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Nasiruddin Mahmood

Nasiruddin Mahmud was the posthumous child of the eldest son of Iltutmish named Shahzada Nasiruddin. Due to the intense love for eldest son, Iltutmish gave same name to his eldest son to his grandson. Iltutmish wanted the young baby to be considered his son and not grandson for dynastic reasons. …

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Ghaisuddin Balban

Balban was an Ilbari Turk. His original name was Bahauddin. In his youth he was imprisoned and sold as a slave in Baghdad by the Mogols. Then Iltutmish purchased him from his master in 1233. He enjoyed high posts during Iltutmish and Razia’s reign, but he proved treacherous and played …

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Jalaluddin Khilji

Malik Feroz, the founder of Khalji dynasty, ascended the throne on 3rd June, 1290 as Jalaluddin Firoz Shah. The Khaljis were Central Asian in origin but had lived in Afghanistan so long that they had become different from the Turks in their customs and manners. The Muslim population of Delhi …

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Sir Aga Khan III (1877-1957)

Sir Sultan Muhammad shah, Aga Khan the Third was the spiritual leader of Shia Islamic Muslims. He was born in Karachi 1877. Under the supervision of his mother he got his religious and oriental education which was necessary for him to become a spiritual leader. He also attended Eton and …

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A.K. Fazlul Huq (1873-1962)

A.K.Fazlul Huq full name Abul Kasem Fazlul Huq, also known as “Sher-e-Bengla” (Tiger of Bengal) was such kind of a leader who did a very useful and important political, social and educational contribution for the Muslims of the sub-continent. He dedicated almost fifty precious year of his life to attain …

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Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (1817-1898)

Allama Iqbal believed that, “The real greatness of the man (Sir Syed) consists in the fact that he was the first Indian Muslim who felt the need of a fresh orientation of Islam and worked for it.” While in the words of Jawaharlal Nehru, “Sir Saiyad was an ardent reformer …

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Mubarak Shah

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Amir Timur

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Alauddin Khilji

Alauddin Khalji was the nephew and son- in- law of Jalaluddin Khalji. After the downfall of the Malik Chajju and after being appointed the governor of Karah near Allahabad, he won over the confidence of the Sultan by handing over a large amount of booty to him which he had …

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Muhammad Bin Qasim

Muhammad bin Qasim was born around 695 AD. He belonged to the Saqqafi tribe; that had originated from Taif in Arabia. He grew up in the care of his mother; he soon became a great asset to his uncle Muhammad Ibn Yusuf, the governor of Yemen. His judgment, potential and …

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