He advised the muslims to give up extravagance and

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· He advised the Muslims to give up extravagance and wasteful expenditure on marriages, deaths, births, and other occasions. Wealthy Muslims were asked to look after the poor and the needy. Shah Waliullah wrote letters to the rulers of Muslim states asking them to unite and rise against non-Muslim forces. He invited the Afghan ruler Ahmad Shah Abdali to deal with Marathas who were threatening Muslims in Delhi and Punjab. Ahmad Shah Abdali defeated the Marathas in the battle of Panipat in 1761 so they were never able to rise again. Shah Waliullah explained the importance of JEHAD to the Muslims. He gave the concept of social justice and advised the Muslims that due importance and value should be given to peasants and artisans. · Haji Shariat Ullah’s contribution towards religion was also very important. Haji Shariat Ullah started the faraizi movement to restore the pride of the Muslims and to remove what he thought were the Hindu practices had crept into their worship. The faraizi movement was important because it gave encouragement to the Muslims at the time when they were demoralized by the oppression they suffered from the Hindus and the British. It brought about a spiritual revival, which led to a revival in the Islamic religion in East Bengal. Hindu influences were removed from the Islamic practices. It also had an important political and economic impact. The Bengal peasants became united against the harsh treatment they received. They became aware of their rights and the political unity began to grow amongst them. Conclusion: All the three personalities work very hard for the revival of Islam but among them the work of SWU was the most important because of his translation of Quran in Persian language. Q: What were the aims of Syed Ahmad Tehrik-e-Jihad movement? To what extent did his teachings continue to influence Muslims of the Sub-Continent after his death in 1831? [7-14]
political power behind the preaching for the revival of Islam and Muslim power in India. He founded the Jihad Movement for the restoration and revival of Muslim power in India. His main objective was the establishment of an Islamic state on proper Islamic principles. In addition, the aim of the Jihad Movement was to liberate the Muslims of the Punjab and N.W.F.P from the Sikh rule. · At that time (beginning of 19thcentury), Punjab and N.W.F.P were under the Sikh rule of Ranjit Singh. Muslims were facing great difficulty in following their religion in this area. Therefore, Syed Ahmad chose Punjab and N.W.F.P for his activities. He also expected help from the Afghan and Pathan tribes of N.W.F.P. Syed Ahmad established his

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