Organizations of or for Indian Muslims.
Indian Islamic Cultural Center (IICC): President is Sirajuddin Qureshi and vice president is Syed Mohammad Farooq.
87-88, Lodi Estate, New Delhi-110003
Phone: (0091-11) 24615126, 24601712, 24601881,
Institute of Indo-Islamic Art & Culture: Bangalore.
Muslim Youth Cultural Association: Orissa
National Urdu Forum: chairman Dr. Anwar Pasha
United Muslim of India: a social, literary, and cultural organization. Maulana Mohammad Khalid Siddiqi of Lucknow is the president. Dr. Syed Ahmed Khan of Delhi is general secretary. [elected in Dec 2007]
Aaghaz Foundation: based in Lucknow.
Ajmal foundation: active in Assam.
Al-Ameen Mission: Kolkata
Al-Hira Public School & Hostel:CBSE curriculum; hotsels for boys and girls; in Patna.
Al-Irfan Secondary School: Al Irfan CBSE English / Urdu medium Secondary & Senior Secondary School is a minority institution established in 1998 in Aurangabad.
Al-Siddiqia Trust: Orissa
Aligarh Muslim University : founded by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan in 1877.
All India Muslim Educational Conference: Prof. Riazur Rahman Khan, General Secretary.
All India Ta'limi wa Milli Founation: President is Maulana Asrarul Haq Qasmi.
All India Tanzeem Ulema-e-Hind: Maulana Anzar Shah Kashmiri, President.
AMU Alumni Association of Northern California: awards scholarships for students of AMU.
Anjuman Khairul Islam: Established in 1927, it is active in Maharashtra. AKI runs 44 institutions serving 17,000 students. Mrs. Sayeeda Dadarkar is the General Secretary of AKI Trust.
Arabic-Persian Madrasa Board : chairman is Maulana Khalil Athar Ashrafi.
Association for Humanitarian Services And Solidarity (AHSAS): a non-profitable, non-political organization established and operated exclusively for literacy and educational purposes, including, welfare of the underprivileged people in India in general and Bihar & Jharkhand in particular.
Azad India Foundation: working in Kishanganj, Bihar.
Azim Premji Foundation: Azim Premji Foundation dedicates itself to the cause of Universalization of Elementary Education in India.
Bearys Group: manages group of schools and colleges in Karnataka.
Bihar Madrasa Education Board: Salahuddin Siddiqui, Chairman.
Darul Huda: Kerala
Darul Musannifin Shibli Academy: established by Allama Shibli Nomani.
Darul uloom Deoband : established on 30 May 1866.
Darul Uloom Sayeediya: based in Bangalore, propose to setup secular education along with religious education.
Darul Umoor : a modern madrasa in Bangalore.
Dawakhana Tibbiya College: of Aligarh Muslim University
Dr. Nakadar Institute of Knowledge: boarding school in Gujarat.
Education Support Council: Kolkata
Faiz-e-Aam Muslim School: active in Faizabad and other districts of UP.
Fatima Educational and Health Trust: in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
Federation of Aligarh Alumni Associations: The federation is a non-profit, secular, non-partisan, and non-political organization serving Educational, Social, Literary and Cultural needs of the Community.
Federation of Madrasas Manipur: Mufti Salatur Rahman, Secretary.
Firangi Mahal: based in Lucknow.
Foundation for Economic and Education Development: established in Hyderabad in 1996.
Ghousia College of Engineering: started in 1980 in Bangalore.
Grace Education Foundation: in Pune.
Hamdard Educational Society: Delhi
Ibne Sina Tibbiya College: Unani medical education, Azamgarh.
Indian Muslim Education Foundation of North America (IMEFNA) : President Dr. Khurshid Mallick.
Insan Mission: Educational institution in Kishanganj, Bihar.
Integral University: A technical school established in 1993 in Lucknow, UP. It had grown rapidly to become a University.
International Institute of Islamic Business and Finance(IIIBF): offering online classes in Islamic finances.
Iqra Educational Society
Jame-ul-Uloom: modern education with religious instructions. 1st to 10th class, in Bangalore.
Jamia Arabia Darussalam: Established in 2003 in Meerut, UP.
Jamia Hamdard: established by Hakeem Abdul Hameed in Delhi.
Jamia Millia Islamia : established in Aligarth in 1920 by Maulana Mehmud Hasan, Maulana Mohamed Ali, Hakim Ajmal Khan, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari, and Abdul Majid Khwaja. Moves to New Delhi in 1925. It became a Central University in 1988.
Jamiatul Falah: Azamgarh, UP.
Jamiatul Hidaya: Jaipur, established in 1986.
Jamiat-ul-Mominaat: Institution of Islamic studies for women, Lucknow.
Khaja Banda Nawaz College of Engineering: established in 1980, Gulbarga, Karnataka.
League of Islamic Madrasas in India: Deoband, claims to represent 3000 madrasas.
Madina Public School: Hyderabad
Maharashtra Cosmopolitan Educational Society
Manara Academy: aims to establish futuristic schools of learning with nodes at multiple locations primarily for children and women in the state of Orissa, India.
Marwar Muslim Educational and Welfare Society: Jodphur, Rajasthan.
Maulana Azad Education Foundation:
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Arabic, Persian Research Institute: in Tonk, Rajasthan.
Modern Educational Social & Cultural Organization [MESCO]: a Mumbai based trust since 1968, providing help in educational and medical field.
Mohammad Ali Jauhar University: being established in Rampur, UP.
Momin's Students Welfare Trust : providing career guidance and coaching for students.
214, United School Building
Ilyasnagar, Bangalore - 560078
Muslim Association for the Advancement of Sciences(MAACS): Its goal is advancement of science and education among Indian Muslims.
Muslim Educational Society: Kerala based, established in 1964.
Nadwatul-ulama: Lucknow, UP established in 1898.
Noorul Uloom Educational Society: established in 1989 in Aligarh by Professor Nafees Ahmad, former Professor of Biochemistry (Ophthalmology) and Proctor of Aligarh Muslim University.
OMEIAT INSTITUTE TRUST (OIT): Chennai.
Rahat Welfare Trust: based in Mumbai, working to promote the welfare of Muslim women and children, education and poverty relief.
Shah Waliullah Institute, Delhi. Director Maulana Ataur Rahman Qasmi.
Shaheen School & PU College: Residential school, also offers scholarship. Based in Bidar, Karnataka.
Sir Syed College: Taliparamba , Kannur ( Kerala)
Sir Syed Ahmed Khan Foundation : works for social and educational upliftment of people residing in slums and rural areas in the state of Maharashtra.
Sir Syed Society for Promotion of Education, Enlightment and Communal Harmony(SPEECH): " A mission to spread modern education among under privileged" based in Dehradun.
The Students Islamic Trust: for the educational development of Muslim community in India.
E-3, ABUL FAZL ENCLAVE, JAMIA NAGAR NEW DELHI - 110 025
TEL: 011-55738725/26927004, TeleFax:011-26929354 FAX: 011-26919076
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
We use education as a tool to effect socio-economic reforms in the minority community.
WHATÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢S AAGHAZ FOUNDATION ALL ABOUT
A silent movement to eradicate illiteracy from the minority community. We are a one-of-its kind Lucknow-based organisation committed to the cause of providing education to underprivileged minority students. Unable to meet the high costs, every year hundreds, possibly thousands of minority children are forced to discontinue their education. A recent study suggests that the school drop out rate is the highest among Muslim children.
Aaghaz Foundation prevents these budding careers from being nipped in the bud by paying off their school and college fees directly to their institutions. Already, several hundred minority students are benefiting from the unique scholarship programmes initiated by the Foundation.
Aaghaz Foundation is registered with the Society of Registrar under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
WHO ARE WE
People like you. A selfless group of individuals from different walks of life who are driven by a common agenda: Eradication of illiteracy from our community. Our members include men and women from diverse fields and different age groups.
