The last four decades have witnessed a remarkable transformation in the educational status of Muslims in Kerala. The driving force behind this effort has been THE MUSLIM EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY (REGD.) – M.E.S, the biggest educational agency of Muslim community in India having thousands of life members and hundreds of institutions.
The movement started under the great leadership of late Dr. P. K. Abdul gafoor in 1964 at Calicut was supported by a large number of professionals and businessmen and in a short span of time, it spread to all districts, taluks and even at Panchayats in Kerala, other parts of India and abroad. As on today, it is the largest Muslim Service Organisation in the country with strength of more than 9,000 life members.
It not only has units in each and every district in Kerala, but also has spread to the neighboring states like Tamilnadu. It has also well established units in the Middle East countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait etc. and still the organization is growing fast.