Pan-Islam and the Making of the Early Indian Muslim Socialists

  title={Pan-Islam and the Making of the Early Indian Muslim Socialists},
  author={Khizar Humayun Ansari},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={509 - 537}
  • K. H. Ansari
  • Published 1 July 1986
  • History, Political Science
  • Modern Asian Studies
One of the paradoxes of the history of Islam in the twentieth century is that many of the first Muslim socialists were men who at earlier stages in their lives had been devout Muslims, often passionately involved in the fate of Islam throughout the world. In Russia, socialists emerged from various silsila of the Naqshbandi sufi order, most notably the Vaisites of Kazan who fought alongside workers and soldiers in 1917 and 1918. In Indonesia, many sufi shaikhs became Communist party activitsts… 
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