Jamaat Ahle Sunnat

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The Barelvi movement
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Tomb of Ahmed Raza Khan
Central figures

Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi
Haji Imdadullah Muhajir Makki
Meher Ali Shah

Hamid Raza Khan

Sufism (Chishti, Qadiri and Suhrawardi orders)

Organizations

Jamaat Ahle Sunnat, Pakistan
Sunni Tehreek, Pakistan
Sunni Ittehad Council, Pakistan
Dawat-e-Islami, International
Sunni Dawat-e-Islami, International

Institutions

Jamiatur Raza (Bareily, UP, India)
Al Jamiatul Ashrafia (Azamgarh, UP, India)
Manzar-e-Islam (Bakri, UP, India)
Al-Jame-atul-Islamia (Faizabad, UP, India)

Notable Scholars

Sarfraz Ahmed Naeemi, Pakistan
Ilyas Qadri, Pakistan
Muhammad Muslehuddin Siddiqui, Pakistan
Allama Arshadul Qaudri, India

Literature & Media

Kanzul Iman, translation of the Qur'an
Fatawa-e-Razvia
Madani Channel

The Jamaat Ahle Sunnat (Urdu: جماعت اہل سنت‎) is a Muslim religious organization in Pakistan that represents the Barelvi movement. It was started by the Muhammad Shafee Okarvi.

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In 2006, a bomb attack on a Jamaat Ahle Sunnat organised event to celebrate the mawlid (birthday of the Muslim prophet Muhammad) in Karachi killed at least 57 people and injured over 80.[1][2] Among the dead were several Barelvi religious figures, including the senior leadership of Jamaat Ahle Sunnat and Sunni Tehreek.[3] Three men said to belong to the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi were indicted for the crime.[4]

In January 2011, scholars from the organization advised Muslims not to attend the funeral of Salmaan Taseer, the Punjab governor who had recently been assassinated in response to his outspoken beliefs against blasphemy laws.[5]

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