Islamic Reform and Revival in the Nineteenth-Century India: The Tariqah-i-Muhammadiyah

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Author: Harlan O. Pearson

9788190363457 | PB | pp. 284 | 2008 | Yoda Press

Using Muhammadi sources as well as the contemporary accounts of the movement by Muslim and British observers, this incisive study makes an important comment on the historical interaction of social and religious forces in the nineteenth century in the Indian subcontinent.

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The political transition from rule by the Muslim Mughal dynasty to British colonial rule led to a basic religious reorientation among Indian Muslims. At this time of transformation in the early nineteenth century, a key Muslim movement called the Tariqah-I-Muhammadiyah or Muhammadi movement, also referred to as the Mujahidin Or Indian Wahabi movement, gathered force in northwest India. Although the Muhammadi reformers gained recognition by waging a jihad (holy war), a much familiar and feared word today, the jihad was only one manifestation of a fundamental change in religious thought and organization. Using Muhammadi sources as well as the contemporary accounts of the movement by Muslim and British observers, this incisive study makes an important comment on the historical interaction of social and religious forces in the nineteenth century in the Indian subcontinent.

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Author:

Harlan O. Pearson

ISBN:

9788190363457

Publisher

Yoda Press

Binding:

Paperback

Pages

284

Year of Publication:

2008

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Harlan O. Pearson graduated from the University of Minnesota and completed his Ph.D. at the Department of History at Duke University. After teaching at the University of Minnesota as a Visiting Assistant Professor, he studied computer science and has worked as a software engineer developing communications and network systems.

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