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The Troubles Caused by Sayyid Ahmad and Mawlawi Ismaʿil Hindi
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[109c] In India there lived a certain Sayyid Ahmad, a regular cavalryman in the English army, who sometime prior to this period had been proclaimed “the promised messiah” by a certain Mawlawi Ismaʿil and a number of the ulema of Delhi. Large crowds of people had flocked to him and the English authorities, worried that the congregating of such masses of people threatened to turn into an uprising against the government, had expelled these two men from India. They went to Mecca by sea and after performing the hajj-pilgrimage arrived in Qandahar via Musqat and Baluchistan.

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“The Troubles Caused by Sayyid Ahmad and Mawlawi Ismaʿil Hindi”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000119>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219

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