“Tell the Maulana not to worry about his son. What is destined to happen by Allah’s will, will happen. But he must not break before the Raja and seek mercy”
Remembering a forgotten heroine of our freedom movement “Amma Bi” Asiya Khatoon Mewati.
The brave woman said these words as she faced the world alone, with her son being severely ill & while her husband Maulana Mohammad Ibrahim Khan Alwari was imprisoned for his participation in freedom movement. He’d participated in Salt Satyagrah with Gandhiji & was also injured
Amma Bi exemplified the bravery of Indian Muslim women as she resisted British rule. Born in 1918, she was from the historic Firozpur (Mewat, Haryana)
Her husband’s arrest did not deter her. She worked with his followers & companions and took the fight forward
Despite other obligations, Amma Bi played an important role in educating women. Even after Maulana Ibrahim’s death, she continued her efforts
She passed away on 18 December 1995 at Fajr time. May we never forget her sacrifices
Dr. Mufti Mohammad Mushtak Tijarwi has written an Urdu/Hindi book titled “Aasiya Khatoon Mewati: Jung-e-Azadi ki Gumnam Mujahida” that you can read to learn more about Amma Bi