Momna

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The Momin or sometimes referred to as Momna are a Muslim community found in the state of Gujarat in India.[1]

History and origin[edit]

momin (momna) is major cast of Gujarat Muslim. momin(momna) is convert a Muslim in Hindu religion(patidar samaj). The term momin in Arabic means someone who is a true follower of Islam, and this term was given to Hindu converts from a number of Hindu castes who adopted the Shia faith. They were converted by a number of Shia preachers,.

Nowadays, Momins are trending back to their polytheistic roots. They profess love for materialistic symbols and are willing to let blood over such symbols. However they wish to remain under the banner of Islam.

People of India Gujarat Volume XXI Part Two edited by R.B Lal, P.B.S.V Padmanabham, G Krishnan & M Azeez Mohideen pages 965-971</ref> momin cast (momna) convert Islam after 600 after. momin cast majority part is shia Muslim. but many villages are convert sunni musllim.

Present circumstances[edit]

The Momna are now divided into three endogamous groups, the Shia Momna found in Mehsana District, Ahmedabad city, and the talukas of Dholka and Dhandhuka of Ahmadabad District, the Sunni Momna who re concentrated in fifty four villages of Wankaner and Morbi talukas of Rajkot District also nine villages(momin navgam sunni jamat)of sanand taluka of Ahmedabad district and the Wahabi Momna of Mehsana and Banaskantha Districts. Their mother tongue is Gujarati. In addition to the three divisions, the Momna community are also divided into a number of clans, the main ones being the kadivar, Bhoraniya, Aathiya, Shersia, Khorzia, Wankaneri, Paradha, Badi, Serasia, Vakalya, Dholkhawalia, Godhrawalia, Kapadia,Charoliya,Dekavadia,and Chaudhary, all of equal status. Their main occupation is farming, while many urban Momna are involved with weaving. Like other Gujarati Muslims, the Momna have a caste association, the Momin Jamat.[2]

There are Other Momna also call "Mumana" still residing in twenty villages near sidhpur, they are follower of Agakhan and their religion is Shia Imami Ismaili Nizari sect. Nowadays they spread in Pakistan, USA, New Zealand, Canada, England and other countries.

Any person representing Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim belong to Momin Community from India, Gujarat Sidhpur district.

References[edit]

  1. ^ People of India Gujarat Volume XXI Part Two edited by R.B Lal, P.B.S.V Padmanabham, G Krishnan & M Azeez Mohideen pages 965-971
  2. ^ People of India Gujarat Volume XXI Part Two edited by R.B Lal, P.B.S.V Padmanabham, G Krishnan & M Azeez Mohideen pages 965-971