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:: The Dawah Movements and Sufi Tariqat:

Muhammed Haron

Department of Theology & Religious Studies

University of Botswana


Much has been written to date about Islam in Southern Africa (Amara 2001, Tayob 1999, Mandivenga 1991) and more particularly about South Africa (Haron 1997). However, whilst general social histories have been penned about the region and specific states located in this vast region, not much has been written about the Dawah movements nor about the Sufi Tariqas, which have either reinforced its earlier brotherhoods that had been established during the early part of the 20th century – if not earlier, or the new orders which saw this part of the world as a safe haven and potential growth area. Read the rest of this entry »


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:: Tabligh Jamaat by Muhammad Manzoor Nomani

The Tabligh work revived by late MAULANA Mohammed Ilyas is increasingly spreading throughout the world, six points of Tabligh, General advice for workers, Amir and his responsibilities, An excerpt and English translation of urdu book called (Chay bat’ai) by Maulana Mohammed Ilyas (Late) and some additional comments from What Islam is? by Muhammad Manzoor Naomani Read the rest of this entry »

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:: Book Review : Travellers in Faith

A useful account of the travelling fraternity

By Abdar-Rahman KoyaTravellers in Faith: Studies of the Tablighi Jama’at as a Transnational Islamic Movement for Faith Renewal edited by Muhammad Khalid Masud.

Pub: Brill Academic Publishers, Boston, US, 2000. Pp. 268.Hbk: $103.00


Mention of the Tablighi Jama’at often conjures up images of ascetic Muslims with long beards and loose dresses. Such steoreotyping is not always inaccurate. Those who attend Tablighi groups have been unconsciously trained during their many gatherings in local mosques to dress and behave in a homogenous manner. Sadly, this outer appearance is about the only aspect of this Islamic movement that most outside the fold know. Its history, ideology and methodology are rarely mentioned at Islamic forums or studies. Read the rest of this entry »

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:: Islam and Women The Case of The Tablighi Jama’at

Barbara D. Metcalf, University of California Davis

The Tablighi Jama`at is a quietist, apolitical movement of spiritual guidance and renewal that originated in the Indian subcontinent, whose networks now reach around the world. Today Tablighi Jama`at’s annual meetings in Pakistan and Bangladesh are attended by over a million people, and, even though meetings in India are smaller, participants may well be as many. Tabligh networks extend throughout the world, not only to places of Indo-Muslim settlement like North America and Britain, but to continental Europe, Africa, Malaysia, and elsewhere. Read the rest of this entry »

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