|Regions with significant populations|
|India • Pakistan|
|Urdu • Hindi • Khari Boli|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Sayyid • Arab • Sayyid of Uttar Pradesh • Gardezi Sadaat • Sadaat-e-Bilgram • Dakoha Sadaat • Saadat-e-Bara|
The Sadaat Amroha or Amrohi Syed are a community of Sayyids, historically settled in the town of Amroha, in Uttar Pradesh, India. Many members of Sadaat Amroha community have migrated to Pakistan after independence have settled in Karachi, Sindh.
History and origin
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.
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.
- People of India Uttar Pradesh Volume XLII Part Three by K S Singh page 1248
- A Socio-Intellectual History of the Ithna ashari Shia in India by S A Rizvi