Mahmood Madani

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Mahmood Madani
Native name محمود مدنی
Born 1964
Nationality Indian
Organization Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind
  • Asad Madani (father)

Maulana Mahmood Madani is an Indian politician and former Member of Parliament of India's upper house the Rajya Sabha from 2006 to 2012.[1] He is general secretary of the Muslim organisation Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind. He is known for outspoken opposition to misuse of the term Jihad by some extremists. Following consecutive bombings by Islamists in the first decade of the 21st century, including the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts, he exhorted Deoband to issue a fatwa for steering true Islam from fanatical views. Mahmood Madani believes that terrorism should have no sympathy in Islam, and that Islam is the only religion which defines terrorism and abhors it.


  1. ^ "Madani, Maulana Mahmood". The Muslim 500.