Shershabdia (Muslim traditions) in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

A community of Muslim carpenters, part of the Saifi in the Muslim caste-system, are called Badhi. Though the Hindi tradition states descent from deity, the Muslim tradition claims descent from early Muslim settlers in northern India. More likely, they are Muslim converts from the Hindu Badhi caste.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many present-day Badhi have moved into farming or agricultural labor. Though the settlements where they live may be populated by multiple castes or religions, the Muslim Badhi occupy their own quarters. There is very little interaction between the Badhi and other Muslim groups, despite close proximity. Even intermarriage with other groups is almost non-existent.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Muslims are taught at an early age that Christianity is based on a corrupted Bible, so they must rely on the teachings of the Koran.


What Are Their Needs?

The Badhi speak Urdu, a language that has many gospel materials. These they can obtain at home through their cell phones.


Prayer Points

Pray for loving gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Badhi people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing the hearts of these people would be open and ready to follow him.
Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended families so the gospel will spread rapidly.
Pray for the spiritual lives of the Badhi people to become fruitful so others will be drawn to Jesus Christ.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Shershabdia (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Shershabdia (Muslim traditions)
Alternate Names Badhia; Chinaora; Kalbelia; Melori; Odmata; Sheresahbadia; Shersahbadia; Sishoobadia; Sishubadia; Uranamara; बढ़ी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 42,000
Population all Countries 45,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17476
ROP3 Code 112886
ROP25 Code 300656
ROP25 Name Badi / Badhi (SC)
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 4
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
33,000
Bihar
5,800
Uttarakhand
1,000
West Bengal
900
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 4
  Uttar Pradesh 33,000
  Bihar 5,800
  Uttarakhand 1,000
  West Bengal 900
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 Urdu (32,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Bengali
1,200
Awadhi
900
Bhojpuri
100
Garhwali
80
Primary Language Urdu (32,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 1,200
  Awadhi 900
  Bhojpuri 100
  Garhwali 80
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)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) 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 Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
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 Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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