2009 Malaysian Annual Congregation of Tablighi Jamaat
Sepang Selangor, Malaysia
Society for spreading faith) is a non-political global missionary movement that focuses on urging Muslims to return to Practicing Islam, and particularly in matters of ritual, dress, and personal behavior.
The organisation is estimated to have between 12 million and 150 million adherents (the majority living in South Asia), and a presence in somewhere between 150 and 200 countries. It has been called "one of the most influential religious movements in 20th century Islam".
The movement was founded in 1927 by Muhammad Ilyas al-Kandhlawi
in India in accordance to the teachings and practices that take place in The Prophet's Mosque
and Ashabus Suffah
Its stated primary aim is spiritual reformation of Islam by reaching out to Muslims
across social and economic spectra and working at the grassroots level, to bring them in line with the group's understanding of Islam.
The teachings of Tabligh Jamaat are expressed in "Six Principles" (Kalimah (Declaration of faith)
, Salah (Prayer)
, Ilm-o-zikr (Knowledge)
, Ikraam-e-Muslim (Respect of Muslim)
, Ikhlas-e-Niyyat (Sincerity of intention)
, Dawat-o-Tableegh (Proselytizaton)
. Tablighi Jamaat believes that Muslims are in a constant state of spiritual Jihad
in the sense of fight against evil, the weapon of choice is Dawah
(proselytization) and that battles are won or lost in the "hearts of men." Read more...