Asad Madani

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As’ad Madani
MP, Rajya Sabha For Uttar Pradesh
In office
3 April 1974 – 2 April 1980
In office
5 July 1980 – 5 July 1986
In office
3 July 1988 – 2 July 1994
7th President of Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind
In office
11 August 1973 – 6 February 2006
Preceded bySyed Fakhruddin Ahmad
Succeeded by
6th General Secretary of Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind
In office
9 August 1963 – 10 August 1973
Preceded byMuhammad Miyan Deobandi
Succeeded bySyed Ahmad Hashmi
Personal details
Born(1928-04-27)27 April 1928
Moradabad, British India
Died6 February 2006(2006-02-06) (aged 77)
Apollo Hospital, Delhi, India
Resting placeMazar-e-Qasmi, Deoband, Uttar Pradesh, India
Citizenship British Indian (1928-1947)
 Indian (1947-2006)
Political partyIndian National Congress
ChildrenMahmood Madani
RelativesArshad Madani (brother)
Alma materDarul Uloom Deoband
ProfessionPolitician, islamic scholar
AwardsFriends of Liberation War Honour
Senior posting

As’ad Madani (27 April 1928 – 6 February 2006) was an Indian Deobandi Islamic scholar and a politician, who served as the sixth general secretary and the seventh President of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind. He was a member of the executive body of Darul Uloom Deoband. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha, upper house of the Parliament of India representing Uttar Pradesh for three terms as a member of the Indian National Congress.

Early life and education[edit]

Asad Madni was born in 1928 to Hussain Ahmad Madni in Moradabad at his maternal uncle's home. He was raised in Madani Manzil in Deoband.[1] He graduated from Darul Uloom Deoband in 1945.[2] He then stayed in Madinah for a few years before returning as teacher at Darul Uloom Deoband for 12 years.


In 1960, he was appointed as the president of the Uttar Pradesh circle of Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind and on 9 August 1963, he was appointed as the general secretary of the Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind. He became the president of Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind on 11 August 1973.[3] He was president of Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind for 32 years.[4] He was a member of the upper house of the Indian parliament from 1968 to 1974, 1980 to 1986 and 1988 to 1994.[2]

Death and legacy[edit]

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh releasing the parliamentary speeches of Asad Madni
Inscription on the grave of As‘ad Madani

On 6 February 2006, Madani died in Delhi, India.[5] He is survived by his son Mahmood Madani who is General secretary of one faction of the Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind.[6]

An international seminar was organized in his memory in New Delhi on 23 and 24 April 2007. Madani's parliamentary speeches were released by the former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh in the same seminar.[7]

He is a very popular figure in the neighbouring country of Bangladesh which he frequently used to visit. He first visited eastern Bengal in 1933, and since 1973 he used to go there nearly every year. During the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, Madni strongly protested against the brutal torture of the Pakistan Army and its allied forces, and distributed adequate aid to the memorial camps. He projected his views to stop the torture of innocent Bengalis and marched in the streets of Delhi with more than fifty thousand Indian Muslims in favour of Bangladesh. His last visit to the country was on 2 April 2005 when he was an honorary guest at the National Conference of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh at Paltan Maidan, Dhaka.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Muhammad Ruhul Amin Nagori, "ফেদায়ে মিল্লাত সায়্যিদ আসআদ মাদানী (র:)", জীবনী (in Bengali), As Siraz
  2. ^ a b "RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 1952 - 2003" (PDF). Rajya Sabha (Indian parliament) website. Rajya Sabha. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  3. ^ Nur Alam Khalil Amini. Pase Marge Zindah (in Urdu). Deoband: Idara Ilm-o-Adab. p. 764.
  4. ^ "Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind & Anr. vs Maulana Mahmood Asad Madni & Anr. on 25 August, 2008". IndianKanoon. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  5. ^ Qasmi, Obaidullah (2 October 2006). "Profile of Maulana Sayed Asad Madani: 1928-2006". website. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  6. ^ M. Hasan (3 April 2006). "Jamiat party heads for a split". Hindustan Times (newspaper). Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  7. ^ "PM releases book on parliamentary speeches of Maulana Syed Asad Madani". Retrieved 11 March 2020.


  • Salman Mansoorpuri, ed. (May 2012). Tazkirah Fidā-e-Millat. New Delhi: Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind. Retrieved 12 July 2021.