Muslim Heritage Month: Some of the Many Contributions of El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gillani to Islam in America

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El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gillani founded numerous rural communities for Muslims to practice Islam wholeheartedly and created these organizations.
El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gillani el Hashmi, may his station be continually raised, founded the Islamic Post and numerous other American organizations.

El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gillani el Hashmi contributed greatly to unity between religions and peoples in the USA. He left this world in 2021, but his effect on American Muslims remains. In addition to founding numerous rural communities for Muslims to practice Islam wholeheartedly, like Islamberg, NY, here are some of the divisions El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gillani created under the umbrella of The Muslims of America. 

The United Muslim Christian Forum

The United Muslim Christian Forum (UMCF) was established to recognize similarities between Muslims and Christians, diminish differences and seek a new solid foundation of joint respect based on the unchallenged commandments of God and love for all the blessed Messengers of God (peace upon them all).

The International Qur’anic Open University (IQOU)

The International Qur’anic Open University is a premier institute for the study of Holy Qur’an, Islamic traditions and Sufic Sciences. Students undergo rigorous study in Muslim-majority countries to understand Islam in every aspect of life. 

Abdul Qadir Gillani Institute of Sufic Sciences

The Abdul Qadir Gillani Institute of Sufic Sciences is a unique body dedicated to the practice of The El Gillani Methodology, or EGM, which was pioneered by El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gillani el Hashmi in 1976. EGM is a scientifically proven methodology that utilizes the healing power found in Holy Qur’an to cure so-called incurable diseases.

America Muslim Medical Relief Team

The American Muslim Medical Relief Team (AMMRT) was established in 2005 by Hazrat El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Gillani el Hashmi (Allah’s mercy be upon him) to provide humanitarian aid for those afflicted by world disasters. The American Muslim Medical Relief Team (AMMRT) rapidly mobilizes, coordinates, and deploys trained medical doctors, nurses and professionals to provide disaster relief services, medical care, and financial assistance to those suffering from catastrophes in any part of the world. Its slogan is “Mankind is the Family of God.”

Muslim Veterans of America

The Muslim Veterans of America of veterans who have proudly served America.

Muslim Scouts of America

The Muslim Scouts of America was established to provide young men with Islamic educational programs; recreational activities; sporting events; and community volunteer opportunities that build a civic-minded American Muslim man who is active in the betterment of his community and society at large.

Banaatun Noor International

Banaatun Nur International, Inc. (BNI) was founded in 1987 to respond to the needs of ladies, specifically the American Muslim youth and is a 501C3 non-profit organization. For 26 years, BNI has established semi-annual programs based on Islamic and home economics education, social events and activities designed to immerse ladies in Islamic culture and provide life-long skills that shape the refined Muslim lady.

The Islamic Post

The Islamic Post is an international newspaper based in New York, NY, that serves as a media channel for The Muslims of America, Inc.. For decades, The Islamic Post has provided an unbiased view of world events, cutting edge news, and a fresh perspective that includes topics of importance to all citizens of the world. In this age of media lies, the Islamic Post brings its readers credible news articles from verified sources. 

The following were created by El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gillani’s successor, Syeda Zainab Adams Gillani, in the same spirit of helping The Muslims of America practice Islam as productive members of society. 

IQOU Theological College

IQOU Theological College is based in Charlotte Courthouse, Virginia. It revolutionizes the delivery of traditional Islamic knowledge using a dynamic approach which is holistic and progressive. Through an amalgamation of hybrid courses and experiential learning, we ensure that students emerge as well rounded, Islamically grounded, productive members of society, ready to conquer the challenges of an ever-changing world.

Noor Academy

Noor Academy was founded out of a desire to provide meaningful Islamic and secular education that would propel the next generation to self discovery and leadership. Reaching beyond the status quo, striving to become global citizens. Noor Academy is an educational institution under the umbrella of Lighthouse Academia Group. It was established for K-12 education with a focus on cultivating scholars to actively seek out beneficial knowledge which encompasses all aspects of life that allows for spiritual, physical, academic, and intellectual growth. 

Lighthouse Academia Group

Lighthouse Academia Group is the parent organization for IQOU Theological College and Noor Academy. Lighthouse Academia Group revolutionizes the delivery of traditional knowledge using a dynamic approach which is holistic and progressive. Through an amalgamation of traditional, hybrid and online delivery imbued with experiential learning, we ensure that students emerge as well rounded productive members of society, ready to conquer the challenges of an ever-changing world.

-Much of the content for this article was taken from our sister site for The Muslims of America, tmoamerica.org and https://www.iqou-college.org/about and noor-academy.org.