Summary: Hyderabad: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Sir Syed Ahmad Khan were believers in ‘unity in diversity’ as they drew their conclusion from the rich amalgamation of ancient Indian civilisation and Islamic culture. Sir Syed died in 1898 that is 10 years after Maulana Azad was born. Sir Syed was born in 1817 and worked extensively to introduce modern education among Muslims. Azad came under the influence of writings and works of Sir Syed at a young age but later drifted away from his political and religious views. Dr Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz, Vice-Chancellor, said that the university would continue to focus on the core values preached by Maulana Azad who was also the first Education Minister of India.
Hyderabad: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Sir Syed Ahmad Khan were believers in ‘unity in diversity’ as they drew their conclusion from the rich amalgamation of ancient Indian civilisation and Islamic culture. They believed that over ages multiple streams of cultures and civilisations have met in India to form a unique ocean. “This is what Indian pluralism is,” pointed out noted academic and scholar of Islam Prof Akhtarul Wasey.
Delivering Azad Day lecture at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, on November 10, Prof , As Reported By Siyasat.
According to the Newspaper,Wasey who is a recent Padma Shree awardee said that the country was passing through a critical phase of history where it is more imperative to retain communal harmony than before. Referring to Sir Syed and Maulana Azad he said that the two Indian stalwarts who were the products of two critical periods in Indian history concurred on many issues, including communal harmony and peaceful co-existence among communities. Sir Syed was born in 1817 and worked extensively to introduce modern education among Muslims. He began working among Muslims extensively following the failure of Indian revolt against the British in 1857.