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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Sir Syed Ahmed Khan

1817 - 1898

 
 
Sir Syed Ahmed Khan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan Marker
Inscription.

Muslim Reformer
and Scholar
lived here
1869-1870

 
Erected 1997 by English Heritage.
 
Location. 51° 31.516′ N, 0° 7.061′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Mecklenburgh Square just north of Mecklenburgh Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 Mecklenburgh Square, London Borough of Camden, England WC1N 2AD, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. R.H. Tawney (here, next to this marker); Charlotte Mew (within shouting distance of this marker); Hilda Doolittle (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sydney Smith (about 180 meters away); Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Horizon Magazine (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Bloomsbury Group (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); John Howard (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .  Syed Ahmad Khan (Wikipedia). "Syed Ahmad bin Syed Muhammad Muttaqi KCSI (Urdu: سید احمد خان‎‎; 17 October 1817 – 27 March 1898),
Sir Syed Ahmed Khan Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan Marker - Wide View
The marker for Sir Syed Ahmed Khan is on the right, while the marker for R.H. Tawney is on the left.
commonly known as Sir Syed, was an Indian Muslim pragmatist, Islamic reformist and philosopher of nineteenth century British India. Born into a family with strong ties with Mughal court, Syed studied the Quran and sciences within the court. He was awarded honorary LLD from the University of Edinburgh....Believing that the future of Muslims was threatened by the rigidity of their orthodox outlook, Sir Syed began promoting Western–style scientific education by founding modern schools and journals and organising Muslim entrepreneurs....In 1859, Syed established Gulshan School at Muradabad, Victoria School at Ghazipur in 1863, and a scientific society for Muslims in 1864. In 1875, founded the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College, the first Muslim university in South Asia. During his career, Syed repeatedly called upon Muslims to loyally serve the British Empire and promoted the adoption of Urdu as the lingua franca of all Indian Muslims. Syed heavily critiqued the Indian National Congress....Syed maintains a strong legacy in Pakistan and Indian Muslims. He strongly influenced other Muslim leaders including Allama Iqbal and Jinnah. His advocacy of Islam's rationalist (Muʿtazila) tradition, and at broader, radical reinterpretation of the Quran to make it compatible with science and modernity, continues to influence the global Islamic reformation." (Submitted on November 17, 2017.)
Sir Syed Ahmed Khan Marker - Wider View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
3. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan Marker - Wider View
 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 90 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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