HOW DO WE WORK
Smartly. As soon as someone recommends us a student who needs financial support,
Aaghaz asks its members to volunteer for a pre-scholarship survey. A minimum of three volunteers are needed. The volunteers visit the studentÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s house with a set of questionnaire based on objectively verifiable indicators to determine whether or not the student is eligible for scholarship.
The academic record of the student, his/her financial condition etc are among several key things that are taken into consideration by the volunteers. Priority is given to orphans and meritorious student.
Once it has been vetted, the case is discussed at our meetings (we meet once every month) and, subject to the findings of the survey, the scholarship is approved or rejected.
HOW DO WE RAISE FUNDS FOR THE STUDENTS
Take it from the community, give it back to the community. Aaghaz Foundation raises funds through generous contributions (minimum of Rs. 100/- or more per month) from members in India and abroad Thankfully, we have enough members to keep us running like a well-oiled machinery. And because the school/college fee of most of our students is sponsored either wholly or partially by some of our members, financial constraint has rarely been a problem.
When a studentÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s case is brought to our notice we raise it in our monthly meetings. Case details of students are send out to our members and patrons on email and posted on www.aaghazfoundation.blogspot and invariably someone steps in to sponsor the fee of the child for one year under our adopt-a-child scheme.
Aaghaz Foundation also accepts ZakaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢at.
NOTE: Aaghaz Foundation doesnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t accept any grant/aid from the government.
HOW DO WE MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF STUDENTS
Scholarship is given for an academic session and subject to a studentÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s performance, extended or withdrawn for another year. Members visit various colleges periodically to monitor their progress. Students given scholarship for higher education are made to sign a moral bond wherein they promise to return the funds (without interest) when they are in a position to do so. The bond has no legal sanctity.
AND NOW FOR SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Because illiteracy is the single biggest factor for the problems bedeviling our community. ItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s also responsible for unemployment and backwardness among Muslim.
What can we do?
Use education as a tool to effect socio-economic reforms in the community.
Provide financial assistance to deserving students who want to pursue their studies but donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t have the resources.
Capitalize on our numbers. One individual may not be able to help 10 others, but 10 individuals can certainly help one.
But why should I get involved? I am busy
If not you, then who? How long should we depend on the government. IsnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t this our social and moral responsibility to do something for our community.
How can I contribute?
Join Aaghaz by agreeing to contributing Rs 100 per month or more. Give suggestions. They are invaluable. Find us students who could benefit from Aaghaz.
Spread awareness about education and locate students who cannot pursue their studies because of lack of resources.
Sponsor a child. Details of students and there fee requirement is discussed in our monthly meetings and also posted on www.aaghazfoundation.blogspot.com from time to time. (We also have a website www.aaghazfoundation.com, but itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s not been updated so donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t bother looking at it. We are trying to revamp it and I will mail you the link when I am done).
What can we gain ?
Nothing materially. There are no tangible benefits for you, only Sawa'ab. Students availing our services will pass the baton to the next generation; even if they donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t at least their generation and hopefully, those after them would be educated.
Aaghaz Foundation doesnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t have any political affiliations. No one has any vested interests in Aaghaz. Alhamdulillah, we all are doing fairly well in life.
Transparency is the key word. Accounts, records etc can be checked any time.
There are no personal gains to be made through Aaghaz.
The decision-making authority in Aaghaz Foundation is vested with an Executive Council comprising urban professionals. But this doesnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t imply that the Foundation belongs to an individual or group. We are all cogs in the machine. So you can be as much a part of Aaghaz as we are.
In keeping up with our guiding principles, not a single penny has been spent on the Foundation (all office expenditure, including stationary, postal expenses etc. are borne by the members voluntarily) nor was any grant accepted from any government/ private institution
WHERE DO WE STAND
From a small idea in October 2004, Aaghaz has now grown into a full fledged movement. At present Aaghaz is paying the fees of over 350 of students in various schools and colleges located throughout Lucknow. Unable to afford the high costs, most of these students would have been otherwise forced to discontinue their education.
Composition of Executive Council and AMU Court
|AMU Executive Council|
|3. Hony. Treasurer||1|
|4. Deans of Faculties (12 Faculties)||5|
|5. Provosts (1, With Seniority in Appointment)||1|
|7. Principals of Colleges||2|
|8. Elected Representatives of Professors/Readers||2|
|9. Elected Representatives of Lecturers||2|
|10 Outside Members (Non-AMU employees)||9|
|1.||Mr. Naseem Ahmad||Vice-Chancellor(Chairman)|
|2.||Prof. M. Saleemuddin||Pro Vice-Chancellor|
|3.||Nawab Ibne Said Khan Saheb of Chhatari||Honorary Treasurer|
|4.||Prof. Akhlaq Ahmad||Proctor|
|5.||Prof. Qamaruddin Khan||Dean,Faculty of Commerce|
|6.||Prof. Akhtar Haseeb||Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences|
|7.||Prof. Akhlaq Ahmad||Dean, Faculty of Law & Proctor, AMU|
|8.||Prof. (Hm.) Khalid Zaman Khan||Dean,Faculty of Unani Medicine|
|9.||Prof. Ekram Husain||Dean, Faculty of Engg. & Tech.|
|10.||Prof. M. Mobashir||Principal, J. N. Medical College|
|11.||Prof. Muslim Taj Ahmad||Principal,Z. H. College of Engg. & Tech.|
|12.||Prof. (Mrs.) Amina Kishore||Principal, WomenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s College|
|13.||Dr. Sibghatullah Farooqui||Provost, V.M. Hall|
|14.||Prof. Tariq Mansoor||Department of Surgery|
|15.||Dr. Iqbal Parvez||Department of Zoology|
|16.||Dr. Mohd. Nafees A. Ansari||Department of Political Science|
|17.||Mr. Anwar Khursheed||University Polytechnic|
|18.||Dr. S. A. H. Abidi||C-M-11/B, Sector-B, Aliganj,
|19.||Mr. Wasim Ahmad
|term till 16 Nov 2009
172-B, Sidhartha Extension, Pocket C,
New Delhi ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ 110 014
|20.||Prof. Nishit Rai||Director
Regional Center for Urban and Environmental studies, Lucknow University.
