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Sayyid Ahmad Barailvi: His Movement and Legacy from the Pukhtun Perspective

 
Altaf Qadir (Author)
Synopsis

The volume is on the contribution of Sayyid Ahmad Barailvi (1786-1831) who led the jihad in the nineteenth century in the North-Western Frontier to protect the Muslims from atrocities by the British and the Sikhs in the region. It covers the condition of the frontier at the dawn of the nineteenth century and provides a biography of Sayyid Ahmad Barailvi covering his call for jihad, and details on migrations to fight at the frontier and the rise of the mujahideen and their efforts. It relates the history of the movement referring to the localities of the Pakhtun region. It delves into the social, political, religious and economic impact of the movement with respect to the Pukhtun region. It examines the impact of the movement on the present-day jihad movements in the region. It uses historical material and cites texts written in regional languages for a comprehensive study.

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Bibliographic information

Title Sayyid Ahmad Barailvi: His Movement and Legacy from the Pukhtun Perspective
Author Altaf Qadir
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.02.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789351500728
length xxv+224p., 23cm.