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Barelvi

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Indian and Pakistani school of Muslim thought with over 200 million followers. The Dar-al-uloom was founded in 1904 by the Qadiri Sūfī master, Imām Ahmad Reza (d. 1921) at Barelvi ...

Barelvi

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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... . Indian and Pakistani school of Muslim thought with over 200 million followers. The Dar-al-uloom was founded in 1904 by the Qadiri Sūfī master, Imām Ahmad Reza (d. 1921 ) at Barelvi in N. India. Imām Ahmad Reza perceived the moral and intellectual decline of Indian Muslims at the beginning of the 20th cent. His solution was to strengthen the ordinary person's Islam by having the Hanafi shariʿa propagated through well-respected channels such as Sūfī shaykhs and ʿulamā . Barelvi is a stronghold of Sunni orthodoxy against the Wahhābī and ...

Barelvi

Barelvi  

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Indian and Pakistani school of Muslim thought with over 200 million followers. The Dar-al-uloom was founded in 1904 by the Qadiri Sūfī master, Imām Ahmad Reza (d. 1921) at Barelvi ...
Ahl al-Sunnah wa'l-Jamaah

Ahl al-Sunnah wa'l-Jamaah  

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People of the Prophet's Way and the Community. Also known as Barelvis and Barelwis. Founded in northern India in 1880s, based on the writings of Mawlana Ahmad Reza Khan Barelwi. Believe themselves ...
Ahl al-Sunnah wa'l-Jamaah

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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...Ahl al-Sunnah wa'l-Jamaah People of the Prophet's Way and the Community. Also known as Barelvis and Barelwis. Founded in northern India in 1880s, based on the writings of Mawlana Ahmad Reza Khan Barelwi . Believe themselves South Asia's heirs and representatives of the earliest Muslim community. Triggered by the failure of the Indian revolt of 1857 and the subsequent formal colonization of India by the British, which led to the final dissolution of the Mughal Empire. Emerged as part of the religious debate among Islamic legal scholars as to how Muslim...

Shah Waliullah

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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...is a restatement of Islam allowing rational and empirical arguments on a much broader basis than the traditional line. His vast influence can still be perceived in such reform movements as Jamaat-al-Islam , Tableeghi Jamaat, Iqbal 's neo-modernism, the Ahl-al-Hadith , the Barelvi , and Deoband , all of which invoke Shah Waliullah's authority in support of their views. Waliullah, an eminent Sūfī himself, also began the task of reforming Sufism which had declined extensively into a commercial exploitation of superstition. On political and socio-economic...

Wali Allah, Shah

Wali Allah, Shah (1114–76)   Reference library

The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy

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...of whom, Shah ‘Abd al-‘Aziz , who was very effective in both academic and counter-colonial activities against the British. Nearly all of his students became eminent scholars of their time. His influence was strong in such intellectual and political figures as Sayyid Ahmad Barelvi , Sayyid Ahmad Khan , Mahmood Hassan , Muhammad Iqbal , Mawlana Ilyas , Abul Kalam Azad , Abu'l ‘Ala Mawdudi and others. In 1143 / 1731–2 , Shah Wali Allah went on pilgrimage ( hajj ) and remained in Mecca and Medina for more than a year, studying hadith (accounts,...

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