Patwa (Muslim traditions) in India


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

Introduction / History

The community name, Patwa, is associated with the making of woven cloth. They were jewelry makers and weavers who often added gold or silver threads to their work.


Where Are they Located?

Muslim Patwa people live in Bangladesh and Pakistan as well as India. Within India they live in the northern states of Jammu, Jharkhand, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the Patwa people, be they Hindu or Muslim, are involved with making jewelry, cosmetics and decorations, though some have moved into other businesses. They only marry within their own caste.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Muslim Patwa people are Sunni, the largest branch of Islam. They believe that the One, Supreme God, Allah, spoken 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.

In most of the Muslim world, peoples like the Patwa 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. The often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.


What Are Their Needs?

The Patwa people, be they Hindu or Muslim, need to put their faith in Jesus Christ, the only one who can bless them with abundant life and eternal salvation from sin and death.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Patwa (Muslim traditions) in India.

* Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Muslim Patwa people.
* Pray for a movement of Patwa households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Patwa people to the arms of Jesus.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Patwa people.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17662/BG
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17860/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patwa


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Patwa (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Patwa (Muslim traditions)
World Population 14,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Patahra; Patkan; Patoi; Patua; पटवा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17662
ROP3 Code 113102
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 5
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
2,600
Bihar
2,100
Jharkhand
300
Uttarakhand
100
Jammu and Kashmir
20
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 5
  Uttar Pradesh 2,600
  Bihar 2,100
  Jharkhand 300
  Uttarakhand 100
  Jammu and Kashmir 20
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Urdu (4,400 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Maithili
500
Bengali
200
Primary Language Urdu (4,400 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 500
  Bengali 200
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  (1843-2007)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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