Sir Syed wanted that Muslims of the Sub-continent should get an honourable position in the Hindu dominated society. For this purpose he not only opened many schools but also established an orphanage at Muradabad to provide refuge to the orphan Muslim children. In fact his whole life revolved round his desire for the betterment of his community.
Extraordinary Reformer; Amazing Iconoclast Rekhta March 27, In order to amicably negotiate with the colonial powers and politics of the late nineteenth century India, certain individuals emerged as the forerunners of socio-cultural transformations in the Muslim community.
They acknowledged the impact of the West and believed that a liberal view towards life and letters alone could bring consequential changes in their times and climes.
In this regard, reference may be made to at least four extremely influential persons that include Syed Ahmed KhanMohammad Hussain AzadAltaf Husain Haliand Mohammad Iqbal All of them were well disposed towards the West and accepted its impact quite liberally.
Syed Ahmad Khan who excelled in many ways as an educationist, reformer, religious commentator, historian, biographer, political visionary, and institution maker, made it possible for the literati of his times to realize the importance of political changes occurring then. He could visualize their impact on society, and think of the possible ways that might be adopted to create a better socio-cultural condition.
Apart from many others, three of his contributions—the creation of Aligarh Scientific Society, the launching of a journal Tehzeebul Akhlaq, and the establishment of Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College on the pattern of Oxford and Cambridge—made way for liberal thinking in the field of education.
He emphasized on Western scientific knowledge, promoted translations of Western literatures into Urdu, and reflected on issues relating to culture, society, manners, and morals. Although his impact on literature was not as direct as that of the others but he created a healthy condition that made way for the poets and writers to reflect upon the ways that could help them imagine literature as social text.
A visionary of the extraordinary kind, Syed Ahmad Khan made amazing strides in several domains. Making his contribution in the field of education, he found Gulshan School at Moradabad inestablished Victoria School at Ghazipur informed Aligarh Scientific Society inand laid the foundation of Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College inwhich later blossomed into Aligarh Muslim University.
Alongside, he also worked assiduously to seek his own moorings. He looked at the British rather critically but never without appreciating what could be inherited from them to enrich the indigenous cultural capital. A typical example of the classical scholar, he wrote with great erudition in multiple domains of knowledge.
He penned with ease his commentary of the Holy Quran, as he did on legal, cultural, historical, biographical, and political issues. An advocate of scientific education, he was also a votary of the Urdu language.
A believer in the symbiotic fusion of knowledge systems, he authored innumerable journal entries that reflected broadly on socio-political issues of great contemporary relevance. His Aasaru-us-Sanaadeed has long been a favourite text about the historical monuments of Delhi.
The life of such an iconoclast is, however, not completely devoid of brighter moments of sheer fun. In return, Ghalib wrote a mathnavi entitled Taqreez-e-Aaeena-i-Akbari.
In his mathnavi, Ghalib criticised the profound love of Syed Ahmad Khan for the past and stated that he, being an intellectual, was only wasting time on writing about plunders of the past. After this incident, they parted ways and no longer remained on good terms with each other.
Many years later, they had a chance to make amends. Syed Ahmad Khan has given an account of this meeting as follows: I had no clue about his departure from Rampur but as he set out from there, I came to know that he had given a break to his journey and stayed at a motel in Moradabad.
I immediately reached the motel and brought Mirza, along with his fellow travellers, to my house. The bottle was positioned in such a way that anyone entering, or leaving the house could easily notice it.
On hearing this, Syed Ahmad Khan took Ghalib to the closet in another room where he had kept the bottle. Tell me the truth; who drank from my bottle? At this, Syed Ahmad Khan burst into laughter and both enjoyed the moment.
Hence, the distance that had persisted between them for some time suddenly vanished for good. He passed away in but stays with us with his writings on a variety of subjects that have not lost their relevance even though they are deeply rooted in their times.Zakat Foundation of India, ZFI, New Delhi, India.
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