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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