Rajput (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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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 landowners. 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 beef and 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, even in Muslim Pakistan.


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 Rajput community.
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 Pakistan.


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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 5,330,000
Population all Countries 7,346,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 107
People ID 17667
ROP3 Code 113109
ROP25 Code 306917
ROP25 Name Rajput
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Punjab
11,848,000
Sindh
5,538,000
Azad Kashmir
563,000
Islamabad
340,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
254,000
Gilgit-Baltistan
49,000
Balochistan
37,000
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Punjab 11,848,000
  Sindh 5,538,000
  Azad Kashmir 563,000
  Islamabad 340,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 254,000
  Gilgit-Baltistan 49,000
  Balochistan 37,000
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 Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (5,622,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 26
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Saraiki
5,001,000
Sindhi
3,260,000
Urdu
2,235,000
Pahari-Potwari
777,000
Marwari (Pakistan)
655,000
Hindko, Southern
292,000
Hindko, Northern
287,000
Dhatki
207,000
Bagri
55,000
Pashto, Northern
50,000
Pashto, Central
47,000
Kashmiri
41,000
Shina
28,000
Kacchi
22,000
Pashto, Southern
14,000
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (5,622,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 26
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Saraiki 5,001,000
  Sindhi 3,260,000
  Urdu 2,235,000
  Pahari-Potwari 777,000
  Marwari (Pakistan) 655,000
  Hindko, Southern 292,000
  Hindko, Northern 287,000
  Dhatki 207,000
  Bagri 55,000
  Pashto, Northern 50,000
  Pashto, Central 47,000
  Kashmiri 41,000
  Shina 28,000
  Kacchi 22,000
  Pashto, Southern 14,000
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2021)
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, New Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
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 Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
General Zume Resources Zume Project
General Zume Training Zume Project
Mobile App Android Bible app: Punjabi, Western YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Punjabi, Western YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Punjabi, Western Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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