Sunni Tehreek

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Central figures

Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi
Hamid Raza Khan
Mustafa Raza Khan Qadri


Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan, Pakistan
Jamaat Ahle Sunnat, Pakistan
Sunni Tehreek, Pakistan
World Islamic Mission, Pakistan
Minhaj-ul-Quran (International)
Majlis-e-Tahaffuz-e-Khatme Nabuwwat, Pakistan
Sunni Ittehad Council, Pakistan
Dawat-e-Islami, International
Sunni Dawat-e-Islami, International
Anjuman-e-Talaba-e-Islam, Pakistan


Jamia Nizamia Ghousia (Wazirabad, Pakistan)
Jamia Naeemia Lahore (Lahore, Pakistan)
Jamia Al-Karam (Nottinghamshire, UK)
North Manchester Jamia Mosque (Manchester, UK)
Manchester Central Mosque (Manchester, UK)
Raza Academy (Mumbai, India)
Al Jamiatul Ashrafia (Azamgarh, UP, India)
Manzar-e-Islam (Bakri, UP, India)
Al-Jame-atul-Islamia (Faizabad, UP, India)

Notable Scholars

Muhammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqi Qadri, India
Naeem-ud-Deen Muradabadi, India
Amjad Ali Aazmi, India
Abdul Aleem Siddiqi, India
Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Hazarvi, Pakistan
Khwaja Qamar ul Din Sialvi, Pakistan
Syed Faiz-ul Hassan Shah, Pakistan
Ahmad Saeed Kazmi, Pakistan
Muhammad Karam Shah al-Azhari, Pakistan
Pir of Manki Shareef Amin ul-Hasanat, Pakistan
Muhammad Muslehuddin Siddiqui, Pakistan
Shah Ahmad Noorani, Pakistan
Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani, Pakistan
Khalid Hasan Shah, Pakistan
Muhammad Muneeb ur Rehman, Pakistan
Qamaruzzaman Azmi, India
Ameen Mian Qaudri, India
Muhammad Shafee Okarvi, Pakistan
Abdul Sattar Khan Niazi, Pakistan
Shamsul-hasan Shams Barelvi, Pakistan
Sarfraz Ahmed Naeemi, Pakistan
Syed Shujaat Ali Qadri, Pakistan
Muhammad Ilyas Qadri, Pakistan
Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Pakistan
Sahibzada Haji Muhammad Fazal Karim, Pakistan
Pir Aminul Hasnat, Pakistan
Kaukab Noorani Okarvi, Pakistan
Syed Waheed Ashraf, India
Arshadul Qaudri, India
Subhan Raza Khan, India
Obaidullah Khan Azmi, India
Mufti Muhammad Akmal, Pakistan

Literature & Media

Kanzul Iman, translation of the Qur'an
Husamul Haramain
Fatawa-e-Razvia Islamic Jurisprudence
Bahar-e-Shariat Islamic Jurisprudence
Manaqib-al-Jaleela, Islamic Jurisprudence
Tafsir Zia ul Quran, Tafsir of the Qur'an
Tafseer-e-Quadri, Tafsir of the Qur'an
Tafseer-e-Siddiqui, Tafsir of the Qur'an
Madani Channel

Sunni Tehreek is a Pakistani Barelvi (Sufi) religio-political organization.[1] The organization was founded in Pakistan in 1990 to promote the interests of the Barelvi sect (that the majority adheres to), in conflicts against the Deobandi and Ahl al-Hadith movements.[2][3]


After the fragmenting and decline of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Sunni Tehreek arose as the primary opposition to the Deobandi Banuri Mosque, headed by Nizamuddin Shamzai. The Sunni Tehreek strongly opposed the giving of important religious posts to Deobandis. Its branch in Lahore publicly declared its opposition to the appointment of a Deobandi cleric as khateeb of Badshahi Mosque, and other similar appointments.[4]


In May 2001, sectarian riots broke out after Sunni Tehreek leader Saleem Qadri was assassinated by Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, an anti-Shiite Deobandi militant group. His successor, Abbas Qadri, charged President Pervez Musharraf's regime with "patronising terrorists" and "standing between us and the murderers."[5]

In April 2007, according to some sources, Sunni Tehreek members opened gunfire on an Ahl al-Hadith Mosque in Karachi. One worshiper was killed in the attack.[6] After the attack, Western analysts described the movement as a radicalization of traditional beliefs in the Indian subcontinent.[1]


  1. ^ a b Olivier Roy and Antoine Sfeir, The Columbia World Dictionary of Islamism, pg. 275. Columbia University Press, 2007.
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  3. ^ "Karachi suicide blasts have Al-Qaida links". The Times of India. Retrieved 2008-04-13. [dead link]
  4. ^ [sacw] SACW Dispatch | 9 Sept. 00
  5. ^ South Asia Monitor >
  6. ^ Staff report (11 April 2007). "One dead as ST tries to take control of Ahle Hadith mosque". Daily Times. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 

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