Imania Arabic College is a pious educational institution located in Varanasi that stands for Majma-ul-Uloom, Jamia-e-Imania. On December 15, 1866, the institute was set up as a Shia Religious Seminary for expanding Islamic studies and higher religious education in Varanasi, India. Moulvi Khursheed Ali Khan founded the institute by the proposal of the Qaazi Maulana Syed Bande Ali Khan. He is also regarded as the last Qaazi-ul-Quzaat of Varanasi. He granted the land as a donation to set up the institution and managed the college’s construction.
Jamia-e-Imania is the first and one of the earliest learning institutions in Varanasi, mainly for the Shia Muslims in the Indian subcontinent region. The institute is an entirely non-profit, philanthropic, and religious academic establishment that benefits the community for a long time. The college is backed by many religious scholars, professors, authors, preachers, orators (Khatibs), poets (Shayars), and religious activists.
The college was renewed and transformed after encountering many unfavorable situations. Maulana Syed Mohammad Al-Hussaini revised the institution in 1983, and presently, the college is one of the promptly emerging institutions under his leadership.