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Tariq Jamil

طارق جمیل‎
Maulana Tariq Jamil.png
Born (1953-10-01) 1 October 1953 (age 68)[1]
Mian Channu, Punjab, Pakistan
MovementTablighi Jamaat
Alma materJamia Arabia, Raiwind
OccupationIslamic Scholar
YouTube information
Years active29 March 2017 – present
Subscribers6.35 million[2]
Total views510.6 million[2]
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2018
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2019

Last updated: 25 May 2022
Muslim leader
AwardsPride of Performance

Tariq Jamil (Urdu: طارق جمیل; born 1 October 1953[1]), is a Pakistani Islamic television preacher, religious writer, scholar, and a member of the Tablighi Jamaat.[3][4] The recipient of the Pride of Performance award, Jameel has been named twice in The 500 Most Influential Muslims.

Early life and education[edit]

Tariq Jamil was born on 1 October 1953 in Mian Channu, Pakistan.[1] Jamil belongs to the Sahu subtribe of Chauhan Rajputs. His family ruled Tulamba during the reign of Sher Shah Suri, who also distributed the lands around Tulamba.[5]

Jamil completed his primary education at Central Model School, Lahore. He is an alumnus of Government College University, Lahore, and received his Islamic education from Jamia Arabia, Raiwind, where he studied the Qur’an, hadiths, Sufism, logic, and fiqh.[4][6]

Jamil enrolled in King Edward Medical College after finishing a pre-medical education from Government College Lahore, but he left the college without completing his MBBS when he decided to pursue religious education.[7][6]


Tariq jamil at RIS conference in Canada

Jamil has delivered religious sermons internationally and comes from a school of thought called Deobandi.[8] He supports ethnic and sectarian harmony.[9][10]

Jamil's sermons focus on "self-purification, avoidance of violence, observance of Allah’s orders and pursuing the way of Prophet Muhammad".[4]

Jamil was consistently named as one as of The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the world by the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in Jordan from 2013 to 2019.[4][11][12]


In April 2020, he blamed God's wrath at dishonesty in society and the immodesty of women for the outbreak and spread of COVID-19.[13][14] Besides praying for the welfare of the country and an end to vice, he said "when a Muslim’s daughter practices immodesty and the youth(boys) indulges in immorality, then Allah’s torment is unto such a nation."[15][16]

Human rights proponents and other members of Pakistani society condemned the remarks.[17] Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari responded by saying "misogynistic' and 'ignorant' comments blaming women and youth for the ongoing coronavirus crisis were 'absolutely unacceptable".[18]


Jamil launched his flagship clothing brand named MTJ Brand.[19][20] It was launched in March 2021. Its headquarters are located in Karachi.[21] It is claimed the revenue from the business is used to fund his madressahs, and build schools and hospitals in the country.[22][23] Jamil also launched the Maulana Tariq Jamil Foundation, which is a non-profit organization in Tulamba, Khanewal. It is a project that gathers funds for social work, health, and education to serve the people of Pakistan.[24][25]

MTJ Foundation


Year Award Category Result Note Ref.
2020 Pride of Performance Education (religion) Won Awarded by Arif Alvi, president of Pakistan [26][27]


  • Jamil, Tariq (2014). مجموعہ بیاناتِ جمیل [Majmua Bayanat-e-Jameel] (in Urdu). ISBN 978-9691199361.
  • ————— (2014). ہمارے مسائل کا حل [Hamare Masail Ka Hal] (in Urdu). HarperCollins. ISBN 978-9697378951.
  • ————— (2018). گلدستۂ اہل بیت [Guldasta-e-Ahle Bayt] (in Urdu). Pakistan Daily.[28]


  1. ^ a b c According to his personal website, he was born 1 October 1953, though an article in the Daily Jang says 1 January 1953.
    "Maulana Tariq Jamil, Tariq Jamil Profile", Tariq Jamil Official, 17 February 2014, retrieved 30 July 2020
    Nawazish, Ali Moeen (28 November 2013). "مولانا طارق جمیل اور عامر خان۔۔۔دورِ نو" [Maulana Tariq Jamil and Aamir Khan...New era]. Daily Jang (in Urdu). Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b "About Tariq Jamil". YouTube.
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b c d "Maulana Tariq Jameel". The Muslim 500. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  5. ^ Barlas, Mazhar (28 April 2020). "مولانا طارق جمیل پر غصہ کیوں؟". Geo Tv (in Urdu).
  6. ^ a b "معروف مبلغ مولانا طارق جمیل کو دل کی تکلیف، اسپتال منتقل" [Well known preacher Maulana Tariq Jamil Shifted to Hospital Due to Cardiac Arrest]. ARY News (in Urdu). 1 January 2019.
  7. ^ Abdul Qadir, Imtiaz (2 November 2018). "اسلام کا بے لوث داعی: مولانا طارق جمیل" [Taintless preacher of Islam: Maulana Tariq Jameel]. Daanish (in Urdu). Srinagar.
  8. ^ Reetz, Dietrich, ed. (2010). Islam in Europa: Religiöses Leben heute (in German). Waxmann Verlag. p. 49. ISBN 9783830973812. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Tablighi cleric's political meetings raise eyebrows". The Express Tribune. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  10. ^ "Religious harmony: Dousing the flames of sectarianism". The Express Tribune. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  11. ^ "Maulana Tariq Jameel named among the most 'influential Muslims'". 23 August 2020.
  12. ^ Rehman, Fatima (15 September 2019). "PM Imran, Maulana Tariq Jamil, Malala among world's most influential Muslims". The Express Tribune. Pakistan. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  13. ^ "Maulana Tariq Jameel tenders apology over 'slip of tongue'". Dawn. 25 April 2020. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  14. ^ "Notion that women, universities are to blame for spread of COVID-19 'simply absurd': Mazari". Geo Tv. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  15. ^ "Maulana Tariq Jameel's comments on women create controversy". Dailytimes.com. 25 April 2020. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  16. ^ "Maulana Tariq Jamil concludes Ehsaas Telethon with a Dua". Samaa TV. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  17. ^ "Tariq Jamil's remarks spark outrage". Dawn. 26 April 2020. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  18. ^ "Shireen Mazari takes veiled dig at Maulana Tariq Jameel for 'misogynist', ignorant remarks". The News. 24 April 2020. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  19. ^ "MTJ - Maulana Tariq Jameel » Hard Hour". 24 August 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  20. ^ "Maulana Tariq Jameel opens his first clothing brand store". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  21. ^ Haq, Irfan Ul (26 April 2021). "Maulana Tariq Jameel launches flagship store in Karachi". Images. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  22. ^ "Maulana Tariq Jameel's Clothing Brand Launched at an Impressive Event". Lens. 5 April 2021. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  23. ^ "Maulana Tariq Jameel launches clothing brand". Geo.tv. 4 April 2021. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  24. ^ "Education". www.mtjfoundation.org. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  25. ^ "Maulana Tariq Jameel starts ambulance service". Geo.tv. 21 May 2021. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  26. ^ "President confers civil awards to 184 Pakistanis, foreigners for excellence, services". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 14 August 2020. Retrieved 1 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  27. ^ "Pakistan Day: Maulana Tariq Jameel awarded with Pride of Performance award". Daily Times. 23 March 2021. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  28. ^ "مولانا طارق جمیل اور گلدستہ اہلِ بیت (سلام اللہ رضوانہ علیہم)" [Maulana Tariq Jameel and Guldasta-e-Ahle Bayt (peace be upon them)]. Daily Pakistan. 1 December 2018.

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