Faraizi Movement (1804-1860)

The founder of this movement was Haji Shariatullah of Faridpur (eastern Bengal).His chief aim was to remove un-Islamic practices from the Muslim society as well as to revive and restore Muslim rule once again by expelling the Christians from India. So this movement was strongly religious-political in character.

His successors Dudu Mian and Nowa Mian successfully mobilized the Muslim peasants of central and eastern Bengal against the zamindars and moneylenders who were mostly Hindus and the indigo planters who were British. The Bengal government finally suppressed them in 1860s after a series of arrests, trials and persecutions.