„“As is well-known, he secured donations for Aligarh from Hindus of his own feudal class. When canvassing for their support he expressed such exemplary sentiments as that Hindus and Muslims were the ‘two eyes of the beautiful Indian bride.’ But when addressing exclusively Muslim audiences, especially political meetings, he was militant enough to threaten civil war.”“
— Syed Ahmed Khan
M.R.A. Baig, The Muslim Dilemma in India, Delhi, 1974, p. 52.