|About the Book|
The Heart-Rending Tale of Muslim Freedom Fighters in British PeriodThis book The Prisoners Of Malta is a translation of Asiran-e-Malta written by Maulana Muhammad Mian in Urdu many years back. This translation in English has made the book accessible to non-urdu readers. Asiran-e-malta is the history of the perpetration of the British Raj in India against the will and wishes of its inhabitants and a Historical record of the contribution of the Ulema-e-Hind in the Indian struggle for freedom from Colonial Rule.Shaikhul Hind and his student Maulana Hussain Ahmad Madni (later known as Shaikhul Islam) were arrested in Hijaz (Makkah) on 23 Safar, 1335 A.H. They were sent to Malta via Cairo by a ship on 29 Rabius Sani 1335 A.H. corresponding to 21 February 1917 and clamped in the prison for 3 years and 4 months. They were released and reached Bombay on June 8, 1920. This time of returning from Malta synchronized with the period of the beginning of the Khilafat Movement.AuthorMoulana Syed Mohammad Mian (1003-1975) was an Islamic scholar of international repute and a stalwart of Indias freedom struggle. He wrote a detailed history of Ulamas of India namely Glorious Past of Indian Ulama. He was a genius. While he was a politician, historian, and essayist on one hand, he was a distinguished teacher and a prominent Islamic jurist on the other. In 1944, he joined the office of the Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind and rendered valuable administrative service for it. This book is the last book written by Maulana Syed Muhammad Mian. It was originally written by him to pay tribute to his mentor and spiritual guide, Shaikhul Hind Hazrat Maulana Mahmood Hasan, and Shaikhul Islam Hazrat Maulana Hussain Ahmad Madani.