Rayeen (Muslim traditions) in India

The Rayeen belong to the Sunni sect of Islam. The majority have traditionally been engaged in horticulture and gardening, although this has changed in recent years. The marriage symbol for women is the nose-ring. The Rayeen women, besides performing household chores, assist their menfolk in agricultural operations, cattle-rearing, and in other economic activities. They favor formal education but most of the children drop out after the primary or secondary level, mainly due to economic reasons.

Ministry Obstacles
The Rayeen community may be somewhat uninformed as to why Christians believe Jesus is deity, the Son of God. Pray they will be shown the basis for this belief.

Outreach Ideas
Pray the Rayeen people will understand that Jesus desires to bless Rayeen families and communities, not harm them.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no followers of Jesus among the Muslim Rayeen at present, but pray for those the Lord will soon lead to himself. Pray they will be joyful always, praying continually, and giving thanks in all circumstances. Pray they will clearly understand the basis for their faith, and rest in the finished work of Christ on the cross. Pray they will learn to live in the power of Christ's Spirit.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Rayeen community will be able to find employment opportunities, and be able to send their children to school.

Scripture Focus
"The time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory." Isaiah 66:18



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