Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind

About Us

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, though formally launched in 1919, was an inheritor of a rich legacy dating back to early 18th century when Shah Waliullah of Delhi led a revolution to change the whole system by drawing the attention of people to the depredations of European imperialism, degeneration and corruption among oriental rulers.

Our Vission

Protection of Islamic beliefs, identity, heritage and places of worship.

Securing and safeguarding the civil, religious, cultural and educational rights of Muslims.

Social, educational and religious reform among Muslims. Establishment of institutions for progress and stability in educational, cultural, economic and social affairs of Muslims.

Our Mission

Fostering and stabilizing amicable relations between different communities living in the Union of India, in accordance with the teachings of Islam.

The revival of Arabic and Islamic studies and framing syllabus and curriculum according to needs of the present age.

Our Objectives


Dissemination and propagation of the teachings of Islam.

Management and protection of Islamic Aukaf.


In November 1919, the revolutionary Ulama on the occasion of the Khilafat Conference held at Delhi, resolved to constitute a new organization for carrying on non-violent freedom struggle in cooperation with fellow countrymen. The organization was designated as ‘Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind’. Mufti-e-Azam, Maulana Kifayatullah was elected as the first President.


The establishment of the organization was a decisive turning point in their revolutionary movement. They gave up armed struggle and chose non-violent struggle and adopted non-co-operation. That strategy eventually led to freedom of the country.


Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind a step forward from armed resistance to Non-violent struggle: The Ulama started their struggle with armed resistance, but repeated failure in such attempts motivated them to revise their approach and adopt a new strategy. Particularly the failure of Silk Letter conspiracy in 1916 and arrest of 222 Ulama, prominent amongst them, Shaikhul Hind Maulana Mahmood Hassan and his disciple Maulana Hussain Ahmad Madani, along with Maulana Obaidullah Sindhi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and others forced them to restructure their strategy for resistance opting for non-violent struggle for freedom with the support and cooperation of their fellow countrymen.