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Haji Abdul Wahab

Haji
Muhammad Abdul Wahhab
حاجی محمد عبد الوھاب
Born 1923
Delhi, India
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Islamic preacher
Denomination Sunni
Jurisprudence Hanafi
Movement Tablighi Jamaat, Deobandi
Main interest(s) Basic principles and practices of Islam
Alma mater Islamia College (Lahore)
Sufi order Chishtiya-Sabiriya-Imdadiya
Disciple of Abdul Qadir Raipuri
3rd Amir of Tablighi Jamaat in Pakistan
Preceded by Haji Muhammad Bashir

Haji Muhammad Abdul Wahhab (Urdu: حاجی محمد عبد الوھاب‎, Ḥājī Muḥammad ‘Abdu'l-Waḥḥāb) (born 1923), (original name Rao Muhammad Abdul Wahab) often referred to as Haji Abdul Wahhab[1] is an Islamic preacher and third Amir of the Pakistani chapter of Tablighi Jamaat. First was Mr. Muhammad Shafi Quraishi & second was Haji Muhammad Bashir. [verification needed] He was a close companion of In`am al-Hasan Kandhalvi. He is one of a handful of people alive today who benefited from the company of Maulana Muhammad Ilyas.[verification needed] He was a disciple of Abdul Qadir Raipuri. Haji Abdul Wahhab studied at Islamia College, Lahore.[verification needed] He was declared the fifteenth most influential Muslim in the world in a report by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (rissc.jo, a non-governmental organization in Jordan).[2]

He was born in Delhi. After graduation, he worked as Sessions Judge in pre-partitioned India.[1] He left his job to devote his time and attention to the work of Tableegh. He is the disciple of Maulana Abdul Qadir Raipuri. He has also worked for Majlis-e-Ah'rãr-e-Islam in his youth. After partition of India, his family migrated from village Gumthala Rao, District Karnal, India to Chak No. 331-L, also known as Topian Wala, Tehsil Burewala, District Vehari, Punjab, Pakistan.

As leader of the Tablighi Jamaat, which has chapters in 120 countries, he hosts an annual conference in Pakistan called the Raiwind Tablighi Ijtima, which drew 1.5 million attendees in 2008 (second most Muslims get-together after the Hajj), and the Biswa Ijtima conference in Bangladesh, which draws approximately three million attendees each year.

See also

  • Tariq Jameel

External links

  • Tablighi Jamaat
  • Maulana Tariq Jameel Bayan

References

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