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AL-AFGHANI JAMAL AL-DIN: (1839-1897) Also known as Sayyid Jamal Ad-Din Asadabadi. Political Activist and Islamic Ideologist. One of the Founders of Islamic Modernism. A.N.S., `Jamal-al-Din Al Husseini´, in Arabic, to the verso of a 5 x 3 piece of the ''South Place Ethical Society'', London, printed stationery. Al-Afghani states `The noble Al Jawarya Zoran allowed me to pronounce the speech in Arabic at this meeting.. and Mr. Salmoni? took in charge the translation of the speech.´. Written and signed by Al-Afghani in bold black ink. Accompanied by a contemporary Daily Graphic cutting dated 23rd October 1891 entitled ''From a Turkish Prison. Sheikh Djumal Uddin Al-Husainy''. Very slightly trimmed edges with few pinholes to the left edge, none affecting the text or signature. Light browning to the right half of the piece. Lightly matted in black beneath an 8 x 10 photograph of Al-Afghani, seated in a half length pose, to an overall size of 12 x 16.5 (30.5 x 42 cm). G £800-1200 Sheikh Jamal al-Din al-Afghani arrived in London in October 1891 after escaping from a prison in Basra, a Turkish-Arabia territory at that time, actually Irak. Al-Afghani was kept in prison at the request of the Shah of Persia Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (1831-1896) ruler of the Persian Kingdom 1848-96, assassinated.

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Estimate €1,000 - €1,400Jun 3, 2017