Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Maulana Azad, Islam and the Indian National Movement$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Syeda Saiyidain Hameed

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199450466

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450466.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 24 September 2018

Guiding the Quom: Tazkirah

Guiding the Quom: Tazkirah

(p.77) 4 Guiding the Quom: Tazkirah
Maulana Azad, Islam and the Indian National Movement

Syeda Saiyidain Hameed

Oxford University Press

Abul Kalam Azad wrote his first autobiography, Tazkirah, published by his friend and admirer, Fazluddin Ahmed. Intended as an instrument of instruction, Tazkirah highlights Azad’s conviction that he is the Fateh of time, capable of becoming the amir of the karvan of the Muslims of India. Citing the lives of great teachers and scholars as examples, Azad sees himself as the daiyee (guide) or musleh (reformer) for his quom. He attacks the time-serving ulema, claiming that they help perpetrate oppression and act as tools of the state. He argues that the word of the Koran and the Sunnat of the Prophet, and not the ulema-e-duniya parast (world-devoted ulema), is man’s ultimate guidance. In Tazkirah, Azad describes momin-e-kamil (the perfect believer) and cites the Sufis and Salehs as exemplary momins.

Keywords:   quom, Abul Kalam Azad, autobiography, Tazkirah, Fazluddin Ahmed, Muslims, India, ulema, Koran, momins

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .