Role in Freedom Fight

He took part in the Khilafat Movement in his teens. He regularly published a journal by the name of Sarfaroosh and remained engaged in the freedom movement against the British throughout his life. With his leftist leanings, he and other “comrades” set up a youth organisation called Nawajan Bharat Sabha. When the British banned Nawajan Baharat Sabha, he was elected head of the Socialist Party. Abdur Rahim Popalzai II played a leading role in the events which lead up to the Qissa Khwani massacre and was sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in the uprising.

Educational Background…

All his five elder brothers died young. Thus Abdul Rahim remained the elder living son of Abdul Hakim According to their family tradition, Abdul Hakim taught his son at home till 1908. Abdul Rahim learned from his father meaning and virtues of simplicity kindness, asceticism, abstinence and mysticism.

With completion of his basic study, Abdul Hakim sent him for further study to Rampur, Delhi, and later on to the religious school of Deoband where he became student of Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hind Maulana Mahmud-uI-Hassan. He received certificate from Sheikh-ul-Hind in Hadith. Maulana Popalzai completed his studies at Deoband and returned Peshawar in 1912.

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Qissa Khwani Massacre

August 18th, 2020|

In a century-old province, the major milestone of its history vis-a-vis the Qissa Khwani tragedy of April 23, 1930, in spite of its paramount importance is still shrouded in mystery as regards its real basis. [...]

Amazing Pilgrimage Story of Allama Mufti Abdul Rahim Popalzai

August 18th, 2020|

Allama Abdur Rahim Popalzai left Peshawar for Hajj on February 18, 1935 and Came back to Bombay in April 1936 and touring various places in Indopak ( including Ajmeer Shareef, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Kashmir) to meet [...]

History: Allama Abdur Rahim Popalzai

August 18th, 2020|

Allama Abdur Rahim Popalzai alias Imam-e- Hurriat was Mufti -e- Azam  of Islam in NWFP ( Khyber Pukhtunkhwa). He belonged to the royal family of Durranis.He was born in Peshawar in 1890 .His father  Mufti [...]

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