British Education Dbq

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In Document 1, a letter written in 1898, by an educator in India, Syed Ahmad Khan, tells of how Muslims are falling behind in education, the antiquated ideas of their forefathers do not survive their modern day and they must adapt British education. The Muslims were once the frontrunners of the world in medicine, technology, and education. He stated,”If the Muslims do not take to the system of education introduced by the British, they will not only remain a backward community, but will sink lower and lower until there will be no hope of recovering left to them.” The reluctance to adapt to British knowledge will ultimately be the demise of Islam. Similarly, 40 years later, Muslim literary figure and Egyptian nationalist, Taha Husayn, is all
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