Badhai (Muslim traditions) in India


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

Subgroups: 25 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Gujar 123,000
Kanaujia 96,000
Lohar 95,000
Mathuria 95,000
Kundel Badhai 44,000
Mangal Badhai 44,000
Marwadi 44,000
Sutar Badhai 44,000
Mewada 37,000
Ahir 35,000

Introduction / History

The Hindu community of the Badhai trace their descent from Lord Vishwakarma, the divine architect. It is believed that Lord Vishwakarma created two groups of people, those who could work in wood were known as Badhai. Some have converted to Sunni Islam.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are largely engaged in carpentry.


What Are Their Beliefs?

These Sunni Muslims 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 that Allah has pre-determined our fates; they minimize free will.

In most of the Muslim world, 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 we live in our daily lives. For that reason, they must appease the spirits. They often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.


What Are Their Needs?

Whether Hindu or Muslim, the Badhai people need to put their trust and identity in the hands of the loving God of Creation who sent his son to make it possible for them to enter the Kingdom of God.


Prayer Points

Pray for those the Lord will soon bring to himself. Pray they will be accurately instructed in the faith.

Pray for the Badhai to soon learn that their Creator loves them, and that he sent his son to die to pay for their sins.

Pray for loving workers.


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


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2019/09/13


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-09-13
People Name General Badhai (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Badhai (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation buh-DIE
Population this Country 698,000
Population all Countries 794,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 14
Alternate Names Badhai; Barahai; Barai; Barariswabrahma; Barariswakarma; Barhi; Bariswakarma; Barjib; Bharai; Chhan; Chourasia; Jangid Brahman; Jangid Brahmin; Khati; Kolash; Lote; Mistri; Najjar; Panchal; Saifi; Sharmaji; Sutar; Tarkhan; Thakur; Viswakarma; बधाई (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16333
ROP3 Code 111469
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Muslim - other
People Group Badhai (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 25 (only 15 largest shown)
  Gujar 123,000
  Kanaujia 96,000
  Lohar 95,000
  Mathuria 95,000
  Kundel Badhai 44,000
  Mangal Badhai 44,000
  Marwadi 44,000
  Sutar Badhai 44,000
  Mewada 37,000
  Ahir 35,000
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
630,000
Bihar
37,000
Uttarakhand
22,000
Gujarat
3,400
Madhya Pradesh
400
Jammu and Kashmir
300
Himachal Pradesh
200
Daman and Diu
30
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Uttar Pradesh 630,000
  Bihar 37,000
  Uttarakhand 22,000
  Gujarat 3,400
  Madhya Pradesh 400
  Jammu and Kashmir 300
  Himachal Pradesh 200
  Daman and Diu 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (573,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Maithili
3,900
Bhojpuri
3,400
Kumaoni
2,600
Gujarati
2,500
Awadhi
1,500
Garhwali
400
Kashmiri
200
Bengali
100
Primary Language Urdu (573,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 3,900
  Bhojpuri 3,400
  Kumaoni 2,600
  Gujarati 2,500
  Awadhi 1,500
  Garhwali 400
  Kashmiri 200
  Bengali 100
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible General / Other
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer Create International
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.
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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