mostly among other Muslim peoples.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Sardar people are Sunni Muslims who 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 Allah has pre-determined our fates; they minimize free will.
In most of the Muslim world, common 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 they live daily. For that reason, some Muslims appease spirits using charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces. More orthodox Muslims consider these practices heretical and un-Islamic.


What Are Their Needs?

They need the Holy Spirit to open their eyes so they can see Jesus as he is.


Prayer Points

Pray for many from this unreached people group to understand both God's judgment and his majestic glory.
Pray for loving workers to go to the Sardar people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior.
Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that result in thousands of new disciples who share their faith with others.
Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sardar (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Sardar (Muslim traditions)
Alternate Names सरदार (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 15,000
Population all Countries 105,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 18029
ROP3 Code 113524
ROP25 Code 307101
ROP25 Name Sadaru / Sardar
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 3
Largest States
West Bengal
12,000
Bihar
2,800
Jharkhand
400
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  West Bengal 12,000
  Bihar 2,800
  Jharkhand 400
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 India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Bengali (11,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Urdu
1,900
Bhojpuri
400
Primary Language Bengali (11,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 1,900
  Bhojpuri 400
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

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Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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