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Posted by: Sunni City | May 19, 2007

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Barelwi (Hindi: बरैल्वि, Urdu: بریلوی) is a movement of Sunni Islam in South Asia that was founded by Ahmed Raza Khan of Bareilly, India (hence the term Barelwi). The movement is labelled by the name of the place of origin of it’s founder “Bareilly” in Rohailkand (western portion of present-day Uttar Pradesh). It is common practice for Muslims to identify themselves by place-name, or by profession, association with a Sufi Tariqa (example, Qaadiri,Chishti, etc), or family lineage (such as Qureshi or Usmani), so as to distinguish between individuals with the same personal name.

As Ahmad Raza Khan was a central figure around which the movement was promoted in the Indian Sub-Continent between the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, the fame of Ahmad Raza Khan developed and likewise his opposition also developed. The name Barelvi came into use to label the followers of Imam Ahmad Raza Khan[citation needed].

The Barelvi school was founded to defend the existing beliefs of Muslims of South Asia that were deeply influenced by Sufism and incorporated many unorthodox beliefs against the reformation movements influenced by Hanbali school that emphasized Sharia and Qur’an[[1]].

The followers of this movement, in the Indian subcontinent indicate their attachment to Imam Ahmad Raza Khan with words like Raza, Razvi (or Razavi), Barakati, or Nuri. Barelwis accept most major Sufi traditions as authentic tariqas or orders. Followers of Imam Ahmad Raza Khan in India are mainly Hanafi by Madhab (School of jurisprudence), but accept the other three Sunni schools to be valid.

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[edit] 1 Aqeeda

  • Tawħīd: (Monotheism) of God; no one shares His attributes.
  • Sunna: Following and loving the methodology of the Messenger of God, Muhammad in every small and big matter.

They follow the Maturidi school of Aqida, the Hanafi school of Fiqh, and one of the Chisti, Qadiri, Suhrawardi or Naqshabandi Tariqas. For the Barelvis, the Holy Prophet Knows Ilm -ul-Gaib and he sees all the deeds by his Ummah and also he has been given all the knowledges by his Lord.; he is ‘Hazir’ (witness); he is ‘Bashar’ as well as ‘Nur’ (light)[[2]].

[edit] 2 Practices

Dargah  Hazrat Bal Kashmir ,India.

Dargah Hazrat Bal Kashmir ,India.

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Mostly People Who are known as Barelwis by others in Indian Sub Continent are noted to celebrate Milad Sharif . During Milad un Nabi the birthday of the Prophet of Islam; special recitations are chanted written by Ahmed Raza Khan . These chants are also recited after Fajr prayers and after Jumuah prayers, and are seen as a differentiating feature from other Sunni Muslim movements.

[edit] 3 Criticism

Adherents of Barelwi and Deobandi schools of thought disagree on some religious matters and have had disputes. Salafi and Deobandi scholars among others have claimed that certain teachings of Imam Ahmad Raza Khan Barelwi are incorrect and not in keeping with the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (see Sunnah) accusing them of committing Bid’ah.

Some of Ahmad Raza Khan‘s Barelwi’s followers declare Deobandis as non-Sunnis, and in some instances even non-Muslims, citing allegedly “contradictory” or even “[blasphemous” writings] from the Deobandi scholars. For example, in 2006, Mufti Abdul Mannan Karimi annulled the marriages of 200 Barelwi adherents for attending prayers led by a Deobandi cleric, claiming that they had become disbelievers by doing so.[3]

[edit] 4 Prominent Scholars

[edit] 5 Organizations

[edit] 6 Famous Madrasas

  • [[4]] Jamia tul Madina ,Pakistan
  • [[5]]Sunni Markaz, Kerala India
  • [[6]]Aljamiatul Ashrafia ,Mubarak pur Azamgarh ,India

[edit] 6.1 Response to Deobandis

[edit] 7 External links

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