The Tablighi Jamaat was founded by a Deobandi Islamic guru Muhammad Ilyas al-Kandhlawi in Mewat, Haryana, India, in the year 1926. As its name suggests, Al-Kandhlawi’s goal was to create a group of devoted preachers as a Muslim revivalist culture, who could revive many Muslims around the world who were not practicing “true” Islam, which he saw. The slogan Al-Kandhlawi created for his novel society caught the essence of its activities to become true Muslims”.
The Reason Behind The Controversy
The Tablighi Jamaat, a slight known Islamic organization, has been at the Centre of an argument after hundreds of people who appeared a religious gathering the group held at its HQs in Delhi in March confirmed positive for COVID-19. More than 2,000 people, both from across the country and foreign nations such as Indonesia and Malaysia, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Srilanka had appeared the get-together in Nizamuddin that is in progress in early March and continuing till date. Maulana Saad Kandhalvi, chief of the group, born on May 10, 1965, is a Muslim scholar.
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On March 31, 2020, an FIR filed against him by Delhi police under section 3 of the epidemic disease act 1897 and sec 271 and 120b of the IPC. The case filed against Saad and six others to organize a religious gathering and allows the foreign visitors to stay in the Nizamuddin Markaz. Delhi police sources are trying to locate Maulana saad, who has gone missing since March 28 after the notice. Tablighi Jamaat is now become a super spreader of COVID-19 as about 650 coronavirus positive cases are confirmed in the last few days are associated with Tablighi Jamaat.
Activities Of Tablighi Jamaat
The Tablighi Jamaat members have stated as a non-political Muslim organization. They say the Prophet Mohammed has ordered all Muslims to convey the memorandum of Allah, and the Tablighis take this as their responsibility. They divide themselves into small Jamaats and frequently travel across the world to spread the message of Islam to Muslim peoples. Due to some activities, Tablighi Jamaat is banned in Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan. Several members of this group were sentenced to prison for 3 to 5 years because of Tablighi activities.