About MSF

Muslim Students’ Federation emerged in different parts of India in the late-1930s to facilitate the political aspirations of the community during British colonisation. The earliest structure of the federation took shape under the leadership of Raja of Mahmudabad in Lucknow, United Province (Ikramullah, 1963). Muslim students from Punjab quickly followed suit and formed a unit in Lahore under the mentorship of Allama Muhammed Iqbal (Mirza, 1991). The formation rapidly found currency among the student community throughout the western, central Indian, Bengal, and Madras provinces. Young men and women, especially from the educated Muslim middle class, had avidly joined the group (Ikramullah, 1963). After the fateful partition of the subcontinent in 1947, the movement reorganised in India following its parent body Indian Union Muslim League (IUML). The federation now has a notable presence in states including Kerala and Tamil Nadu and units across premier universities in India. We cherish the political lives of leaders such as Muhammad Ali Jouhar, Allama Iqbal, Amjadi Bano, Shaista Ikramullah, Muhammad Ismail Sahib, B Pocker, KM Seethi, Bafaqi Thangal, etc.