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|People Name:||Halalkhor (Muslim traditions)|
|Christian Adherents:||0.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||South Asia Muslim - other|
|Affinity Bloc:||South Asian Peoples|
Their name comes from two words:halal and khor meaning "those who eat halal food." The Halalkhor people are descendants of the Hindu Bhangi people who converted to Islam. The Halalkor people are Dalits which means they have low status. They are trying to gain scheduled caste status which is a large step higher. This is not likely to happen because they are not Hindus. They live in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. In Uttar Pradesh they speak many dialects of Hindi.
The Halhalkhor are sweepers and scavengers by tradition. This gives them very low status. In Bihar the Halalkhor are sweepers and they speak in several dialects. Many have migrated to other parts of India and work as day laborers. The Halhalkhor have caste councils who judge their community disputes.
There are both Shia and Sunni Muslims among them and these two groups intermarry, which is unusual anywhere in the world. They fear and serve Allah who does not provide payment of the penalty for their sins and will never ensure them eternal life.
They need to find their worth and dignity through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give the Halhalkhor people dreams and visions leading them put their trust in the only savior. * Pray that they will find their dignity and worth in Jesus. * Pray that they will soon find their way out of poverty and misery. * Pray for intercessors and workers among them.