Shah Ismail Shahid

(d. 1831)

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(d. 1831)

Prominent scholar-activist of Muslim South Asia. In 1819 he became a follower of the reformer Sayyid Ahmad Barelwi. Together they produced a number of tracts condemning Muslim integration of Hindu rituals and formulating a new practice of Sufism called the Way of Muhammad. He and Barelwi died in the Battle of Balakot (North-West Frontier Province, pre-partition India) during an unsuccessful jihad against Sikh forces.

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