Maulana Shakir Ali Noorie

Maulana Noorie is the President of Sunni Dawate Islami, a non-political religious organization in Mumbai, India. Under his leadership–and by means of conducting various religious events, including full-day congregations at state and national levels–the organization has succeeded in reviving Sunni Islam in India. In particular, the Annual Congregation is one of the largest Sunni Muslim assemblies held in India, attracting around 300,000 people annually into the heart of Mumbai, India’s financial capital. The mission has been growing yearly with thousands of members and volunteers across states joining the organization. Noorie has established schools that provide both modern and religious education, thereby providing a platform for a new generation of Muslim leaders in India.

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