Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī: Jamal al-Din al-Afghani, Muslim politician, political agitator, and journalist whose belief in the potency of a revived Islamic civilization in. Seyyed Jamaluddin Afghani was undoubtedly one of the most influential Muslims of the 20th century. Some consider him to be the principal figure in awakening. One of the most influential Muslims with towering personality and sparkling ideology, Sayyed Jamaluddin Afghani was the harbinger of Muslim.

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History, Diplomacy and Journalism. This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat However, during his stay in Turkey, he remained kamaluddin popular with many young Turks and intellectuals who came under his influence. It was essentially a rationalist and apologist movement, afgjani sought to bring about a nahda renaissance of Islamic thought.

In Delhi, he received the red carpet treatment from British officials, who were at the same time careful not to let him meet the principal Indian Muslim leaders. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Agent Blunt, whose house he stayed at in London, sent him to Istanbul to discuss the Egypt matter. When Prince Azam Khan, whose cause al-Afghani jamaldudin, won, he became the prince’s most trusted vizier.

Jamal-al-Din Afghani

Al-Afghani led a brief but very active life. In exchange for supporting them afyhani the Ottomans, they offered the sultanate of Sudan, which they would pluck from Egypt.

They deny prophetic miracles. Inhis remains were transferred to Kabul, Afghanistan, and a mausoleum was erected there. He not only incites the patriotic feelings of the young Egyptians to unite against foreigners influence, but also molded their political mind setup. When he arrived in Afghanistan in he claimed to be from Constantinopleand he might not have made this claim if he had never even seen the city, and could be caught in ignorance of it.

Those who object to this are as deserving of damnation as Prophet Muhammad’s archenemy Abu Jahl. He would say that the caliphs should be from the Quraysh tribe, hence, claiming that the Ottoman caliphate was illegitimate. In the late s he was in Afghanistan until he was expelled and returned to India. He then went on to Basra from where he organized a revolt. He also started a magazine that propagated his anti-western thought but due to the war between Egypt and Britain, he was kept for the most time under house arrest.


He used to say, “Socialism is useful for development. He attributed al-Afghani’s deportations to the jealousy of the traditionalist scholars.

Mysterious scholar between East and West: Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani

By the mids his financial mismanagement led to pressure by his European creditors and great discontent among all his subjects. This argument was subsequently adopted by some Islamic fundamentalists, though many…. The real “al-Afghani legend” was born after he died.

He was Afghani because of his place of birth at Asadabad in Afghanistan.

Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī – Wikipedia

This view gave offense to the religious authorities, who denounced it as heretical. He would say that the Turkish people accepted Islam based simply on a feeling of servitude, but they were very far from understanding the meaning of the Quran. He was the principal figure in awakening Islamic political sentiments and social reforms in India, Persia, Afghanistan, Egypt and the Ottoman Empire.

It was his only successful political act.

Inat the age of eighteen, he spent a year in Delhi and felt the rising political pulse of the subcontinent, which was soon to erupt in the Sepoy Uprising of In he published a collection of polemics titled Al-Radd ‘ala al-Dahriyyi Refutation of the Materialistsagitating for pan-Islamic ja,aluddin against Western imperialism. Al-Afghani has taken his first lessons from the Shiite scholars in Iraq.

He went to Istanbul with diplomatic immunity from the British Embassy which raised many eyebrows, but nevertheless was granted a house and salary by the Sultan. When Shah noticed this, al-Afghani was deported from Iran in His stay there contributed greatly to his legend and posthumous influence as an Islamic reformer and a fighter against European domination. The extremely mysterious Madame Blavatsky was the founder of the Theosophy Society, which was a supra-religion organization.


Al-Afghani’s fans generally look at his pieces published in the al-Urwah al-Wuthqa magazine he published in Paris, but disregard the letter he wrote to French philosopher Renan which is filled with clear evidences of apostasy. KabulAfghanistan [4]. Petersburg and invited Jamaluddin to return to Tehran, promising him the post of prime minister. At the age of 17 or 18 in —56, Al-Afghani travelled to British India and spent a number of years there studying religions.

In Delhi, he received the red carpet treatment from British officials, who were at the same time careful not to let him meet the principal Indian Muslim leaders. Initiates of Theosophical Masters. It was his mortal end only; his spirit of reforms incited many young people of their time to raise a revolt against tyranny.

Sayed Jamaluddin Afghani – The Khaama Press News Agency

Inhe was invited by Shah Nasiruddin to Iran and offered the position of special adviser to the Shah, which he accepted. All al-Afghani biographies are subjective and misleading. New horizons in Islamic studies. His grave was rebuilt by an American Mr. However, he did not encourage Mohammad Azam to any reformist ideologies that later were attributed to Al-Afghani. Was he a great reformist who aimed to revive the Muslim world, or a mad man who thought he was the Mahdi, or a spy? Although he accepted abiogenesis and the evolution of animals, he rejected the theory that the human species is the product of evolution, arguing that humans have souls.

Ina British spy reported that Al-Afghani was a possible Russian agent. Here he got into the afhgani debate on Islam’s position in the face of science with the French historian and philosopher Ernest Renan.