Intellectual Modernism of Shibli Nu'mani
An Exposition of his religious and political ideas
By Mrs. Mehr Afroz Murad
Hardback 135 Pages
Size : 8.5 x 5.5 Inches
Publisher : Kitab Bhavan, India
First Published 1976, Re-Printed 2009 in Original Old Typesetting
About The Book
This is an exposition of the pre-mode Indian thinker, Shibli Nu'mani, and his religious and political ideas. Originally presented as the author's thesis (M.A.), McGill University, 1973.
In this book the learned authoress has studied Shibli Nu'mani at length in relation particularly to his religious and political writings, and has tried to bring to light, or rather to life, certain moribund aspects of Shibli's manifold intellectual personality. In the process she has been able to present a vastly modified picture especially of Shibli's religious thinking, and has generally shown that Shibli had a much more modern mind than he is usually credited with.
"The debt of the scholarly community to the author; says Charles J. Adams in his Foreword to the book, is due not only for the first full-length study in English of a compelling personality and for the are and thoroughness with which the work has been done, but also for the liveliness of the style in which the whole is presented. Mrs. Murad has achieved a compact presentation of her subject in language that is clear, forceful and readable, making her book a pleasure to read."
About Allama Shibli Nu'mani
Allamah Shibli Nu'mani (1857 - 1914) was a respected scholar of Islam and Historian from Indian subcontinent during British Raj. He was born in Bindwal, Azamgarh district of present-day Uttar Pradesh. He founded the Shibli National College in 1883 and the Darul Musannifin in Azamgarh.
He was also a poet and was fluent in Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Turkish and Urdu. He went to Makkah for Hajj and there he devoted his time to furthering his studies in Islamic theology, history, philosophy and Sufism from different scholars in Arabia.
In 1908 he joined Nadwatul-Ulum (Nadwa) as Principal. There he introduced reforms in teaching and curriculum. He stayed there for five years but the orthodox class of scholars became hostile towards him, and he then left Nadwa and went Azamgarh (his birthplace) in 1913.
He wanted to establish Darul Musannifin (The House of Writers) but was not able to do so at Nadwa. Then at Azamgarh, he bequeathed his bungalow and mango orchard and motivated the members of his clan and relatives to do the same and succeeded.
Eventually one of his disciples, Syed Sulaiman Nadvi fulfilled his dream and established Darul Musannifin at Azamgarh, where the first formal meeting of the institution was held on 21 November 1914, within three days of Allamah Shibli's death.
Allamah Shibli was Greatly inspired by the progress of science and education in the West. He wanted to inspire the Muslims to make similar progress by having recourse to their lost heritage and culture, and warned them against getting lost in Western culture.
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