Our President - Maulana Badruddin Ajmal

Badruddin Ajmal: A Visionary Leader for an Inclusive Assam

Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, a renowned Islamic Scholar, Philanthropist, and the founder of All India Democratic Front (AIUDF), was born on February 12, 1950, in Hojai, Assam. Maulana Ajmal hails from a very affluent business family deeply rooted in social service.

Maulana Badruddin Ajmal’s early life was marked by a strong commitment to education and social service. He pursued religious studies and obtained a degree in Islamic Theology from Darul Uloom Deoband, one of the most prestigious Islamic Educational Institutions in India.

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Maulana Badruddin Ajmal: Beyond Politics, A Man of the People

Maulana Ajmal has been able to enjoy the affluence and luxury of life. But the luxury and wealth could not keep him within the boundary of his family or business life. Driven by a deep sense of social responsibility and a desire to uplift the marginalized communities, Maulana Ajmal embarked on various philanthropic endeavors.

He played a pivotal role in establishing educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and welfare organizations across Assam and other parts of India, catering to the needs of the underprivileged and disadvantaged sections of society.

In the service of humanity, we find our true purpose. Let us dedicate ourselves to lifting each other up, ensuring no one is left behind in our journey towards a just and inclusive society.

Maulana Badruddin Ajmal: A Beacon of Hope for Assam & India

Establishing Foundations for Education and Healthcare across Northeast India

He established ‘Markazul Ma-Arif’, an NGO, in 1983 and formally dedicated himself to the service of humanity. Markazul Ma-Arif is now one of the biggest NGO’s in Assam. Later on Ajmal family established the ‘Ajmal Foundation’ which has been providing help to the poor and the needy across North East India as well as across the country.

In 2005, Maulana Badruddin Ajmal founded the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) with the vision of creating a political platform that could effectively represent the interests of the minority communities and advocate for their rights within the democratic framework of India. Under his leadership, AIUDF emerged as a significant political force in Assam, championing the cause of social justice, religious harmony, and inclusive development.

Championing Social Justice & Equality, The Legacy of Maulana Ajmal.

Maulana Ajmal’s political journey has been characterized by a steadfast commitment to secularism, democracy, and pluralism. He has been a vocal advocate for the rights of minorities, women, and marginalized groups, and has consistently strived to bridge the gap between different communities.

Unlike other politicians, politics is not his profession, yet Maulana Ajmal has been very successful in the field of politics. AIUDF had been able to win 10 seats in their debut Assam Legislative Assembly Elections 2006, just six months after the formation of the party. Maulana Ajmal himself has been victorious from two Legislative Assembly Constituencies in that election. Later, he resigned from Assam Legislative Assembly and contested the General Elections (Lok Sabha) from Dhubri and have been elected as a Member of Parliament for three consecutive terms – 2009, 2014 and 2019. In the succeeding Assam Legislative Assembly Elections, AIUDF managed to win 18 (2011), 13 (2016) and 16 (2021) seats respectively. Besides Maulana Ajmal, the party managed to elect two other Member of Parliaments in 2014. A large part of credit for these successes goes to the able and efficient leadership of Maulana Badruddin Ajmal.

A Leader Apart: Maulana Badruddin Ajmal's Vision for an Inclusive India

Throughout his career, Maulana Ajmal has faced numerous challenges and criticisms, but he has remained undeterred in his pursuit of a more just and equitable society. His unwavering dedication to the welfare of the people and his commitment to democratic principles have earned him widespread respect and admiration from across the political spectrum.

A survey by the ‘Outlook’ in 2013 placed Maulana Badruddin Ajmal as the Most Influential Person in Assam. He had also been placed in the list of Hundred Most Influential Indians by The Indian Express in 2016. Maulana Ajmal’s name has been listed in ‘The Muslim 500’ – the list of 500 Influential Muslims in the World, every year for the last 12 years.

As a leader, Maulana Badruddin Ajmal continue to inspire millions with his vision of a harmonious and inclusive India, where every individual is treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their background or beliefs. His legacy serves as a beacon of hope for those who strive for a society built on the values of compassion, justice, and equality.

Maulana Ajmal: Architect of Change in Northeast India

Maulana Ajmal's vision for Assam is a testament to his belief in the power of unity and collective action. His vision for Assam is deeply rooted in social justice and the pursuit of equality for all.

Together, we can continue the work he has started, building an Assam that is just, prosperous, and welcoming for all. The legacy of Maulana Ajmal is a powerful reminder that when we come together as one, there is no limit to what we can achieve.