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Sheikh Abubakr Ahmad

Chancellor

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Sheikh Abubakr Ahmed
The Grand Mufti of India

Sheikh Abubakr Ahmad is known for his scholarship and leadership skills as one of the most influential religious scholars in India. His influence through authentic scholarship in Islam and charismatic leadership in political and religious issues of the minority Muslim community of India distinguishes him as the unique person to speak for them and to attain their rights in respect of the secular platform of the Indian constitution. This unique characteristic recognized him as the Grand Mufti of India conferred the title in February 2019 at the Gareeb Nawaz Peace Conference held at Ramlila Maidan, New Delhi organized by the supreme religious scholars in India.

Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad is the General Secretary of the All India Muslim Scholars Association, Founder and Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Markazu Saquafathi Sunniyya; one of the leading educational and humanitarian institutions in India, which has multiple institutions in various disciplines and patronages more than 48,000 students across the country. His Islamic scholarship is famous for his Bukhari hadiths teaching for more than five hundred scholars at a time.

In India and the Arab world, Sheikh Abubakr Ahmad is often referred to by his epithet Abul Aytam (Father of Orphans) for his service for the orphans and the destitute as he provides food, shelter, educational aids and life amenities to thousands of them. He advocates peaceful co-existence, social harmony and its international propagation. Sheikh has authored and published more than 60 books on scores of topics in Arabic, Urdu & Malayalam languages.

He has signed The Common Word International Peace Agreement with the leading nations. For the last four decades, Sheikh has been successfully running the International Peace Conference in India, a high profile convention for peace and co-existence among nations with foreign delegates and Indian diplomats in connection with the conference of Markazu Saquafathi Sunniyya. Sheikh was the official guest who represented India specially invited by H.E King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan during his visit to India in 2018. Sheikh Abubakr Ahmad has represented the Indian Muslims at many international conferences around the world and presented papers on diverse topics. He has delivered more than 11,000 lectures virtually on various aspects of the Qur’an, Hadiths, and Islamic Jurisprudence etc.

His bold stands and recurrent campaigns, conventions and public processions against terrorism, extremism and militant fanaticism have won him much international recognition, the first to issue a fatwa against ISIS-The document, a copy of which is held in the United Arab Emirates National Archives, was a commission to All India Sunni Jamiyyathul Ulama to raise awareness against terrorism. At the time of the fatwa, Sheikh did not hold the title of Grand Mufti since his election to the office came on 24 February 2019. He has also issued fatwas a second time against ISIS and other terrorist groups. He also formed Kerala Muslim jJamaat a separate organization to strengthen the works of Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama in which all Muslims in various fields can join together their hands which has a membership of millions of people.

He is an institutional builder who established 5000+ Cultural centres and leading 20,000 Primary Education Centres, hundreds of colleges across the country and controls their operations in adherence to the vision and values of Markaz across India from the westernmost state Kashmir to the southernmost state Kerala. Sheikh has envisioned constructing a unique Islamic Educational and cultural centre in India named Markaz Knowledge City. The masjid and cultural centre as part of the city is marked as the largest cultural centre in India. Markaz Knowledge City is conceived as an Integrated Township providing infrastructure for high-class Islamic Study Centres, Academic Institutions, Residential facilities, Health & Hospitality facilities, and Recreation & Leisure facilities and is essentially intended as sustainable development in the minority sector of Kerala. The city concept is based truly on the traditional Islamic townships that regain the lost legacy of Islamic culture, knowledge and architectural excellence.

Sheikh has been leading and is the chairman of the corporation of 300 plus CBSE schools, hundreds of educational and social organizations in and outside India.
Under the visionary leadership of Sheikh Abubakr Ahmad, the educational and humanitarian services of Jamia Markaz empowers and enlightens the minority community across India, Andaman Nicobar islands, and has surpassed Africa and the Arabian subcontinents.

In his academic supervision, 20,000 religious scholars have graduated, and they are leading the national and international educational and religious movements. He is famous across the Islamic world as an international scholar and peace promoter. His outstanding leadership talent has been maintaining a good relationship with governments of all time; thus, Indians, especially the minority community, achieves the rights constitutionally they deserve through him. He was awarded much national and international recognition for his excellent humanitarian and charitable services, including the Indo Arab award in 2008. He is the most profound Muslim scholar globally known from India and has millions of followers across India and abroad.

Dr Hussain Saquafi Chullikode

Vice-chancellor

C. Muhammed Faizy

General Manager

Dr Muhammed Abdul Hakkim Kandi

Director

Prof. Umarul Farooque

Academic Project Director

Unais Muhammed

Academic Director

JMSS Leadership

Name #

Sayyid Ali Bafakyh Thangal

President

A.P. Muhammed Musliyar

Vice President

Sayyid Sainul Abideen Bafaqi Thangal

Vice President

Sayyid Abdul Fathah Ahdal Thangal

Vice President

K.K.Ahammed Kutty Musliyar

Vice President

S.S.A. Kadhar Haji

Vice President

Kanthapuram A.P. Aboobacker Musliyar

General Secretary

Chalil Muhammed Faizi

Secretary

Dr. Muhammed Abdul Hakkim

Secretary

Dr. Hussain Saquafi Chullikode

Secretary

C.P. Moosa Haji

Secretary

A.P. Abdul Kareem Haji

Treasurer

Sayyid Ali Bafakyh Thangal

President

A.P. Muhammed Musliyar

Vice President

Sayyid Sainul Abideen Bafaqi Thangal

Vice President

Sayyid Abdul Fathah Ahdal Thangal

Vice President

K.K.Ahammed Kutty Musliyar

Vice President

S.S.A. Kadhar Haji

Vice President

Kanthapuram A.P. Aboobacker Musliyar

General Secretary

Chalil Muhammed Faizi

Secretary

Dr. Muhammed Abdul Hakkim

Secretary

Dr. Hussain Saquafi Chullikode

Secretary

C.P. Moosa Haji

Secretary

A.P. Abdul Kareem Haji

Treasurer