Having established and registered in 1989, JF has since became a trusted entity in terms of charity and care-giving. The association started with the help of Br. Muhammed Iqbal Yousuf, local businessmen and individuals, as well as NRIs and became more of a global movement than just an establishment and through coordinating with multiple organizations; we have greatly contributed to major fundamental projects ranging from education need-based scholarships, vocational trainings etc, healthcare and community empowerment. The steady increase of volunteers, members and patrons evidently proves the eminence of our association and our mission.
The association was first headed by Marhoom Mohammed Hussain as President, Marhoom Abdul Qadar Principal as the General Secretary and Marhoom M.S. Abubakker Mukka as the treasurer, along with the support and guidance of Br. Mohammed Iqbal Yousuf and other executive committee members. Together they envisioned the association’s role and method of implementation within the society.
The first team rendered the yeoman service that made systematic effort not to restrict Jamiyyatul Falah only to the HQ at Mangalore but also to the remote localities in the districts. Whilst carrying the message “Education is the key to success”, the association has captivated leaders of local Jamats, formed Taluks – level committees, and has encouraged youths to join the movement in any way they are willing to contribute. These approaches encouraged the bringing up of leadership and responsibility within the local community to inspire them to take part with the development of their society.
The access to education was limited to Muslim community during the 1980s when one or two educational institutions were functioning at the district centre only. Religious educational institutions (madarasas) were functioning in rural areas. The community had not realised the importance of education. In fact, the community members were oblivious of the pitfalls of neglecting education. It was at this juncture that Janab Mohammed Iqbal Yousuf and his friends entered the scene with the message “Education is the Key to Success.” Like-minded persons joined hands with this motley group of people leading to the birth of Jamiyyatul Falah. Over the years, Jamiyyatul Falah gave a new dimension for the educational progress of Muslim community in coastal areas of Karnataka.