Renowned Islamic scholar and author Maulana Sayyid Jalaluddin Umari was elected Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Hind for the next 4-year term 2007-2011 at the end of the 6-day meeting of the organisation’s apex body, Central Council of Representatives (whose present strength is 117), which concluded in the Capital on April 6. Maulana Umari succeeds Professor M. Abdul Haq Ansari who led the organisation for the last four years.
Born at Puttagram in North Arcot district of Tamil Nadu in 1935, Sayyid Jalaluddin got his early education at his native place, completed Islamic Studies from Jamia Darus Salam, Oomarabad, did Munshi Fazil from Madras University and graduation from Aligarh Muslim University.
He was granted membership of the organisation in 1956 and has been rendering his invaluable services to the Jamaat in various capacities ever since. He had been Naib Ameer of the Jamaat since 1990.
One of the founding members of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Maulana Jalaluddin is also chairman Idara-e-Tahqeeq-o-Tasneef-e-Islami Aligarh as well as chancellor Jamiatul Falah, Bilarya Ganj, Azamgarh (U.P.) and Jamiatus Suffa, Warangal (A.P.).
A prolific writer in Urdu, the Maulana has produced a number of research oriented books and articles. Many of his books have been translated into different languages including English, Hindi and other Indian languages. His book Maroof-o-Munkar has also been translated into English, Arabic and Turkish.
He has also been editing a research oriented quarterly magazine, Tahqueequat-e-Islami for the last 25 years. Earlier he edited Urdu monthly Zindagi-e-Nau for five years.
The Council also elected 18-member Central Advisory Council (CAC) of the Jamaat. Three members of the newly elected CAC, Muhammad Jafar, S. Aminul Hasan and Syed Saadatullah Hussaini – the last two entirely new on the body – have replaced Maulana Abdul Aziz, Dr Ahmad Sajjad and Dr. Jaweed Mukarram. Other members of the Council are Dr. M. Abdul Haq Ansari, K.A. Siddique Hasan, Dr F.R. Faridi, Dr Muhammad Rafat, Dr Hasan Raza, T.K. Abdullah, Shafi Moonis, Er. Muhammad Saleem, Muhammad Sirajul Hasan, Dr S.Q.R. Ilyas, Syed Ghulam Akber, Ejaz Ahmed Aslam, S.M. Mallick, H. Abdul Raqueeb and Maulana Yusuf Islahi.
As we are going to the press the meeting of the new CAC is going on. One of the major items on the agenda is nomination of Naib Ameers, Secretary General and Assistant Secretary Generals of the organisation.