Short-term English course (SELC) for Ulama, Imams & Huffaz

Short-term English Learning Course (SELC)

MMERC has introduced a Short-term English Learning Course (SELC) specially designed to cater to the need of ulama, imams of masjids and huffaz. This course helps them in their day-to-day life to communicate with each other and transact regular business with no difficulty. MMERC conducts this course with minimum fees.

The course duration is 30 classes only (two hours a day, thrice in a week, in three months) through online.



Short Term English Language Course

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National Level Entrance Exams for Diploma in English

for Madrasa Graduates in Deoband on 12 March



February 15, 2020: Markazul Ma’arif Education and Research Centre (MMERC) announced the dates for the national level entrance exam for fresh madrasa graduates who wish to seek admission in the two-year Diploma in English Language and Literature (DELL) course for the batch 2020-23. In a press statement Maulana Mohammad Burhanuddin Qasmi, Director of MMERC, Mumbai stated that the written and spoken tests are scheduled on 12 and 14 March 2020, corresponding to 16 and 18 Rajab, 1441 AH on Thursday and Saturday. The exams will be held at Heera Garden, Qasimpura Road, Near Eidgah in Deoband, (UP).

The candidates who pass the written exam on Thursday will be eligible for the oral exams on Saturday. Those candidates who have scored well combining both – the written and the oral exams will be selected for different MMERC affiliated branches across India.

Maulana MB Qasmi also said in the press release that this year the entrance exam will be for six MMERC affiliated institutions from different states of India for a total 120 seats.

MMERC is the first of its kind and a unique institution in the world for post madrasa education, established by Maulana Badruddin Ajmal Al-Qasmi in 1994, as part of Ajmal CSR initiative, where a two-year DELL course was introduced to impart quality English language education to madrasa graduates. Following the success of the DELL course other institutions in India have also started the same curriculum in their environs, eight among them are directly affiliated to MMERC, Mumbai till date.

MMERC covers different subjects such as English language and literature, computer and communication, sociology, journalism, general studies and comparative study of religions. The students are also exposed to interactive talks by experts on various important topics such as on science, arts, commerce, politics and other branches of learning and humanities so that the upcoming ulama (madrasa graduates) are fully prepared to cope with present requirements and serve the country and the community better.

At MMERC, Mumbai and in all its affiliated institutions in India deserving students are provided free education as well as free boarding and lodging.

Maulana Muddassir Ahmad Qasmi, the National Coordinator of MMERC’s DELL course said, “MMERC holds a competitive exam which has objective and subjective questions for madrasa graduates every year where students are tested in various fields of Islamic knowledge such as Qur’an, its exegesis, hadith, fiqh, Arabic language and literature, as also their proficiency in writing in Arabic and Urdu and their awareness of general knowledge is tested. A candidate’s ability and merit is the only criterion for selection in his chosen institution. Only those who have passed graduation from any madrasa in India can apply to appear for this exam.”

Application forms with prospectus are available at Students’ Coaching Centre, Qasimpura Road, Near Indra Park, Deoband. The same can also be downloaded from and  from 1 March, 2020 onwards. The last date for application submission is 10 March, 2020.













Ulama Join Mumbai Beach Cleaning With Swedish King and Queen

Ulama Join Mumbai Beach Cleaning With Swedish King and Queen
The UN Champion of the Earth Advocate Afroz Shah organizes the event in Mumbai's Versova Beach and Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia joined hands
Faheem Usmani Qasmi
Mumbai, December 4, 2019: The Students of Markazul Ma’arif Education and Research Center, Mumbai, along with other around 300 people, cleaned the Versova Beach in Mumbai in the company of Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Adv. Afroz Shah, the UNEP Champion of the Earth on Wednesday morning. They collected piles of garbage for nearly three hours to restore the beach to its original look.
The area was littered with various plastic materials and wastes. During the cleaning drive, plastic waste was collected and handed over to the municipal authorized people for proper disposal.
On this occasion Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, who are on a five-day visit to India joined the hands for clean-up at Mumbai’s Versoava Beach. They were accomplished by the young lawyer and Mumbai-based environment activist Afroz Shah. Shah gave them a short presentation on the project.
Afroz Shah is best known for carrying out the world’s largest beach clean-up project voluntarily. He started cleaning up Versova beach with a small group of his friends, four years ago and later drew thousands of volunteers for his untiring conviction. MMERC has been appreciative of his work and volunteering the cause from the very beginning of his initiative by joining with students and staff members regularly at the beaches clean-up mission. 
The royal couple interacted with volunteers of the Versova Beach who helped Shah make this clean-up project huge success.
The MMERC students participated in the drive today, led by Maulana Atiqur Rahman Qasmi, MMERC Branch In-charge and a senior member of Team Afroz Shah or Clean-up Versova Volunteer Group. Maulana Qasmi said, “I believe that the clean-up and purity is a continuous process and Islam preaches to carry it out on consistent basis. We, as responsible countrymen, should spread awareness towards minimizing the use of plastics in our society to protect the nature and the earth for our upcoming generations.”
The take was to pick up the plastic and other non degradable litters out from muddy and wet sands and pile at a fixed place. All the students were busy in the work meticulously in their spotless whites kurta-pajamas.
There were other groups of students including children, some aged only 7 or 8-year, from Mumbai's schools along with their teachers beside volunteers from cross sections.
It was a gathering of over 300 people including VIPs, students, volunteers, children, ordinary citizens, slum-dwellers, etc. who were provided with protective gloves to maintain hygiene while picking up the garbage.
The MMERC students, who are basically madrasa graduates (ulama) and perusing higher education under Diploma in English Language and Literature (DELL) course, expressed happiness after they saw the huge pile of plastic trash that they had pulled out. They pointed out saying, "It is everybody's responsibility to stop polluting the surroundings, and if more people come forward to help this initiative of Afroz Shah, the problem will eventually be under control.
Along with the students there were teachers too from MMERC. Maulana Aslam Javed Qasmi, Mufti Mohammad Rashid Qasmi and Maulana Muaz Muddassir Qasmi who also participated in the clean-up drive from MMERC staffers.
MMERC is a unique institution for madrasa graduates established in 1994 by famous scholar Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, Lok Sabha MP from Assam's Dhubri and All India United Democratic (AIUDF) president. 
The source of images is Facebook/Afroz Shah

