Tablighi Jamaat is a worldwide Islamic organization which was founded in India,1926. Muhammad Ilyas al-Kandhlawi was the founder of Tablighi Jamaat who lived in India.The first aim of Tablighi Jamaat is the Islamic spiritual reformation by working at the every level reaching out to Muslims across all social to bring them closer to Islam.
Tablighi Jamaat was formed in 1926 in Mewat, in north India, which was populated by the Meos, a Rajputethnic group. At that time, some Indian Muslim leaders feared that Muslims were losing their spiritual identity to the majority Hindu culture. Ilyas used to call it Tahrik-i Imaan though at that time the movement was never given any name formally.
Tablighi Jamaat came forth as an outcome of the Deobandi movement. Its beginning is believed to be a response to Hindu reform movements, which were considered a threat to defenseless and non-practicing Muslims. It gradually expanded from local to national to a transnational movement and now has followers in over 150 countries.
Tabligh Jamaat maintains a non-affiliating stature in matters of politics and fiqh(jurisprudence) so as to eschew the controversies that would otherwise go with such affiliations. Although, Tabligh Jamaat emerged out of the Deobandi sub-school in the Hanafi fiqh, no particular interpretation of Islam has been allowed since the beginning of the movement.The movement has largely avoided electronic media and has emphasized a personal communication for proselytizing. The teachings of Tabligh Jamaat are mainly rudimentary and the Six Principles put forward by Muhammad Ilyas influence most of their knowledge
Principles of Tablighi Jamaat
The system adopted by Muhammad Ilyas was simple. Muhammad Ilyas expressed six demands in the form of Six Principles which are typical to Tabligh Jamaat’s teachings. These six principles are:
Salah: Five daily prayers that are essential to spiritual altitude, piety, and a life free from the ills of the material world.
Kalmah: An editorial of faith in which the tablighi accepts that there is no god but Allah and the Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) is His Last messenger”. This Kalima is for all Muslims and is not restricted to Tablighis only.
Zikr and Ilm:The knowledge and remembrance of Allah conducted in sessions in which the congregation listens to preaching by the emir, performs prayers, recites the Quran and reads Hadith. The congregation will also use these sessions to eat meals together, thus fostering a sense of society and identity.
Dawt’o’ Tableegh(Dawah): “The sparing of time to live a life based on faith and learning its virtues, following in the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad, and taking His message door-to-door for the sake of faith”
Ikraam-e-Muslim:The treatment of fellow Muslims with honor and deference.
Ijtema of Tablighi Jamaat
An annual gathering of followers, called ijtema, is summoned at headquarters of the individual countries. A typical ijtema continues for three days and ends with an exceptionally long prayer. Tablighi Bishwa Ijtema tongi,Dhaka,Bangladesh.Tablighi ijtima Bhopal, Malegaon, Bijnor, Hyderabad, Delhi,Nagpur,Mumbai India.Raiwind Ijtema,Pakistan.Saraimeer Ijtema. News of Tablighi Ijtema all over the world including USA Ijtema, Europe Ijtema, Ijtema South Australia , Anual UK Ijtema etc can be mentioned. These gatherings are considered moments of intense blessings by Tabligh Jamaat members and are known to attract members in excess of 2 million in some countries.
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The oldest ijtema of the World started in Bhopal, capital city of Madhya Pradesh, India. attract people from all over World. Almost 2 Million people gather the this annual Gathering. The largest of such annual gatherings are held in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The Bengali gathering, called Bishwa Ijtema (World Gathering), converges followers from around the world in Tongi near Dhaka, Bangladesh and with an audience exceeding 3 million people. The second largest Tabligh Jamaat gathering takes place in Raiwind, Pakistan which was attended by approximately 1.5 million people every year.
Tas’hih-i-Niyyat:Reforming one’s life in supplication to Allah by performing every human action for the sake of Allah and toward the goal of self-transformation.The activism of The activism based on Six Principles Kalmah, Salah, Ilm and Zikr, kraam-e-Muslim, Dawt’o’ Tableegh(Dawah).The leader of Tablighi Jamaat Ameer who is is appointed for life by central advice-giving council of Tablighi Jamaat.It is a devoted Islamic organization in the world to bring the muslims people in the truth of Islam who lost the spirit of Islam in his life.Tabligh Jamaat Ijtema is one of the most popular muslim congregation all over the world.Many people from different countries come to participate in the Ijtema field where it helds.