Abdullah Ghaznavi

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Abdullah Ghaznavi
TitleShaykh, Maulana, Allamah
RegionPunjab, India
DenominationAhl-i Hadith

Abdullah Ghaznavi (1811–1881) was an Afghan-Indian Muslim scholar and pietist. A pupil of Sayyid Nazir Husain,[1] he was exiled from his native Ghazni, Afghanistan on account of his adherence to and propagation of Ahl-i Hadith doctrines and had settled in Amritsar, Punjab, where he soon began attracting his own circle of students and admirers.[2] According to political scientist Dietrich Reetz, Abdullah Ghaznavi represented the ascetic tradition within the leadership of the early Ahl-i Hadith movement in contrast to those who reflected the sect's increasing popularity among the urban elites.[3]


  1. ^ Adil Hussain Khan (2015). From Sufism to Ahmadiyya: A Muslim Minority Movement in South Asia. Indiana University Press. p. 31. ISBN 978-0253015297.
  2. ^ "The Ghaznawi family", Umm-Ul-Qura Publications
  3. ^ Dietrich Reetz (2006). Islam in the Public Sphere: Religious Groups in India, 1900-1947. Oxford University Press. p. 268. ISBN 978-0-19-566810-0.