Who was Sayyid Jamal ad din al afghani?
September 10, 2017
Born in the early 19th century, Sayyid Jamal ad din al Afghani was a political activist, mystic philosopher, religious reformist and advocate of pan Islamic unity. His political, religious and philosophical views would live on through his works and his students who harbored feelings of adoration and adulation for him. From his place of birth, to his religious and political beliefs, al Afghani was a mysterious controversial character who advocated science, political reform, radical political plots and even assignations to confront British colonialism in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.
Sources & Future References
- “al-ʻUrwah al-wuthqá” by Afghani & Abduh. Source in Arabic https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101077795084;view=1up;seq=508
- “An Islamic Response to Imperialism” – Nikki Keddie. Source in English
- “Al-radd ala al-dahriyin” by Afghani in Farsi – Arabic Translation by Mohamad Abduh – Source in Arabic
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