Foundation & Development

Behar-ul-Anwaar, an important fifth book of the Jafari sect was written by Allama Majlisi and coordinated by his pupil Allama Naymat-ullah Jazairi, a writer of 100 books. His successor, Mufti Syed Mohammad Abbas (R.A.) spread religious education all over India and established educational centres in different cities. He has also written more than 300 books. His educational efforts, from his life time, were continued by his, pupil, son-in-law, and successor Ayatollah al-Uzma Sarkar Najmul Ulama Syed Najmul Hasan (R.A.).

Picture - Najmul Millat

Sarkar Najmul Ulama's (pictured on the left) services are spread all over the 20th century. Some prominent ones include:

* Changing Majlise Sadrus Sudoor into All India Shia Conference with the help of great Shia Ulemas of the time.
* Foundation of Shia College, Lucknow, with the help of Shia Ulemas and Umaras.
* Foundation of Imam-ul-Madaris Inter college in Amroha, UP.
*Founded Madrasatul Waizeen with the cooperation of Maharaja Mehmoodabad.
*Played an important silent role in the freedom struggle of India.

In continuation, nearly 118 years ago, a Madrasa in the name of Mashare-ush-Sharai was established. Later on due to cooperation of late Janab Abbas Ali Khan it was named in the name of his father late Janab Nazim Saheb as Madrasae Nazmia.

During the illness of Sarkar Najmul Ulama (founder and first principal) the responsibility of the Madrasa was taken by Sarkar Mufti-e-Azam Mufti Syed Ahmad Ali, who was the son of Allama Mufti Mohammad Abbas (R.A.). He led the institution during the critical period of second world war and just after the struggle for India's independence. After independence there were communal riots followed by the abolition of 'zamindari', which created a setback to the Madrasa. He managed to hold on during such difficult time with great courage. When he went for ziyarat Ayatollah Taj-ul-ulama Maulana Syed Mohd Zaki gave his services as a caretaker principal for 6 months.

After Mufti-e-Azam, Ameer-ul-ulama Ayatollah Syed Hamidul Hasan became the principal of the institution in 1969. He completed his education from Jamia-e-Nazmia up to Mumtaz-ul-Afazil and was taught by Sarkar Mufti-e-Azam along with other learned teachers. After finishing his studies at Madrasutul Waizeen and completing different oriental courses from Lucknow University, Shia Arabic College and Aligarh Muslim University, he went to Najaf-e-Ashraf, Iraq, for higher education. There his teachers included the likes of Ayat-ul-Uzma Syed Mohsin al-Hakim (R.A.) and Ayat-ul-Uzma Aqa-e-Khoi (R.A.). Thereafter he travelled all over the globe for social services and spreading the knowledge and message of Ahley Bait (A.S.). Nazmia has prospered under him.

Nazmia Arabic College is functioning under Jamia-Nazmia. The appointments in this college are done according to rules and regulations of government of U.P. Maulana Syed Fareedul Hasan (Aley Najmul Millat) was appointed as the principal of this college through proper channels. He completed Mumtaz-ul-Afazil from Jamia Nazmia and M.A. from Lucknow University before going to Iran and Syria (Hauza-i-Ilmia Zainabia) for further studies. He is following the footsteps of his predecessors and performing his duties in a responsible manner.


Managing Committee

There is a Managing  Committee of 15 people, having some great national personalities, educational experts and Islamic scholars on board, which observes and guides the progress of the Institution. The committee works on the basis of a printed constitution.

Mr Syed Taqi Raza, working as a Manager in the institution, is the president of this committee. He is an educationist and was associated with a reputed English medium college of Lucknow. He is also the only son-in-law of Sarkar Mufti-e-Azam (A.M.) and a direct descendent of Nawab Mohd. Ali Shah who build great Chota Imambara of Lucknow.