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Dear all,

Very recently most of the Aligarh Alumni Associations across the globe had received the following letter from AMU Aligarh Registrar regarding election of 25-members of AMU Court under AMU Alumni category. Under 1981 amendment AMU Court had a provision of representation of AMU Alumni and 25 seats were allocated to AMU Alumni. Since 1981, no election was held for this 25 seats of AMU Court.

I would like to request the Alumni Associations across the globe to follow the procedure so that this election can happen and AMU Alumni representation can be seen in AMU Court.

Afzal Usmani
Austin TX


Dear All,
As we all know that MAO College transformed to Aligarh Muslim University in 1920.
To realize this transformation, a fund raising drive took place at All India level under the Chairmanship of Sir Sultan Shah Agha Khan. Here is a receipt of donation to the fund by Qazi Mian Mohammad Amjad Sahab of Shahpur (now District Sargodha - Pakistan).


Kamran Kazmi sb

Syed Kamran Kazmi

Naved Masood*

Closer Look: Aligarh Movement

By Kashif-ul-Huda,

There are three myths about the Aligarh movement: it was simply a movement for education, Aligarh Muslim University IS the movement, and that the movement is long dead. Syed Ahmed Khan’s concerns, visions, and efforts for the Indian Muslims came to be later known as the Aligarh Movement but it was not simply a movement to make Muslims learn Western education or even the establishment of a university. It was a movement to give mission to a community that seemed to have lost its bearing in the fast-changing world, to prepare them for new challenges, and give them new tools to connect back to their religion and history. Incredibly, Muslims of India still face these issues and the need for Aligarh movement is still alive.

justice s saghir ahmad

Justice Saiyed Saghir Ahmed – A Tribute

Naved Masood*

Nawab Chattari

Nawab Hafiz Sir Ahmad Said Khan - Nawab Chattari

Naved Masood*

Aligarh Movement: Past, present, and future

“Sir Saiyad was a prophet of education “ -- Mahatma Gandhi

Aligarh movement was led by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan to bring Indian Muslims closer to modern and scientific education. Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is one of the fruit of that movement. What has been the contribution of Aligarh movement and AMU to India in general and Muslims in particular? 135 years later where is Aligarh movement headed?

Three people furthering the cause of Aligarh movement in their own ways will discuss the significance and importance of Aligarh movement and its future:

Ali Rizvi , Ex-President of Federation of Aligarh Alumni Associations ( and member of AMU Alumni Advisory Committee that recommended setting up AMU branches in different states.


The Two Circles of Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar:

Islam and India

By Kashif-ul-Huda


Khwaja Abdul Hamied

Father of indigenous modern pharmaceutical industry of India

Naved Masood*

A critical biographical note on Dr (Sir) Ziauddin Ahmad

Naved Masood*

Dr (Sir) Ziauddin Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (13.4.1935 to 29.4.1938 and 24.4.1941 to 23.4.1947)

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