Haji Abdul Wahab The leader of one of the biggest Muslim movements in the world

Haji Abdul-Wahab, the leader of one of the largest Muslim movements, the Tablighi Jama’at, has just passed away. Haji Muhammad Abdul-Wahab was a beloved scholar and caller to Islam who was born in pre-partition India. At the age of 21, he joined the school of Muhammad Ilyas Kandhlawi in Nizamudeen. After 6 months, he quit his job as a civil servant and dedicated his life to the Tablighi Jama’at, being one of the first 5 people in Pakistan to do so. Under Haji Abdul-Wahab leadership, the followers of the Tablighi Jama’at now number between 12 and 150 million followers, with their annual gathering, called the Ijtema, being the second largest gathering of Muslims after the hajj pilgrimage. He was ranked as the 14th most influential Muslim in the world in the annual “Muslim 500” report. The passing of Haji Abdul-Wahab was greeted with sadness by many around the world, with the President of Pakistan, Imran Khan, tweeting: May Allah reward Haji Abdul Wahab for his many works, have mercy on him, and elevate him to the highest stations of paradise!