Short talks by the distinguished scholar and the founder of Tabligh Jamaat Maulana Muhammad Ilyas compiled and edited by Moulana Manzur No’mani R.A.
Tablighi Movement was started by Maulana Muhammad Ilyas (1886-1994) in 1927 among the Meos of Mewat region south of Delhi, India. This movement was a response to degeneration and degradation of the Muslims in India. The maulana had realized that the Muslims were drifting away from the basics of Islam so there was a need for a teaching vehicle aimed at the vary basics.
His Motto was ‘Aye Musalmano, Musalman bano’ (Muslims, become Muslims). He began reforming them through six basic articles:
- Understanding the true Meaning and Purpose of the first Kalimah (there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His messenger)
- Salah (Namaz) (offering five-times daily prayers)
- Ilm (acquiring knowledge) & Dhikr (remembrance of Allah)
- Ikram-e-Muslim (respect for Muslim)
- Ikhlas-e-Niyat (faithful intention) and
- Tabligh (spreading the message of Allah) Enjoining the Good and Forbidding the Evil.
The Tabligh Movement is Probably the Largest Organised Muslim Movement in the World Today, it’s yearly Ijtema’s (Gatherings) can attract hundreds of thousands of people.
Although most Tabligh members are Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi, but the Ijtema now attracts believers from the Middle East, Turkey, and from as far afield as Japan, western Europe and north America.
About Moulana Manzur No’mani
The late MaulanaMuhammad Manzoor Nu’mani is a very well known Hadith Scholar in the Indian Sub-Continent. A contemporary of Shaikh Sayid Abul Hasan Nadwi and had very close links with Nadwa.
He Settled in Lucknow after he had begun his D�ni work in Bareilly. On the insistence of its, authorities, he taught had�th at Nadwa and remained a member of the administration for a very long period. He was a very active teacher and lecturer and has written many books, booklets and magazine articles. He is the Author of the well known Ma’ariful Hadith: Meaning&Message of the Traditions (a very lucid and comprehensive 4-Volume introduction to the Hadith for the general reader). He also established the journal Al-Furqan, now under the editorship of his son Maulana Khalilur Rahman Sajjad Nu’mani.