Sayyid Ahmad Barailvi His Movement and Legacy from the Pukhtun Perspective by Altaf Qadir
  

Synopsis

Sayyid Ahmad Barailvi His Movement and Legacy from the Pukhtun Perspective by Altaf Qadir

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.

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The book uses historical information, narratives and perspectives from original texts written in regional languages and Pakhtun. -- Free Press Journal, 10 January 2016

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 Province.

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Hardback
252 pages

Author

Altaf Qadir
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Publication date

27th January 2015

ISBN

9789351500728


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