About the Organisation

Tanzeemul Makatib was established in 1968 with the aim of ‘upliftment & development’ of the depressed class within the society, especially the Indian Shia Muslim community by propagating education, guidance, awareness and training. Since its establishment, Tanzeemul Makatib has been continuously dedicated towards providing education, raising social awareness, offering social counselling, training, and publishing & distributing text books & other teaching aids etc. contents etc. to the community . The organization’s main motive is to shape the child into a responsible and educated citizen who can contribute to society and nation.

Tanzeemul Makatib delivers a wide range of services. Multiple departments and associated groups are managing these services in a structured organizational hierarchy.

Organization Philosophy:

We believe there are three stages of learning that every individual goes through in their life:
1) Home
2) School
3) Society (Surrounding Social Environment)
It is at these three stages where a person’s character and personality take shape.

By providing guidance at these three stages, we can inculcate good moral values into a person’s character. Since morality is the very essence of religion, learning religious values can help a person guard against evil and misdeeds.

Just like every religion, Islam too focuses on inculcating moral values within a person by establishing a clear set of guidelines with do’s and don’ts, thereby, making it easier for the youth to walk on the path of righteousness and spread Islam’s message of peace and prosperity.

The Shia Muslim school of thought is based on the teachings of the Quran & the Prophet Muhammad.
In India, the Shia community was going through a rough patch, becoming lost and ignorant about Islam. The only education being imparted to them was Western education, which was leading them further away from the religion.

There were only a handful of Arabic schools in the country. The Ulema who had obtained education from these Madaris under troublesome circumstances considered their future to be dark. They had limited their involvement with the community except for conducting Nikah, funeral prayers, Nazar, Fateha, etc. “Amr-bil-Maroof ’’ and “Nahi-Anil-Munkar”, which are like the branches of the tree of Islam were considered as overstepping the limit. There were only a few ulemas who practiced these and the momineen in many areas had to solely rely on Tohfatul Awam. This state of affairs continued to remain in exist for long. Then in an unfortunate turn of events, the country was divided and as a result, majority of ulemas migrated from India to Pakistan. The businessmen and intellectuals thus became victims of confusion, fear and uncertainty. To make matters worse, pracitsing religion was treated as crime.

Keeping no connection with religion was not just rampant in politics but had become a fashion. The last nail in the coffin was the sudden abrogation of the zamindari system, which led the community into an unprecedented poverty.

This marked the turning point in history when the founder of the Tanzeemul Makatib, Khateeb-e-Azam Late Moulana Syed Ghulam Askari (PBUH) stepped forward and began an Islamic knowledge revival in the country. He devoted all his time and energy towards the service of the community by providing quality education for children. Initially, he started this work alone and opened sixty schools in various settlements of momineen. Due to the lack of proper infrastructure and management, many schools had to be shut down. Finally, he decided to launch a pan India movement. The makatibs (schools) all around the country were organized and the Momineen who were scattered all over the came under the banner of one institution – Tanzeemul Makatib. This movement became a religious movement (Tahreek-e-Deendari). By the Grace of Allah, it has now spread not just all over the country, but in many other parts of the world.

Tanzeem at a Glance

1194 Maktab
  1.  1194 Maktab, 643 lady teachers, 988 gents teachers, 307paish namaz, 48001 students in 17 provinces.
  2. Course consisting of 17 books for primary student in Urdu, Hindi, English, Gujarati and Bengali is available.
  3. 18 inspectors Monitor the performance of Maktabs.
  4. Aid to every Maktab @ minimum 30% off its expenditure up to 50%.
  5. Incentives to the teachers for good performance and results.
  6. Scholarships to meritorious and needy students especially in poverty-stricken areas. Maktab Cum School
  7. 36 schools, 200 and 12 teachers and 4946 students
Madarsa-e-Khadeejatul Kubra and Abu Talib
  1. Exclusive program for college/University going Girls and Boys.
  2. Latest curriculum comprising Aqaid, History, Seerat, Hadith, Akhlaq, Persian and Arabic.
  3. Two years non-residential courses.
  4. 29+5 centers.
  5. 406+53 students, 29+5 teachers.
  6. 175 boys and girls have benefited till March 2015
  7. Course consisting off 11 books for students.
Jamea-e-Imamiyyah, Lucknow
  1. 117 students 18 teachers
  2. 191 students selected for further studies at Qum at Najaf.
  3. Computer education compulsory for All Students.
  4. English language (NCERT syllabus) up to graduate level.
  5. Darul-Quran: (for Quranic studies)
Jameatuzzahra, Lucknow
  1. 80 female students, 7 teachers.
  2. 4 Storey bldb. 7500 sq. ft. area
  3. Education with Hijab (parda)
  4. Teaching English, Hindi, Maths and Home Science, Moral Science and Family values besides religious education.