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

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

By: Usha Sanyal (author)Hardback

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This book examines the life and thought of Ahmad Riza Khan (1856 - 1921), the legendary leader of the 20th-century Ahl-e Sunnat movement, who represented a strong tendency in South Asian Islam which is sufi, ritualistic, intercessionary, and hierarchical in its social construction. Khan's vision of what it meant to be a good Muslim in his time and day was centered around devotion to the Prophet Muhammad and to following the prophetic sunna as he interpreted it. His movement continues to attract a large following in South Asia and wherever South Asian Muslims have migrated.

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Usha Sanyal is Adjunct Lecturer at Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina. Works include: Devotional Islam and Politics in British India: Ahmad Riza Khan and his Movement, 1870 - 1920 (OUP, 1999).


Preface x Acknowledgments xii 1 The Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Background 1 2 The Muslim Response 19 3 Ahmad Riza Khan: Life of a Muslim Scholar 51 4 Ahmad Riza Khan's Belief System and Worldview 87 5 Ahl-E Sunnat Institutions and Spread of the Movement Beyond Bareilly 111 6 Ahmad Riza's Legacy 127 Glossary 133 Major Landmarks in South Asian History from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries 135 Bibliography 138 Index 143

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/05/2005
  • ISBN13: 9781851683598
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 146
  • ID: 9781851683598
  • weight: 318
  • ISBN10: 1851683593

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