Kumhiar (Muslim traditions) in India

Unreached of the Day  1/18/2021

Kumhiar (Muslim traditions) in India

The Kumhiar people (not to be confused with the Kumhar potters) live in Jammu and Kashmir, straddling India and Pakistan. Many of them farm for a living in this high elevation where crops are hard to grow. Potatoes and wheat are important crops.

Ministry Obstacles

Islam, the religion of the Kumhiar people, is both a bridge and an obstacle to the gospel. It's a bridge in that Muslims understand that they answer to the God of Creation and Jesus is an important prophet. It's an obstacle in that they believe that Jesus is not the only way to find a right relationship with God.

Outreach Ideas

Believers who go to Kashmir as tourists can take copies of the JESUS Film and gospel recordings to these people who now depend on their own righteousness to reach the God of Heaven.

Scripture Focus

"The LORD repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge!"  Ruth 2:12

Scripture Prayer

Pray for today’s people group to seek and find refuge with the Lord and be rewarded.

Prayer Focus

Pray that this would be the decade where the Holy Spirit penetrates their hearts and heads in a big way! Pray for new opportunities to take Christ to Kashmir this decade, leading to a Disciple Making Movement.



People Name Kumhiar (Muslim traditions)
PronunciationKOOM-ee-ar
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 8,300
World Population 47,300
Language Kashmiri
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image