Ehsan Elahi Zaheer

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Ehsan Elahi Zaheer
Born 31 May 1945
Ahmedpura, Sialkot, British Raj, now Punjab, Pakistan
Died 30 March 1987 (aged 41)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Other names Allama, Ihsan Ilahi Zahir; Ehsaan.
Era Modern era
Religion Islam
Creed Purist Salafism
Main interest(s) Salafism

Ehsan Elahi Zaheer (Urdu: احسان الہی ظہیر‎) (31 May 1945 – 30 March 1987) was a Pakistani Islamic theologian and leader of the Ahl-e-Hadith movement.[1][2] He died from an assassin's bomb blast in 1987.

Biography[edit]

Views[edit]

Zaheer believed that Shi'ites were Israeli agents[3] and infidels.[4]

Death[edit]

While Zaheer was giving a speech, a bomb which had been planted on the stage exploded, killing him.[5]

Work[edit]

His Arabic books:

• Ash-Shi’ah wa Ahlul Bayt

• Ash-Shi’ah wa Sunnah

• Ash-Shi’ah wa Tashayu’

• Ash-Shi’ah wal Quran

• Al-Bralwiyah

• Al-Qadiyaniyah (introduced by Shaykh Atiyah Saalim)

• Al-Bahaiyah

• Al-Baabiyah

• At-Tasawwuf, al-Mansh wal Masadeer

•Al-Isma’eeliyah

• Bayna Shi’ah wa Ahlus Sunnah

• Dirasah fi Tasawwuf (introduced by Sh Al-Luhaydan)

Many of the books above have been translated into Urdu, and the book “Ash-Shi’ah wa Sunnah” has also been translated into Persian and English. The book “Al-Bralwiyah” and “Al-Qadiyananiyah” has also been translated into English.

The Shaykh also wrote some books in Urdu: “Safar Namah Hijaz”, “Nabaz e Nabawi”, “Suqut e Dhakah” and others. The Shaykh also translated “Kitab At-Tawheed” in Urdu.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Ravinder Kaur, Religion, Violence and Political Mobilisation in South Asia, p 153. ISBN 0761934308
  2. ^ Roy, Olivier, The Failure of Political Islam, by Olivier Roy, translated by Carol Volk, Harvard University Press, 1994, p.118-9
  3. ^ Commins, David (2015-03-30). Islam in Saudi Arabia. I.B.Tauris. p. 170. ISBN 9781848858015. 
  4. ^ Moghadam, Assaf (2011-07-21). Militancy and Political Violence in Shiism: Trends and Patterns. Routledge. p. 166. ISBN 9781136663536. 
  5. ^ Derrick M. Nault, Development in Asia: Interdisciplinary, Post-neoliberal, and Transnational Perspectives, p 184. ISBN 1599424886
  6. ^ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Al-Qadiyania-Ehsan-ilahi-zaheer/dp/B007OVXODI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409218638&sr=8-1&keywords=Ehsan+ilahi+zaheer