Sayyid Muhammad ibn Safdar Husayni, known as Sayyid Jamal-al-din Afghani or Sayyid Jamal –al-din Asadabadi was born in in Iran. Other primary documentation is found in N. R. Keddie, Sayyid Jamal ad-Din “al- Afghani”: A Political Biography, Berkeley, ) Life. Jamāl-al-dīn was born in. Sayyid Jamal al-Din Asadabadi () became renowned as “al-Afghani.” Born into a Turkic-speaking Shi`ite family in a small Azeri town near Hamadan.

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Al-Afghani wrote a famous letter to the influential holy man Hajj Mirza Hasan Sirazi against the jamaludxin concession, and Sirazi eventually called for a boycott of tobacco. As a result, he played a part in the famous tobacco protest in Iran.

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He called for leaders and journalists to spread new ideas and awaken patriotism and zeal for the national Egyptian interest. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. He was educated first at home and then taken by his father for further education to Qazvinafgghani Tehranand finally, while he was still a youth, to the Jamaluddkn shrine cities in present-day Iraq then-part of Ottoman Empire. Brief History Zionism Zionism: It is not possible to find exact equivalents for several letters.

In India he felt the best anti-imperialist policy was Hindu-Muslim unity, while in Europe he felt it was pan-Islam. 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.

The extremely mysterious Madame Blavatsky was the founder of the Theosophy Society, which was a supra-religion organization. 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.

Al Afghani predicted the conquest of the Middle East by the British and sought ways to resist it, by rekindling both nationalistic and pan-Islamic movements.


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. He reached Persia with Shah in University of California Press.

Afghani continued to rail against England and France, and Tawfiq, apparently on his own initiative, decided he was too risky to have around and expelled Afghani.

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

Work and ideas of Sayyid Jamal Al Din Al Afghani Al-Afghani was not primarily a religious preacher and many of his writings and sayings betray contempt for religion. He helped found the Eastern Star as an Arab Masonic lodge, and became its elected head. In he was invited or cajoled into coming to Turkey, where the Sultan Abdulhammid used him to atghani Shia – Sunni unity under the rule of the Sunni Turkish Sultan and Caliph.

The government of India reporter noted that he was a stranger to Afghanistan and spoke Persian like an Iranian. Crine before,his remains was brought to his dearly loved native soil.

Jamal al-Din al-Afghani – Wikipedia

Please try again later. In Afghanistan, according to government of India sources, he claimed to be from Istanbul, and it was noted that he spoke fluent Persian and appeared to be a stranger to Afghanistan.

We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. Al Afghani fled before he could be arrested and took sanctuary in the shrine of Shah Abdul ‘Azim. He not only incites the patriotic feelings of the young Egyptians to unite against foreigners influence, but also molded their political mind setup.

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At that time he encouraged the king to oppose the British but turn to the Russians. Interpreting Islam to fit the the modern world and allow scientific progress.

He made his journey towards Afghanistan inand serve as a young scholar to educated princes at the court of Amir Dost Muhammad. His ideas were considered radical, and he was exiled in A Political Biography Berkeley: But the idea was rejected on the grounds that he is jamaluddih to his cause. July 22, This article is available in print.

The Education Minister of the time, a positivist, assigned him to a respected position. Among the reasons why Al-Afghani was thought to have had a less than deep religious faith [42] was his lack of interest in finding theologically common ground between Shia and Sunni despite the fact that he was very interested in political unity between the two groups. It was apparently at this time that Afghani adopted the pan-Islamic doctrines that he may have borrowed from the Turk Namik Kemal.


Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani

The intellectual currents with which he came in contact remain obscure, but whatever they were, they made him early into a religious skeptic. Likewise the ancient Persians, a very noble people, began with the rise of Mazdaism the same downward journey as the Greeks, which resulted in their moral erosion. In the volumes of the newspaper he published in Paris, “there is no word in the paper’s theoretical articles favoring political democracy or parliamentarianism,” according to his biographer.

In Iran again – Al-Afghani returned to Iran in Babism, which is known for its terrorist activities, also branched out from this path. However after expulsion of Azam Khan inhe had no way except to leave for Kabul to globalize his vision of pan Islamism and Modernism. 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.

His mother, Sakina Beghum, was a religious woman.

Abduh returned to Beirut and al-Afghani remained in Paris. Al-Afghani’s role was clear, and this did not increase his favor with the Shah. Consult detailed terms of use and copyright information. He would advise his students to appear to fulfil religious obligations.

Keddie and accepted by a number of modern scholars, holds that he was born and raised in a Shia atghani in Asadabadnear Hamadanin Iran. There are some conventions for converting words from Semitic languages such as Arabic and Hebrew. Besides, it was his active political life that distinguished him rather than his knowledge.

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