Muhammad Mian Mansoor Ansari

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Muhammad Mian Mansoor Ansari
مولانا منصور انصاري
Ambetha peer, Saharanpur
Died(1946-01-11)11 January 1946
Religion Islam
Era British Raj
Movement Deobandi

Muhammad Mian Mansoor Ansari (Urdu : مولانا محمد میاں منصور انصاری), (10 March 1884 – 11 January 1946) was a leader and a political activist of the Indian independence movement. He was grandson of Muhammad Qasim Nanautavi.

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He was born into a Noble family of Ansari in UP Saharanpur. He grew up in the house of Allama Abdullah Ansari. Mansoor Ansari returned to the Darul-Uloom Deoband and gradually became involved in the Pan-Islamic movement. During World War I, he was among the leaders of the Deoband School, who, led by Shaykhul Hind, left India to seek support of the Central Powers for a Pan-Islamic revolution in India in what came to be known as the Silk Letter Movement.

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Early life

He received his primary education at Madrasa-e Manba al-Ulum, Gulaothi, where his father was a head-teacher. Graduating from the Dar al-Ulum in A. H. 1321, he served as a teacher and a head-teacher in various places. A year before India became free (15 August 1947), he died after thirty-one years of exile. [1]

Silk letter

The Hero of Silk Letter Movement (Maulana Muhammad Mian Mansoor Ansari), the one He went to Hejaz with Maulana Mahmood Hasan in September 1915 and worked as treasury of the Jama’at. He returned to India in April 1916 with Ghalib Nama (Silk Letter) which he showed to freedom fighters in India and the autonomous area and then took it to Kabul where he reached in June 1916. [2]

Later years

Mansoor Ansari went to Kabul during the war to rally the Afghan Amir Habibullah Khan. He joined the Provisional Government of India formed in Kabul in December 1915, and remained in Afghanistan until the end of the war. He traveled to Russia and spent two years in Turkey, as well as passing through many other countries.

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He was one of the most active and prominent members of the faction of the Indian Freedom Movement led by Muslim clergy who were chiefly from the Islamic School of Deoband.

In 1946, the Indian National Congress requested him to return to India so the British Raj gave him the permission. He remained at Kabul, where he began a programme teaching and translating Tafsir Shiek Mahmudul Hassan Deobandi (known as Kabuli Tafseer).


Muhammad Mian Mansoor Ansari was taken seriously ill and died on 11 January 1946 at Jalalabad (Nangarhar Province). He was buried in the graveyard adjacent to the grave of his Mentors in Laghman (Muhtharlam BaBa). (Laghman, Muhtharlam BaBa is 35 km District, Laghman, Afghanistan)

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