Mushir Husain Kidwai

Mushir Husain Kidwai (1878-1937), was an Indian SunniMuslim politician, lawyer and Sufi Shaykh from Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh. He was the disciple of Haji Waris Ali Shah, the founder Sufi Saint of Warsi order (Silsila) of Indian subcontinent.

Mushir Husain Kidwai
Gadia, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Known forKhilafat Movement
Notable work
*Islam and Socialism *Talim e Niswan


Mushir Husain Kidwai was the joint secretary of Anjuman e Islam London, a branch of Pan Islamic Society. He was the active participant of Khilafat movement and one of the founder member of Anjuman e Khuddam e Qaba. Most Peoples regard him as Ghadarite because of his participation to Gadar movement.
Mushir Husain Kidwai
 Islam and Socialism by Mushir Husain Kidwai (Book)


Mr. Barnet Douchet, a French botanist, developed a yellow-coloured rose and named it as Kidwai rose in honor of Mushir Husain Kidwai. He was the author of book Islam and socialism, Taalim e Niswan and Nama e Musheer. Halide mentioned in his book Inside India, Mushir Husain Kidwai was not belonging to any political party. He supported the Hindus in non-cooperation movement. Sultan Abul Hamid ll awarded him the  "Usmaniya medal"/ "Order of Osmanieh" for his outstanding contributions to Pan-Islamic causes.


*Kidwai, Riaz-ur-Rahman (1987). Biographical Sketch of Kidwais of Avadh: With Special Reference to Barabanki Families. Kitab Ghar.

*Ramnath, Maia (December 2011). Haj to Utopia: How the Ghadar Movement Charted Global Radicalism and Attempted to Overthrow the British Empire. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-26955-2.

*Qureshi, M. Naeem (1999). Pan-Islam in British Indian Politics: A Study of the Khilafat Movement, 1918-1924. BRILL. ISBN 978-90-04-11371-8.

*Inside India by Halidé Edib.

*“Islam and Socialism”. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
Edib, Halidé (2008-11-26). Inside India. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-908808-9.