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SAYYID

SAYYID. An honorific title popularly used for the descendants of the prophet Muhammad, especially those who descend from his second grandson, Husayn ibn `Al'i, the son of Muhammad's daughter Fatimah, say ...more

AHMAD KHAN, SAYYID

AHMAD KHAN, SAYYID (1817-1898), Indian Islamic modernist writer and political activist. The family of Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan claimed lineal descent from the prophet Muhammad; his ancestors had settled in Heratin Afghanistan and then migrated to Mughal Indiain the seventeenth century. Despite their residence in India for nearly two hundred years, Sir Sayyid's family retained a consciousness of their foreign origin. This extraterritorial consciousness determined their outlook, and that of other upp ...more

AHMAD BARELWI, SAYYID

See  Sayyid Ahmad. ...more

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