Ameen Mian Qaudri
|Ameen Mian Quadri|
|Occupation||Leader of the Barkatiya Barelvi Sufis in India|
|Religion||Sunni Islam; Sufi|
Ameen Mian Quadri is the present custodian (Sajjada Nasheen) of the Khaanqaah-e-Marehra Sharif (Sufi Khaanqaah) of the Barkatiya Silsila, a subgroup of the Indian Sufi Barelvi movement with 2,000,000 adherents. Quadri is the son of the famous Sufi Ahsanululema of Marehra in western Uttar Pradesh, India. Quadri is a professor in the Urdu department of Aligarh Muslim University. He has been ranked 44th in the list of 500 most Influential Muslims of the world by the Amman, Jordan-based Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in collaboration with the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Georgetown University, Washington DC. He is Patron in Chief of MSO of India, an umbrella body of Indian student and youth having more than five lac active members.
On 6 August 2006, the English-language daily, Hindustan Times, described Ameen Mian Qaudri as the main leader of Ahle Sunnah. His silsila is known as Barkatiya Silsila which has lineage from Qadri silasila of Baghdad. It is said that his silsila has following of around two million people in India and abroad. He has presided many large gatherings in India and abroad.
He has worked for the educational uplift of the Muslims of India, and started a chain of educational institutions in India with the prefix Al-Barkaat.
Usha Sanyal has written of the role of his family in spreading Islam in her book Devotional Islam and Politics in British India: Ahmad Riza Khan and His Movement, 1870-1920. 2nd edition. New York and Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Disciples of His Khankah-e-Barkatiya
- The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre: "The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World" - #44 PROFESSOR SAYID AMEEN MIAN QAUDRI - Barelwi Leader and Spiritual Guide 2009
|Sufism and Tariqa|