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Hassanally Effendi

Hassanally Effendi


Khan Bahadur Hassanally Effendi, the most prominent educationist and reformer of Sindh, was born on August 14, 1830, exactly 117 years before the establishment of Pakistan.

He belonged to a poor family of Hala district. He educated himself by purely personal efforts and chose law as his profession. The difficulties that he encountered in his own education created in him a fiery urge to found an institution of higher learning for the Muslims.

In 1884, Hassanally Effendi organized 'Anjuman-e-Islam Karachi' and was elected its President. He then strove to establish an educational institution for the Muslims of Sindh and it was through his untiring efforts that the present 'Sindh Madressahtul Islam' was founded in 1885 - the first Alma Mater of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah when he joined the Madressah in 1887. Effendi also established the first Muslim Girls School of Sindh at Marriot Road in Karachi.

Hassanally Effendi was the life long President of the Managing Board of the Anjuman and the Madressah. Besides being President of the Anjuman and the Madressah, he received other honours also. During the war between Turkey and Russia he collected substantial funds for Turkish soldiers. In recognition of these services he was appointed Counsellor for Turkey in Karachi and also received the Turkish titles of "Bey Majidi" and 'Effendi".

He breathed his last, after a full life of service and dedication to Muslims, on August 20, 1895 at Hyderabad and was buried in his own orchard. Due to his untiring efforts toward the cause of education and emancipation of the Muslims in Sindh, he is called the 'Sir Syed of Sindh".



India never was one, was never a nation, never was a country governed by one single power even with the sword. It is a sub-continent of different nationalities and peoples. It was never governed, in history, by one single power. Even today, when constitutionally and legally British are ruling over India, one third India is not British. The administrative oneness is entirely the making of the British. The government, which has been in this sub-Continent for 150 or 160 years, is not a government with the sanction of the peoples.... It is the sanction of British bayonets and not the sanction of the peoples.

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