Who are the barelvi?

As Salaamu Aleykum Mufti Saab,

Please can you inform me of who are the barelvi and where they are found as I am not so sure about them, from what I read they are many of them in the muslim world. I would like to know what they believ and is their belief the same as the Sunni muslims

JazakAllahu Khayr for your time

Ma’salaamah

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Bismillah

Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah’s guidance)

Originating in the Indian Subcontinent, the founder of their bases, and expounder of their principles and foundations, Ahmad Rida, the Bareilawi, who was born in Bareilly, a city in India in the province of Uttar Pradesh.

The belief and practices of this sect are founded upon superstition, folklore and many innovatory practices.

Some also turn in submission to the graves of Righteous people, Invoking them, seeking their help, making vows and offering sacrifices to them.

And Only Allah Ta’ala Knows Best.

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Moulana Qamruz Zaman
London, UK

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