Bohra in India

Unreached of the Day  9/25/2021

Bohra in India

pronounced: BORE-uh

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.

Ministry Obstacles

To follow Jesus, a person in the Bohra community risks losing much that is important, including family, friends, status and employment.

Outreach Ideas

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.

Scripture Focus

"The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"  John 1:29

Scripture Prayer

Pray that today’s people group looks to the Lamb of God, Jesus, to have their sins taken away.

Prayer Focus

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.



People Name Bohra
PronunciationBORE-uh
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 1,118,000
World Population 1,123,700
Language Gujarati
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image