Markazul Ma'arif, a voluntary social-welfare Non-Government Organisation with the sole motto of striving for the upliftment of economically and educationally backward segment of society. Since its inception Markaz has been uninterruptedly materializing various schemes and plans in different fields. Markaz has already carved a niche for itself in the heart of people with its wide network of activities throughout the country. With its Head Office at Hojai the Organisation runs its multifarious activities with the help of its branch offices located in Assam, Manipur, New Delhi, Deoband (U.P) and Mumbai.
To improve educational condition, the organisation offers scholarships to a vast number of poor but meritorious students who cannot afford to pursue higher education owing to financial constraints.
The Organisation has taken up the task of setting up educational institutions to impart proper education with due emphasis on strengthening moral and humanistic outlook. To inculcate a spirit of self confidence and self-reliance among the unemployed youths, regular vocational training programmes in various fields are conducted under the guidance of experts.
The publications of books in many languages (Assamese, Manipuri, Bengali Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, English and Arabic) have been brought under the purview of the organisation to make the people familiar with Islam and its ideology. In addition, Makatib (Islamic elementary schools) have been established to enlighten the children on the basic tenets of Islam. Markaz also serves the victims of natural calamities by extending relief and rehabilitation measures. Medical camps are arranged to provide free treatment and medicines to the patients at the outbreak of epidemics.
In short, Markazul Ma'arif helps by initiating and supporting programmes for the supply of food, safe water, primary health care, adequate sanitation, agricultural development, education, basic child care, skill training, income generation, job oriented technical education and by providing relief during emergencies i.e. communal riots, flood and earthquake. The principal objective of all these programmes is to enable the poor Muslims to stand on their own feet.