Syed Ahmad Khan (Author of The Causes of the Indian Revolt)
Syed Ahmed Khan Biography & His Role in Educating and Reforming Indian Muslims(In English)
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Jump to navigation. Syed Ahmed bin Muttaqi Khan commonly known as Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was an Indian Muslim pragmatist, social reformist, historian, and philosopher of the nineteenth century. He was born on October 17, , in Delhi and started his career as a civil servant. Khan laid the foundation of modern scientific education in undivided India and was one of those early pioneers who recognised the critical role of education in the empowerment of the poor and backward Muslim community. Last year marked the bicentenary celebrations of Khan's birth anniversary in which former president Pranab Mukherjee was invited as the chief guest. His aim was not merely restricted to establishing a college in Aligarh but at spreading a network of Muslim managed educational institutions throughout the length and breadth of the country. Keeping this in view, he instituted All India Muslim Educational Conference that revived the spirit of Muslims at the national level.
He was a philospher as well. He was also a social reformer. He founded the school that would later become Aligarh Muslim University. In there was a rebellion in India. This is known as the First Indian War of Independence. After the rebellion he wrote a book where he said the British were in fact those who caused the rebellion.
In , Syed Ahmad entered the service of East India Company and went on to become a judge at a Small Causes Court in , retiring from service in During the Indian Rebellion of , he remained loyal to the British Empire and was noted for his actions in saving European lives. Believing that the future of Muslims was threatened by the rigidity of their orthodox outlook , Sir Syed began promoting Western—style scientific education by founding modern schools and journals and organising Muslim entrepreneurs. Syed heavily critiqued the Indian National Congress. Syed maintains a strong legacy in Pakistan and among Indian Muslims.
Sir Syed Ahmad Taqvi bin Syed Muhammad Muttaqi KCSI commonly known as Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, was a Muslim pragmatist, Islamic reformist, philosopher.
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Come October 17, the two hundredth birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, founder of Aligarh Muslim University, and there will be a number of commemorative events dedicated to his legacy. He was born on 17 October in an illustrious Delhi family, which traced its lineage to the Prophet, and which was known for its learning and erudition. The bicentenary celebrations started in the early months of the year and as the year closes there will have concluded a number of seminars, talks, papers and books on his work and his mission, not only in India but also in Pakistan, the Middle East, Europe and the United States of America, thanks to the vast alumni network of Aligarh Muslim University. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was a man of many distinctions. A government servant, an aristocrat, an Islamic scholar, a journalist, an educationalist, he has left behind a vast canon of books and magazine and newspaper articles.