A news report from Telangana on Monday during a nationwide lockdown to prevent infection of the Corona virus caused panic across the country. On Monday, six people died due to Corona virus in Telangana. They all returned home after attending a major religious function held in Delhi.
Since his death, one word is in discussion and that is ‘Tabligi Jamaat’. A few days ago, a tabligi Jamaat program was held in Nizamuddin, Delhi, in which around 400 people attended. Since the death of six Telangana people, it is now feared that around 200 people involved in it may be infected with Corona. The name of the event in which these people reached is Markaz Tabligi Jamaat.
Markaj, Tabligi Jamaat, these three words are different. Tabligi means one who propagates the messages of Allah. Jamat means group and Markaj means place for meeting. That is, a group preaching the words of Allah. People associated with the Tablighi Jamaat believe in and propagate traditional Islam. Its headquarters is located in the Nizamuddin area of Delhi. According to a claim, this group has 150 million members worldwide. Tablighi Jamaat was considered a major and important movement of Islam in the 20th century.
How it started
The ‘Tabligi Jamaat’ is said to have been started to keep Muslims their religion and to propagate and inform Islam. The reason behind this was that many people had converted to Islam during the Mughal period, but then all of them were returning to Hindu tradition and customs. During the British period, the Arya Samaj in India started a purification drive to re-convert them to Hinduism, due to which Maulana Ilyas Kandhalvi started teaching Islam.
The Tablighi Jamaat movement was started in 1927 by Muhammad Ilyas al-Kandhalvi from the village of Nuh district in Haryana, India. The six main objectives of this Jamaat are stated. There are “six usul” (kalima, salat, ilm, ekram-e-muslim, ikhlas-e-niyyat, dawat-o-tablig). The work of Tabligi Jamaat has spread to about 213 countries around the world today.