Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi and Shaikh Said Nursi are two notable reformers who aimed to change society through grassroots Dawah.
The two have remarkable similarities(and notable differences).
Both can be role models for Muslim Dawah initiatives.
Ahmad Sirhindi's uncompromising struggle against Akbar and his heretical Elites without ever raising a sword is exemplary while Nursi's early vision of uniting the diverse Muslim Communities against the West offers a blueprint for Muslims looking to overcome nationalism today.
Nursi heavily drew inspiration from Ahmad Sirhindi and built a unique form of Tasawwuf.