ISBN 9789351500728,Sayyid Ahmad Barailvi

Sayyid Ahmad Barailvi


Altaf Qadir



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789351500728

ISBN-10 9351500721


Number of Pages 252 Pages
Language (English)

History & Politics

Sayyid Ahmad Barailvi (1786-1831), the man who first propagated and led jihad during the 19th century in the then North-West Frontier, perceived and initially led it as a purely reformist movement in northern India. Reform and jihad were intended to purify and protect the Indian Muslims from innovations and the atrocities of the British and Sikhs, respectively.
Relating the history of the movement, the book takes perspectives from the immediate localities of the Pukhtun region and elaborates on the reasons for the failure of the movement. It assesses the social, political, religious, and economic impact of jihad on the Pukhtun region and discusses whether Barailvi's movement is solely responsible for the present-day jihadi mindset, as some authors argue.
The book uses historical information, narratives, and perspectives from original texts written in regional languages and transliterated texts from Pukhtu."

About the Author
Altaf Qadir is Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Peshawar, where he joined as a lecturer. He is a Life Member of the Pakistan Historical Society. Qadir served as Lecturer in history for about three years in the Department of Higher Education (Colleges), Government of former North-West Frontier

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