Rajput (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh

Rajput (Muslim traditions)
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Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Rajput (Muslim traditions)
Country: Bangladesh
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 29,000
World Population: 7,345,500
Primary Language: Bengali
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Rajput
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

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.

Text Source:   Joshua Project