Tablighi Jamaat Shura (Aalami Shura)

The Tablighi Jamaat Shura is the highest authority within Tablighi Jamaat and makes the key decisions of the movement on a Global Level. Its members consist of senior elders from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. The Shura’s most recognized Mashwara (conference) is the yearly conducted Mashwara after the Raiwind Ijtema which usually occurs in the month of November. Amongst Tablighi Jamaat adherents, it is commonly referred to as “Aalami Shura”, partly to differentiate itself from Maulana Saad’s offshoot faction. The current members are:

  • Maulana Ibrahim Dewla (India)
  • Maulana Ahmed Laat (India)
  • Maulana Zuhair Ul Hasan (India)
  • Maulana Nazrur Rahman (Pakistan)
  • Maulana Ubaidullah Khurshid (Pakistan)
  • Maulana Zia ul Haq (Pakistan)
  • Qari Zubair (Bangladesh)
  • Maulana Rabiul Haque (Bangladesh)
Maulana Ibrahim Dewla (Tablighi Jamaat Shura Member)
Maulana Ibrahim Dewla
Maulana Ahmed Laat (Tablighi Jamaat Shura Member)
Maulana Ahmed Laat
Maulana Zuhair Ul Hasan (Tablighi Jamaat Shura Member)
Maulana Zuhair Ul Hasan
Maulana Nazrur Rahman (Tablighi Jamaat Shura Member)
Maulana Nazrur Rahman
Maulana Ubaidullah Khurshid (Tablighi Jamaat Shura Member)
Maulana Ubaidullah Khurshid
Maulana Zia ul Haq (Tablighi Jamaat Shura Member)
Maulana Zia Ul Haq
Qari Zubair (Tablighi Jamaat Shura Member)
Qari Zubair
Maulana Rabiul Haque (Tablighi Jamaat Shura Member)
Maulana Rabiul Haque

The following Shura members have passed away and will be replaced:

  • Hj Abdul Wahab (Pakistan) – Passed away in 2018
  • Maulana Yaqub (India) – Passed away in 2019
  • Maulana Abdul Rehman (Pakistan) – Passed away on 17th October 2020, age 80 at death
Hj Abdul Wahab (Tablighi Jamaat Shura Member)
Hj Abdul Wahab
Maulana Yaqub (Tablighi Jamaat Shura Member)
Maulana Yaqub
Maulana Abdul Rehman (Tablighi Jamaat Shura Member)
Maulana Abdul Rehman

The following members have left the Shura and started their own faction though technically their name is still in the current Shura:

Maulana Saad (Tablighi Jamaat Shura Member)
Maulana Saad
Wasiful Islam (Tablighi Jamaat Shura Member)
Wasiful Islam

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Initial Formation of the Tablighi Jamaat Shura

The Tablighi Jamaat Shura (aka Aalami Shura) was formed on the 14th of June 1993 by Maulana Inaamul Hasan (The third Amir of Jamaat) at Nizamuddin Markaz, two years before his demise. The appointed members were: (1) Maulana Saeed Ahmad Khan, (2) Mufti Zaenal Abidin, (3) Hj Afdhal, (4) Hj Abdul Muqit, (5) Hj Abdul Wahab, (6) Maulana Izharul Hasan, (7) Maulana Umar Palanpuri, (8) Maulana Zubair Ul Hassan, (9) Miyaji Mehrab Mewati, and (10) Maulana Saad.

The purpose of the Aalami Shura was to patronage the work together with Maulana Inaamul Hasan who was the Amir. Maulana Inaamul Hasan clarified that if he was not around, the Faisal (deciding chairperson) would rotate amongst them.

Source: Dakwah wa Tabligh Azhim Mehnat ke Maujudah Halat, Page 16

Empowerment of the Aalami Shura

On the 12th of June 1995, after the demise of Maulana Inaamul Hasan, the Aalami Shura decided that the patronage of the work will continue under the current Shura, with a rotating Faisal (deciding chairperson) in their Mashwaras. No new Amir (leader) was to be appointed and Bay’ah (Oath of Allegiance to a person) was ceased in Nizamuddin Markaz.

The agreement was signed by all members of the Shura. It is to note that Maulana Saad treacherously violated this agreement in 2014, which resulted in the Tablighi Jamaat Split.

