The All India Ulema & Mashaikh Board
) is an apex body of Indian Sufi Sunni Muslims. The Body consisting of Sajjada Nashins of all the Prominent Sufi Dargah
A Dargah is a Sufi shrine built over the grave of a revered religious figure, often a Sufi saint. Local Muslims visit the shrine known as . Dargahs are often associated with Sufi meeting rooms and hostels, known as khanqah...
s and Khanqahs,Imam of Masajids, the mufti & the teachers of the Madarasas being the office bearer and the members of this Board.
Fighting for the right of Ahl-E-Sunnah Wal-Jamaat for restoring the Khanqah, Astanas & Dargahs to their rightful owners i.e. the Sunni Ummah and assisting them to obtain proper representation in the political parties.It is with the precise reason that All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board have been established.
It has been in news for starting a movement against the hardline faction of Islam which it descibed are Wahabis and Salafis.
The All India Ulama & Mashaikh Board (AIUMB) on Sunday gave a call to Sunni Muslims across India to reject and rebuff hardline Wahabism so that Islam could return to its tolerant, Sufi roots: “When an extremist turns up at your door seeking your support, when anyone tries to recruit you into terrorism, hand him over to the nearest police station,” said Board general secretary Maulana Syed Mohd Ashraf Kachochavi, addressing a large-sized Maha Panchayat of Sunni Muslims at Moradabad on 16th oct 2011.
Aims and Objectives
- To safeguard the right of Muslim in general and Ahl-E-Sunnah Wal-Jamaat in particular.
- To fight for proper representation of responsible person of Ahl-E-Sunnah Wal-Jamaat in national and regional politics by creating a peaceful mass movement.
- To ensure representation of Sunni Muslim in Government Organization specially in Central Sunni Waqf Boards and Minorities Commission.
- To fight against the stranglehold and authoritarianism of non Sunni’s in State Waqf Board.
- To ensure representation of Ahl-E-Sunnah Wal-Jamaat in the running of the state waqf board.
- To end the unauthorized occupation of the Waqf properties belonging to Dargahs, Masajids, Khanqahs and Madarasas, by ending the hold of non Sunni’s and to safeguard Waqf properties and to manage them according to the spirit of Waqf.
- To create an envoirment of trust and understanding among Sunni Mashaikh, Khanqahs and Sunni Educational institution by realizing the grave danger being paced by Ahl-E-Sunnah Wal-Jamaat. To rise above pettiness, narrow mindedness and short sightedness to support common Sunni mission.
- To work towards helping financially weak educational institutions.
- To provide help to people suffering from natural calamities and to work for providing help from Government and other welfare institutions.
- To help orphans, widows, disabled and uncared patients.
- To help victims of communalism and violence by providing them medical, financial and judicial help.
- To organize processions on the occasion of Eid-Miladun-Nabi (SAW) in every city under the leadership of Sunni Mashaikh. To restore the leadership of Sunni Mashaikh in Juloos-E-Mohammadi (SAW) wherever they were organized by Wahabi and Deobandi
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- To serve Ilm-O-Fiqah and to solve the problem in matters relating to Shariah by forming Mufti Board to create awareness among the Muslims to understand Shariah
- To establish Interaction with electronic and print media at district and state level to express our viewpoint on sensitive issues.
The history of India bears witness to that fact that when Alama Fazle Haq Khairabadi gave the clarion call to fight for the freedom of our country all the Khanqahs and almost all the Ulama and Mashaikh of Ahl-E-Sunnah Wal-Jamaat rose in unison and gave proof of their national unity and fought for Independence which resulted in liberation of our country from British rule.
But after gaining freedom, the Khanqahs and The Ulama(Scholars) of Ahl-E-Sunnah Wal-Jamaat went back to the work of Dawah and spreading Islam, thinking that the efforts that were undertaken to gain freedom are distant from religion and leaving it to others to do the job. Thus the Independence for which our Ulama
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and Mashaikh paid supreme sacrifice and laid down their lives resulted in Sunni Muslims being enslaved and there by depriving them legimative right to participate in the governance of our country.
After the Independence hundred of issues were faced by the Umma, whether religious or economic were not dealt with in a proper way and we kept lagging behind. During the lat 60 years or so a handful of people of Ahl-E-Sunnah Wal-Jamaat could become MLA’s, MP’s and minister due to their individual efforts lacking all along solid organized community backing as a result of which Ahl-E-Sunnah Wal-Jamaat remained disassociated with the Government machinery and Sunni find that they have not been able to found foothold in the Waqf Board, Central Waqf Board, Hajj Committee, Board for Development of Arabi, Persian & Urdu and in Minorities Commission. Similarly when Sunni Muslims look towards political parties big or small they felt that a specific non-Sunni lobby having strong presence. In all the Institution mentioned above and in all political parties Sunni presence is conspicuous by its absence.Time and again Ulama and Mashaikh have declared that the Sunni’s constitutes a total of approximately 80% of all Muslim population.
:It is the need of the hour that The Ulama and Mashaikh should unite and come on single platform under the banner of Ahl-E- Sunnah Wal-Jamaat to put forward their message to the Sunni Muslims of India.
To propagate this message Sunni conferences/Muslim Mahapanchayats would be held in the District Head Quarters and State Capitals at least once a year to show the strength and numbers this is an uphill task and would require huge efforts but rest assured that once Sunnis do that they shall be able to demonstrate their number leaving the non Sunni way behind thereby changing the perception of political parties towards this community and ensuring proper representation in every field.