Sayyid in India

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Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Sayyid
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 9,222,000
World Population: 17,693,000
Primary Language: Urdu
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 - Sayyid
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:


The Sayyid are one of the larger segments of Muslims in India. The word literally means "master"; the closest English equivalent would be "sir" or "lord". Some Muslims use the term sayyid for the descendants of Abu Talib, uncle of Muhammad. Sayyid ancestors migrated to India from different parts of Iran.

Ministry Obstacles

The Sayyid may have an inadequate understanding of who Jesus truly is, the Son of God, deity.

Outreach Ideas

Christian workers need to build good relationships with the Sayyid people, friendships based upon trust.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray the followers of Christ that will soon be found in the Sayyid community will become well established in the faith, fully trusting in Christ for their eternal life and for power to live the present life. Pray they will live holy lives.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of families and communities within the Sayyid people through the abundant life Jesus offers to all who call on His name. Pray they will increasingly hunger to truly know and follow Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih).

Text Source:   Joshua Project