|21.||Mr. Salman Haidar||Former Secretary, Ministry of External affairs, New Delhi-110013|
|22.||Mr. Saleem Iqbal Sherwani||Allahabad (UP)|
|23.||Prof. Mansoor Hasan
|term till 16 Nov 2009
|24.||Mr. Syed Shahabuddin||Ex-MP and Journalist,
401, Eastend Apartments, Mayur Vihar, Delhi ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ 110 096
|25.||Prof. Saiyed Jafar Reza||Formerly Head of the Dept. of Urdu,
University of Allahabad, Shabistan, 254 / 218, Shahganj, Allahabad - 211003
submitted by Afzal Usmani
|AMU COURT COMPOSITION|
Mr. Justice A. M. Ahmadi, President
Nawab Rahmatullah Khan Sherwani
Prof. P.K. Abdul Azis, in the chair
Nawab Ibne Said Khan Saheb of Chhatari
6.All Ex-Vice-Chancellor (4 Living VCs)
Mr. Syed Hamid
Prof. Mohd. Naseem Farooqui
Mr. Hamid Ansari
7. All Deans of Faculties (12 Faculties)
8. Dean Students' Welfare (DSW)
9. Librarian, Maulana Azad Library
11.Provosts (With Seniority in Appointment)
13. Chairmen (With Seniority in Appointment)
14. Principals of Colleges
15. Elected Representatives of Professors
16. Elected Representatives of Readers
17. Elected Representatives of Lecturers
18. Representatives of Principals of Schools
19. Elected Representatives of Non-Teaching Staff
20. Representatives of AMU Alumni
21. Representatives of AMU Donors
22. Representatives of Learned Professions (Industry and Commerce)
23. Representatives of All India Muslim Educational Conference
24. Members of Parliament (6 Lok Sabha, 4 Rajya Sabha)
25. Representatives of Muslim Culture & Learning
(10 of them should be Non-UP resident)
Maulana Abul Baqa Nadvi, Jamiatul- Falah Azamgarh
Nawab Rahmatullah Khan Sherwani, Aligarh
Maulana Kalbe Sadiq, Lucknow
Dr. Ahmad Abdul Hai, Patna, Bihar
Prof. Anwar Alam, Vice-Chancellor, Shere Kashmir University, Srinagar Kashmir
Javed Akhtar, Bombay
Mr. Moosa Raza, IAS (Retd), New Delhi
Syed Shahid Mahdi, New Delhi
Dr. Syed Zahoor Qasim, New Delhi
Mr.Shahid Husain Khan, Indore, MP
Mr. Syed S. Shafi, New Delhi
Maulana Mufti Fuzailur Rehman H. Usmani
26. Representatives of Muslim Colleges of Oriental Learning in India (Madaaris)
Maulana Ziauddin Islahi, Director, Darul Musannefeen, Shibli Academy, Azamgarh
Maulana Fazlur Rahim Mujaddidi, Jaipur
Maulana Abdul Karim Parikh, Nagpur, Maharashtra
Maulana Mohd. Rabey Hasani Nadvi, President, All India Muslim Personal Law Board
Mr. P.M. Mubarak Pasha, Kozhikode-Kerala
Maulana Mohd. Wali Rahmani, Munger, Bihar
27. Chairmen and Presidents of Waqf Boards
Dr. Hafiz Mohd. Usmani, Chairman,
UP Sunni Central Waqf Board, Lucknow (UP)
Mr. Mukhtar Anees, Chairman,
28. Representatives of Urdu Language & Literature
Prof. A. M. K. Shaharyar
Mr. Shamsur Rahman Farooqui, Allahabad (UP)
29. Representatives of Muslim Educational & Cultural Societies
(Situated Outside of UP)
Mr. Munawar Peerbhoy, Pune, Maharashtra
Dr. M. Ishaq Jamkhanawala, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Dr. Manzoor Ahmad, IPS, New Delhi
Prof. Shaikh Ali, Maysore (AP)
Mrs. Nusrat Sherwani, New Delhi
30. AMU Students' Union
(President, Vice-President, Hony. Secretary & One EC Member)
Mr. Nafees Ahmad, President
Mr. S. Mazin H Zaidi, Vice-President
Mr. Sulaiman M. Khan, Hony. Secretary
Mr. Aqeel Ahmad, Nominee, Executive Committee of A.M.U. StudentsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Union
31. Elected Representative of Students From Each Faculty
(Group of Faculty)
Mr. Yassir Ali Khan
Mr. Mohsin Raza Khan
Mr. Rizwan Alam
Mr. Meraj Ahmad Ansari
Mr. Akhtar Kamal
Mr. Farhat Masood
Mr. Mohd. Aman Raza Warsi
Mr. M. Bilal Tafseer
Mr. Ayaz Ahmad
Mr. Abad Hanif
Mr. Mohd. Imran
32. Nominees of the Visitor (President of India)
Dr. Devi Singh, Director, I.I.M., Lucknow (apppointed 26 June 2007 for 3 years)
Shri Siraj Husain, IAS, New Delhi
Dr. S.M. Yahya, Ex- PVC, AMU, New Delhi
Prof. Zahiruddin Mansooruddin Quraishi, University of Baroda, Gujrat
Dr. B.G.Mulimani, Karnataka University, Dharwad
Justice Mohd. Shamim, New Delhi
33. Nominees of Chief Rector (Governor of UP)
Mr. Kamal Faruqui
34. Nominee of the Chancellor
Prof. Abdur Rahman Momin
submitted by Afzal Usmani.
National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions: Established in 2004.
National Minorities Financial and Development Corporation: set up on 30 Sept 1994 under section 25 of Companies Act of 1956. Corpus fund was Rs. 500 crore which in 2008 has become 750 crore and in 2009 further raised to 1000 crores.
Andhra Pradesh State Minorities Finance Corporation Limited: established in 1985, give loans and scholarships.
Delhi Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation Ltd.(DSFDC): established in 1983 to provide financial assistance for economic development of scheduled caste and minorities of Delhi.
Maulana Azad Financial Corporation: in Maharasthra; provides loans on easy terms and on very low interest rate to members of the minority communities for starting small business.
Amin Patel, chairman; Maulana Zaheer Abbas Rizvi, Husn Bano Khalifa, Ibrahim Pathan, and Sheikh Hasan are directors. [Dec 2007]
Assam : State Madrasa Board
Bihar: Bihar State Madrasa Education Board
Chhattisgarh: Chhattisgarh Madrasa Board, Dr Salim Raj is the chairman [July 2009]
Jharkhand: Jharkhand Academic Council
Kerala: Various boards set up by Muslim organizations.
Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh Madrasa Board: Mohammad Ghani Ansari, chairman; other members are Maulvi Nihal Ashraf, Hakim Quraishi, Sheikh Mateen Ahmad [MG June 2008]
Rajasthan: Rajasthan Madrasa Board
Uttar Pradesh: Uttar Pradesh Board of Madarsa Education: Haji Rizwnul Haq of Jaunpur is appointed chairman. [Dec 2007]
West Bengal:West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education
National Commission for Minorities: established in 1978. Mohammed Hamid Ansari was made chairman in 2006; Lama Chosphel Zotpa and Harcharan Singh Josh have been appointed members of the minorities panel.
Bihar: Bihar State Minorities Commission: Chairman is Mohammad Naushad
Karnataka: Karnataka State Minorities Commission
Madhya Pradesh: MP State Minorities Commission: Omar Farook Khatani, Secretary. Anwar Mohammad Khan, Chairman. Sirajuddin, Secretary. firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com
Uttar Pradesh: UP Minorities Commission : Muhammad Shaikh is the Chairman (July 2006)
West Bengal: West Bengal Minorities Commission; Dr. S.S.Z. Adnan is the Chairperson.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands Wakf Board,
1st Floor, MB-1,
Dr.Rajendra Prasad Road,
Andhra Pradesh State Wakf Board: established in 1955.
Razzack Manzil,A.P.Haj House,
Opp Public Gardens,
Phone: 040 - 66106248
Fax : 040 - 66106249
Assam Board of Wakfs
Rajdhani Masjid Path,
Dispur, Guwahati – 781 006
Bihar State Sunni Wakf Board
Bihar State Shia Wakf Board [http://www.technixindia.com/wakfboard/]
Haj Bhawan, IInd Floor, 34, Ali Imam Path,
Patna – 800 001
Chandigarh Wakf Board,
Jama Masjid, Sector-20-A,
Chhattisgarh State Wakf Board,
C-12, Sector – 3, Devendra Nagar,
Raipur – 492 001
Dadra & Nagar Haveli Wakf Board,
Delhi Wakf Board
Gujarat State Wakf Board,
Dr. J.M. Bhavan, Block No.8, Ground Floor,
Gandhinagar - 382 010
Haryana Wakf Board,
50, Sardar Patel Marg,
Ambala Cantt 133001
Himachal Pradesh Wakf Board,
Shimla – 171 001
Karnataka State Board of Wakfs
“DARUL AWKAF”, No.6,
Bangalore- 560 052
Kerala Sate Wakf Board
Kerala State Wakf Board,
Near Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium,
V.I.P. Road, Kaloor,
Kochi – 682 017
Lakshadweep State Wakf Board,
U.T. of Lakshadweep,
Near Distt & Sessions Court,
Shantipath Road, Kavaratti-682555
M.P. Wakf Board, Taj Complex,
Tajul Masajid, Bhopal-46200
Maharashtra State Board of Wakfs,
Panchakki, Aurangabad - 431 002
Wakf Board, Manipur,
Jame Masjid Complex,
Imphal – 795 001
Meghalaya Board of Wakfs,
Laban, Shillong-793 004
Orissa Board of Wakf: Sayed Osatullah, chairman [Oct 2009]
Punjab Wakf Board,
SCO No.1062-1063, Sector 22-B,
Chandigarh - 160 022
Puducherry State Wakf Board: Union territory.
