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Sayyid Ahmad Khan
A review of the life and contributions of Sayyid Ahmad Khan to Islam.
# 99843 | 1,863 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 03, 2007 in History (Leaders) , History (Religion) , Religion and Theology (Islam)

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This paper discusses the modernism of Islamist philosopher and religious reformer, Sayyid Ahmad Khan and its place in the religious history of Islam. The paper provides a background of Ahmad Khan's life. It then discusses his contributions to Islam and examines the nature of the modernist reformist ideology of Sayyid Ahmad Khan in the 19th century.

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Sayyid Ahmad Khan's Contributions to Islam

From the Paper:

"In conclusion, the one Islamic modernist explored in this study reflects the growing sense of secularization of Muslim society in the 19th century. Although the likes of Sayyid Ahmad Khan were not able to create a strong enough educational resistance to religious dominance in their own cultures; he was able to counteract a complete control of the British imperialism that used the ignorance of religious dogma within Indian communities. By invoking greater secular program and institutions to help teach science and technology, Sayyid Ahmad Khan was able to create a foundation for the transformation of Islamic society. By using education as a platform to change the thinking patterns of Muslims bent on orthodox Islam, this teacher helped to implement changes that integrated religion into the new logic and reasoning of western thought."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Esposito, John. Islam: The Straight Path. Oxford: Oxford University press, 1997.
  • Iqbal, Muzzafar. "Sayyid Ahmad Khan (1232-1316/1817-1898): Family and Social Milieu." 26 April. 2002. Center for Islam and Science. 25 Aril. 2005. <>
  • "Renaissance in Indo-Pakistan." 2005. A History of Muslim Philosophy. 25 April. 2005. <>

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