Addition of New Members to the Aalami Shura

On the 16th of November 2015, as there were only 2 members left if the Tablighi Jamaat Shura (due to members passing away), 11 new members were appointed into the Shura during a Mashwara (meeting) that took place at Raiwind, Pakistan after the Raiwind Ijtema. Hj Abdul Wahab was the Faisala (deciding chairperson) of the Mashwara. The new appointees were:

  • Maulana Ibrahim Dewla (India)
  • Maulana Yaqub (India)
  • Maulana Ahmed Laat (India)
  • Maulana Zuhairul Hasan (India)
  • Maulana Nazrur Rahman (Pakistan)
  • Maulana Abdur Rehman (Pakistan)
  • Maulana Ubaidullah Khurshid (Pakistan)
  • Maulana Zia ul Haq (Pakistan)
  • Qari Zubair (Bangladesh)
  • Maulana Rabiul Haque (Bangladesh)
  • Wasiful Islam (Bangladesh)

The appointment was signed by all the participating members except Maulana Saad and Wasiful Islam (See signed letter here)

The Aalami Shura Markaz

The current Aalami Shura Markaz is as follows:

  • Raiwind Markaz (Lahore, Pakistan)
    Address: 765C+2VJ, Lahore Rd, Raiwind, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Nerul Markaz (Mumbai, India)
    Address: 22MC+W5V, Jama Masjid Rd, Vighnahar Co-Operative Housing Society, Sector 15, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400706, India
  • Fail Elahi Markaz (Delhi, India)
    Address: J6RJ+VM8, Asaf Ali Road, Near, Turkman Gate, New Delhi, 110002, India
  • Kakrail Markaz (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
    Address: Kakrail Mosque, Hare Rd, Dhaka 1205, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1205

READ: Full Tablighi Jamaat History and how the split happened

Tablighi Jamaat Shura vs Maulana Saad Offshoot

Almost 95% of all the senior elders who have been in the effort for more than 40 years are with the Aalami Shura. Maulana Saad, although very famous, is relatively new and has not spent 40 days in the Path of Allah as testified by Hj Abdul Wahab Sab and C Amanatullah.

The following is the list of Elders:

Aalami ShuraMaulana Saad
Defacto Leader
Hj Abdul Wahab *
Ml Ibrahim Dewla *, **
Maulana Saad *
Indian Senior Elders
Ml Ahmad Laat *
Ml Yaqub *, **
Ml Zuhairul Hasan*
Ml Ismail Godhra
Ml Usman Kakosi
Ml A Rahman Mumbai
Dr Khalid Siddiqui
Bhai Farooq
Prof Sanaullah
Dr Abdul Aleem
Ml Ahmad Mewati
Eng Shameem Bihar
Iqbal Nayar Bihar
Ml Abu Bakar Bijapur **
Prof Nadir Ali Khan Aligarh
Iqbal Nayar Bihar
Prof Munawar Basha Chennai
Bhai Parveez Kashmir
Prof Abdurrahman Aligarh
C Amanatullah Mewati
Ml Shuhaib
Dr Ruhullah
Hj Mumtaz **
Muhsin Utsmani Luknow
Indian Senior Elders
Ml Mustakim
Bhai Mushtaq
Indian Elders (Lesser)
Dr Farahim Aligarh
Ml Khubaib
Prof Fatih Muhammad
Bhai Chaudry Rafiq
Ml A Hussain Ghodrea
Ml Ahmed Bahawalpur
Ml Kurshid
Bhay Sanobar
Ml Zahid Az-Zahiri
Ml Akbar Shareef
Ml Fareed Gujerati
Bhai A R Yamunagar
Bhai Gulfam Dehradun
Bhai Mumraaz
Bhai Yaqub Dehradun
Bhai Bahar Dehradun
Bhai Ayub Ghaziabad
Bhai Ismail Khan Khurjawale
Dr Shakeel
Bhai Hashmat Ali
Indian Elders (Lesser)
Ml Shamim
Ml Shaukat
Ml Jamshed
Ml Sharif
Bhai Mursaleen
Mufti Syahzad
Pakistan Elders
Ml Ehsan
Ml Nazr Ar Rahman *
Ml Abdur Rahman *
Ml Zia ul Haq *
Ml Ubaidullah Khursheed *
Ml Tarique Jameel
Ml Jameel Ahmed
Ml Ahmad Bahawalpuri
Ml Ahmad Batla
Pakistan Elders
Bangladesh Elders
Ml Rabiul Haque *
Ml Qari Zubair *
Bangladesh Elders
Wasiful Islam *
Aalami Shura vs Maulana Saad

* Member of Current Aalami Shura
** Teacher of Maulana Saad

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