All India Ulama & Mashaikh Board (AIUMB) has been established with the basic purpose of popularizing the message of peace of Islam and ensuring peace for the country and community and the humanity. AIUMB is striving to propagate Sunni Sufi culture globally .Mosques, Dargahs, Aastanas, and Khanqwahs are such fountain heads of spirituality where worship of God is supplemented with worldly duties of propagating peace, amity, brotherhood and tolerance.
AIUMB is a product of a necessity felt in the spiritual, ethical and social thought process of Khaqwahs.Khanqwahs also have made up their mind to update the process and change with the changing times. As it is a fact that Khanqwahs can not ignore some of the pressing problems of the community so the necessity to change the work culture of these centers of preaching and learning and healing was felt strongly. AIUMB condemns all those deeds and words that destabilize the country as it is well known that this religion of peace never preaches hatred .Islam is for peace. Security for all is the real call. AIUMB condemns violence in all its form and manifestation and always ready to heal the wounds of all the mauled and oppressed human beings. The integral part of the manifesto of AIUMB is peace and development. And that is why Board gives first priority to establish centers of quality modern education in Sunni Sufi dominated ares of the country. The other significant objectives of the Board are protection of waqf properties, development of Mosques, Aastanas, Dargahs and Khanqwahs.
This Board is also active in securing workable reservation for Muslims in education and employment in proportion to their population. For this we have been organizing meetings in U.P, Rajasthan, Gujrat, Delhi, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chattisgadh, Jammu& Kashmir, and other states besides huge Sunni Sufi conferences and Muslim Maha Panchayets . Sunni conference (Muradabad 3rd Jan 2011)Bhagalpur(10th May 2010 ) and Muslim Maha Panchayet at Pakbara Muradabad ( 16th October 2011) and also Mashaikh e tareeqat conference of Bareilly (26th November 2011 ) are some of the examples.
HISTORICAL FACT AND THE NEED OF THE HOUR
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, our Khanqahs and The Ulama of Ahl-E-Sunnah Wal-Jamaat went back to the work of dawa 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 and Mashaikh paid supreme sacrifice and laid down their lives resulted in us being enslaved and thereby depriving us 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 50 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 we find that we have not been able to found foothold in the Waqf Board, Central Waqf Board, Hajj Committee, Board for Development of Arbi, Persian & Urdu or Minorities Commission. Similarly when we look towards political parties big or small we see 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 75% of all Muslim population. This assertion have lived with us as a mere slogan and we have not been able to assert ourselves nor have we made any concerted efforts to do so.
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 Qaum. To propagate our message Sunni conferences should be held in the District Head Quarters and State Capitals at least once a year to show our strength and numbers this is an uphill task and would require huge efforts but rest assured that once we do that we shall be able to demonstrate our number leaving the non Sunni way behind thereby changing the perception of political parties towards us and ensuring proper representation in every field.