Maulana Abu Bakr Siddiqi’s Participation in The Freedom Movement of India


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Deobandi Ulema, Khilafat Movement, Quit India Movement, Complete Freedom Movement, Jamiat e Ulama e Hind, Non-Cooperation Movement


Maulana Abu Bakr Siddiqi was a prominent religious personality, eminent intellectual and a great spiritual guide and social reformer. He had uprooted the religious blindness, unlawful customs and bida’h (heterodoxy) from the Muslim community and promoted the true creed and faith of Islam, as well as propagated the real and pure sunnah among his lakhs of devotees purifying the wrong method of tasauuf and worship, promoting awareness against the falsehood of fake spiritual guides, and pulling up the polytheism (shirk), heterodoxy (Bida’h) and apostatize (irtidad) by the roots through his demonstrated and proven speeches.

            In addition to that, he always urged his lakhs of devotees and disciples to be united against the British colonial power. To materialize this aim of unity against British, and to spread the cinder and flame of revolution in the hearts of common people he established several important organizations and newspapers for the Muslims of Bengal and Assam. These organizations of Ulema and scholars as well as its mouthpiece magazines and newspapers played vital unforgettable roles in Khilafat Movement, Quit India Movement, Non-Cooperation Movement and Complete Freedom Movement as well as worked for communal harmony and peace, what should be written by golden letter in the history.

            He presided over the regional branch of the historical freedom fighting organization Jamiat e Ulama e Hind in West Bengal until his death on 17th March of 1939 C.E, and organized several large public conferences against the British rule in various places of undivided Bengal and Assam, being accompanied by other Deobandi Ulema like Shaikhul Islam Hussain Ahmad Madani, Maulana Hafij Ahmad Saeed, Mufti Kifayatullah and many others, and had created an anti-British common phenomenon among the common people.


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Hussain, M. M. (2023). Maulana Abu Bakr Siddiqi’s Participation in The Freedom Movement of India. Sprin Journal of Arabic-English Studies, 2(02), 47–53.