Also known as Bohra Muslim, the Bohra belong to the Shia sect of Islam. The word bohra is derived from the Arabic word bawaeer, which means trader. They pride themselves on being a distinctive, prosperous people. Their tightly knit community, high level of education, and business success make them an influential force, often to the envy of other Muslim sects and the Hindu majority. Bohra women are generally well educated. Allah is their only God. They obey Hazrat Ali, the fourth khalipha after Muhammed.
To follow Jesus, a person in the Bohra community risks losing much that is important, including family, friends, status and employment.
With more than a million Bohra in India, it seems like the opportunities for this group to hear the gospel would abound. Pray for God-ordained encounters between the Bohra and believers from other groups.
There are a few Christian believers among the Bohra community. Pray they will cling strongly to the truths of Scripture and grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Pray the tightly knit Bohra community will learn more of who Jesus truly is, the Son of God, deity. Pray they will be drawn to this Man of peace and life.
"After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb." Revelation 7:9