Tablighi Jamaat

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  • April 1, 2020
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Tablighi Jamaat

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Art and culture 

In News:

  • Over 200 have tested positive for COVID-19 from among 4,000-odd who had gathered in Delhi’s Markaz Nizamuddin, the headquarters of the Tablighi Jamaat. 

Key takeaways:

  • Tablighi Jamaat literally means a society for spreading the faith. 
  • It is a Sunni Islamic missionary movement.
  • It aims to reach out to ordinary Muslims and revive their faith
  • It was launched by Deoband cleric and prominet Islamic scholar Maulana Muhammad Ilyas Khandhalaw in 1927 in Mewat to bring back Meo peasants (mostly Muslims who were largely practicing Hindu traditions) into the fold of traditional Islam.

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