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Tableeghi Jamaat Ameer Haji Abdul Wahab laid to rest

Thousands of people, including Punjab Assembly Speaker Pervaiz Elahi, attended the funeral prayers of Haji Abdul Wahab.
Web Desk
November 18, 2018

LAHORE: Ameer of Tableeghi Jamaat Haji Abdul Wahab was laid to rest in a graveyard adjacent to Tableeghi Markaz (Headquarter) near here at Raiwind on Sunday evening.

Maulana Nazar-ur-Rehman led the funeral prayer.

A large number of Haji Abdul Wahab''s devotees, Ulema, Mashaikh, Tableeghi Shoora (council) members and people belonging to every walk of life attended the funeral prayer of great Islamic preacher.

Haji Abdul Wahab breathed his last at a private hospital in Lahore during treatment for dengue fever.

Haji Wahab was born on 1st January 1923 in Dehli and migrated to Pakistan after independence. He was the third chief of Tableeghi Jamaat.

He completed his graduation from Islamia College, Lahore. He was working as district officer in British India when he joined the Tableeghi Jamat in 1944.

A recent report in this newspaper had revealed the differences in the top leadership of Tableeghi Jamaat in Britain where one faction was following the Haji Wahab-led Raiwind Markaz, while the other was following Moulana Saad of Nizamuddin in India.

These differences started in 2015 when the advisory committee -- or shura -- was formed to deal with all important matters including international congregations (also known as aalmi ijtima). The followers of Nizamuddin in India refused to accept the decisions of shura and decided to obey only the decision of Maulana Saad of Nizamuddin.