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Haji Abdul Wahab Sahab


Muhammad Abdul Wahhab was born in Delhi, British India, in 1923. He originally hailed from Karnal District. He belonged to Rajput (Rao) Tribe. He attended Islamia College, Lahore. After graduation he worked as a tehsildar in pre-partition India. In his youth he also worked for Majlis-e-Ahrar-e-Islam, and was influenced by Abdul Qadir Raipuri (1878–1962). He was the president of Majlis-e-Ahrar Burewala.

Abdul Wahhab joined the Tabligh Jamaat during the life of its founder, Muhammad Ilyas Kandhlawi. He arrived at Nizamuddin markaz on the 1st of January 1944. He got the sohbah of Maulana Ilyas for six months. He left his job to devote his time and effort to the Jamaat, and he was one of the first five people in Pakistan who offered their entire life for doing Tabligh work. He was a direct companion of Maulana Muhammad Ilyas Kandhlawi, Yusuf Kandhlawi, and Inamul Hasan Kandhlawi. Muhammad Shafi Quraishi (1903–1971) was the first regular amir of the Tablighi Jamaat in Pakistan; he was succeeded by Haji Muhammad Bashir (1919–1992). Abdul Wahhab succeeded Bashir as the third regular amir for Pakistan. He was based at Raiwind Markaz, the movement's headquarters in the country, where he headed a shura (council). He was also a member of the movement's alami shura (world council) based in Nizamuddin, Delhi, India.

Haji Muhammad Abdul Wahhab (Urdu: حاجی محمد عبد الوہاب‬‎, Ḥājī Muḥammad ‘Abdul-Wahhāb (January 1, 1923 – November 18, 2018) was an Islamic preacher and the Ameer of Tablighi Jamaat in Pakistan.

Amir of Tablighi Jamaat in Pakistan In office 1992 – November 18, 2018

  • Born January 1,1923 Delhi, British India
  • Died18 November 2018 (aged 95) Lahore, Pakistan
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