T Arif Ali
A Scholar and a social activist Mr. T. Arif Ali was born on 1st June 1961 at Mundmuzhi, Vazhakkad of the Malappuram district in Kerala. He obtained early education from Darul Uloom Arabic College Vazhakkad, later completed B.A. Arabic (Afzal-ul-Ulama) from the Ilahiya College, Tirurkaad, Malappuram, affiliated with the Calicut University. He also underwent a teachers training course from the King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Arif Ali has chaired the Madhyamam Broadcasting Limited, a kerala based media and entertainment company, which was founded by Madhyamam Daily. The group owns a journalism school, MBL Media School. Mr. Ali also headed the Ideal Publications Trust which is publishing India’s first international newspaper and the third popular paper in Kerala since 1987.
Mr. Arif Ali has also chaired the Board of Management of the Al Jamia Al Islamiya University, Kerala. He was a member of the State Haj Committee, Kerala and the Kerala Waqf Board. He is also the director of the Kerala based Alternative Investments and Credits Limited (AICL), established in 2000.
Presently, Mr. Arif Ali is the vice chairman of the Human Welfare Foundation (HWF), one of India’s leading NGOs, established in 2006. Mr. Arif Ali is also the President the Human Welfare Trust (HWT), a leading NGO of the nation.