There are no known believers among them
Descendants of horse traders who came to India from Egypt, the Rawther people number about one million as a subgroup of Tamil Muslims who speak Tamil. More than 700,000 Rawther live in the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu. The capital and largest city, Chennai, draws visitors from around the world to its many sea front beaches.
Another 270,000 Rawther live in India’s largest state of Rajasthan, which lies in the west bordering Pakistan. These people are part of the small minority (8%) of Muslims living in a mostly Hindu population. Rajasthan is popular among tourists who enjoy colorful art, traditional music and dance, majestic palaces, and desert forts.
The Rawther are known for being entrepreneurs and working at many different occupations. They place a high value on education, giving girls and boys an equal opportunity for learning.
The Rawther have not heard about the love and truth of Jesus Christ, and there are no known believers among them. Indian Christians have a unique opprotunity to share about the Messiah with their Rawther neighbours and should be encouraged to do so.
- Pray that God reveals Himself to the Rawther, and that they become receptive to the truth and love of Jesus Christ.
- Pray for teams of committed workers to answer the Lord’s call to share about the Messiah with the Rawther. (“Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’” Isaiah 6:8)
- Pray for God to raise up strong local believers, leaders and churches among these unreached and unengaged people.
Listen to the Podcast – DAY 11 – The Rawther Muslims in India