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Consider the following statements with regard to Sir Sayyid Ahmed Khan:
1.
He was the founder of Muhammedan Literary Society.
2. He declared Quran alone as authoritative work on Islam.
3. He supported customs of polygamy and easy divorce.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?


A
Only 1
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Only 2
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Only 2 and 3
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Only 1 and 3
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Solution

The correct option is C Only 2
1. Muhammedan Literary Society was founded at Calcutta in 1863 by Nawab Abdul Latif. This society is marked as beginning in the direction of western education. It promoted discussions of religious, social and political questions.
2. In the wake of reconciliation of modern scientific thought with Islam, he first of all, declared Quran alone as the authoritative work for Islam. Even the Quaran he interpreted in the light of contemporary rationalism and science.
3. Sir Saiyyad Ahmed Khan wrote in favour of raising women‘s status in society and condemned the customs of polygamy and easy divorce along with removal of purdah as well.

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