Maulana Mahmood Madani

Leader and Executive Member of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, India

Maulana Mahmood Madani, a leading Islamic scholar and politician in India, has gained influence for his forthright condemnations of terrorism and unfaltering support of the Indian Muslim community.

Religio-Political Heavyweight: Madani has served as Secretary General of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, or Organization of Indian Scholars–one of the most prominent Islamic organizations in India. He has been outspoken in his opposition to the misuse of the term jihad as a tool of terrorism in India. Following fatal bomb blasts in 2008, he and others of the Darul Uloom Deoband institution hosted events condemning terrorism as inherently un-Islamic.

Defender of the Faith: As a respected political leader and Islamic scholar of India, Madani represented the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind and the esteemed community of scholars from Deoband when he addressed the Pakistani government, and Pakistani High Commissioner Shahid Malik in particular, in an open letter regarding the commissioner’s remarks in December 2008 at the UN Security Council about terrorism stemming from ‘mullas in Deoband’. Maulana Madani is also a strong opponent of government interference in the madrassa system.

More riots in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh than Gujarat, says Maulana Mahmood ... - Jagran Post
2013-10-27 05:31:39

"In the past 10 years (since the 2002 Gujarat riots), more than 48 communal clashes have occurred in Rajasthan while 102 have been reported in the past one-and-a-half years in Uttar Pradesh. Please tell me, who is right and who is wrong?," Madani, ...

Didn't say Congress fanning fears about Narendra Modi to secure Muslim votes ... - NDTV
2013-10-15 12:55:16

Maulana Mahmood Madani, who heads the Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind, said in a TV interview today, "In the next election, political parties should not try to seek our votes by showing fear of someone, on a negative plank." Parties, he said, must instead outline ...

Stories Indian Politicians Like to Tell - New York Times
2013-11-13 11:17:47

Maulana Mahmood Madani, the general secretary of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, India's largest Muslim organization, emphatically rejects the politics of Mr. Modi. But last month he publicly warned, “to not take the Muslims for granted and hope that out of ...

More communal riots in Rajasthan, UP, than in Gujarat, Maulana Madani tells ... -
2013-10-26 07:36:33

New Delhi: The general secretary of Jamiat Ulema Hind, Maulana Mahmood Madani has indirectly praised Narendra Modi by saying that there are more Muslim youths in the jails of Maharashtra than in Gujarat, and more communal riots have taken place in ...

Statement on Modi part of “part of Madani's own political ambitions”: AISF -
2013-10-17 11:59:58

Mumbai: All India Secular Forum (AISF) has reacted strongly to Maulana Mahmood Madani's statement that Congress is creating the fear of Modi to get Muslim votes. In the statement issued yesterday Ram Puniyani of AISF said that Maulana's statement ...

The Muslim Supporters of Hindutva - Northern Voices Online
2013-11-12 17:00:17

TWO media-savvy Muslim clerics have covertly offered their support to Narendra Modi. Maulana Mehmood Madani represents a faction of the Sunni Jamiatul Ulema-i-Hind. Maulana Kalbe Sadiq speaks for a section of India's Shias. There are several other ...and more »

Rahul's comment on ISI-Muslim youth link draws fury of clerics - The New Indian Express
2013-10-26 06:09:14

Jamiat-ulema-hind chief Maulana Mahmood Madani said Rahul's comments were irresponsible. “It's a very irresponsible comment of Rahulji; he is trying to politicise the whole issue, we strongly condemn this,” Madani said. Maulana Kalbe Sadiq, senior ...

Assam CM Gogoi lashes out at Jamiat Ulama -
2013-10-17 14:28:44

Guwahati: Extremely peeved by the growing proximity of Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind General Secretary Maulana Mahmood A. Madani and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Assam CM Tarun Gogoi said that the nexus is ominous and the people of the country ...

Madani lambasts secular parties for creating Modiphobia - NitiCentral
2013-10-27 03:30:24

However, in an interview to a Hindi TV channel, the general secretary of Jamiat Ulema Hind, Maulana Mahmood Madani had a different take. This take will surely put all the secular parties to shame and make them run for cover. Madani after openly ...

Jamiat chief lashes out at Congress for fanning fears about Modi - Times of India
2013-10-15 02:37:26

JAIPUR: Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Hind chief Syed Mehmood Madani on Monday accused the Congress party of creating a Modi bogey to spook the Muslim voters into backing the party in the 2014 election. He asked Muslims not to be scared of the ... The statement ...

Birth: 3 March 1964 (Age: 54)

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Influence: 10 million members of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind.

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