Daily Topic for October 26, 2017

Matt 11:28-30, NKJV
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

Pray for the Lord to grant this blessing to haggard and weary Bihari Muslims in South Asia.

Bihari Muslims in South Asia

by CMW

Bihari Muslims originated in Bihar, a state in eastern India (See yesterday’s map.) While many of them migrated to Bangladesh or Pakistan after India gained independence in 1947, they are still represented in India as well. They speak one of the Bihari family of languages, but use Hindi or Urdu in formal contexts.
Today, India’s Bihar state is a center of learning and is home to many institutions of higher learning, including 20 engineering colleges. However, nearly 90 percent of the Bihari population live in rural areas. Even though Bihar was one of the first places where Mahatma Gandhi established his peaceful civil resistance movement, the state has a long history of violence.
Bihar remains a spiritually impoverished part of India for both Hindus and Muslims. Though most Bihari Muslims are Sunni, there is a sizable Shi’ite minority among them. Sunnis and Shi’ites are very different forms of Islam.

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Pray for both Shi’ite and Sunni Muslim Biharis to find Jesus. Pray for God to open the eyes of the educated and uneducated alike to recognize their need for what cannot be seen with human eyes. Pray for them to long for the peace that no man can bring them. Pray for the peace of the Holy Spirit to come to the Bihari Muslims. Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge among them.

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