Maulana Tariq Jameel

Maulana Tariq Jameel

Tariq Jameel (born on 1st October 1953), commonly referred to as Maulana Tariq Jameel, is a Pakistani religious and Islamic scholar, preacher, and public speaker from Tulamba near Mian Channu in Khanewal, Punjab. He is a member of Tablighi Jamaat and a scholar who runs a Madrasa in Faisalabad, Pakistan. He is listed as a popular speaker in the 2013/2014 edition of the book The Muslim 500.

Tariq Jameel received his Islamic education from Jamia Arabia, Raiwind. He frequently delivers Islamic speeches at rallies in which he preaches peace and harmony, tolerance and respect for everyone. He promotes ethnic and sectarian harmony.

Tariq Jameel’s lectures incorporate a wide range of issues of Islam and social concern. He especially emphasizes on self-rectification, self-accountability, honesty in social life, avoidance of violent ways, observance of God’s commands, and the following of the teachings and the model of life as suggested by the Prophet Muhammad. In May 2014, the International Human Rights Commission Chief Ambassador met Tariq Jameel along with Asad Bashir and Veena Malik at Dubai and thanked him for promoting the true picture of Islam.

In January 2014, Pakistani actress Veena Malik said her interaction with Tariq Jameel had positively changed her life, and that she would quit the show-biz industry. Although she did not quit the industry and said she was planning her comeback after the birth of her girl. According to news reports which have not been confirmed by Imran Khan or any of his close associates, Tariq Jameel met Imran Khan in August 2014, and advised him to conduct his Azadi March in a peaceful way. Upon his request, the march name was changed from ‘Tsunami March’ to ‘Azadi March’, although Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri’s associates claim that the term ‘Azadi March’ was coined by their leader but was stolen by PTI.

On 4 November 2014, he called on Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif at the latter’s residence Jati Umra, and extended the invitation to participate in annual Tableeghi Ijtima to be held in Raiwind Markaz.