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Ramdasia (Muslim traditions) in India



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,400 Punjabi, Eastern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Ramdasia (Muslim traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
Until the 20th century, the Ramdasia people were part of the either the Chamars, a very low status group of leather workers, or the Julahas, a caste of weavers. One of the ways they found to escape their low status was to convert to another religion, usually Sikhism. A smaller number converted to Islam, though the majority of the Ramdasia people remain Hindu.

Where are they located?
Most Ramdasia people are usually either Hindu or Sikh, but there is a small Muslim community in Pakistan and western India.

What are their lives like?
Once known primarily as basket weavers and leather workers, today many Ramdasias have advanced in areas of agriculture, business and education.

What are their beliefs?
Muslim Ramdasia 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.

In most of the Muslim world, peoples like the Ramdasia 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 Ramdasia people, be they Sikh, 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
* Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Ramdasia people, be they Hindu, Sikh or Muslim.
* Pray for a movement of Ramdasia households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive Muslim Ramdasia 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 Muslim Ramdasia people.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17669/PK
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramdasia
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17937/IN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17938/IN
https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/bchumanist/pages/633/attachments/original/1473443793/From_Servitude_to_Freedom_-_Khushi_Ram_v2.pdf?1473443793
http://malicethoughts.blogspot.com/2018/04/the-gallant-mazhabi-and-ramdasia-sikhs.html
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2017/09/30
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2011/10/15

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:3,400
Largest States:
Haryana (2,500)Punjab (800)
Chandigarh (20)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ramdasia (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Ramdasia (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
रामदसिया (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113111
Joshua Project People ID: 17669
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,400
Population all Countries: 12,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Ramdasia (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (2,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Urdu (1,300)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1818-1954
New Testament:
1815-2011Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2017
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 (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoEyes of the Heart
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoSatsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoWho Can Help You?
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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