Sir Syed and Aligarh Movement - A Talk by Dr Aslam Abdullah

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Sir Syed and Aligarh Movement - A Talk by Dr Aslam Abdullah



This was a keynote address delivered by Dr. Aslam Abdullah on Sir Syed Day organised by Aligarh Alumni Association of Northern California in 2009. Dr. Aslam Abdullah is Director of Islamic Center of Nevada US. He is one of the founder and Trustee of American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI).


Dr. Aslam Abdullah took admission in Aligarh Muslim University(AMU) in B.A. (Sociology). He joined the movement of Jai Prakash Narain and on 25th June 1977 he was arrested in Delhi and put behind bars for 18 months during Emergency imposed by Indian Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Officially he never got a degree from AMU Aligarh, but by heart he is among the true followers of Sir Syed and his mission and so a true Aligarian.

Similar things happened with (Late) Ali Sardar Jafri. He never completed his degree from AMU. It was only in 1986 when he received honorary degree from AMU. For his entire life he was among the true Aligarians.

It is a bit long but I will personally recommend you all to listen to it till end. I tried several times to edit it to make it short but it was very difficult for me to edit as each and every word is full of wisdom and knowledge about our beloved Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and his mission which is known as Aligarh Movement.


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