Tablighi Jamaat has been in controversies many times before. In such a situation, it is important to know what is its purpose? Who founded it and due to which controversies, it has faced opposition before.
Tablighi Jamaat has been in controversies many times before. In such a situation, it is important to know what is its purpose? Who founded it and due to which controversies, it has faced opposition before.

New Delhi Tablighi Jamaat, which is the most discussed name among the increasing cases of Corona virus in India. A large number of people took part in the religious procession organized in Nizamuddin’s Tabligi Markaz. After which many people got infected with Corona virus and so far many people have died. Since then Tablighi is under the target of the Jamaat administration and the search for people to join it is going on. Tablighi Jamaat is a group of people who dedicate themselves to the propagation of Muslim religion. This is not the first time it is under discussion. Even before this, Tablighi Jamaat has been in controversies many times. In such a situation it becomes necessary to know what is its purpose? Who founded it and due to which controversies, it has faced opposition before.

Establishment of Tablighi Jamaat

Tablighi Jamaat was established in 1927. At that time it came into existence as a reformist religious movement and its founder was Muhammad Ilyas Kandhalvi. It is an organization of Sunni Muslims. In 1941, about 25 thousand people attended the first procession of the Jamaat. India was not divided at that time. A large number of people in Pakistan and Bangladesh also belong to the Jamaat. The Tablighi Jamaat claims to represent 200 million Muslims in the world.

History related to Muzaffarnagar

Muhammad Ilyas Kandhalvi was born in Kandhla village in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. Kandhalvi is used in the name due to the village of Kandhla. Initially studied in a local madrasa and then came to Nizamuddin in Delhi. Where he memorized Ruran and read Arabic-Persian books. After studying Islam, he started living with the famous Islamic personality Rashid Ahmad Gangohi. Kandhalvi was influenced by Deobandi ideology. In 1908, he joined Darul Uloom. After many years he founded the Jamaat in the Banglawali Mosque of Delhi.

Made mewat a field

Ilyas Kandhalvi made Mewat of Haryana his first place of work. Leaving to teach in the madrasa Mazahirul Uloom of Saharanpur, he went among the Muslims of Mewat and started promoting Islam there. His aim behind making Mewat a field of work was to prevent the Muslims of this place from coming under the influence of missionaries and leaving the Muslim religion. In the early 20th century, many Muslims left Muslim religion, due to which Kandhalvi started working here.

Mark is in Nizamuddin

Tablighi is the headquarters of Markaj Jamaat located in Nizamuddin. Markaz literally means center. The place of gathering of the deposits of the country is called Markaj. There are deposits from abroad. The president of Markaz is Maulana Saad. Dini program is organized here every Thursday, in which people from Delhi as well as other places come. Even many people come from abroad.

This is how Jamaat works

The Jamaat group is called. The group associated with this organization consists of five or more people and a particular area is chosen for the promotion of religion. After this, these people go to other places to preach religion for different periods. This period is of three days, 40 days, four months. Such a journey is called patrolling. At the same time the head of the Jamaat is called Amir-e-Jamaat. These people stay in mosques only. It is also collected in other countries of the world. These people, who are engaged in the work of preaching, surrender themselves completely to the Tablighi Jamaat. On completion of the period of the Jamaat, he becomes Tablighi Markaz. The literal meaning of Tablighi Jamaat is a group of people spreading faith and faith in religion.

There are six principles

There are six principles of the Tablighi Jamaat. Similar things happen in his teachings. These include principles such as trusting Allah, reading Namaz, promoting religious matters, helping each other by Muslims, keeping their intentions clean and staying away from everyday tasks. The aim of the Jamaat is to reach out to the Muslims and maintain their faith in Islam and its traditions especially at the level of organizing, dress and behavior.


According to those who know Tablighi Jamaat, it has centers in 140 countries. After independence it spread to other parts of the world. Pakistan and Bangladesh along with India have a very large number of people associated with it. At the same time, people are associated with it even in America and Britain. Whereas in countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, people are followers of the Jamaat. However Jamaat is banned in Saudi Arabia.

This is how operations happen

There is no defined structure of operation of the Tablighi Jamaat. Though originally it is headed by Amir, who presides over the Shura (council). It is the center of the organization and important matters are handled by them. The title of Amir was abolished after Maulna Inamul Hasan Kandhalvi, who was the third emir from 1965 to 1995. After this Alami Shura (International Advisory Council) was appointed.


Corona virus infection has been confirmed in many people who have been involved in the Jamaat Prom in India. At the same time, there was a procession of Jamaat on 10-12 March in Raivind, Pakistan. Corona was confirmed by some people involved in the prom. Many people have also demanded a ban on Jamaat in Pakistan. Many organizations in India have criticized the Jamaat and demanded a ban on it. However, it is the recent controversies that have put a question mark over the functioning of the Jamaat. Earlier, allegations of involvement with terrorist organizations have also been leveled against the Jamaat.

Courtsey: jagran.com


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