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Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan and the Muslim Cause in British India

Islamkundliche Untersuchungen Band 292

Klaus Schwarz Verlag
Sprache: Englisch
1. Auflage ()
Paperback, 179 Seiten
ISBN 9783879973774

This book seeks to outline Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan’s approach to the Muslim cause in British India. Hailed by his suppor­ters – mainly Muslim natio­na­lists in South Asia – as a great leader, and criti­cized scat­hingly by his oppon­ents and dubbed as a ‘toady’ or ‘syco­phant’ of the British, Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan remains, hitherto, a very con­tro­ver­sial perso­na­lity. Be that as it may, no one can deny his deci­sive role in shaping his co-reli­gio­nists’ destiny in the Indian Sub-conti­nent up to inde­pen­­dence, namely the crea­tion of Pakistan. He was, indeed, one of those who took the initia­tive to save Islam and Muslims from further disgrace and dete­rio­ra­tion, at a time when the process of the dis­­in­te­g­ra­tion of the Muslim world was set in motion and the fate of the Indian Muslims had already begun follo­wing a down­ward trajectory. This book also explores his socio-reli­gious reforms, and parti­cu­larly his fresh orien­ta­tion over the issue of Muslim-Chris­tian rela­ti­onship in the light of modern times, a subject deemed very sensi­tive in the Indian context at the time.