Friday, February 22, 2008

Indian Caliphate?

The following interesting article appeared in Time Magazine on March 17th 1924, it can be seen on Time Magazines official website, the link is given below:

Indian Califate?

The Mahammadans of India have voiced bitter resentment against the action of Mustafa Kemal, Turkish President, in virtually abolishing the Califate (see Page 11).

Mahammad Ali, Indian leader, said last week that the Califate is the essence of Islam and will not be abandoned by Indians.

Mahatma Gandhi has often expressed the opinion that the future of Islam is in India. Mahammadans have always been the most fanatical opponents of the British raj. If they attempt to create an Indian Califate, anarchy is almost sure to follow.

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The following articles from that period are also interesting to read:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,717931,00.html

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,718013,00.html

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,729267,00.html

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,742555,00.html

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