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Nalband in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,400 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Nalband in India

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Introduction / History
The Nalband were originally Hindu blacksmiths in north India. Some of these tradesmen converted to Sunni Islam during the Mughal period. Nalband means "maker of horseshoes." At the time of the Partition in 1947 many Nalband migrated to Pakistan. With the reduction of their traditional occupation, many of the Nalband have become landless agricultural workers and small businesspersons. Some continue their trade of metalworker to produce swords, knives and other items of iron and steel. Some Nalband live in Sikh villages where they work as day laborers.

The main language of the Nalband is Urdu. The Nalband also speak other regional languages.

Where are they located?
Most Nalband today live in the Indian state of Bihar. Others live in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi.

What are their lives like?
The Nalband, as Muslims, often marry outside of their caste or clan with other Saifi Muslims. All that is necessary is that the potential spouse be a Muslim. Families arrange marriages with the consent of the young people. Local imams officiate at weddings. Sons inherit property upon the death of the father. Monogamy is the general rule among the Nalband although having more than one wife is permitted.

The Nalband eat meat except for pork. Their main foods are rice, wheat, lentils and seasonal vegetables.

What are their beliefs?
The Nalband are Sunni Muslims, the largest group within Islam. They follow the teaching of the Qur'an and the prophet Muhammad. They pray five times a day facing Mecca. Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated at the end of Ramadan (a month of fasting during daylight hours), and Muslims usually give zakat (charity) on the occasion. Eid Al-Adha, the feast of the sacrifice, is celebrated on the tenth day the twelfth month and lasts for four days, during which Muslims usually slaughter a sheep and distribute its meat in 3 parts: among family, friends, and the poor.

What are their needs?
The Nalband need to hear and understand the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. They need to see the love and mercy of Christ lived out before them by Christians. They could use help in educating their children and obtaining job training so that they can make a decent living. The Nalband need to realize that the teachings of Muhammad will not save them from their sins.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Lord leads the Nalband to investigate the claims of Isa, the Arabic name for Jesus.
* Pray that the Nalband come to see that Isa is much more than a human prophet and that He is the Savior of all.
* Pray God leads Indian Muslim Background Believers in Christ to reach out and share the gospel with the Nalband.

References
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nalband_(name)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saifi

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:5,400
Largest States:
Bihar (4,000)Karnataka (500)
Madhya Pradesh (400)Delhi (300)
Himachal Pradesh (200)Maharashtra (30)
Chandigarh (20)
Total States on file:12
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Nalband
People Name General: Nalband
Alternate People Names:
LalbandLalman
Shaikhनालबंद
ROP3 Code: 113211
Joshua Project People ID: 17752
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,400
Population all Countries: 5,500
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Urdu Muslim
People Name General: Nalband
Ethnic Code: CNN25r
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Urdu (4,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): urd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (900)Punjabi, Eastern (100)
Maithili (50)Gujarati (Unknown)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1747-1894
New Testament:
1758-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1843-2016
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Easy to Read (FCB ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Pakistan Bible So ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Audio RecordingsUrdu Online Audio Bible
Film / VideoA Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Ind ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Revised Urdu Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: UGV Devanagari
Text / Printed MatterBible: اردو جیو ورژن
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Nalband in India

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