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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He believed that Islam and its revealed law were compatible with rationality and, thus, Muslims could become politically unified while still maintaining their faith based on a religious social morality. 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.

The life of Abdel Kader, ex-sultan of the Arabs of Algeria; written from his own dictation, and comp. His meetings would be attended by people from all religious backgrounds. His real aim was afgbani carry out the underground operation to dethrone Shah. Al Afghani fled before he could be arrested and took sanctuary in the shrine of Shah Abdul ‘Azim. The most probably supposition afgjani to be that he may spent longer in India than he later said, and that after going to Mecca he travelled elsewhere in the Ottoman Empire.

Aside from articles, Al-Afghani wrote only sparingly. Another follower of al-Afghani was however freed from Jail in Iran during this period and came to al-Afghani and Istanbul.

Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. Al-Afghani was not the type to place himself in danger. In Iran again – Al-Afghani returned to Iran in Uamaluddin left India in Nov and went to London, from where he moved to Paris.


In the spring of he left Iran for Afghanistan, passing through Mashad and Herat. All warned against the blind pursuit of Westernization, arguing that blame for the weaknesses of Muslims lay not with Islam but rather with Muslims themselves, because they had lost touch….

He became a member of the reformist Council of Education. It was his mortal end only; his spirit of reforms incited many young people of their time to raise a revolt against tyranny. Center for Islam and Science. The Shah, who had made a number of concessions to British interests, grew alarmed at al-Afghani’s anti-British sentiments and saw to it that he was sent on his way to Russia in Al-Afghani’s ideology jamaludein 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.

Jamaluvdin of Theosophical Masters. Religion in Afghani’s view, was a fundamental ally and force in human progress. Afghani in his later years leftin Paris middlewearing a turban right Expelled from Istanbul, al-Afghani then aghani to Egypt, which was then an aafghani state under the Ottoman Empire. He had been invited to Russia the Russian chauvinist editor and publicist Mikhail Nikiforovich Katkov. Religion and Jamaluddln in Iran Oxford: He gained a mass following through public speeches directed against the growing financial and political power of the British and French in Egypt.

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Egypt was therefore forced to allow increasing western influence. He met the French philosopher Ernest Renan, and made a deep impression on Renan. One World,pp.

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Therefore, his popular lectures and writings often made use of an adaptation of the Shia idea of Taqiyah or dissimulation. Al-Afghani’s life is not well documented, giving rise to conflicting accounts.

However, al-Afghani, who knew jamaluddjn British did not have full command of this tangled geography, became suspicious.

The only hint of a woman in his life comes from the European period. He believed these traits were responsible for the greatness of the Greeks and others others.

In Iran however, he made some good contacts and made his way to Tehran and the temporary favor of Prime Minister Amin-al-sol.

Jamal al Din al Afghani

Strangely enough, just as he ignited Arab nationalism, he was also responsible for fueling the Turkism wave. The “Gh” combination, and sometimes the “G,” designate a deep guttural sound that Westerners may hear approximately as “r. When Shah noticed this, al-Afghani was deported from Iran in To discuss it, please visit the nomination page.

Seyyed Jamaluddin Afghani [ He then left India, and spent a short time in Egypt before arriving in Paris in After losing hope, he tried his hand at being mahdi. Al Afghani notes that religion has the practical values of tying together the community and keeping men from evil.

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