Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba

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Islami Jammiat -e- Talaba Pakistan

اسلامی جمیعت طلبہ پاکستان
Central PresidentMuhammad Amir for 2019- 20
Secretary GeneralHamza Sidique
Asst. Secretary GeneralRaja Umair Mir


Khawar Izhar
Founded23 December 1947, Lahore
HeadquartersIchhra, Lahore, Pakistan
Political Islam
Slogan"To build the lives of human beings on the exact parameters of Allah's orders and teachings of Prophet Muhammad to seek absolute obedience of Allah"

Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba Pakistan (Urdu: اسلامی جمعیت طلبہ ‎) is the largest and most organised student organisation in Pakistan. It was founded by 25 students on 23 December 1947 at Lahore, Pakistan[1] on the advice of Maulana Naeem Siddiqui. Islami Jamiat -e- Talaba Pakistan is working in Pakistan to eliminate the non-Islamic elements and secularism from the curriculum and teachings of the educational institutions of Pakistan.[2]

IJT was influenced mainly by the works of the late Syed Abul-Ala Maududi and Maulana Naeem Siddiqui. It is an Islamic organization whose stated mission is to preach Islam to students of modern institutions throughout Pakistan. From the 1970s until about the early 1990s it was also the main ideological engine powering the concept of political Islam on the country's university and college campuses. It attempts to promote its vision of Islamic values and glorify the image of Islam through various means. Its main fields are the modern educational institutions, i.e. colleges and universities across Pakistan, though many local sub-divisions are active at the school level, like Bazm-e-sathi.

The headquarters of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba is in the city of Lahore, Pakistan. Jamiat was founded on 23 December 1947 in Lahore, and is one of the oldest student organizations in Pakistan. Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba's ideology is not based on any language and ethnic origin. The feminine counterpart, with the same ideology but with a separate structure and organisation, is known as Islami Jamiat-e-Talibaat.It is a member of the International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations and the World Assembly of Muslim Youth.

It has a counterpart of the same ideology but with a complete, separate and independent structure and organisation, known as Jamiat Talaba Arabia Pakistan. (JT Arabia works in religious institutions of Pakistan.)

Mission(5 Principles)[edit]

Islami Jamiat Talaba's purpose or motto is "To ssek the pleasure of Allah Almighty by ordering human life in accordance with the principles laid down by Allah and His Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him)."[3]

  1. Dawah (Call to Allah) - Conveying the message of Islam to the students and inspiring them to acquire knowledge and to arouse in them the sense of responsibility to practice Islam in full.
  2. Organization - To organize the students who are ready to partake in the struggle for establishing the Islamic way of life within the fold of this organization.
  3. Training - To take appropriate steps to impart Islamic knowledge among the students integrated under the organization to make them men of character, capable of braving the challenges ofJahilyah and, thus, to prove the superiority of Islam.
  4. Islamic Education Movement and Student-oriented Problems - To struggle for changing the existing system of education on the basis of Islamic values to build up ideal citizens and enhance leadership to solve real problems of the students.
  5. Establishing Islamic Social Order - To strive tooth-and-nail to establish Islamic social order for freeing humanity from all forms of economic exploitation, political oppression and cultural servitude.

The rise and fall of the IJT[edit]

It is the student-wing of the fundamentalist Jamat-e-Islami (JI), and it was formed by the party in December 1947. Originally conceived as a student-based Islamic evangelical outfit, it was in 1958, or right after the imposition of Pakistan's first martial law by General Ayub Khan (President of Pakistan), that IJT jumped into the fray of student politics.[1]

On the eve of IJT's activation as a political outfit, campuses and student union elections across Pakistan were dominated by leftist student organisations such as the Democratic Students Federation (DSF) and then the National Students Federation (NSF).

The IJT was instructed by the Jamaat-e-Islami leadership to persuade neutral students to agitate against the Ayub dictatorship's overwhelmingly secular legislation and to challenge the domination of leftist student organisations in educational institutions.[1]

JI liberally poured funds into IJT's student union election campaigns and the student organisation gradually began to rise as a powerful electoral force.[1]

In 2017, Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba was still active at the Punjab University, Lahore and holding student events at the university campus.[4]

Former Nazim e Aalas (Chief Administrators)[edit]

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  1. ^ a b c d Nadeem F. Paracha (16 August 2012). "Bleeding green: The rise and fall of the IJT (Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba)". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  2. ^ Constitution: Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba Pakistan GoogleBooks website, Retrieved 13 December 2018
  3. ^ Mission statement of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba Retrieved 13 December 2018
  4. ^ Banning student events: IJT (Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba) to challenge government's decision at LHC (Lahore High Court) The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 13 April 2017, Retrieved 13 December 2018
  5. ^ Profile of Khurshid Ahmad on website Retrieved 12 December 2018
  6. ^ Prominent scholar Dr Israr Ahmed dies Profile and obituary on Dawn (newspaper), Published 15 April 2010, Retrieved 12 December 2018
  7. ^ Changing traditions: Sirajul Haq picked to head JI (Jamaat-e-Islami) The Express Tribune (newspaper), 31 March 2014, Retrieved 12 December 2018
  8. ^ IJT's (Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba) Nazim-e-Aala elected The News International (newspaper),Published 7 February 2018, Retrieved 13 December 2018