Salat (Muslim traditions) in India

Salat (Muslim traditions)
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Salat (Muslim traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 700
World Population: 700
Primary Language: Gujarati
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
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Introduction / History

Salaat comes from the word Saliya which means stone. They are stone cutters by tradition. The Salat were originally from Sindh and they migrated to Rajasthan, a state in western India. They speak Gujarati with words from the Marwari language.

What Are Their Lives Like?

These masons are involved in building mosques and temples. In addition to stone cutting, many are building contractors or do trading. The Salat are endogamous (meaning they prefer to marry within their group) and prefer to marry close relatives. The Salat have a community organization called a Jamat that looks after their needs.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Salat or Salaat are Muslim converts from Hinduism.

What Are Their Needs?

These Muslims need to know they need a Savior who will give them abundant life.

Prayer Points

Pray that Jamat members will come to Christ and lead their community into a disciple making movement. Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to put all their trust in Jesus Christ. Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers.

Text Source:   Keith Carey