Dom (Muslim traditions) in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Doms (also known as the Doom, Dum or Dumar) have many different stories of their origin but most center around their becoming an outcast group because of a celebrated slaughtering of a sacred cow. The Dom is a scheduled caste in India. One can find them in over 500 of the districts of India and Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Doms are a colorful community of South Asia. There are so many clans and sub-groupings that it is hard to generalize about their lives. They have been traditionally defined by the low occupations of alms collecting, grave digging, cremating, drum-beating, singing, dancing, as well as the making of bamboo baskets and mats. The Muslim Dom in India usually speak Urdu. Some have entered into other labor jobs such as plantation workers, rickshaw-pullers and construction.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The people are Sunni Muslims who believe that the supreme God, Allah, spoke 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.

The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah.

Sunni religious practices are staid and simple. They believe that Allah has pre-determined our fates; they minimize free will.

In most of the Muslim world, people 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. They often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.


What Are Their Needs?

The ministry of Jesus among the poor and outcast is a clear call to reach out to the Muslim Dom of India. There are no known workers among the Muslim Dom. The Dom of India can benefit from the education programs.


Prayer Points

Pray the Muslim Dom community would enjoy abundant life by putting 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 loving workers.

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

Pray for a church planting movement to thrive in Dom communities.


Scripture Prayers for the Dom (Muslim traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Dom (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Dom (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 214,000
Population all Countries 228,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Dhangad; Domahra; Domar; Dombo; Dombo Dumna; Dombo. Dumna; Domra; Doom; Doomna; Dumar; Dumna; Mahasha; Murdafarash; डोम (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17522
ROP3 Code 112941
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
191,000
Madhya Pradesh
8,000
West Bengal
6,400
Uttarakhand
5,700
Himachal Pradesh
900
Punjab
50
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Uttar Pradesh 191,000
  Madhya Pradesh 8,000
  West Bengal 6,400
  Uttarakhand 5,700
  Himachal Pradesh 900
  Punjab 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (157,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
14,000
Bengali
4,700
Awadhi
2,600
Garhwali
600
Kangri
300
Punjabi, Eastern
200
Bundeli
50
Primary Language Urdu (157,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 14,000
  Bengali 4,700
  Awadhi 2,600
  Garhwali 600
  Kangri 300
  Punjabi, Eastern 200
  Bundeli 50
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible General / Other
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer Create International
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more