Ubaidullah Sindhi

Ubaidullah Sindhi (March 1, 1872 – August 21, 1944) was born to an Uppal Khatri family in Sialkot District, Pakistan. He was one of the most prominent, active, vigorous leaders and political activists of the independence movement in India. He struggled for society, free of exploitation in India. Ubaidullah Sindhi struggled for the independence of British India. He wanted India to be ruled by the Indians only and not the British. At the age of 15, he converted into Islam, enrolled himself at the Darul Uloom Deoband and where he was able to associate with Maulana Mahmul al Hasan, Maulana Rasheed Gangohi and other noted Islamic scholars. He got himself involved in the Pan-Islamic movement in 1909.

At the Central University in New Delhi, he was a Life Member of Jamia Millia Islamia. In an effort to seek support from other countries for a Pan-Islamic revolution in India, he left India, during World War I to reach Kabul. In December 1915 he joined the Provisional Government of India formed in Kabul and then on went to Russia. Eventually he reached Saudi Arabia after spending two years in Turkey and other countries. Here he learnet Islamic philosophy for14 years especially the works of Shah Waliullah Dehlawi after which led to his emergence as a non-Pan-Islamic scholar. He died on August 21, 1944 after a serious illness, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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