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Ahmad Riza Khan Barelwi: In the Path of the Prophet (Makers of the Muslim World)

by Usha Sanyal

Publisher: Oneworld/Viva Books Private Limited

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Description: Ahmad Riza Khan (1856-1921), the leader of the twentieth-century Barelwi movement, was a scholar of Islamic law and a Sufi mystic in British India. His vision of what it meant to be a good Muslim was built on devotion to the Prophet Muhammad and to following the prophetic sunna as be interpreted it. The Barelwi movement continues to attract a large following both in South Asia and wherever South Asian Muslims have migrated, particularly in Britain. This book examines the life and thought of Ahmad Riza Khan in the context of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century British Indian history, and assesses his impact on contemporary reformist Muslim movements. Accessible vet authoritative, it features a glossary, chronology and guide to further reading, and will prove an indispensable resource for readers of all backgrounds. Contents: The Eighteenth–and Nineteenth Century Background • The Mughal Empire • The North Indian successor States • The History of Rohilkhand • British India under the East India Company • The Muslim Reponse • Shah Wali Ullah • Farangi Mahall: Training Employees for the Muslim States • Nineteentg-century Reform Movements • Ahmad Riza Khan: Life of a Muslim Scholar • Rampur State Ahmad Riza’s Education and Scholarly Training • Exemplary Stories • Sufi Discipleship to Shah Al-e Rasul of Marehra • The Importance of Dreams • Sayyids of the Qadiri Order of Sufis • Going on Pilgrimage, 1878 • Ahmad Riza as Mujaddid • Fatwa Writing • Hidden Cues in a Fatwa, or what a Fatwa may not tell us • Ahmad Riza’s Fatawa • Two Fatawa Written during Ahmad Riza’s Second Pilgrimage to Mecca • Political Issues in the Early Teens and Twenties • Hijrat Movement • Ahmad Riza’s Popularity among Core Followers • Passing on the Leadership • Ahmad Riza Khan’s Belief System and Worldview • Ahmad Riza as a Sufi • The Perfact Pit • Controversy about Sufi Intercession • The Three Circles of Discipleship • Shaikh ‘Abad al-Qadir Jilani and the Importance of the Qadiri Order • Love of the Prophet • Sufi Rituals • Relations with other Muslims • The Accusations of Unbelief • Relations with Non-Muslims: Hindus and the British • Ahl-E Sunnat Institutions and Spead of the Movement Beyond bareilly • Seminaries (Madrasas) • Printing Presses and Publications • Voluntary Associations and Oral Debates • Generational Fissures in the Movement • Assessment of the Importance of the Movement in Relation to other Movements • Ahmad Riza’s Legacy • Ahmad Riza’s ‘Urs in India and Pakistan • Ahl-e Sunnat/Barelwis in the Diaspora

Details of the book

Book :
Ahmad Riza Khan Barelwi: In the Path of the Prophet (Makers of the Muslim World)
Book ID :
87585
Author :
Usha Sanyal
ISBN 13 :
9781851683598
Year of Publication :
2009
Publisher :
Oneworld/Viva Books Private Limited
Binding :
Hardcover
Pages :
164
Weight :
1 kg

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