He also formed a committee named the Committee for Better Diffusion and Advancement of Learning among Muhammadans
of India.18 The main purpose of that committee was to eradicate misconceptions among different communities especially Muslim's reservations about English language and western education system.
A Malay woman cannot marry any but a Muhammadan
, and a Chinese in a remote Malay village, where there are often no women of his own race available, has no option but to embrace Islam if he wishes to take a wife from amongst the local people and settle permanently in the locality" (Vlieland 1932, p.
The most significant of his literary works were his pamphlets "Loyal Muhammadans
of India" and "Cause of Indian Revolt".
I find that Muhammadan
feeling is very much changed, and I am constantly getting letters using emphatic language, and saying that Hindus have succeeded owing to their agitation, and the Muhammadans
have suffered for their silence.
(3) Lord Canning (1856-1862), the Governor General of India, signed Sanads (treaties) with Sikandar Begum assuring her that "on failure of any natural heir, any succession to the government of your State which may be legitimate according to Muhammadan
Law will be upheld" (Khan 2000, 194).
(12) The Cachar troops led by Yakharek and Bhimbal went back to their homeland without informing the Muhammadan
troops after learning about the Meiteis skill in the art of warfare.
Ashhadu al-laa ilaaha illallaaah wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan
abduhoo wa rasooluh" (Salutations, blessings, prayers and good deeds are for Allah.
Just as state officials communicated with Muslims through the ulama based on the belief that the entirety of their life was regulated and directed by Sharia, or "Muhammadan
law," so Muslims either seeking state intervention or keeping the state at bay invoked Sharia so that the state would readily understand.
Tenders are invited for MW(NP) toSeven Muhammadan
Tombs at Thalner, district Dhulia Supplying of labours for casual nature of work including cleaning and maintenance of the monument, clearing of vegetation growth in and around the monument, sweeping the area
SCHACHT, Joseph, The Origins of Muhammadan
Jurisprudence, Oxford, The Clarendon Press, 1953.
Ramswamy Iyer, one-time Dewan of Travancore, to hail him in eloquent terms: "A man of varied learning, a fine and effective speaker, and wielder of a style which can be delicate as well as trenchant, above all, an idealist who strove to revivify Muhammadan
public life and breathe reality into its political activities, Muhammad Ali will always be counted as one of the creators of the New Islamic spirit in India".
In April 1909, a group of religious extremists organized themselves as Ittihadi Muhammedi (Muhammadan
Union) and began active campaign against the secular reforms.