D̲j̲amāl al-Dīn al-Afg̲h̲ānī(3,377 words)

Goldziher, I.Jomier, J.

, al-Sayyid Muḥammad b. Ṣafdar , was one of the most outstanding figures of nineteenth century Islam. Cultured and versed in mediaeval Muslim philosophy, he devoted his life and talents to the service of the Muslim revival. He was, in the words of E. G. Browne, at the same time a philosopher, writer, orator and journalist. Towards colonial powers he was the first to take the political attitude since adopted by many movements of national liberation. He is known above all as the foun…

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Goldziher, I.; Jomier, J.. "D̲j̲amāl al-Dīn al-Afg̲h̲ānī." Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 18 April 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-2/djamal-al-din-al-afghani-SIM_1963>
First appeared online: 2012
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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