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Ahmad Riza Khan Barelwi

In the Path of the Prophet

Usha Sanyal

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.

  • Publication date: May 23, 2005
  • ISBN: 9781851683598
  • RRP: £25.00
  • Pages: 160
  • Publication date: December 1, 2012
  • ISBN: 9781780741895
  • RRP: £18.00
  • Pages: 160

Usha Sanyal

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).

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