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Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi

1856 - 1921

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Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi (Urdu: احمد رضا خان بریلوی; 14 June 1856 – October 1921), known reverentially as Ala Hazrat (Urdu: اعلی حضرت), was an Indian Islamic scholar, theologian, jurist, preacher, poet from Bareilly, British India, considered as the founder of the Barelvi movement and the Razvi branch of the Qadri Sufi order. He wrote on law, religion, philosophy and the sciences, and because he mastered many subjects in both rational and religious sciences, Francis Robinson, one of the leading Western scholars of South Asian Islam, considers him to be a polymath. He was reformer who wrote extensively in defense of the Prophet Muhammad and popular Sufi practices. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi has received more than 2,015,326 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi is the 1,287th most popular religious figure (up from 1,458th in 2019), the 235th most popular biography from India (up from 276th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Indian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi ranks 1,287 out of 2,238Before him are Muhammad ibn al-Uthaymeen, Alfred Loisy, Moses Isserles, Umamah bint Zainab, Amandus, and Raymonde de Laroche. After him are Beatus of Liébana, Asma bint Umais, Karekin II, Henri Estienne, Nikolaj Velimirović, and Adam Stefan Sapieha.

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Among people born in 1856, Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi ranks 48Before him are Stepa Stepanović, Maurycy Gottlieb, Maurice Sarrail, Carl David Tolmé Runge, Christian Sinding, and Sergei Winogradsky. After him are Princess Isabella of Croÿ, Hermann von François, Matthias Zurbriggen, Henry Morgenthau Sr., Stevan Mokranjac, and Karl Lamprecht. Among people deceased in 1921, Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi ranks 48Before him are Lady Randolph Churchill, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Hermann Paul, Georg Ritter von Schönerer, Max Dvořák, and Philipp, Prince of Eulenburg. After him are Émile Boutroux, Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Annie Edson Taylor, Juhani Aho, Otto von Gierke, and Adolf von Hildebrand.

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Among people born in India, Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi ranks 235 out of 1,493Before him are George Alencherry (1945), Inayat Khan (1882), Meher Baba (1894), Charan Singh (1902), Guru Angad (1504), and Ramaswamy Venkataraman (1910). After him are Rani Durgavati (1524), Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana (1556), Feroze Gandhi (1912), Parshvanatha (-872), Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897), and Zakir Naik (1965).


Among religious figures born in India, Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi ranks 25Before him are Mata Amritanandamayi (1953), Śāntarakṣita (725), Anandi Gopal Joshi (1865), George Alencherry (1945), Meher Baba (1894), and Guru Angad (1504). After him are Parshvanatha (-872), Zakir Naik (1965), Guru Amar Das (1479), Mahinda (-285), Dashrath Manjhi (1934), and Matsyendranatha (901).