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Historic Perspective of Anjuman

For the preservation, upkeep and management of Dargah Shah-e-Mardan an Anjuman was present from innumerable years as 'Guldasta-e-Haideri'. In the year 1954 A.D., the name was changed to Anjuman-e-Haideri and was also registered in the same year under the leadership of Nawab Zain Yar Jung and Colonel Bashir Hussain Zaidi. Col. Zaidi was the chairman of the management committee of the Karbala Jorbagh, New Delhi. Other members of the Anjuman-e-Haideri(regd.) were Janab Agha Mirza sb, Janab Maulana Syed Sulaiman Abbas Rizvi sb, Janab Mehmood Hussain Naqvi Tabish sb, Janab S. Hussain Ali Jafri sb, Janab Hamid Hussain Zaidi sb, Janab Ishtiyaq Hussain Shariq sb, and Janab  Vyas Dev Mishra sb, to name a few.  Janab Syed Hussain Ali Jafri sb. and Janab Vyas Dev Mishra sb. played the most important role to secure the waqf properties, after independence. After fighting many legal battles they ensured the betterment of Dargah Shah-e-Mardan and its surrounding waqf properties.


Anjuman-e-Hiaderi (regd.) is a civic, religious, not political, and a trustee body. It has been looking after the affairs and interests of Dargah shah-e-Mardan, Karbala Jor Bagh, New Delhi, and it’s surrounding waqf land, which include Naqqar Khana, Zeenat ki Masjid, Baoli, Qanati Masjid and Chotti Karbala. Managing a giant trust like Anjuman-e-Haideri (regd.) is a daunting task. The office bearers of the present body of Anjuman e Haideri (regd.) are stalwarts from various fields as education, management, business, law and medical profession etc. Anjuman-e-Haideri (regd.) has gained important status because of its farsighted leadership and activities of far reaching implications. It does not merely look after the management and activities at the above mentioned waqf properties, but it also function as an active body on various national and international issues directly related to the community.


Anjuman-e-Haideri (regd.) successfully amplifies its voice against the atrocities on the innocent 'Muslims' around the world, and extends solidarity to all suppressed classes in the country and elsewhere. It also engages in creating the awareness and spearheading the community and the social issues. It creates awareness against terrorism, the world wide menace; strengthen communal harmony and developing bond among the oppressed classes.


Till 1995 the strength of the Anjuman-e-Haideri (regd.) was about 100. It then kept on increasing to 129 in 1998, 149 in 2001, and 176 till September 2010. After the new committee got elected in the year 2010, the membership was made easy and the membership soon increased to more than 1100 at present. Currently membership is open for all Shia Asna Asha'ri (12 imami) community members. Efforts are being made to further increase the membership to have widest representation from the Shia Community in the Anjuman-e-Haideri (regd.) Membership is voluntary. The management body is elected for three years by fee paying members of the Anjuman-e-Haideri (regd.). The current body of Anjuman-e-Haideri (regd.) is elected in October 2016. The constitution of the Anjuman was amended in 1996-97 and was also translated in English language. As per the new amendments the 'Managing Committee' of 20 persons is elected all together by members of the Anjuman-e-Haideri (regd.). The Managing Committee holds regular meetings to discuss the various issues regarding the management and upkeep of the Dargah Shah-e-Mardan and its surrounding waqf land, to organize the religious programmes and to review the progress of the initiatives taken.


In 2014 Anjuman-e-Haideri(regd.) has prepared a Master Plan for the protection and beautification of Dargah Shah-e-Mardan and its surrounding waqf land, which includes but not limited to construct a Boundary Wall, an Entrance Gate, an Office for the Anjuman-e-Haideri(regd.), an Infirmary, an extensive Library, Bargah-e-Zainabiya(a new Hall for Majalis), Col. B. H. Zaidi Conference Hall, an Educational Institute, Enlargement of Nawab Qudsia Mosque, a separate Congregation Hall for the ladies, a Modern Air-conditioned bathroom for 'Takfeen' of dead bodies, Musafir Khana (Guest House), residence for Imam e Juma, Moazzin and khadims, and an additional parking space for devotees. A model for the said plan is already prepared and can be seen in Qadam Shareef.

Having felt the urgency of the bathroom for the dead bodies, a modern Air Conditioned bathroom has been constructed in 2015, which is equipped with the latest technology and all the required amenities.


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q       “With him perished the truest hearted and best Moslem of whom Mohammadan history had preserved the remembrance.”

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