A; Early Biographical Details



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Syed Ahmad Shaheed Braelvi

A; Early Biographical Details

  • 1: Birth
  • 2: Education
  • 3: Life after education

1: Birth

  • Syed Ahmad was born near Lucknow in a small town of Rai Bareli in 1786.
  • His father died when he was young.

Education

  • In 1806, he went to Delhi and enrolled (joined) in Madrrassa Rahimiya.
  • For two years he studied under the sons of Shah Wali Ullah.
  • He learned the Holy Quran and Hadith.

Life After Education

  • He was the man of action then a scholar.
  • In 1810, he joined the forces of Amir Khan, a pathan military leader.
  • During this period of life he learned the use of European weapons.

Life After Education

  • He made himself so perfect that he was given the command of a group of soldiers.
  • Due to his piety he was also made responsible for leading the troops in prayer.

Life After Education

  • In 1817, Syed Ahmad returned to Delhi, where his work became important in trying to restore Islam to its original purity.

Beliefs

  • (a) He believed that freedom of Muslims could only come as a result of armed struggle against the foreign and non-muslim forces which were oppressing them.

Beliefs

  • (b) Syed Ahmad believed that there was need to end the evils that had corrupted Islamic society consequently.

Works/Efforts

  • In 1821 he went to Hajj, before going he held meeting with leaders and spread his belief
  • He started Jihad Movement against non-muslim oppression. He believed that once this was done Islam could be rejuvenated.

Works/Efforts

  • He toured the Punjab and north frontier to enlist the man to fight with Sikh.
  • He travelled thousands of miles to raise the Mujahideen.
  • Established headquarter near Peshawar, send massage to Rajeet Singh

Works/Efforts

  • He fought many battles against Sikhs.
  • His army was defeated because of bribery of Yar Muhammad khan and his servant.
  • In 1831 he martyred at Balakot with six hundred Mujahideen.


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