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As'ad Madani

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Sayyed Maulana

As'ad Madani
MP, Rajya Sabha For Uttar Pradesh
In office
03 April 1974 – 02 April 1980
In office
05 July 1980 – 05 July 1986
In office
03 July 1988 – 02 July 1994
Personal details
BornApril 27, 1928 AD
Deoband, British India
Died6 February 2006(2006-02-06) (aged 77)
Apollo Hospital, Delhi, India
Resting placeMazar-e-Qasmi , Deoband, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Barirah Bano
ChildrenMahmood Madani
FatherHusain Ahmad Madani
RelativesMaulana Arshad Madani (brother)
Alma materDarul Uloom Deoband
ProfessionPolitician, Islamic scholar

Sayyed As'ad Madani (27 April 1928 – 6 February 2006) (Urdu: سید اسعد مدنی ) was an Indian Deobandi Islamic scholar and a politician. He was the President of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind religious party and a prominent member of the executive body (Majlis-e-Shura) of Darul Uloom Deoband. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha, upper house of the Parliament of India representing Uttar Pradesh for three terms as a member of the Indian National Congress [1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Maulana Asad Madni was born in 1928 to Hussain Ahmad Madni. He graduated from Darul Uloom Deoband.[1]


He was president of Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind for more than 32 years.[3] He was a three times member of parliament for the upper house of the Indian parliament (1968 – 1974), (1980 – 1986) and (1988 – 1994).[1]

Death and legacy[edit]

As'ad Madani died on 6 February 2006 at Delhi, India.[2] He is survived by his son Mahmood Madani who is General secretary of one faction of the Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind.[4]

Two day international seminar was organized in his memory in New Delhi on 23rd & 24th April 2007. Asad Madani's collection of parliamentary speeches was released by the former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh in the same seminar.[5] The seminar was also attended by former Union Minister of Home Affairs, Shivraj Patil.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh releasing Parliamentary speeches of Maulana Asad Madni



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 1952 - 2003" (PDF). Rajya Sabha (Indian parliament) website. Rajya Sabha. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Qasmi, Obaidullah (2 October 2006). "Profile of Maulana Sayed Asad Madani: 1928-2006". Deoband.org website. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  3. "Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind & Anr. vs Maulana Mahmood Asad Madni & Anr. on 25 August, 2008". IndianKanoon. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  4. M. Hasan (3 April 2006). "Jamiat party heads for a split". Hindustan Times (newspaper). Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  5. "PM releases book on parliamentary speeches of Maulana Syed Asad Madani". ArchivePmo.nic.in. Retrieved 11 March 2020.

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