Abdulkadir Damolla: The leader of modern Uyghur Islamic thought Çaǧdaş Uygur islam düşüncesinin önderi Abdulkadir Damolla

Kurban N. A.

Bilig, vol.53, pp.167-182, 2010 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: Bilig
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-182
  • Keywords: Awakening, Colony, Education, Islam, Reform, Society, Uyghur
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


Uyghur Turks, who established great civilizations in the past, lost their strength and influence from the end of the 18th century onwards. Since then, despite several successful attempts to face challenges and recover its strength, this society has never been able to regain permanent peace. There are a variety of internal as well as external reasons for this. In this study we aim to make a detailed analysis of the life of Abdulkadir Damolla, who made significant contributions to Uyghur Turks' struggle for freedom during this period. We believe that in this way we will be able to look more closely into the troubles experienced by Uyghur Turks at the beginning of the 20th century and their causes. Abdulkadir Damolla played a significant role in Uyghur Islamic history and became a very important figure for Uyghur society through the educational, social, and scientific activities he conducted. It is evident that this topic is worth looking into, considering the value of Abdulkadir Damolla's works as well as the number of important men of science and politics educated by him. © Ahmet Yesevi University Board of Trustees.