Puducherry State Wakf Board,
5, Yanam Venkatachalam Pilai Street,
Puducherry - 605 001
Rajasthan Board of Muslim Wakfs,
L.K.1, Lal Kothi Yojna, Jyoti Nagar,
Tamil Nadu Wakf Board: chairman ‘Kaviko’ Abdul Rahman (June 2009)
No.1, Jaffar Syrang Street,
Vallal Seethakathi Nagar,
Chennai – 600 001
Tripura Board of Wakfs,
Shia Central Board of Wakf, U.P.,
817, Indira Bhawan, Ashok Marg, Lucknow - 226 001
U.P. Sunni Central Board of Wakfs,
3-A, Mall Avenue, Lucknow – 226 001
U.P. Wakf Development Corporation Ltd.,
118, 1st Floor, Jawahar Bhawan,
Lucknow – 226 001
Uttarakhand Wakf Board,
313, Lane No.7, Chaman Vihar,
Office of the Board of Wakfs, West Bengal,
6/2, Madan Street, Kolkata- 700 072
Government Notification on 24 August 2007:
In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 5 and 6 of the Durgah Khwaja Saheb Act, 1955, the Central Government hereby appoints the following as members to the Durgah Committee, Ajmer, who are Hanafi Muslims, for a period of five years with effect from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette, namely:
1. Nawab Mohammad Abdul Ali: Amir Mahal, Royapettah, Chennai- 600014 ( elected Chairman by the Committee)
2. Haji Hafiz Wakil Ahmed: Gaon Paighambar Nagar, Post Maohna Paschim, Sultanpur, UP.
3. Mohammed Ilyas Qadri: 104/4, Kirdar Manzil, Andar Kote, Ajmer- 305001, Rajasthan.
4. Prof. (Dr.) Ibraheem: C-91 Johri Farm, Noor Nagar Extension, Jamia Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi.
5. Sohail Ahmad Khan: Qr. No. 3, South Gandhi Maidan, Patna-800001, Bihar.
6. A. H. Khan Chowdhary: C-1/6, Tilak Lane, N.D.
7. Mr. Tirmizi: D-4, Alif Apartments, Faiz Mohammed Society, Jain Merchant P.T. College Road, Paldi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
8. Mr. Shaikh: Munshi Cottage, Opp. Shalimar Cinema, Shah-e-Alam, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
9. Mr. Muallim, At & Post Nandgaon, Tal: Murud-Janjira, Distt-Raigad, Maharasthra.
[as reported in Muslim India: November 2007]
Asian Age : One of the leading dailies of India. Editor : M. J. Akbar.
Islamic Voice : Monthly from Bangalore, India since January 1987. Executive Editor: Nigar Ataulla.
Mid Day Leading daily newspaper of Mumbai.
Milli Gazette: fortnightly published from Delhi, now in its 6th year of publication. Editor :Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan son of Maulana Wahiduddin Khan.
Muslim India : monthly edited by Syed Shahabuddin.Â
Radiance viewsweekly : Weekly started in July 1963. Editor: Ejaz Ahmed Aslam.
Samarsam: Tamil Fortnightly.
Telugu Islamic Lit: Publisher of Islamic books in Telugu language.
Al-Khair Cooperative Credit Society Ltd: based in Patna, Arshad Ajmal is the chairperson and CEO.
Alternative Investment and Credit Limited : started in Kerala in 2002 to provide interest free loans, KK Ali is the CEO.
hidayaa.com: Screening and analysis of shariah compliant stocks.
Idafa.com: Shariah compliant stocks investment firm.
IslamicEquicty.co.in run by Parsoli Corporation, Ahmedabad based public limited company. Islamic wealth management system
:Sanchetna Community Health and Research Center: Ahmedabad based.
Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR): President Advocate Yousuf Hatim Muchhala.
Mohammedan Sporting Club : Kokota, established in 1891.
All India Backward Muslim Morcha : started in 1994 by Ejaz Ali , doctor of medicine from Patna. more info here
All India Haj Sewa Samiti: Advocacy group for Hajis. President is Hafiz Naushad Azami.
All India Milli Council: established in 1992. Maulana Hakeem Mohammad Abdullah Mughaisi, President (re-elected in Nov 2007);
Vice-Presidents: Ameer-e-shariat Kar, nataka Maulana Mufti Ashraf Ali Baqwi, persident All India Taalimi Foundation Maulana Asrarul Haque Qasmi, Maulana Abdul Ahad Qasmi Tarapuri, Dr. Yasin Ali Osmani of Badayun and Maulana Syed Abdul Hafeez Mazahari of Cuttack.
Dr. Manzoor Alam is general secretary.
All India Muslim Majlis: founded by Dr. Abdul Jaleel Faridi in 1968.
All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat : established in 1965, forum of Muslim organisations, it is headed by Syed Shahabuddin.
All India Muslim Personal Law Board : Decision to form this body was taken in Mumbai on 27-28 Dec. 1972. Begum Naseem Iqtidar Ali is the only woman executive member of the 201 member AIMPLB; it has 25 women members in its general body. [MG 1-15 FEB 2005] President is Maulan Rabey Hasni Nadwi, rector of Nadva, Lucknow.
All India Shia Conference
All India United Muslim Morcha : UP State President M A Siddique.
All Parties Hurriyat Conference : Kashmir based group.
Assam United Democratic Front: formed in Assam in 2006 with Baruddin Ajmal Al-Qasmi as its head. It has the support of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind.
Backward Muslim Mahasabha : President is H.A. Siddiqi, Saharanpur.
Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan[BMMA]: Zakia Jowher is founding member.
Indian Minorities Youth Association: President Dr. Masood Hasan Usmani[source: MG, 1-15 Sept 2007]
Indian Muslim Council-USA: a political lobby organization of Indian Muslims in USA.
Indian Muslims Rights and Reservation Movement: established in 1997 demands 15% reservation for Muslims. Indian National League: formed in 1993 when Ibrahim Sulaiman Sait was expelled from IUML. Mohammad Sulaiman is the current president of INL.
Indian Union Muslim League : Political party of Indian Muslims, have 2 seats in Lok Sabha ( lower house of the Indian Parliament) and 1 seat in Rajya Sabha ( upper house).
Jama Masjid United Forum : Launched in May 2007, headed by Syed Yahya Bukhari, brother of Ahmed Bukhari.
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind : Dr. Muhammad Abdul Haq Ansari, Amir. Jamaat-e-Islami was founded on 26th August 1941. It was reorganised in 1948 after the partition of India. Besides the Amir there are following important functionaries: Naib Amirs (Vice-Presidents): Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari and Maulana Mohd. Shafi Moonis Secretary General : Muhammad Jafar Address: D-317 Abul Fazl Enclave, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi - 110 025
Jamiatul Ulema-e-hind : Maulana Arshad Madani, president.
Muslim Political Council of India : Dr. Taslim Rahmani, Chairman.
Muslims for Secular Democracy : lead by Javed Akhtar.
Muslim Muttahida Mahaz : launched in UP in 2006, headed by Mian Muhammad Mazhari who is close to to Ahmad Bukhari.
Muslim Reservation Movement: founded by Dr. Ejaz Ali, current president is Shafiqur Rahman Barq, MP.
MY India(Muslim Youth of India) : founded by Sayeed Khan in Mumbai.
Parcham Party of India: started in 2003, Saleem Peerzada is its president.
Pashchim Bengal Milli Unity Parishad: forum of 12 Muslim organizations of West Bengal. JUH's Siddiqullah Chaudhry is the president.
Popular Front of India: formed in 2007 in Bangalore.
Students Islamic Organisation of India : Syed Zamir Quadri, national president.
Sunni Students Federation ( SSF ): Mallapuram, Kerala.
Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK): president MH Jawahirullah
For pursuing the overall objective of empowerment of the Muslim Community through recognition as a Backward Class with a separate Sub-quota for reservation, several National Organizations of the Muslim Community have formed a Joint Committee of Muslim Organizations for Empowerment (JCMOE). The Organizations which are currently associated with the JCMOE are;
1. Jamiat-ul-Ulema Hind, Maulana Arshad Madni, President,
General Secretary Maulana Mahmood Madni, MP,
2. Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Maulana Jalaluddin Umri, Amir
3. All India Majlis-e-Mushawarat, Janab S.Shahabuddin, President
4. All India Milli Council, Dr. Manzoor Alam, General Secretary
5. Movement for Empowerment of Muslim Indians, Janab Moosa Raza, President
6. All India Momin Conference, Janab Furkan Ansari, MP, President
7. All India Shia Conference, Janab Shamim Kazim, President
8. Markazi Jamiat-e-Ahle Hadith, Maulana Asghar Imam Mahdi Salafi, General Secretary
9. Imarat-e-Sharia, Bihar, Maulana S.Nizamuddin, Amir
The JCMOE has requested Mr. Justice A.M.Ahmedi former Chief Justice of India and Mr.Syed Hamid Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard to be its patron.
The JCMOE has a National Advisory Committee consisting of the Patrons and the heads of the associated organizations with Janab S. Shahabuddin as Convener. It has also established a National Organizing Committee consisting of representatives of some associated organization: Janab Mujtaba Farooque (JIH), Janab Naved Hamid (MOEMIN), Janab A.H.Nomani (JUH), Dr. Z.I.Khan (AIMMM), Maulana Aquilur Gharvi(AISC), Dr.S.Q.R.Ilyas ((Afkar-e-Milli), Mr. Amanullah Khan (U.P.Rabita Committee), Dr. K.K.Usman (Forum of Faith and Fraternity) The first four shall act as Joint Convener.
The JCMOE has formulated a Charter of Demands in the light of the UPA Manifesto, Prime Minister's Assurance to Minorities, the New 15 Point Programme for Minority Welfare and the Recommendations of the Sachar Committee and of the Mishra Commission.
The JCMOE is of the considered view that the assurances and the recommendations for Muslim uplift are not being implemented adequately and properly with the urgency that it deserves. The objective of the Committee is to mobilize public support for urgent action in this regard, particularly for the acceptance of the Charter of Demands by the Government.
The tentative Programme is to organize public meetings at the local, district and state capitals and to present Memoranda to the DM's and the Chief Ministers in the districts and states of Muslim concentration. For this purpose, the JCMOE is nominating various associations and individuals as Conveners of State Organizing Committees for organizing mobilization at local, district and state levels in order to press both Centre and State Governments for urgent action. For this, they shall establish liaison with local and district organizations and prominent social workers who are sympathetic to the Muslim cause.
At the national level, the JCMOE is calling on national parties and their leaders to request them to raise the question of uplift of the Muslim Community in the coming session of the Parliament and press the Government to agree to a discussion on the subject with a view to formulate a national consensus on strategy and action.
The JCMOE proposes to organize a Dharna by Muslim leaders when the Parliament reopens and hold a mass rally in Delhi towards the end of the monsoon session to draw national attention to the problems faced by the Muslim Community.
New Delhi, Dr.Z.I.Khan
4 July, 2007 Conveners, National Organizing Committee
Joint Committee of Muslim Organization of Empowerment
D-250 Abul Fazal Enclave,
Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025
Tel.: 26946780, 26947346
I- Recognition of Backwardness
1. *Recognition of the Musilm Community as a Backward Class under Article 15 (4) of the Constitution on the basis of the factual data collected by the Sachar Committee.
2. *Provision of a separate Sub-quota for Muslim Community in proportion to their share in national/state populations and the levels of backwardness in higher education, public employment, development and welfare benefits and bank credit.
*Enlargement of the list of Muslims OBC's through reconciliation of the discrepancy between the Mandal and State Lists and inclusion of other eligible Muslim sub-communities.
3. *Institution of decennial Development Census based on universal and easily accessible parameters and establishment of a National Assessment and Monitoring Authority for collection, analysis, and retrieval of the collected data and monitoring.
II- Political & Administrative Measures
4. *Raising representation of Muslims in Union and State legislatures & PRI's, by appropriate demarcation, rotation of reservation for SC/ST, dereservation of Muslim concentration constituencies and other devises such as double-member constituencies.
5. *Nomination of qualified Muslims against discretionary appointments in the Higher Judiciary, Public Service Commissions, Universities, Public Sector Undertakings, including banks and insurance companies, official Boards, Authorities, Corporations and other statutory bodies.
6. Composite posting of civil and police personnel in districts, blocks and thanas of Muslim concentration.
III- Promotion of Education
7. *Establishing government schools of equal quality in all deprived areas, in accordance with the national norms under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
*Provision of exclusive high schools and hostels for girls.
*Restoration of the Three Language Formula to provide for mother tongue as medium of primary instruction and as a compulsory subject upto X.
*Economic compensation for BPL families to reduce dropout and establishment of vocational schools & ITI's for the dropouts in deprived areas.
8. *Institution of scholarship for Muslims on merit or means at all levels on parity with SC/ST.
9. *Encouragement and facilitation of establishment of professional colleges and private universities by Muslims under Article 30 of the Constitution and equal treatment under Article 29 (2) .
IV- Employment & Economic Uplift
10. *Reservation in Public Employment at all levels in all cadres for Muslims in proportion to their population in the zone of selection.
11. *Distribution of benefit of all development and welfare schemes to Muslims in proportion to their eligible population at the operational level.
12. *Concessional flow of priority sector bank credit, upto say Rs. 500,000, to eligible borrowers by banks for the self-employed, the self-help groups and small entrepreneurs among Muslims and other deprived groups, in proportion to their population in the bank's jurisdiction.
13. *Allocation of due share of municipal and urban development resources to Muslim mohallas and wards.
* Expeditious regularization of Muslim colonies. Rehabilitation of those displaced in slum clearance operations or in communal violence.
14. *Timebound survey of Waqf properties.
*Grant of public premises status to public Waqfs.
*Exemption of Waqfs from rent control and land ceiling laws.
*Establishment of National Waqf Development Corporation & statutory provision for utilization of surplus wakf income for education & economic development.
*Creation of Waqf cadre to meet the administrative needs of all Waqf institutions.
V- Social Dignity
15. *Protection of honour and dignity of the Muslim community against denigration, demonisation and vilification, through statutory curbs on incendiary and provocative speeches and statements and through enactment of hate laws.
Minutes of the Meeting of the JCMO on 11 June, 2007
13 June, 2007
A Meeting of the Joint Committee of Muslim Organisations etc.( JCMO) was held on 11 June, 2007 at D-250, Abul Fazal Enclave, New Delhi-25 with the under signed in chair. The meeting was attended by;
1) Mr. Ejaz Aslam, in representations of the JIH
2) Mr. Mauji Khan, Treasurer, All India Milli Council
3) Dr. Zafrul Islam Khan, Editor , Milli Gazette
4) Mr. M.J. Khan, Convener, NEFM
The recent developments on the progress of implementation of the Sachar Report was reviewed in the light of the cabinet decisions on its recommendation on 17 May, the Parliament's inability to have a discussion, the recommendations of the Mishra Commission as reported in the Press as well as the statement of several political leaders and parties in favour of implementation of Sachar Report and/or provision of reservation for the Muslims Community.
The participants noted that the Muslim Community in the north had not shown much response nor reacted to the very inadequate decisions of the Cabinet on the Sachar Report. It was felt that for effective mobilisation, the JCMO should concentrate on the demand for reservation in public employment and education and proportional benefit of all Welfare and Development Schemes.
The participants also felt that to prepare the ground, there should be a phased programme for mobilisation beginning with the submission of a common memorandum by a select local group in all districts of Muslim concentration to the District Magistrates with copies to the Prime Minister on a Saturday preceded by an announcement in every mosque in the preceding Friday.
In the second phase, the delegations of the JCMO should call on, and submit of memoranda to, the heads of national and other secular parties sympathetic to the cause, as well as the Prime Minister.
