Haji Muhammad Abdul Wahhab born January 1, 1922 His Original Name Is Rao Muhammad Abdul Wahab & Belong To Rajput Rao Tribe. He is an Islamic preacher and the Ameer of Tablighi Jamaat in Pakistan.
Muhammad Abdul Wahhab was born in Delhi, British India, in 1922. He originally hails from Karnal District. He belongs 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).
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 is based at Raiwind Markaz, the movement’s headquarters in the country, where he heads a shura (council). He is also a member of the movement’s alami shura (world council) based in Nizamuddin, Delhi, India.
In October 2013 it was reported that the name of Haji Abdul Wahhab was suggested to head a Loya Jirga in preparation for peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban.In February 2014 it was reported that during consultations with a committee, TTP commanders of different factions recommended that the names of Haji Abdul Wahhab, Maulana Sami’ul Haq, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, and other leaders be added in the government peace committee.
As of the 2014/2015 issue, he is ranked #10 in The Muslim 500, a list of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world, due to his worldwide influence as a leading figure of the Tablighi Jamaat.
Pakistan’s Tableeghi Jamaat chief Abdul Wahab passes away
Haji Abdul Wahab went on to become Islamic preacher after joining the movement during the life of Tableeghi Jamaat founder Muhammad Ilyas Kandhlawi.
Ameer of Tableeghi Jamaat in Pakistan, Muhammad Abdul Wahab, also known as Haji Abdul Wahab, died on Sunday 18 November 2018 after a protracted illness.
Born on January 1, 1923 in Delhi he went on to become Islamic preacher after joining the movement during the life of Tableeghi Jamaat founder Muhammad Ilyas Kandhlawi.
According to reports, the cleric originally hailed from Karnal district in India and belonged to Rajput tribe.
He is said to have attended Islamia College, Lahore, and also worked as Tehsildar in pre-partition India.
Haji Abdul Wahab was also affiliated with Majlis-e-Ahrar-e-Islam in his youth.
He joined the Tableeghi Jamaat in 1944 and later left his job to work for the movement.
Haji Abdul Wahab, also known as the direct companion of Maulana Muhammad Ilyas, is considered one of the first five people in Pakistan who offered their entire life for Tabligeehi Jamaat.
Maulana succeeded Haji Muhammad Bashir as Ameer of the Jamaat in 1992.
Based in Jamaat’s headquarters in Raiwind Markaz near Lahore, he was head of Shura (council) as well as a member of the movement’s (Aalmi Shura) World Council based in Nizamuddin, Delhi India.