Qazi in India

Unreached of the Day  9/23/2021

Qazi in India

pronounced: KAH-zee

The Qazi community derives their name from the term qadi which means "judge." They have a tradition of being the religious leaders or imams among Muslim people groups. The Qazi are skilled in art of Islamic religious rites and tend to perform the traditional ceremonies for the greater Muslim community. They perform the birth, purification, marriage, death and burial rites. The Qazi are 100 percent Sunni Muslims. In India they are concentrated in the eastern state of Bihar.

Ministry Obstacles

It is very hard for people who have been given high status by a religious community to put their faith in a Savior. That indicates that they have spiritual needs that are unmet.

Outreach Ideas

It will take someone with excellent people skills and theological training to make contact with the Qazi community. They will have to find those who are spiritually hungry enough to hear the stories of Jesus and respond to them by telling others.

Scripture Focus

"Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,"  Luke 24:45

Scripture Prayer

Pray that the minds of this people group will be opened to understand God’s word by the Spirit Himself.

Prayer Focus

There are no followers of Christ among this influential Muslim community. If any of them turn their hearts to the Lord, they can be used of Him to lead thousands of Muslims to Him as well if they do it in a sensitive manner. Pray to this end. * Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Qazi community. * Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Qazi people to change their society from within. * Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers Qazi disciples to make more disciples.

People Name Qazi
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 729,000
World Population 754,900
Language Urdu
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