indian mutiny 1857 scholars of the time
Posted 25 December 2008 - 10:43 PM (#1)
I am currently researching the Indian mutiny of 1857 but I am getting really confused; basically my question is as follows: who were the main Sunni scholars in Delhi at the time?
(I'm researching the responses of different segments of society) There are so many different groupings / labels, I am getting really confused!:w00t:
Your assistance in this matter shall be greatly appreciated!
Posted 25 December 2008 - 11:52 PM (#2)
I am studying Islamic studies at university and i did my speciality subject during masters on the indian mutiby 1857.
maulana imdad ulllah muhajir makki was one of the ulema who was forceful in the mutiny, He was however forcred to leave india and emigrated to meccca hence the name muhajir e makki
please read the book
'the last mugha;' by william dalyrymple
Posted 26 December 2008 - 12:03 AM (#3)
Maulana Fazl-e-Haq Khairabadi (1797-1861) was one of the main figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. He was a philosopher, a poet, a religious scholar, but is most remembered for his role as a freedom fighter. It was he who issued the fatwa in favour of Jihad against the English in 1857.
Posted 26 December 2008 - 12:28 AM (#4)
The book you need to read is: Fadl al-Haqq Khayrabādī, al-Thawra al-Hindiya (Urdu translation titled Bāghī-e-Hindustān by Muhammad ’Abd al-Shāhid Khān Shirwāni). It is the most authoratative book on the role of Moulana Fazl-e-Haqq Khayrabadi (the greatest scholar living at the time) and the 1857 Independence Movement.
ei biradar chu 'aqibat khakast, khaak shawesh az ankei khaak shawee
jarahat al-sinani laha'l-tiyamu ma yaltamu jarahat al-lisani
Posted 26 December 2008 - 03:46 PM (#5)
Thank you for your replies, I will research the above mentioned scholars further. I shall also try to get hold of the books, though I have read Dalrymple's ' The Last Mughal' and am currently studying the Evangelical missionary activity in Delhi at the time and its link to 1857.
Thank you once gain!