Ahmad Riza Khan Barelwi

Pages: 160
Subject: Religion: Islam
Series: Oneworld Academic
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: 1 map

Ahmad Riza Khan Barelwi

In the Path of the Prophet

Usha Sanyal

This fascinating biography examines the life and thought of Ahmad Riza khan, the legendary leader of the 20th-century Al-e Sunnat movement.
9781851683598 (23 May 2005)
RRP £25.00 / US$30.00

The Book

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.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Series Oneworld Academic
Pages 160
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations 1 map


About the Author

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).