SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-7

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    The main cause behind the rise of the Faraizi movement was that

    A)  The Muslim tenants were oppressed by the East India Company.

    B)  The Christian missionaries attacked the Islamic religion.

    C)  The Hindu domination was to be eradicated.

    D)  The Hindu money lenders oppressed the Muslim community.

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] The Faraizi Movement was founded in 1818 by Haji Shariatullah alongside a number of Bengali Muslims. After returning from Mecca (hence being given the title Hajji) after 20 years, Haji Shariat Ullah, seeing the degraded Muslims of Bengal, called on them to give up un-Islamic practices and act upon their duties as Muslims (Faraiz). This movement also supported Jihad against the non-Muslims which were trying to undermine the true principles of Islam. The movement was also concerned with the British influence upon Muslims and called for social justice. Haji Shariatullah started the Faraizi Movement to restore the lost pride of the Muslims and to remove what he thought were immoral Hindu practices which had crept into Islam. He placed emphasis on praying for past sins and promising to live a righteous life in the future. However, Haji Shariatullah died in 1840 and a different situation arose.

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