The third Phase should be public meetings in the state capitals and the district headquarters.
The fourth Phase should be a peaceful dharna, jointly sponsored by all participating Muslim organisations and institutions at Jantar Mantar in Delhi, on the first day of the next session of Parliament in July.
The final Phase should be joint mass rally in Delhi.
It was also considered, whether the sponsoring Muslim Organisation should form an all India movement to demand reservation for the Muslim Community but a decision was defined.
The Participants concluded that the Central Government was not likely to announce any meaningful measures which have an immediate impact on the uplift of the Community, because of the apprehension of political opposition in the context of successive assembly elections after the July session of the Parliament. The government tactics will be to reiterate its assurances and promises without taking any concrete action. On the other hand, closer to the next general election towards the end of 2008, the UPA may be inclined to seek the support of the Muslim Community, as a matter of survival. But without a sustained mobilisation campaign, the Community will not be in a position to secure a quid pro quo.
It was suggested that apart from the AIMMM, AIMC, JIH, & JUH and Moemin, the Jamaat Ahle-Hadith, the All India Shia Conference and the All India Momin Conference at an all India level may be persuaded to sponsor the mobilisation campaign, in addition to regional Muslim organisations, like the Chennai-based MDMK, the Muslim Reservation Movement in UP, the Forum of Faith and Fraternity in Kerala may be given the charge of organising the campaign in their respective state.
It was decided that the JCMO should meet again before the end of June 2007 to finalise the memorandum and the dates of various phases of the Campaign and other relevant modalities. (Syed Shahabuddin)
To All Member Organisations:
2. All India Milli Council
6. Hamdard Educational Society
7. Milli Gazette
(read at a press conference held at the Press Club, New Delhi today)
The Congress Manifesto and the Common Minimum Programme of the UPA followed by repeated assurances by the Prime Minister to the Muslim Community for due participation in governance and fair share in the fruits of progress and development have raised high expectations in the Muslim Community. Since its access to power, the UPA has revised the Prime Minister's 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of the Minorities. Subsequently, the government has been considering the Report of the High power Sachar Committee on educational, economic and social status of the Muslim Community. The government has also appointed Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission for considering the question of reservation. This Commission has submitted its report and its recommendations are in the public domain and to a large extent supplement and complement the recommendations of the Sachar Committee.
However,none of these recommendations are being implemented adequately or expeditiously with the urgency that they deserve. The Budget for 2006-07 did not reflect the 15 Point Programme or the Sachar recommendations. Except for vague guidelines for implementation of the Programme and some cabinet decisions on a few points of the Sachar Report and the publication of a list of Minority Concentration districts, no concrete measures for the uplift of the Muslims have been spelt out. Consequently, the Muslim Community has not yet experienced so far any increase in access to government jobs or higher education or bank credit or benefit of development schemes.
Now that the UPA government has completed more than 3 years, there is growing disappointment and frustration in the Minorities particularly, the Muslim Community .
Muslim Organizations of national eminence, after wide consultations reached the considered view that the government has been moving slowly and is reluctant to speed up implementation primarily because of the pressure exerted by the political forces in the country which are not sympathetic to the cause of the Minorities and do not support any change in the status quo. The Sachar Committee has clearly indicated that after 60 years of independence the Muslim Community is almost as backward as the SC/ST and is more backward than even the non-Muslim OBC's. The anti minority forces have been openly threatening to incite Hindu masses and stirring a 'Hindu backlash' if the government were to take any effective positive action to uplift the Muslims.
The situation, therefore, calls for organized mobilization by the Muslim Community not only to exert pressure on the government but also to secure the support of all secular forces including sympathetic political parties and members of the intelligentsia sympathetic to their legitimate aspirations. Peaceful mobilization alone can place the case of uplift of the Muslim Community on the national agenda in the larger interest of the country as it forms nearly 1/6 of the national population and its backwardness impedes the overall progress of the country.
With this in view, major Muslim organizations of namely, the Jamiat Ulema Hind, the Jamaat Islami-e-Hind, the All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, the All India Milli Council, the Jamiat Ahle Hadith, the Movement for Emplowerment of Muslim Indians, All India Momin Conference, All India Shia Conference and the All India Muslim Educational Society and the Imarat-e-sharia, Bihar formed the Joint Committee of Muslim Organizations for Empowerment , with Mr. Syed Hamid, ex-Vice Chancellor, AMU, as the Patron. It may be added that subsequent to its formation, the All India Qaumi Tanzim, Student Islamic Organization and the Popular Front of India apart from several state level organizations have joined the JCMOE
The JCMOE defined its overall objective as empowerment of the Muslim Community through recognition as a Backward Class with a separate sub-quota for reservation in public employment, higher education, fruits of development schemes and flow of bank credit and the creation of a Muslim Sub-Plan. The JCMOE formulated a Charter of Demands (attached) and has established both a National Advisory Committee consisting of the patron and the heads of associated organizations and a National Organizing Committee.
The various associated organizations and their state and district units jointly and severally,have been organizing public meetings in various places and submitting memoranda based on the Charter of Demands to the state governments and the Central government.The JCMOE has also been meeting the leaders of various political parties and the members of the government to plead the Muslim case.
The immediate demand of the Community is that there should be in depth discussion on the situation of the Muslim Community in the Parliament. In order to awaken the conscience of the nation as well as to build a national consensus and for urgent and effective line of action to raise the educational and economic status of the Community.
The National Advisory Committee assisted by the National Organizing Committee held a meeting on 27 July, 2007, reviewed the progress of the mobilization campaign and decided to organize a 'token dharna' by the leaders of member organizations at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, on 14 August, 2007 and submission of memoranda to the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
It was also decided to appeal to the Imams of Masjids in the country to relate their Khutbas on successive Fridays to the Charter of Demands.
It was also decided that in addition to the meetings at the district level, the states JCMOE's shall hold meetings public meeting in the state capitals of all 13 states of Muslim concentration during the period 10 August to 14 September, 2007.
It has also decided to authorize the states JCMOE's to organize Bandhs by the Muslim Community on suitable dates.
It was also decided that a Muslim Rally shall be organized in New Delhi with the participation of contingents from all over the country in the second week of September.
National Organizing Committee
Mujtaba Farooque (JIH) Navaid Hamid (MOEMIN) A.H.Nomani (JUH) Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan (AIMMM) Mauji Khan (AIMC) Maulana Aquilur Gharvi (AISC) Dr. S.Q.R.Ilyas (Afkar-e-Milli) Amanullah Khan (U.P.Rabita Committee) Dr. K.K.Usman (Forum of Faith and Fraternity)
Mujtaba Farooque (JIH) 9810499096
Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan (AIMMM) Mobile: 9811142151
All India Shia Ulama Council: Maulana Ali Taqvi, president; Maulana Kalbe Jawad, general secretary. [elected in Dec 2007]
All India Ulema Council : Maulana Zahiruddin Khan, president.
All India Tanzimul Muslimeen: Qari Mumtaz Ahmad Jamaee, convener. [Jan 2009]
All India Tanzeem Ulema e Haq: based in Delhi, runs Madrasas and schools.
Imarat Shariah: Established in 1921, based in Patna.
Ameer of Bihar, Orissa, and Jharkhan is Maulana Sayyid Nizamuddin.
Ameer of Andhra Pradesh is Maulana Hamiduddin Aqil Hassani.
International Sufi Centre: based in Bangalore.
Islamic Research Foundation : Dr. Zakir Naik's organisation.
Khawaja Gharib Nawaz Council: an organization of Sajjada Nashins and Dargahs of India.
Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e-hadees: estabished in 1906.
Shariah Board : managaed by mostly Indian Imams in Chicago.
Tableeghi Jamaat : started in India, Bangle waali masjid in Nizamuddin is the head quarters of this world wide movement.
Center for Studies on Indian Muslims: Jamia Hamdard
Centre for Promotion of Educational and Cultural Advancement of Muslims of India (CEPECAMI): at AMU. Director is Dr. Abdul Waheed.
