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Biography: H.M. Ibrahim

A staunch patriot, a writer of repute in Urdu, and a fluent speaker, Mr. H. M. Ibrahim has earned his place in the ranks of the chosen leaders of the nation. His calm courage and determination, characterizes his action, and his decisions, and his decisions one taken, are irrevocable.

The Hon'ble Mr.H.M.Ibrahim was born at Nagina, in Bijnor District. He belongs to a very respectable family of Qazis whose members took a prominent part in literary and administrative activities in the Mogul days. In recognition of the services so rendered, the family received firmans and jagirs from the Moghul Emperors.

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H. M. Ibrahim

At an early age, Mr. Ibrahim committed to memory the Holy Qoran and mastered the art of Qirat and Tawid. After this he received his education in the local Arabic Maktab and vernacular school. Along with other subjects be became well versed in Oriental languages. He matriculated in 1908 from the Punjab University and joined the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College, Aligarh. In 1916 he took his B.A Degree and in 1920 he became Bachelor of law of the Allahabad University. His college career was a brilliant one. He played a prominent part in the college activities as the Secretary of the M.A.O. College Union and the Philosophical Society.

In 1920 he was called to the Bar and enrolled as a n advocate of the High Court at Allahabad. Soon he became a prominent member of the local bar. His fluency of speech and skillful advocacy brought him to the front and he became a prominent member of the District Bar.

In 1926 he was elected to the Union Provincial Legislative Council as an independent candidate and joined the Swarajya Party. In 1930 he was re-elected to the Council and joined the Nationalistic Party. During this time he did creditable work for his country as well as community.

He took active and prominent part in the social, political and educational activities of the Province.

At the last election he was returned unopposed to the United Provinces Assembly in recognition of his services, to the Muslim League ticket. But when the Allahabad Conference of the Nationalist Muslims and the members of the Jamiat-ul-Ulema Hind unanimously decided to join the Congress unconditionally, he resigned from the league and joined the Congress Party. He showed great moral courage in resigning his seat from the legislature and seeking reelection on Congress ticket. He defeated the League candidate by a majority of 5169 votes.

The Hon'ble Hafiz Mohammad Ibrahim is a forcible speaker and a well known Urdu writer. He is also an elected member of the court of the Muslim University, Aligarh.

He is in charge of the portfolio of Communications in Mr. Pant's Cabinet.

Source: Haripura Congress Souvenir, 1938

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  • Muslim Leaders of India's Freedom Struggle
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