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The Anjuman-e-Himayat-e-Islam ("The Association for the Service of Islam") (Urdu: انجمن حمایت اسلام‎) is an Islamic intellectual and political organisation based in Lahore, Pakistan. It was founded in Lahore on 24 September 1884 in a mosque known as Masjid Bakan inside Mochi Gate, Lahore, by Khalifa Hameed-ud-Din. It was a result of the Aligarh Movement, founded by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. The body is composed of Muslim intellectuals and politicians seeking to reform Muslim society and work on its development. Some of its most prominent members included the poet Sir Muhammad Iqbal, who recited his first poems at sessions of the Anjuman. Its purpose is the educational uplift of Muslims of the Indian subcontinent.[1]

In addition to numerous other charitable services, the Anjuman runs:

  • Yateem Khana, an orphanage, established 1884
  • Public schools:
    • Dar-ul-Shafqat (male)
    • Dar-ul-Shafqat (female)
    • Dar-ul-Aman (female)
    • Dar-ul-Uloom Dinia (male and female)
  • Hamayat-e-Islam High School (male)
  • Hamayat-e-Islam Pasha Girls High School
  • Hamayat-e-Islam Rajgarh School
  • Hamayat-e-Islam Degree College (female)
  • Hamayat-e-Islam Law College
  • Hamayat-e-Islam Tibya College
  • Hamayat-e-Islam Younani Shafa Khana
  • Hamayat-e-Islam Library

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  1. ^ Qureshi, M. Naeem. Pan-Islam in British Indian Politics: A Study of the Khilafat Movement, 1918-1924. Social, economic, and political studies of the Middle East and Asia, v. 66. Leiden: Brill, 1999.