Center for Studies on Science : established by Muslim scientists in Aligarh.
Center for Study of Society and Secularism: headed by Asghar Ali Engineer.
Darul Musannafeen: established by Allama Shibli Nomani.
Indian Muslims Monitoring, Research and Response Centre: MJ Khan, President.
502 Rohit House, Tolstoy Marg, New Delhi - 110001
011-23731128, 23731129 Fax. 011-23731130
Institue of Islamic Studies: Asghar Ali Enginer is founder director, established in 1980 and has published books and research paper.
Institue of Objective Studies: established in the year 1986 with a view to promote empirical and conceptual research. Research is carried out on ideologies and problems relevant to Indian polity, society, economy, religion and culture. Attention has been focused on the problems of Muslims and other minority groups. The studies include the problems of development processes, community relations, social tensions, status of women etc. Within the said period the Institute has established itself as a Centre of research and intellectual activities, which is known for its objectivity in the academic world. It is based in New Delhi.
Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library: "Close to the banks of the Ganges, in Patna, stands the Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library a unique repository of about 21000 Oriental manuscripts and 2.5 lakh printed books. Though founded earlier, it was opened for public in October, 1891 by the illustrious son of Bihar Maulvi Khuda Bakhsh Khan with 4,000 manuscripts, of which he inherited 1,400 from his father Maulvi Mohammed Bakhsh."
Muslim Association for the Advancement of Science(MAAS): an organizaton of Indian Muslim scientists.
Iqra Colony, New Sir Syed Nagar,
Rampur Raza Library: "The Rampur Raza Library is a treasure house of Indo Islamic learning and Art, founded by Nawab Faizullah Khan in 1774 AD. His descendants continued to enrich the collection after the attainment of independence and merger of Rampur State in the union of India, the library was brought under the management of trust till the Govt. of India took over the library on 1st July 1975 under the act of parliament and declared it as an institution of National importance. Its affairs are managed by the Rampur Raza Library Board whose Chairman is H.E Governor of U.P."
Sir Syed Academy : based in Aligarh.
Dr. Zakir Husain Institute of Islamic Studies: Established in 1971 by Jamia Millia Islamia.
Ahmedabad Muslim Women's Association : president Mehrunnisa Desai
All India Caravan-e-Insaaf: launched by Saiyid Hamid.
All India Jamiatul Quraish: President is BSP MP from Meerut. [elected Oct 2007]
All India Memon Jamat Federation:
All India Muslim Meo Vikas Parishad: Mohammad Saleem, president; Azhar Hayat, general secretary. [Nov 2007]
All India Qaumi Tanzeem: NCP leader Tariq Anwar is founder president.
American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin: active in providing aid to Indian Muslims.
Bihar Anjuman: organization of Muslims from Bihar.
Forum for Peace and Unity: established in Lucknow in January 2007 and headed by Maulana Zahir Ahmad Siddiqui.
Help Hyderabad : S.G.M. Quadri
Human Rights Law Network: Shakeel Ahmed.
JKCCS: Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society.
Karnataka Waqf Board : Khalid Ahmed chairman.
MP Waqf Board: Omar Farook Khatani is the Chief Executive Officer. firstname.lastname@example.org
Rajasthan Waqf Board: a known RSS supporter Slawad Khan elected chairman in October 2005.
Safa Baitulmaal: Hyderabad based charity organization; established in 2006.
Shia Central Waqf Board: Chairman is Mukhtar Anis, former MP.
Sunni Central Waqf Board : Chaudhry Mateen Ahmad is the Chairman.
United Economic Forum: Hyderabad, AP
UP Sunni Central Waqf Board: chairman is Hafiz Mohammad Usman.
West Bengal Waqf Board: chairman is Hannan Mulla.
American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin
(USA & Canada)
XV Annual Convention
1.The XVth Annual Convention of the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (USA & Canada) held on December 23-24,2006 in association with Crescent School and the Organization of Muslim Educational Associations of Tamil Nadu at Crescent Auditorium, Chennai, appreciates the efforts taken by the Census Commission of India and the Justice Rajinder Sachar Commission for presenting the religion-wise breakup and status of education and employment.
2.The convention expresses its grave concern over the pitiable plight of the Indian Muslims in the economic, educational and social strata as revealed by the 2001 National Census of India and reaffirmed by the Sachar Commission Report.
3.We are thankful to the Hon.Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for formulating a new 15 point program for the minorities as a whole focusing on the human resources development aspect so as to enhance opportunities for education, earmark 15% of the physical targets and financial outlays for the minorities, ensure equitable share in economic activities and employment to improve the living conditions of the minorities and to maintain communal harmony.
4. We request the PMO to faithfully implement this scheme through the appropriate channels, already identified by the government and monitor in the micro-level to ensure that the fruits of this scheme reach the appropriate benefeciaries.
5.By and large it has been past experience that the announcement of schemes and allocation of funds does not reach the under-privileged masses including the
Muslims in the right proportion of their population and in proportion to their needs
which are required to raise themselves to the national mainstream. It is of utmost importance that Muslim concentrated areas must be identified and their needs for educational facilities evaluated without loss of time and necesarry facilities should be created so as to meet the first two points of the 15 point program namely:
1.Equitable availability of integrated child development scheme
2. Providing access to school education.
6.We request that on the basis of the findings, the respective governments should faithfully take all steps to improve the human development status of Indian Muslims.
7. All minorities put together constitute 33% of the national population where the Muslims are the largest group consisting of 13.4% according to the 2001 census and 17% according to the Sachar Commission estimation. If this major segment lags behind others and will not reach the national mainstream, India could never paint a honorable picture of its human development index in the global arena.
When budget allocations are made in common for all minorities-- for example 15% in the new 15 point program of the Prime Minister, the status of each minority must be taken into account in appropriately allocating to the sub-groups.
8. We appreciate the impetus given by the government to the Integrated Child Development Scheme whereby improving access to school education. It should be emphasised that intitaives must be launched like Anganwadis and the Sarva Siksha Abhyan in areas where minorities are concentrated.
9.We request the government to give more emphasis on the girl child's development in the education which will go a long way in educating the nation.
10.The convention also urges the Muslims to fulfill their own responsibility in pulling the community out of their current state of socio-economic and educational backwardness.
http://www.karwakf.org/ : official website
Karnataka Waqf Board was constituted on 21 Sep 2005:
Abdul Hakeem Hindasgeri (state legislator category)
CK Jaffar Sharief (MP category)
Iqbal Ahmed Sardagi (MP category)
Khalid Ahmed [former chairman, Karnataka Waqf Board](elected category)
KM Ibrahim (state legislator category)
Maulana Mufti Ashraf Ali (religious scholar category)
Maulana Zayeem Raza Aabidi (Shia religious scholar category)
R. Abdur Raiyaz Khan (member Karanataka Bar Council)
Syed Mudeer Agha (prominent Muslim org. category)
Syed Mujtaba Husain [Jagirdar, Bijapur](elected category)
Syed Sadaqath Peeran (prominent Muslim org. category)
Syed Zameer Pasha (civil servant category)
--- source MilliGazette 1-15 Nov 2005
HyderabadiMuslims.com: a website for Hyderbadi Muslims.
IndianMuslims.in: a blog site to know the IM mind.
karwaan-e-aligarh : biographies of people associated with Aligarh movement.
The Digital South Asia Library: important historical document and data for research.
Indian Fascism: documents RSS influence in India.
OnlineVolunteers.org: A cry for justice for Muslims detained in Gujarat.
visionjafri.org: a site dedicated to the victims of Gujarat genocide.
Aligarh bachchon ka ghar: orphanage in Aligarh.
Bazm-e-Niswan Charitable Trust: Registered in 1971 as a society, it proves services to market the products produced by women through Micro Credit Schemes and Cottage Industries throught its own resources and other agencies.
Mrs. Husna Ziaullah Sheriff is the president of the trust.
