The Muslim Qassabs (also called Kasai) claim that their ancestors came from Arabia. They are found in many different states of India, especially in the big towns and cities. Their community name Qassab in Arabic means "to cut". They are a professional Muslim caste of butchers who slaughter livestock and sell meat. Many of them are now engaged in business or work as daily-wage laborers. They speak Urdu among themselves but are equally conversant with Hindi.
Most of the Qassab people live in the northern states of India where very few have embraced the Savior. They are also Muslim. Islamic teachings tend to exclude the most important teachings of Jesus, and they don't leave room for a savior.
Believers can be regular customers of the Qassab butchers, and they can see them during the slower business hours to share tea and have good spiritual conversations. Their work as butchers can easily lead to many Bible stories that have to do with blood sacrifice.
"Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted!" Matthew 13:8
Pray that today’s people group would become fertile soil and produces much fruit for God and His kingdom.
Like almost all Muslim people groups in South Asia, there are probably no followers of Christ among the Qassabs. Pray for workers and for spiritual hunger among this group of Muslims. * Pray for the salvation of the Qassab people and that God may send several workers to show them the way to Jesus, so He can meet their spiritual and physical needs. * Pray that they would have a strong spiritual need to find truth and righteousness that will lead them to Jesus. * Pray that soon there will be Qassab believers who will disciple others who will make even more disciples.
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|