Rajput (Muslim traditions) in Nepal


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Introduction / History

The Rajput Muslims get their name from the larger Rajput people who are one of the four main Hindu divisions of South Asia peoples. Rajput in Sanskrit means, 'son of a ruler or king '. Rajput Muslims constitute about 25 percent of all Rajput peoples in Pakistan, India and Nepal and about 27 percent of all Rajput within Nepal. 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.
Muslim Rajputs live mainly in India and Pakistan, but there are smaller numbers in Bangladesh and Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the Rajput Muslim people are primarily an agricultural community. The Rajputs are traditionally the landowners in Nepal. 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 they avoid pork. They enjoy foods like wheat, rice and pulses.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Rajputs can be part of any of the three biggest religions in South Asia: Hinduism, Sikhism or Islam. Those who are Muslim identify with the Islamic religion and practice their religion. However, Hinduism has affected Islamic practices in South Asia.


What Are Their Needs?

As people of influence and social status, the Rajputs are a key people to reach with the gospel. As converts to Islam they may be more open than many traditionally Muslim peoples to hear and receive of the love of Christ. Praise God that some Hindu Rajput have become believers but there are no known believers among the Muslim Rajput.


Prayer Points

Pray for an abundant blessing of Muslim Rajput families and communities as they embrace Jesus Christ, the Lord of Lords.
Pray for a movement to Christ that will enrich the Muslim Rajput community in Nepal.
Pray for spiritual openness to Jesus Christ that will not be hindered by the false belief in religious institutions rather than the person, Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Rajput (Muslim traditions) in Nepal.


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The Rajputs

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

People Name General Rajput (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Rajput (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation RAHJ-put
Alternate Names Bharadwaja; Jheer; Jhir; Kasai; Kashrap Rajput; Kashyap; Kashyap Rajput; Khetri; Kshatriya; Musalman Rajput; Muslim Jeer; Mustigar; Rajput Muslim; Raju; Tarawara; Thakur; Thakur. Rajput Muslim; Torwal; राजपूत (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 13,000
Population all Countries 7,346,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17667
ROP3 Code 113109
ROP25 Code 306917
ROP25 Name Rajput
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Lumbini
15,000
Mechi
800
Kosi
600
Rapti
600
Seti
300
Bheri
60
Gandaki
50
Mahakali
40
Sagarmatha
30
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 9
  Lumbini 15,000
  Mechi 800
  Kosi 600
  Rapti 600
  Seti 300
  Bheri 60
  Gandaki 50
  Mahakali 40
  Sagarmatha 30
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 Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Urdu (14,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
1,500
Awadhi
900
Maithili
500
Marwari (India)
200
Nepali
90
Primary Language Urdu (14,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 1,500
  Awadhi 900
  Maithili 500
  Marwari (India) 200
  Nepali 90
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)
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