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Devotional Islam & Politics in British India
Devotional Islam & Politics in British India
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 Devotional Islam & Politics in British India:
Ahmad Riza Khan Barelwi 1870 / 1920, New Edition,
[A5] Paperback - Total 391 pages,
by Usha Sanyal.

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Indian Muslims in the 19th century lived in an era of great political, social and economic change brought about by colonial rule. North Indian scholars of the Islamic sciences attributed the Muslim loss of political power to moral weaknesses within their own community.

This study examines the ways in which one important school of theologians attempted to shape the renewal of their community, and is based on a close examination of the works of its leading scholar, Ahmed Riza Khan al-Barelwi, may Allah be pleased with him

Table of Contents :
---Series Editors Note,
---Notes on Transliteration,

---Acknowledgements for the New Edition,
---Introduction to the New Edition.

---Introduction: The Ahl-e-Sunnat and Identity Formation, Late Nineteeth Century,
---Chapter [I]: Politics and Religion, 18th & 19th Centuries,
---Chapter [II]: A Sunni Muslim Scholar: Ahmad Riza Khan Barelwi,
---Chapter [III]: Institutional bases for the Ahl-e-Sunnat Movement, 1880s-1920s,
---Chapter [IV]: The Barkatiyya Sayyids of Mahrera, Late 19th Century,
---Chapter [V]: Personalization of Religious Authority,
---Chapter [VI]: Ahmad Riza's concept of the Sunnah,
---Chapter [VII]: The Ahl-e-Sunnat and other Muslims, Late 19th Century,
---Chapter [VIII]: The Ahl-e-Sunnat on Deobandis and 'Wahhabis,'
---Chapter [IX]: Perspectives on the Khilafat, Hijrat & Non Co-operation Movements,

---Epilogue: Ahl-e-Sunnat Debates on Pakistan,


"Students, teachers, historians, and policy makers on South Asia should read this indispensable research."---Religious Studies Review.


Imam Ahmad Riza Khan al-Barelwi, May Allah have mercy on him, (1856 – 1921 CE) was a major Sunni (Ahl as-Sunnah w'al Jama'ah) Muslim scholar in North India at the height of British rule in India. In his legal writings (fatawa), he laid out a clear vision of how Muslims should conduct themselves in the absence of political power. He advised his followers to follow the ‘Sunnah’ or ‘path’ of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad, May Allah bless him and grant him peace, in all they said and did. However, there were major differences in the interpretation of what, in practical terms, this meant, and his views were not accepted by other muslims of the time, especially the religious ''scholars'' of Deoband.

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