Which Muslim thinkers persuaded the Ulamas in India to work for Independence in cooperation with the Indian National Congress?

(A) Jamal ai-Din Afghani
(B) Muhammed Iqbal
(C) Syed Ahmed Khan
(D) Ghulam Mahmud

Correct Answer : Jamal ai-Din Afghani
Question Asked : UGC-NET/JRF Exam, 2018 (History Paper-II)
Explanation : Jamal al-Din al-Afghani was born in Asadabad, Iran, in 1838; he died in Istanbul, Turkey, on March 9, 1897. In 1855, around the age of seventeen, aI-Afghani travelled to India via the port of Brushehr, on the Persian Gulf. In India, he became acquainted with British imperialism and observed how Muslims were systematically discriminated against in receiving government appointments as well as in participating fully in religious and educational institutions. Indeed, the Muslims' struggle against British tyranny left an indelible impression on young al-Afghani And increasingly he came to agree with the Indians who claimed that the British intended to undermine and discredit Islam.
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