Tablīg̲h̲ī Ḏj̲amāʿat
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(in Arabic, Ḏj̲amāʿat al-tablīg̲h̲ ), a Muslim missionary organisation founded in India around 1927 and established after 1947 throughout the world. The internal designation is dīnī daʿwat , religious mission, from the term daʿwa [q.v.], taken here in the modern sense of a proselytizing undertaking.

The movement is founded on five basic principles. The invitation ( daʿwat in Urdu, for daʿwa) to the practice of Islam is not the business of an élite of religious specialists but the individual responsibility of all Muslims who are required to devote time an…

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Gaborieau, M., “Tablīg̲h̲ī Ḏj̲amāʿat”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 10 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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