Pioneer of the Khilafat
Movement and a dauntless fighter in the struggle of
independence, Maulana Mohammad Ali was fiery orator,
and a courageous journalist.
He was educated at Aligarh and Oxford and like the Quaid-e-Azam
Mohammad Ali Jinnah, he also began his political career
in the Indian National Congress and made great sacrifices.
But after the publication of the Nehru Report which
revealed the communal bias of those who held the reigns
of that Hindu-dominated orgbanisation, and disgusted
with the attitude of Mr. Gandhi and his Congress, he
broke away from them and worked for the Muslim League.
Muslim thought by his writings in English weekly
"Comrade", and in Urdu weekly "Hamdard"
published by him. He was also a Member of the
Round Table Conference where he expressed his
prophetic demand: "I would prefer to die
on the soil of a country which is free, rather
than return to a slave country". He never
returned to his country and died soon after. He
was buried in Bait-ul-Maqdus.