The Telugu Muslims are a
cluster of peoples which speak Telugu
as their mother tongue and who converted
from Hinduism to Islam around
800 years ago. They live primarily in
the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh,
with concentrations on the coast and
the city of Hyderabad.
• Generally speaking, Telugu
speaking Muslims are from lower
castes, and are thus economically
disadvantaged. One group, the Dudekula, are considered unclean by other Telugu
Muslims, and are forbidden to intermarry with other Muslims. Pray that God would
break through the prejudice and injustice among the Telugu Muslims through the
power of the gospel.
• There is no long term work among the Telugu Muslims and yet there are over 1
million evangelicals in the state of Andhra Pradesh where they live. Pray for a
spiritual awakening among Andhra Christians that will lead to localized church-planting efforts among the Telugu Muslims.
• Little research has been done on the Telugu Muslims and therefore they are not on
the radar of most mission organizations. Pray for survey teams to be raised up that
will bring greater awareness about this group and their needs.
Heavenly Father, awaken your church to the spiritual needs of the Telugu Muslims.
Bring your lasting hope and peace to their land.