Sheikh Muhammad Nur Abdullah, President of the ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) and member of the Fiqh Council ofNorth America, states: “This group has been founded in the subcontinent. They are Muslims, Sunnis following the Hanafi school of thought. They have some Sufi influence on this order and they differ on certain matters from the mainstream Sunni Muslims. For more details, I refer everyone to the Ihsan Ilahi Zahiri’s book on Barailwi.”