Ahmad Riza Khan Barelwi : In the Path of the Prophet

 Ahmad Riza Khan Barelwi :
In the Path of the Prophet, 
[A5] Hardback - 155 pages,
*by Dr Usha Sanyal,
in relation to Imam Ahmad Rida Khan [d.1340h],
Makers of the Muslim World Series -
Printed in New Delhi. 

Back in Stock April 2019

Description :

The Book : Imam Ahmad Raza Khan (1856—1921CE), the leader of the twentieth-century Barelwi's, 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, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and to following the Prophetic sunnah (tradition) as he 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, may Allah be pleased with him, in the context of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century British Indian history, and assesses his impact on contemporary reformist Muslim movements. Accessible yet authoritative, it features a glossary, chronology and guide to further reading, and will prove an indispensable resource for readers of all backgrounds.

The Author: Dr. Usha Sanyal, Ph.D.History (1990) Columbia University, is a scholar and historian specialising in Asia. Her dissertation concerned the Islamic legal scholar Ahmed Rida Khan Barelwi. Later published in book form, it is often cited by historians writing about India and Islam.

Table of Contents :


---Chapter [1]. The Eighteenth & Nineteenth-Century Background,
------The Mughal Empire,
------The North Indian Successor States,
------The History of Rohilkhand,
------British India under the East India Company.

---Chapter [2]. The Muslim Response,
------Shah Wali Ullah,
------Farangi Mahall : Training Employees for the Muslim States,
------Nineteenth-century Reform Movements.

---Chapter [3]. Ahmad Riza Khan : Life of a Muslim Scholar,
------Rampur State,
------Ahmad Riza's Education and Scholarly Training,
------Scholarly Imprint of his Father,
------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 in 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.

---Chapter [4]. Ahmad Riza Khan's Belief System and Worldview,
------Ahmad Riza as a Sufi,
------The Perfect Pir,
------Controversy about Sufi Intercession,
------The Three Circles of Discipleship,
------Shaikh' Abd al-Qadir Jilani, and the Importance of the Qadiri Order,
------Love of the Prophet, may Allah bless him & grant him peace,
------Sufi Rituals,
------Relations with other Muslims,
------The Accusations of Unbelief,
------Relations with Non-Muslims: Hindus and the British.

---Chapter [5]. Ahl e Sunnat Institutions & Spread 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.

---Chapter [6].  Ahmad Riza's Legacy,
------Ahmad Riza's 'Urs in India and Pakistan,
------Ahl-e Sunnat/Barelwis in the Diaspora.

---Major landmarks in South Asian history from the18th to the 20th Centuries,

More books by/related to Imam Ahmad Rida Khan.

* Comment : This book is what we would consider 'neutral.' The work is a result of the authors own research which also included a visit to Bareilly Shareef on a fact finding mission.
R.R.P £30.00

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