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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Al-Afghani never spoke the truth about himself and his life was written by his friends. The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy. But his growing esteem and popularity among the intelligentsia and Persian masses created apprehension and jealousy in the mind of the ruler. KabulAfghanistan [4].

Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī – Wikipedia

Seyyed Jamaluddin jamaluxdin born in at Asadabad near the Afghan-Persian border. Retrieved from ” https: He here enjoyed the royal services. Before he was 18, he was well versed in almost all the branches of Islamic learning in addition to philosophy, jurisprudence, history, metaphysics, mathematics, medicine, general sciences, mysticism, astronomy and astrology. Disputed [1] [2] [3]. One of the founders of Islamic Modernism [8] [12] and an advocate of Pan-Islamic unity, [13] he has been described as being less interested in minor differences in Islamic jurisprudence than he was in organizing a Muslim response to Western pressure.

Here he got into the famous debate on Islam’s position in the face of science with the French historian and philosopher Ernest Renan.

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Afghanistan had dedicated many science and educational buildings to that of Sayed Jamaluddin, including the largest school in KabulThe Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan School. Browne, author of the well known work, A Literary History of Persia writes: We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. History of Civilizations of Central Asia: Al-Afghani describes freemasonry as, “Eagerness to work, putting one’s own life at stake in the name of honor and standing against oppressors,” and he would say, “Masonry is paramount to establishing a leadership authority and serving its personal aims.


From Turkey he reached Cairo where he came into contact with the professors and students of Al-Azhar, who were immensely impressed by his deep erudition and high scholarship.

It was his mortal end only; his spirit of reforms incited many young people of their time to raise a revolt against tyranny. His father Syed Safdar, a descendent of Syed Ali Al-Tirmizi, had a command over wide range of subject, while his mother Sakina begum was a jamaljddin lady. For instance, while he appeared to be Sunni in the pieces he wrote for the Islamic world, he would lay bare his radical vision in his French articles.

He provided him a mansion and servants, uamaluddin even wanted to wed him.

Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī

He was Syed due to his family lineage that traced back to Imam Hussain. Share on Facebook Afghanj on Twitter. The views jamaludddin by the writer are purely their own and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of Story Of Pakistan.

When Dost Muhammed died and his brother Mohammed Azam became the emir, Jamaluddin was appointed the prime minister. He wrote to the leading theologians of Karbala, Tabriz and Tehran, passionately arguing his case and was partially successful in bringing them to his point of view.

He remained India for one year and felt the political agitation at mass level. However, al-Afghani, who knew the British did not have full command of this tangled geography, became suspicious.

However after expulsion of Azam Khan inhe had no way except to leave for Kabul to globalize his vision of pan Islamism and Modernism. His learning was encyclopedic and his genius was versatile.

Jamal-al-Din Afghani

In on his way to Paris, Sayed Jamaluddin met Shah Nasiruddin in Munich and was jamwluddin the position of acghani vizier. Some of the greatest theologians of our time, such as Mufti Muhammad Abduh of Egypt, were his disciples. Ironically, he candidly condemned his leadership instead of favoring his policies.

Al-Afghani’s ideology has been described as a welding of “traditional” religious antipathy toward non-Muslims “to a modern critique of Western imperialism and an appeal for the unity of Islam”, urging the adoption of Western sciences and institutions that might strengthen Islam.


Tuesday 01 January, However, Shi’i writings give his place of birth as Asadabad near Hamadan in Persia; this version claims that he pretended to be of Afghan nationality, in order to escape the despotic power of Persia.

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. The Afghano Minister of the time, a positivist, assigned him to a respected position. Thus Egypt was invaded. Similar to his idol, Shiite philosopher al-Farabi, also iamaluddin in the West as Alpharabius, al-Afghani spent his life seeking for a wise ruler who would cooperate with him in his mission to awaken the East.

Jamal ad-Din simply envisioned “the overthrow of individual rulers who were lax or subservient to foreigners, and their replacement by strong and patriotic men. Churchill, dethroning Al-Mehdi, to end his anti British activity. Years later, Crane, who is Rockefeller’s partner, would support Mustafa Kemal in exchange for having Hagia Sophia turned into jamaluvdin museum.

But death visited him on March 8,and his agghani of independent united Muslim world did not come true in his life.

His next destination was London, where he met agent Edward Browne, who was working in the Iran unit, and afghanl continued operations against Iran. He was born in in Kunar south of Kabul Afghanistan. This fraction believes that every era has its own perfect, infallible leader. That same year he visited Cairo on his way to Istanbul where his fame had preceded him and he was elected to the Turkish Academy.

After deportation he came to Istanbul. He received those who came to visit him with great courtesy. Even though smoking cigarettes was the thing he loves most in life and despite smoking until the day he died, he issued a fatwa Islamic ruling stating the impermissibility of tobacco, simply to oppose the Iranian Shah.