Madiga (Muslim traditions) in India

Madiga (Muslim traditions)
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People Name: Madiga (Muslim traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,000
World Population: 2,000
Primary Language: Telugu
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Madiga is a community that is predominantly found in the southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Most are Hindu, but some are Christian or Muslim. They go by Madiga Mussalman, and Madiga Sunni as well as Madiga. This community lives in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Though they are Muslim, there is a stigma in South Asia for those who work with dead animals. The Madiga are tanners and shoemakers, so they work with leather.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Though they are Muslim, most Madiga people are Hindu. There are some Christians among them as well, but not Madiga people from a Muslim background.

What Are Their Needs?

The Madiga people need to overcome the stigma of being from a low caste that works with dead animals. They are involved with social activism in hopes of gaining the respect of their neighbors.

Prayer Points

Pray the Madiga would see they can enjoy abundant life if they put their trust in Jesus Christ.

Pray for the Lord to intervene in their families, calling people to his side and blessing them in every way.

Pray for Holy Spirit sent workers.

Pray for their hearts to be drawn to the Lord of lords.

Pray for the birth of an unstoppable church planting movement.

Text Source:   Joshua Project