Maulana Madani is the President of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, a group which strongly opposed the creation of a separate Muslim state of Pakistan. In 2006, Maulana Syed Arshad Madani succeeded his brother, Maulana Syed Asad Madani, but since 2008, the group has been split into two factions. Maulana Arshad is also a noted scholar. He is the Principal of Darul Uloom Deoband and Vice President All India Muslim Personal Law Board. He also supervizes much social work and heads a number of Islamic seminaries and bodies and is an advisor to eight international Islamic schools.