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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 social welfare organisation with branches both in India and Pakistan.
History and background
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 against the British Empire also known as the War of Independence of 1857 was an important and historical milestone in the history of India. Many political and social movements were later inspired by it. Aligarh Movement and the founding of Aligarh Muslim University (founded in 1878) was one of it.
Founding of this association, Anjuman-e-Himayat-e-Islam, was also inspired by it. It was founded in Lahore on 22 September 1884 in a mosque known as Masjid Bakan inside Mochi Gate, Lahore, by Khalifa Qazi Hameed-ud-Din. It was one of the positive effects of the Aligarh Movement, founded by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. The association 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 famous poet Sir Muhammad Iqbal, who recited his first poems at the sessions of the Anjuman. Its purpose is the educational uplift of Muslims of the Indian subcontinent.
- Risala-e-Anjuman-e-Himayat-e-Islam (first published in 1885)
Programs and services
In addition to numerous other charitable services, the Anjuman runs:
- Dar-ul-Shafqat (for males only)
- Dar-ul-Shafqat (for females only)
- Dar-ul-Aman (for females only)
- Dar-ul-Uloom Deenia (for both males and females)
- Hamayat-e-Islam High School (for boys)
- Hamayat-e-Islam Pasha Girls High School
- Hamayat-e-Islam Rajgarh School
- Hamayat-e-Islam Degree College (for women only)
- Hamayat-e-Islam Law College
- Hamayat-e-Islam Tibbya College
- Hamayat-e-Islam Younani Shafa Khana
- Hamayat-e-Islam Library
- Profile of Anjuman-e-Himayat-e-Islam on storyofpakistan.com website, Updated 1 June 2003, Retrieved 21 August 2017
- Profile of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan on Encyclopedia Britannica, Retrieved 21 August 2017
- 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.
- Anjuman-e-Himayat-e-Islam Government Boys High School, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan, schoolinglog.com website, Retrieved 21 August 2017
- official website of Anjuman-e-Himayat-e-Islam of Tamil Nadu, India
- 125th anniversary event in 2017 of Anjuman-e-Himayat-e-Islam on YouTube
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