Maulana Tariq Jameel

Maulana Tariq Jameel is an Islamic scholar, linked with Tablighi Jamaat. He was born on January 1st, in the town of Tulamba near Mian Channu in Punjab, Pakistan. His father was an agriculturist and was a respected person in his field and the local area.

 

Tariq Jameel was born and raised in Mian Channu. In his childhood he lived a relatively modest life but religion was not a major part of his life and his family in particular. It wasn't until he pursued his MBBS in Lahore then his focus shifted towards Islam. After completing his Higher Secondary School Education (a.k.a. F.Sc in some regions of Pakistan) in Pre-Medical (Equivalent to A 'Levels') from Government College University, Lahore, he took admission in King Edward Medical University in Lahore. He intended to do his MBBS, but he soon switched to Islamic Education. He then went on to receive Islamic Education from Jamia Arabia, Raiwind near Lahore, Pakistan where he studied Quran, Hadith, Sharia, Tasawwuf, Logic and Fiqh.

 

His proclivities for Islam grew during hostel life in Lahore and can mainly be attributed to the group members of Tablighi Jamaat who he became friends with during his college life. He regularly delivers lectures and speeches encouraging people to follow Islamic values and principles and put them into practice in their everyday life. He emphasizes non-political, non-violent, non-sectarian Islam.

He has traveled extensively for this cause and delivered thousands of lectures all over the world. To quench his thirst for knowledge, he mastered the ability to understand and fluently speak Arabic and traveled extensively to numerous Islamic countries. His charming appearance combined with a strong voice and a fine ability to deliver religious lectures soon catapulted him to fame and within a few years he became one of the most profound and inspiring preachers of Islam in the Urdu language.

 

Due to his sermons and simple and modest lifestyle, Maulana Tariq Jameel commands respect from Muslims all over the world. He has a simple, eloquent and distinctive style of explaining the purpose of human life and its creation and often uses scientific examples to support his argument. He has delivered lectures to all types of communities in the society with the attendees being doctors, engineers, professors, businessmen, landlords, government officials, TV/film artists, ministers/politicians and sports celebrities.

His untiring efforts brought real Islamic values in the lives of some of the greatest Pakistani cricketing legends such as Saeed Anwar, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Yousuf (cricketer), Saqlain Mushtaq, Mushtaq Ahmed, and Saleem Malik. He has also been the main paradigm for Junaid Jamshed (an ex pop singer in Pakistan) since his inspiring volte-face towards Islam. Tariq Jameel is also a student of the late Maulana Muhammad Yousuf Ludhianvi, who was also a renowned scholar.

 

In his lectures, Maulana Tariq Jameel repeatedly asks Muslims to do Tawba (to be penitent for past sins and to retreat from wrong ways of life-leading) and to come back to the right path leaving the wrong one. He is a critic of "moral degeneration, indecent practices and shamelessness" that have established its stronghold among the young generation of Muslims.