Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was a great Muslim religious and social reformer. His contributions are mentioned below:
He strongly recommended the western education for the Muslims. He believed that the social evils can only be removed with the western education and scientific knowledge.
To encourage modern education he opened many schools in villages and towns. He got several English books translated into Urdu and strongly opposed the ‘Purdah’ system and advocated for the spread of education among the Muslim women.
He condemned the social evils of polygamy and divorce in the Muslim society. He also founded various institutions for the upliftment, unity and organisation of the Muslims. He regarded the Hindus and the Muslims as one ‘Qaum’.