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Nadwat al-ʿUlamāʾ
(858 words)

, a Muslim educational and reform society established at Kānpūr (Cawnpore) in north India in 1310/1892 (moved to Lucknow in 1316/1898) to (a) evolve a new educational system by amalgamating the “old” and the “modern” curricula, and (b) to eliminate sectarian differences among Muslims. As Nadwa , as it is popularly called, failed to impress upon other madrasas to, adopt its suggested curricula, it established in 1898 at Lucknow its own educational institution, Dār al-ʿUlūm, which is now more famous than the society itself.

During the first half of the 19th century, English-lang…

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Ḵh̲ān, Ẓafarul-Islām, “Nadwat al-ʿUlamāʾ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5733>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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