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The Muslim Patriotic League
The Muslim Patriotic League

The Muslim Patriotic League

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Rafiuddin Ahmed, 1865–1954, was an Indian Muslim barrister, journalist and politician. He was generally known as the Moulvie. He was educated at Deccan College, Pune, and King's College London. In 1892, he became a barrister-at-law in the Middle Temple. He was a close friend of Abdul Karim (the Munshi), the Indian secretary of Queen Victoria. Victoria was instrumental in involving Ahmed in diplomatic approaches to Sultan Abdul Hamid II of the Ottoman Empire in the late 1890s, and unsuccessfully suggested that he be appointed to the British embassy in Constantinople. He was a prominent member of the Muslim Patriotic League, and under the Montagu–Chelmsford Reforms, which introduced greater self-government to British India, he was elected to the council of the Bombay Presidency. In 1928, he was appointed Minister of Agriculture and then as Minister of Education where he served till 1934. For his work in government, he was knighted in 1932 (Wikipedia). An uncommon collection of 12 original articles by Moulvie Rafiuddin Ahmad, with 3 other related items, all published between 1891 and 1901. Consiting of 1: Kaiser-I-Hind and Hindoostani, 1891. 2: A Moslem's view of the Pan-Islamic revival, 1897. 3: Is The British Raj in Danger? 1897. 4: The Battle of Omdurman and The Mussulman World, 1898. 5: The Future of The Anglo-Afghan Alliance, 1898. 6: The Proposed Muslim University in India, 1898. 7: The Sources of Islam. A Reply, 1901. ITEMS 1 - 7 all by Rafiuddin Ahmed TOGETHER WITH 8: Moulvie Rafiuddin Ahmad and The Sources of Islam, by W. St. Clair-Tisdall. 1901. 9: Turkish reforms and Armenia, by F. Heinrich Geffcken, 1895. 10: The religious basis of Russian policy, by Olga Novikoff, 1895. 11: How the Sultan can Save his Empire, 1895. 12: In Defence of Islam, by Rafiuddin Ahmed, 1896. 13: The Queen's Hindustani Diary, 1892. 14: The Sultan of Turkey, 1893. 15: The Royal Marriage from an Oriental Point of View, 1893. Items 1 - 11 all published in the Nineteenth Century Magazine, Item 12 in the Fortnightly Review, Items 13 - 15 in The Strand. All dates as given in the title, 1891-1901. A collection of disbound articles. Note; these are original articles separated from larger volumes, not reprints or copies. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 122 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Nineteenth Century Magazine; Featured; Special Interest; New Arrivals; Collections. Inventory No: 304826.
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