Download Ahmad Riza Khan (Makers of the Muslim World) by Usha Sanyal PDF

By Usha Sanyal

Introduces the mythical chief of the nice 20th-century Sunni move.

Show description

Read Online or Download Ahmad Riza Khan (Makers of the Muslim World) PDF

Similar leaders & notable people books

Royally Screwed: British Monarchy Revealed

Who're they truly? Battenberg, Schlessweig, Holstein, Windor… No ask yourself their careworn. examine who they married. actually – glance no extra than Charles and Camilla. This booklet finds the meandering minds and thinking about palms of the British royals and our desire for the long run. Our pricey Queen Elizabeth will take formaldehyde injections prior to she provides up the throne.

Shadow of the sword: a marine's journey of war, heroism, and redemption

Presented the army go for gallantry lower than hearth, employees Sergeant Jeremiah Workman is among the Marine Corps’ best-known modern strive against veterans. during this searing and encouraging memoir, he tells an unforgettable tale of his provider overseas–and of the emotional wars that proceed to rage lengthy after our scuffling with males come domestic.

Flying Into Hell : The Bomber Command Offensive as Recorded by the Crews Themselves

With the passage of time swiftly depleting the ranks of WWII strive against veterans, the opportunity to profit what conflict was once like first hand is quick disappearing. not anything can really surpass a fair own account of such reports to remind us of the braveness of the younger but in addition to dispel the parable that conflict is one way or the other glamorous.

Additional info for Ahmad Riza Khan (Makers of the Muslim World)

Example text

Had they been “good” Muslims, they would have been strong and the British would never have been able to take over. A related concern was with preaching (dawa), mainly to other Muslims, to encourage greater religiosity. 044 10/12/2004 5:11 PM Page 20 20 AHMAD RIZA KHAN BARELWI questions – sufism (Islamic mysticism) and British rule – varied widely. On both issues we find everything from complete acceptance to total rejection. The reformers’ emphasis on authoritative texts, namely, the Qur’an which Muslims regard as the literal word of God, and secondarily the traditions of the Prophet (hadith), led to the first translations of the Qur’an.

He must have been pleased with the outcome of the Battle of Panipat in 1761, which resulted in Ahmad Shah’s victory over the Marathas and held out the hope of stable central government from Delhi. But he died the next year, and as we know, that battle did nothing to settle the question of central rule as Abdali returned to Afghanistan, leaving a power vacuum in his wake. However, ShahWali Ullah is remembered chiefly for his contribution to religious rather than political matters. His father, Shaikh ‘Abd ur-Rahim (1644–1718), had established a seminary or madrasa, the Madrasa-i Rahimiyya, in Delhi, and this was where he spent his lifetime – as director of the school, as teacher, and as thinker and writer.

The Qur’an is learned and memorized in the original Arabic, but in India Muslims spoke Persian in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, or Urdu starting in the mid-nineteenth century, or a regional Indian language such as Bengali or Tamil. Because Arabic was not spoken by Indian Muslims, the Qur’an was poorly understood. Muslim reformers in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries translated the Qur’an into Persian, and much later into Urdu and other Indian languages. The Indian reform movements also highlighted the hadith literature.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.76 of 5 – based on 46 votes