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Jamia Millia Islamia
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( al-d̲j̲āmiʿa al-milliyya al-islāmiyya ), a Muslim University, formerly in British India and now in the Indian Union.

In September 1920, the Indian National Congress adopted the non-cooperation resolution against the British government. The Jamia Millia Islamia (National Muslim University) was the “lusty child of the non-cooperation days”, according to Jawaharlal Nehru, independent India’s first Prime Minister 1947-64.

Mawlānā Maḥmūd Ḥasan (1851-1920), the ʿālim at the Dār-al-ʿulūm in Deoband, performed the opening ceremony on 29 October 1920. The Jamia’s pri…

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Hasan, Mushirul, “Jamia Millia Islamia”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 28 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8731>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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