MMERC Second Elocution Competition

“Oratory Skill is Vital for Successful Leadership”: Intellectuals at MMERC


MMERC and all its affiliated institutions hold three elocution competitions in English each academic year in which participation of all students of DELL is compulsory.


Mumbai, 2 December: The final round of the second elocution competition 2019-21 was held in the spacious hall of Markazul Ma’arif Education and Research Centre (MMERC), Mumbai. Out of 29 contestants, 9 qualified for the final round. The finalists were Hammad Quraishi, Ahmad Kalimuzzama, Mohd Adnan, Abdul Malik, Mohd Bilal, Mohd Sufyan, Abdur Rab, Tariq Khan, and Asim Suhail. They demonstrated their proficiency in speaking English and regaled the audience through their speeches on various topics.

The national coordinator of MMERC’s DELL course, Maulana Muddassir Ahmad Qasmi told, “MMERC and all its affiliated institutions hold three elocution competitions in each of its academic year in which participation of all students, enrolled in Diploma in English Language and Literature (DELL), is compulsory.” He further said, “MMERC also organizes a national level Inter-DELL elocution competition in which three best speakers from each affiliated and non-affiliated DELL-run institution participate.”

The Chief Guest of the program, Maulana Tauqeer Ahmad Qasmi, HoD English Department of Darul Uloom Deoband, while addressing students said, “Allah (swt) has graced you with such skills and abilities that you can render remarkable services for the community and the country. My request to all of you is that always work under the guidelines of your elders.” He further said, “Oratory skill is very essential weapon for a successful leader. It is the only way through which you can change people’s thoughts and behavior and pave the way for their guidance.”

Professor Mohd Arif Ansari, one of the judges of the competition, giving his observations said, “All speeches delivered by contestants were well-prepared and their efforts were highly admirable.” Giving a valuable suggestion to the students he further said, “There is always a room for improvement in everything, therefore you should avail the opportunities as much as you can in MMERC.”

The second judges of the program, Shaikh Dabir appreciated the efforts put by contestants and said that all topics of the speeches were addressing the need of present time. He said, “I believe that the world will take benefits from your practical thoughts.”

The program was presided over by Hafiz Iqbal Chunawala, a member of advisory body of Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband. In presidential speech, he shed some lights on importance of English language for Da’wah purpose and paid tribute to Maulana Badruddin Ajmal Al-Qasmi for his revolutionary work through establishing MMERC.

Maulana Muhammad Burhanuddin Qasmi, director of MMERC, announced the results and declared Muhammad Tariq Khan, Mohd Sufyan, and Hammad Quraishi first, second and third position holders respectively.

Tarique Khan. First Position Holder 

Mohammad Sufyan. Second Position Holder.

Mohammad Sufyan. Second Position Holder    

Hammad Quraishi    Third Position Holder.

Hammad Quraishi. Third Position Holder

Mufti Muhammad Faheem Usmani compared the program beautifully. All the staff of MMERC, especially, Maulana Atiqur Rahman Qasmi, branch in charge of MMERC, and teachers Maulana Aslam Javed Qasmi, Mufti Jaseemuddin Qasmi, Mufti Rashid Qasmi, Maulana Muaaz Mudassir Qasmi and Maulana Md Waseem Akram Qasmi contributed their best to make the program a success.


Mohammd Adnan is receiving complimentary prize   

Mohammad Bilal is receiving complimentary prize  

Ahmad Kaleemuz Zaman is receiving complimentary prize

Asim Suhail is receiving complimentary prize   

 Abdul Malik is receiving complimentary prize from Pro. A'arif sb

 Abdur Rab is with his complimentary prize