The Kashmiri Muslims live in a beautiful region near the Western Himalayan Mountains. The Land which they live in is considered a disputed territory and is controlled by Pakistan, India, and China. Roughly around 90% of Kashmir land is mountainous. Many of the Kashmiri live as farmers, most of them live in rural villages. The men hold traditional roles of farming and fishing while the women tend to the home. Kashmiri villagers enjoy storytelling, ballads, and dancing. They are very hospitable and their immediate family unit usually consists of extended family. The Kashmiri are very devout Muslims and follow Islam strictly.
Engagement // What’s Happening Now
There are very few Christians among the Kashmiris. Many of the Kashmiri strongly oppose Christianity and believe that the Bible is corrupt due to its contradictions with the Quran. The few Kashmiri who have converted to Christianity are heavily persecuted and shunned from their communities.
Such opposition can only be mended through prayer. Jumaa Prayer Fellowship is a Global Initiative effort to reach the millions of Muslims around the world through intercessory prayer. Visit Global Initiative to get involved.
Sustainability // The Bigger Story
Live Dead India seeks to plant churches where they do not exist and now serves Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist people. Pray that their efforts will reach the Kashmiri Muslims.
Partnership // Move Beyond
Please spend a few minutes in prayer for:
- Pray for the Christian Kashmiri, that God will use them mightily to share the gospel in their community.
- Pray for organizations like Live Dead to plant churches and send out teams to hard-to-reach places.
- As the gospel is preached in Kashmiri communities, pray for an openness to the message.
- Pray for those who have devoted their lives to spreading the gospel to areas with limited access to the gospel and that through their witness many Kashmiri will come to Christ.