Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī: Jamal al-Din al-Afghani, Muslim politician, political agitator, and journalist whose belief in the potency of a revived Islamic civilization in. Seyyed Jamaluddin Afghani was undoubtedly one of the most influential Muslims of the 20th century. Some consider him to be the principal figure in awakening. One of the most influential Muslims with towering personality and sparkling ideology, Sayyed Jamaluddin Afghani was the harbinger of Muslim.

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The verdict of history on whether he was a patriot or a turncoat is not clear.

Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī – Wikipedia

Keddie and accepted by a number of modern scholars, holds that he was born and raised in a Shia family in Asadabadnear Hamadanin Iran.

The Catholic nationalists sent by his Russian friend, Madame Helena Blavatsky, the Irish revolutionaries, priests, et cetera would always visit him. Jamaluddin Afghani spent the rest of his life in Istanbul and died of cancer in It is claimed that he was a Russian spy who could obtain money and political support from the Russians against the British who weren’t on good terms with Azam Khan — or at least he presented himself that way.

Several movements of religious revival and social reform owe their origin to this singular personality. History, Diplomacy and Journalism. Fate also conspiracy against him, he had a sever attack of Cancer of the jaws in In Paris he met and influenced the Egyptian modernist Muhammed Abduh.


Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī

Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. His famous title of al-Afghani suggested his Afghan-Persian heritage instead of his origin. His spent his whole life wondering from one place to another, influencing many young scholars and reshaping their political views.

Taliban commander, 2 accomplices killed during a clash with armed forces in Faryab. Afghani on his way to Istanbul also stayed in Egypt; here he established his contact with the students of Al-Azhar University, especially with Muhammad Abduh, who afterwards proved his right hand in spreading his political insight.

He also started a magazine that propagated his anti-western jamaluddn but due to the war between Egypt and Britain, he was kept for the most time under house arrest.

After seven months of preaching to admirers from the shrine, he jqmaluddin arrested intransported to the border with Ottoman Mesopotamiaand evicted from Iran. European influence increased, and Jamaluddin was at the head of the Young Egyptian Movement and the nationalist uprising under Torabi Pasha that sought to expel the Europeans from Egypt.

It was his only successful political act.

Mysterious scholar between East and West: Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani

European influence increased, and Jamaluddin was at the head of the Young Egyptian Afbhani and the nationalist uprising under Torabi Pasha that sought to expel the Europeans from Egypt. Inhe was invited by Shah Nasiruddin to Iran and offered the position of special adviser to the Shah, which he accepted.


He met the English author and the political leader Wilfrid Scawen Blunt who became his lifelong friend. He also engaged Ernest Renanthe French historian and philosopher, in a famous debate concerning the position of Islam regarding science. He cordially welcomed by Ottomans, fixed monthly allowance of pounds and free residence for him.

He started his worldwide journey from India at the age of 18, in In he published a collection of polemics titled Al-Radd ‘ala al-Dahriyyi Refutation of the Materialistsagitating for pan-Islamic unity against Western imperialism.

Jamaluddin Afghani | History of Islam

This fraction believes that every era has its own perfect, infallible leader. The following year, al-Afghani died of cancer and was buried in Istanbul.

Besides, it afgnani his active political life that distinguished him rather than his knowledge. The salafi movement, however, had jamalyddin roots either in Islamic traditions or Islamic history. Unwin,p. Princeton University Press,pp. He also published a namesake magazine. It was through his influence that the Muslims in Russia were permitted to print the Holy Quran and other religious books, whose publication was earlier banned in Czarist Russia.

His talents propelled him to the forefront of the Afghan hierarchy. Yet, almost all his ideas and actions would benefit the British politics of the time.