Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi : biography
Ahmed Raza Khan Fazil-e-Barelvi ( , 1856–1921), popularly known as Aala Hazrat, was a Sunni Hanafi scholar who founded the Barelvi movement of South Asia.See:
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- Rowena Robinson (2005) Tremors of Violence: Muslim Survivors of Ethnic Strife in Western India, p. 191. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, ISBN 0761934081
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- Elizabeth Sirriyeh (1999) Sufis and Anti-Sufis: The Defense, Rethinking and Rejection of Sufism in the Modern World, p. 49. London: Routledge, ISBN 0-7007-1058-2.Ali Riaz (2008) Faithful Education: Madrassahs in South Asia, p. 75. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, ISBN 9780813543451 Raza Khan wrote on numerous topics, including law, religion, philosophy and the sciences. He was a prolific writer, producing nearly 1,000 works in his lifetime.
His father was Naqi Ali Khan, and his great-grandfather Shah Kazim Ali Khan was a noted Sunni scholar.. Dawateislami.net (2009-11-08). Retrieved on 2012-06-01.
Ahmed's mother named him Amman Miyān.Ala Hadhrat by Bastawi, p. 25 Raza Khan used the appellation "Abdul Mustafa" (slave [or servant] of Mustafa) prior to signing his name in correspondence.Man huwa Ahmed Rida by Shaja'at Ali al-Qadri, p.15 He studied Islamic sciences and completed a traditional Dars-i-Nizami course under the supervision of his father Naqī Áli Khān, who was a legal scholar. He went on the Hajj with his father in 1878.
Ahmed Raza Khan translated the Quran into Urdu, which was first published in 1912 under the title of Kanz ul-Iman fi Tarjuma al-Qur’an. The original manuscript is preserved in the library of Idara Tahqiqat-i-Imam Ahmed Raza, Karachi, and an English translation of Kanzul Iman has also been published. Ahmed Raza Khan also wrote several books on the collection and compilation of hadiths.. wimnet.org
Syrian Islamic scholar Muhammad al-Ya’qoubi declared on national television his belief that the mujaddid of the Indian subcontinent was Ahmed Raza Khan, going so far as to say that a person of the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah can be identified by his love of Ahmed Raza Khan, and that those outside the Ahlus Sunnah are identified by their attacks on him.
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Ahmed Raza Khan's beliefs regarding Muhammad include:
- Muhammad, although human, possessed a noor (light) that predates creation. This contrasts with the Deobandi view that Muhammad was insan-e-kamil ("the complete man"), a respected but physically typical human.Pakistan perspectives, Volume 7. Pakistan Study Centre, University of Karachi, 2002Akbar S. Ahmed (1999) Islam today: a short introduction to the Muslim world. I.B. Tauris Publishers, ISBN 978-1-86064-257-9
- He is haazir naazir (can be present in many places at the same time, as opposed to God, who is everywhere by definition).N. C. Asthana & A.Nirmal (2009) . Publisher Pointer Publishers, ISBN 978-81-7132-598-6, p. 67
- God has granted him ilm-e-ghaib (the knowledge of the unseen). This belief and theory directly negates the Islaamic concept of "shirk" which attributes some qualities only to Almighty Allah, including the 'i'lm-e-ghaib' or knowledge of the unknown and unseen.Clinton Bennett (2005) . Continuum International Publishing Group, ISBN 978-0-8264-5481-2, p. 189 Raza Khan writes:
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