People Group Info
Total Population: 60,000ROP3 Code: 116705
IMB Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Urdu Muslim
Language: Urdu - (urd)
Country of Origin: India
People Group Highlights
“All nations will come and worship before you."
- Revelations 15:4
Total Population: 60,000ROP3 Code: 116705
Photo courtesy of Joshua Project.
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 60,000
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The Indian Muslim Shaikh are an ethno-religious people group with a large Muslim community from the the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in India. Shaikh is an Arabic word meaning an elder or chief and implies someone who executes justice.
They were the first people to embrace Islam on the advice of Prophet Mohammed and were given the title of Shaikh. The title Shaikh was originally given only to those of Arabic descent but has been adopted by Muslim converts from lower caste Hindus. They rank below the Sayyad in Muslim social hierarchy. According to the recorded history of the community they migrated to India during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658).
The Shaikh people are multi-lingual; they speak Urdu as their mother tongue, which is written in the Persian – Arabic script. They also speak Hindi and write using the Devnagari script in North India. They also speak the regional language of their home states. Some also speak English.
The Shaikh are devout Muslims and belong mostly to the dominant Sunni sect of Islam; some are Shia followers. Like all Muslims they believe in Allah as the Almighty and revere Prophet Mohammed as his messenger to whom their scripture, the Koran, was revealed. They adhere strictly to the tenets of Islam and pray daily at mosques. They are under great pressure to maintain honor in their society. The Shaikh are known to visit the tomb shrines of the Pirs (Muslim saints) to pay homage and to ask saints to intercede on their behalf.
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|Country||City||Metro Area Name||State / Prov.||Baseline Population|
|United States||Jackson Heights||New York-Newark-Jersey City||NY||60,000|