The founder and
Imam of the Barelawis was Ahmad Raza Khan, who
was an extremist Sufi known for his Takfeer
(declaring Kufr) and extremely heretical
Illahi Zaheer (rahimahullah) has written a
detailed book on the Barelawis, which
of Shi’ism on the founder of the Barelawi
school of thought.
with which they declare Kufr on their
superstitions, baseless talk, unfounded
stories and fables, the garb of religion.
distortion (Tahreef) and misinterpretation of
the Book and the Sunnah to support their
Anyone who wishes
to further study this subject should refer to
this book called, ‘Barelawis – History and
 Another excellent book
that explicitly exposes the corrupted
beliefs and actions of the Barelwis is, ‘The
Book of Unity or Oneness of Allah’ compiled
by Muhammad Iqbaal Kailani.