Moulana Syed Jalaluddin Umri has been re-elected as Ameer-e-Jamaat. Allah Hu Akbar. He has been re-elected for the term April 2011 to March 2015.
He is from Puttagaram village near Tirupattur town in Tamil Nadu. He graduated from Jamia Darussalam, Omerabad and straight away joined the Markaz Jamaat in his teen years. He was just 19 years old when he landed in North India coming all the way from southern most part of the country. It seems as though he was destined to serve for the cause of Islam in that way. Then he never turned back. He was fortunate enough to grow in the guidance and shadow of leading lumineries of the Islamic Movement. At those times the Headquarters of the Jamaat was based in Rampur. Moulana made it his first home. His real home in the dusty lanes of a distant village in Tamil Nadu eluded him.
He served the cause of Deen-e-Huq in various capacities. He was Ameer-e-Muqami of Aligarh for ten years. He has been getting elected to the Markazi Majlis-e-Numaindgan and Central Advisory Council for many decades. He has served the mission as Naib Ameer-e-Jamaat since 1990. He edited the official organ of the Jamaat 'Zindgi-e-Nau' for five years. He assumed this onerous task after the demise of Moulana Syed Ahme Urooj Qadiri. Besides he has been editing the research journal 'Tahqeeqat-e-Islami' for the past thirty years.
Moulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari was one of the founder members of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and he is attached with various prominent educational institutions too. He is currently serving as Chairman of Idara-e-Tahqeeq-o-Tasneef-e-Islami Aligarh, an unique research institution in this country. Besides he is the Chancellor of Jamiatul Falah, Bilarya Ganj, Azamgarh (U.P.) and Jamiatus Suffa, Warangal (A.P.)
He is one of the great scholars living amidst us. He is a prolific writer. He has written more than 36 books on various subjects. Many of his books have been translated in various languages. He penned down a voluminous book on M'aruf-o-Munkar and it has been translated in Arabic, English, Turkish, Tamil, Bengali and Hindi. His another work on Islam aur wahdat-e-Bani Adam has been translated in English, Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Tamil.