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|Legal status||Religious organization|
|Purpose/focus||Initially to carry on non-violent freedom struggle, currently development of Indian Muslim community|
|Headquarters||1, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi|
|President||Maulana Usman Mansoorpuri|
|Remarks||A split was affected within the Jamiat in April 2008|
Darul Uloom Deoband, India
Jamiat Ulema-I-Hind or (Urdu: جمعیت علمائے ہند, Hindi: जमीयत उलेमा-ए-हिन्द, translation: Organization of Indian Scholars) is one of the leading Islamic organizations in India. It was founded in 1919 by Abdul Mohasim Sajjad, Qazi Hussain Ahmed, Ahmed Saeed Dehlvi, and Abdul Bari Firangi Mehli. Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind opposed the creation of a separate Muslim state of Pakistan.
The Jamiat has an organizational network which is spread all over India. They also have an Urdu daily Al-Jamiyat. The Jamiat has propounded a theological basis for its nationalistic philosophy. Their thesis is that Muslims and non-Muslims have entered upon a mutual contract in India since independence, to establish a secular state. The Constitution of India represents this contract. This is known in Urdu as a mu'ahadah. Accordingly as the Muslim community's elected representatives supported and swore allegiance to this mu'ahadah so it is the duty of Indian Muslims is to keep loyalty to the Constitution. This mu'ahadah is similar to a previous similar contract signed between the Muslims and the Jews in Medina.
Currently the Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind is split into two factions. In 2008 the interim President Maulana Arshad Madani took steps to constitute a new executive council to replace the old one. This triggered a reaction following which a faction led by Maulana Mahmood Madani, prominent in the old council, removed Maulana Arshad Madani as interim President by initiating a no-confidence motion against him. Maulana Arshad Madani's group claims that the no-confidence motion is itself null and void, as the executive council in question had already been dissolved and a new council constituted, while the other group claims that the constitution of the new council was without legal basis. Both sides claim that the sequence of events was such that favours their cause.
- Jamiat Ulema Hind: the official website
- branch of jamiat ulema hind in mysore: the official website
- Speeches/Bayans by leading Ulema from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa and more. Also, English Translation and Explanation of Quran, Maariful Quran by Mufti Taqi Usmani, Prof. Shamim (Tafsir by Mufti Maulana Muhammad Shafi Usmani RA)
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