Renowned Islamic scholar, ex JIH president Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari passes away

New Delhi, 26 Aug. 2022: Renowned Islamic scholar Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari,  a former president of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and  author of more than four dozen books, passed away at Al Shifa Hospital in New Delhi at around 8.30 pm on Friday. He was suffering from pneumonia and was under treatment in Al Shifa Hospital for the last one week. He was 88. He is survived by two sons and two daughters. His wife expired last year.

His funeral prayer was held at 10:00 am on Saturday, 27th Aug 2022) at the JIH Markaz mosque, Ishat-e-Islam Masjid, Abul Fazal Enclave, Okhla, New Delhi.

Maulana Umari was born in 1935 in a village called Puttagram in the North Arcot district, Tamil Nadu, India. He has been the president (Ameer) of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind for the three consecutive terms from 2007-2019.  He completed Alimiat and fazilat (Masters in Islamic studies) from Jamia Darussalam, Omerabad, Tamil Nadu. He obtained his baccalaureate (Munshi Fazil) in Persian from the Madras University. He also received a B.A (English) from Aligarh Muslim University.

Maulana Umari associated with JIH during his student life. After completing his studies, he dedicated himself to its research department. He officially became its member in 1956. He served as the JIH city president of Aligarh for a decade. He was the editor of its Urdu monthly organ Zindagi-e-Nau for five years from June 1986 to December 1990. Later, he has become JIH Vice President, which he served for four consecutive terms from April 1990 to March 2007.

Maulana is globally recognized as a renowned Islamic scholar who rendered yeoman services towards the cause of Islam. His writings and books are considered authentic sources of Islamic information. Maulana Umari was the Vice President of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board as well as the Chairman of the Sharia Council of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind. He was Vice Chancellor of renowned Islamic University Jamiat-ul-Falah, Azamgarh, UP and the Chief Patron of Siraj-ul-Uloom Women’s College, Aligarh, UP. He was on the Board of many prestigious Islamic institutions. He was also the founder Editor of the quarterly Islamic research journal – Tehqeeqat-e-Islami since 1982. 

Maulana Umari a noted Islamic scholar, educationist, researcher, orator, and author, has penned over four dozen books in the Urdu language and contributed hundreds of research articles in various journals and magazines, on various topics including Islamic doctrines, Islamic jurisprudence, Dawah, Islamic social system, human rights, contemporary challenges and political issues. Later, a large number of his books were translated into various languages such as Arabic, English, Turkish, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannad, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Bangla, and Tamil. Some of his well-known books include Tajjaliyat e Quran, Ma’roof-o-Munkar, Tajalliyat-e-Quran, Auraq-e-Seerat, Islam ki Dawat, Islam ka Shooraee Nizam, Islam mein Khidmat-e-Khalq ka Tasawwur, Infaq fi Sabilillah, Ghair Islami Riyasat Aur Musalman, Family System in the Holy Quran, Inviting to Islam, Islam and Human Rights, Islam and Service to Mankind, Islam and Unity of Mankind, Islam the Bastion of Human Rights, Islamic Solution in Human issues, Maintenance of the Divorcee – A Critical Analysis, Muslim Women and Economic Enterprises, Muslim Woman: Role and Responsibilities, Of the Weak and Oppressed and Islamic Shield, Relationship with Non-Muslims and their Rights, Rights of Muslim Women – A Critique of the Objections, Submission to God – Glory to Man, The Family System of Islam, Women and Islam, State of Our Community and Nation and Our Responsibilities, and Social Service in Islam.

Many of his books have been translated into Arabic, English, Turkish, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannad, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Bangla, and Tamil languages.

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