BAZM-E-NISWAN CHARITABLE TRUST
No. 39, Muniswamy Rd.,Tasker Town, Bangalore - 560051, India.
Tel : 91-80-22860023, Fax : 22266973,
Charity Alliance: Delhi based but working in Murshidabad, WB.
D-84 Abul Fazl Enclave-I,
New Delhi 110 025
Tel.: (+91-11) 2694 7483,
2695 2825, 2694 2883
Fax: (+91-11) 2694 5825
Helping Hand: based in Vadodara, Gujarat.
IMAN (Indian Muslim Aid Network): a non-profit voluntary group to network Muslim non-profit organizations in India and the large volunteer/donor community around the world, through the means of Internet.
Indian Muslim Relief & Charities [IMRC] : established in US in 1981.
ISLAMI RELIEF COMMITTEE, GUJARAT (TruSt Regd. No. E-13485/AHD)
B-4, Karishma Complex, Sarni Society,132 Ft. Ring Road, Juhapura,AHMEDABAD - 380055, Gujarat (India)
Phone & Fax : 009179 26820828, 26829318, 26829319
Markazul Ma'arif : A voluntary social-welfare NGO established in 1982. It is involved in education, research and welfare work. Active in Assam and offices in New Delhi and Mumbai.
Modern Educational Social & Cultural Organization [MESCO]: a Mumbai based trust since 1968, providing help in educational and medical field.
Muslims for Peace and Justice: based in UP; a welfare organization that collects information about the central and state governments' welfare schemes for minorities. Manzoor Ahmed elected president in Dec 2007.
Rahat Welfare Trust: based in Mumbai, working to promote the welfare of Muslim women and children, education and poverty relief.
Safa Baitulmaal: based in AP.
SPRAT : Society for the Promotion of Rational Thinking; based in Gujarat
Zakat Foundation of India : started in 1998, based in Delhi.
The Association of Indian Muslims of America
(A non-profit & non-Political Organization Incorporated in Washington DC)
Association of Indian Muslims of America. (AIM)
Address: PO Box 10654, Silver Spring, MD 20914
Phone: 410 730 5456
President: Kaleem Kawaja
This Association was founded in 1985 in Washington DC. It is insorporated in Washington DC as an IRS tax exempt, non-profit, non-political, social service organization. Its objective is service to Indian Muslims in India and North America.
1. EDUCATION PROGRAM
The AIM Education Fund was established in 1989. Since then every year AIM raises between $10 k to $20 k and distributes it to Muslim schools, colleges and students. Since 1989 AIM has focussed on the states of UP, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat. AIM's scholarships to needy students are distributed every year through the Students Islamic Trust of New Delhi and its branch in Chennai and the Muslim Service Society, Calicut.
The major educational organizations whom AIM has funded in addition to the above in recent years are:
Sir Syed Institute of Technology, New Delhi; Rabta Education Committee, Aligarh; Imarat-e-Sharia Computer Institute, Patna; Islamia High School Sheikhpura, Bihar; Markaz Adab & Science, Ranchi; Al Ameen Education Society, Mysore; Muslim Majlis, Port Nova, Tamil Nadu, Sir Syed School,
In 2004 AIM established an Industrial Technical Institute at a cost of $60,000 in Ahmedabad, in collaboration with Falah Darain Education Society.
In 2003 AIM established a gold medal at Aligarh Muslim University to be awarded every year to the best student in the department of journalism and mass communication.
2. RELIEF PROGRAM:
Whenever there has been a communal riot or natural disaster in India AIM has provided substantial relief help. Some of them are:
- In 2002 AIM raised about $200,000 and distributed it to victims through Muslim NGOs in Gujarat. The money was used to build a large number of new houses and repair damaged houses for the victims of the massacre.
- 2005: AIM provided financial help ($22K) to victims of Tsunami disaster in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Sri Lanka, Indonesia.
- 2001: AIM provided $20 K to victims of earthquake in Gujarat.
- 1998: Provided about $5k to victims of hurricanes in Orissa and Gujarat.
- 1991-1993: Aim rprovided about $10 K in each year to victims of communal violence in various parts of India.
3. ADVOCACY PROGRAM:
AIM has a robust program to conduct advocacy for the various causes of Muslims in India. Some major highlights are:
- 2002: AIM held a large protest rally at the Indian Embassy to protest the killing of Muslims in Gujarat.
- 2000 and 1987: AIM published advertisements in Washington Post to draw public attention to the communal riots and violation of human rights of Muslims in India.
- 1997: AIM held a seminar to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Indian independence.
- 1992: AIM organized a protest rally at the Indian Embassy to protest the demolition of the Babri mosque. At that time AIM met with officials of US State Department to convey its protest.
- 1990: AIM held the first convention of Indian Muslims in US in Washington DC.
- Whenever Indian Prime Ministers visit US AIM meets with them to lobby for the various causes of Muslims in India.
- AIM regularly publishes articles on the sdituation of Indian Muslims in various newspapers in US.
4. COMMUNAL HARMONY PROGRAM:
AIM continually works with various communal harmony organizations to improve Muslims' friendship with Hinmdus, Sikha, Christians.
As part of this program AIM works closely with the Indian Embassy to observe various national events of India.
The Association of Indian Muslims of America
(A non-profit & non-Political Organization Incorporated in Washington DC)
May 25, 2006
The Association of Indian Muslims (AIM) founded in 1985, is an independent, social service organization. Association of Indian Muslims (AIM) decided to do something constructive about the lack of education among the Muslim youth and improve the socio-economic conditions of Muslim in India. Some achievements in last three years include!
1- AIM helped scores of schools and students in IndiaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s major cities.
2- AIM operates a Relief Fund to needy Muslim families.
4- Established AIM Gold Medal at AMU in Journalism and Mass Communication.
5- Established Computer Centers in Bihar
6- Special coaching Programs in many states.
7- AIM Leadership Awards to Indian Muslims.
8- Continued rehabilitation of victims of communal violence in India.
9- Committed efforts to block ModiÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s visit to USA, and help build a pluralistic and humanist India where there is justice for all.
10- Make the first move to help starving Muslims in Murshidabad, West Bengal.
11- AIM was first organization in USA to expressed "disillusionment" on behalf of Indian Muslims settled in North America, on the judgment of Justice Arun Tandon of the UP High Court declaring that the legislation establishing AMU a minority institution is invalid. AIM sent letters and position papers to The President, Prime Minister, Education Minister and head of various political parties and their leaders to restore minority status and remove all ambiguity from the current AMU constitution through the act of parliament.
There is nothing more satisfying than helping another Muslim in need. Your help and encouragement for various AIM projects will be greatly appreciated. We appeal to all to give generous donations so we can help the needy Muslims in India. With kindest regards to you and your family. Thanks.
Syed M. Naseem
(Chairman, Membership and Fundraising Committees, AIM)
Please send your Tax-deductible Donations, including Membership Dues ($ 10 per person) and other generous contribution (please specify) $---------- Payable to AIM at the following address!
Association of Indian Muslim of North America (AIM),
P. O. Box-10654
Silver Spring, MD ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ 20904
The Association of Indian Muslims of America (AIM), Washington DC, is pleased to inform all that its Board of Directors has approved its annual distribution of donation to Muslim schools and colleges in India. This year AIM is distributing a sum of about Rs 10 lakhs (about $19,000) as financial assistance to the following institutions in India.
1. Karnatak: Ideal Education Trust, Kumta - Primary school.
2. Kerala: Muslim Service Society, Calicut - Scholarships to High School and College students
3. Uttranchal: Sir Syed Public School, Dehradun - Primary school
4. Uttar Pradesh: Faiz-e-Aaam School, Ayodhya/Faizabad - Primary school
5. Bihar: Islamia High School, Sheikhpura - High School
Imarat-e-Sharia Technical Training Center, Patna - Vocational training center
A.I.M. thanks all donors for their generosity that made it possible for us to help the education of needy Muslim youth in India. Wasalam.
Association of Indian Muslims of America
PO Box 10654, silver Spring, MD 20914.
12 Feb 2007