Text source: Karen Hightower
Introduction / History
In the eighth century, Sindhis became part of an Islamic Empire, enabling Arabs to enter India. Sindhi people have Persian links that have influenced them. Sindhi Muslims of India are also called Sandhai. They have their roots in Pakistan's Sindh Province.
Where are they located?
They live in Kutch and Saurashtra districts, and Junagadh in India's Gujarat State, which is just south of Pakistan's Sindh Province.
What are their lives like?
Some Sindhi Muslims are nomadic and look after cattle. They breed other animals such as buffaloes. Many are also farmers. Some have gone to other parts of India looking for work.
Sindhi people do not allow their people to marry outside their community.
What are their beliefs?
They are Sunni Muslims who have also been influenced by Sufism. There are Sufi shrines in Sindhi communities.
What are their needs?
They need open hearts to hear God's answers to their spiritual problems.
* Pray that Sindhi people will be liberated by God's Holy Spirit from the many ties that bind them to lives devoid of Christ's blessings.
* Pray that Sindhi people will see past their respective traditional worship to the futility of it all and experience a growing desire to know the truth of God's Word.
* Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among Sindhi people, leading them to love Him with their whole being.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to anoint Sindhi families, especially the children and youth, and to raise up a new generation of fruitful, multiplying witnesses of Christ's mercy and love.
ReferencesView Sindhi (Muslim traditions) in all countries.