Ten Gifts by Muslims to India

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The noted historian, Sir Jadunath Sircar, has, in a paper entitled ‘Islam in India’, enumerated ten gifts, which, according to him, the Muslims conferred on India. Some of these we have already discussed in this blog; the gifts are as follows:

  1. The establishment of contact with the outside world
  2. Concept of divine unity (belief in only one God)
  3. Concept of equality and brotherhood (no caste system & untouchability)
  4. Rights of women and other social reforms
  5. Introdcution of new branches of learning in India
  6. Political unity and uniformity of culture and dress specially in the upper classes
  7. A common official language and an easy, simple style of prose in the evolution of which both the Hindus and Muslims have taken part
  8. The promotion of regional languages under the aegis of the Central Government so that there may ensue general peace and contentment and equal opportunities for literary and cultural advancement may be made available to all
  9. The revival of maritime trade which was originally in the hands of the people of South but had been lying suspended for a long time
  10. The formation of the Indian navy

P.S. The article has been created from the works of great Islamic scholar Maulana Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (Ali Miyan).

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