The Bareilawi cult originated in India during the time of the British Raj. They were heavily influenced be Sufism and Hindusim. The book examines their belief and rituals in depth. It is not unreasonable to state the Bareilawisim is closer to Shi'ism than Ahlu Sunnah.
Some of their deviant ideas include:
- Supplicating and seeking help from other than Allah
- The belief that others along will Allah have Knowledge of the Unseen
- Exaggerating praise regarding the abilities of the Prophets and Saints
- Saint worship and their polytheistic beliefs regarding them
- Distorting the meaning of Quranic verses and the Sunnah
- Their customs of religious festivals and the death anniversaries
About the author
Shaykh Ehsan Alahi Zaheer was borm in Pakistan in 1945 to a deeply religious family. He studied at various prestigious institutions in Pakistan and went on to graduate from the department of Sharia Medina University. He studied under distinguished scholars including Shaykh Al-Albani and Shaykh Ibn Baz. He wrote extensively on many deviant sects such as the Qadianis, Babis, Bahais, Batinis and the Shia. He was martyred on 30 March 1987 after spending 22 hours in a Riyadh hospital. Shaykh ibn Bin Baaz, whilst crying, led his funeral prayer in Riyadh. It was considered one of the most historical funerals ever prayed in Riyadh that included countless scholars and students of Islamic studies. The funeral attendance was estimated above 3 million people, after which his body was buried in Madinas Baqi graveyard.