Sadaat Amroha

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Saadat-e-Amroha or Amrohvi Sayyid
Regions with significant populations
 India Pakistan
Languages
UrduHindiKhari Boli
Religion
Allah-green.svg Islam
Related ethnic groups
SayyidArabSayyid of Uttar PradeshGardezi SadaatSadaat-e-BilgramDakoha SadaatSaadat-e-Bara

The Sadaat Amroha or Amrohi Syed are a community of Sayyids, historically settled in the town of Amroha, in Uttar Pradesh, India.[1] Many members of Sadaat Amroha community have migrated to Pakistan after independence have settled in Karachi, Sindh.

History and origin[edit]

The town of Amroha has been home to one of the oldest Naqvi Sadat settlements in India. Naqvis in Amroha arrived from Wasit, Iraq and have been resident in the town of Amroha since the 1190s A.D.[2]

The Sadaat Amroha belong mainly to the Naqvi sub-group, mainly due to the fact, that they are all decedents of the famous Sufi saint Hazrat Syed Sharfuddin Shah Wilayat (a true 9th direct decedent of Imam Ali Al-Naqi), who was highly respected religious figure in Wasit, Iraq and later in India during the early ages of Islam in the Indian subcontinent and the khalifa of Hazrat Imam Suhrawardi R. The majority of Amrohvie Sadaat are Naqvi, predominately of Shia sects. According to the 1901 Census of India, the main sub-division of the Sayyid was the Husseini and Naqvi.

Present circumstances[edit]

The Sadaat Amroha are now divided between those that have remained in India, and a sizeable community that have emigrated to Pakistan. The Anjuman Sadaat Amroha is their community's main organization.[3]

They are also now found among the South Asian diapora, with communities in North America. The Sadaat Amroha are an Urdu speaking community, and rarely use dialects such as Khari boli.

References[edit]

  1. ^ People of India Uttar Pradesh Volume XLII Part Three by K S Singh page 1248
  2. ^ A Socio-Intellectual History of the Ithna ashari Shia in India by S A Rizvi
  3. ^ http://www.amrohatimes.com/php/wsocities/socity_asad.php

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