Tablīghī Jamāʿat

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Indian reform movement founded by Mawlana Muhammad Ilyas in 1927 in Delhi. Popular with villagers and peasants. Called for reform of personal religious practices and defense of Islam and Muslim minority populations. Focused on religious, rather than political, aspects of Islam. Spread throughout the Muslim world from 1950 on.

See also Ilyas, Muhammad; Kandhalavi, Muhammad Zakariyya

Subjects: Islam.

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