MAARIF RESEARCH JOURNAL

ISSN 2415-2315 (Online), ISSN 2221-2663 (Print)

ABSTRACT Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (1817-1898) was a multi-faceted scholar, intellectual, educationist and Muslim apologist of the 19th century in British India. His various efforts in different fields for furthering the cause of Muslims) especially after the trauma of defeat in 1857) established his position as the foremost voice of the oppressed Muslims of the time. In his desire to win the favor of the British, Sir Syed took the unprecedented step of writing a commentary on the Bible stressing those areas of common ground accepted both by Christians and Muslims. In doing so, Sir Syed conceded far more than what he thought he could gain from the opposite party. As a result, his Bible commentary was opposed by the Muslims, ignored by the British, and resulted in a failure

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December 1st, 2014

Posted In: Issue 08, MAARIF RESEARCH JOURNAL

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ABSTRACT Today one fourth of the inhabitants of the world proclaim Christianity as their religion. This popularity of the faith started after 15th century, when Western Christian powers started colonizing the people of Africa, Asia and South East Asia. Christian Mission took benefit of conducive circumstances to spread its message in the subjugated nations. Missionaries put a lot of efforts to win the hearts of people. Missionaries had to face a lot of difficulties and even some of them had to scarify their lives. Muslim scholars with reference to the Bible opine that the message of Jesus was only for the lost sheep of the house of Israel. In spite of the view, is it not logical to enquire the real reason behind the success of mission? Was it only political backing that caused the spread of Christianity or the Bible contains a viable message and methodology of mission? This article is an effort to glean the teachings and philosophy of mission in the Bible.

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December 1st, 2014

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