Sayyid Ahmad Reza Khan Barelwi

(d. 1831)

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(d. 1831)

North Indian reformer and activist. Educated and well-born. Associated with the family of Shah Wali Allah of Delhi from 1806 to 1811. Opposed to practices derived from Sufism, Shii doctrine, and local customs that were said to compromise God's unity. Launched a mass-based jihad movement to fight against the Sikh domination of Punjab. Died in Balakot (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan) with some six hundred followers while conducting jihad against Sikhs. Also known as Sayyid Ahmed Shahid.

See also Ahl al-Sunnah wa'l-Jamaah

Subjects: Islam.

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