He served as General Secretary and President of All India Muslim Majlis Mushawrat. He was Honorary Advisor and former vice president of Jamaat e Islami Hind. Maulana Monis was born on 1918 in Village- Kulheri, District- Muzaffar Nagar, Utter Pradesh. After completing his education, he worked as a teacher in Ajmeri Gate Higher Secondary School here before joining Jamaat on full time basis. He was attached with Jamaat since 1944 to till his last breath.
He represented the Jamaat in FDCA, Muslim Personal Law Board, Deeni Taleemi Council in addition to his participation in a number of social, charitable and political forums. He was among the pioneers who rendered invaluable services to the unity of Muslims. He performed various responsibilities of Jamaat like Local President, Ghaziabad Local President, Delhi, Zonal President Delhi & Western U.P. Zonal President Hyderabad State Andhra Pradesh, Secretary General, Member Central Advisory Council and Representative Council of the Jamaat.
Presently he was Honorary Advisor for Jamaat and Member Central Advisory Council and Representative Council of the Jamaat.
President (Ameer) of Jamaat e Islami Hind, Maulana Jalaluddin Umari expressed deep sorrow and grief over his demise. “A vacuum is created with his demise which seems difficult to fill. His services to the Jamaat and the community are countless and invaluable. May Allah elevate his position, Ameen”, he prayed.
The All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Maulana Muhammad Shafi Moonis. In a statement Mushawarat said that he was a great pillar of the Indian Muslim community for the last six decades and played an active and leading role in all the affairs of the community.
“A certain void has been created by the death of such a senior leader of the community who was involved with its affairs till his last days”, the statement said.