Faraizis Revolt 1838-1857

This sect was founded by Haji Shariatullah in Bengal. Haji Shariatullah advocated the radical changes in religious, political and social changes in Bengal, because the Islam got degraded because of the British Influence. He organized a small armed force to attack the Zamindars and tried to establish a parallel government. Even established Khalifas as Commissioners of each village, to raise funds, and settle disputes between villagers. After Haji Shariatullah, his son Dadu Mian led this rebellion and was  several times prosecuted by the British but convicted because of no evidences. The movement ended with Dadu Mian’s death in 1860.

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