Offers the fist ever scholarly account of Tabligh Jama'at, the world's largest apolitical Islamic revivalist movement
Provides a sociological framework for understanding the methods and activities of Tabligh Jama'at
Studies the experience of individual members as well the movement as a whole
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Table of contents (8 chapters)
About this book
In this book we study The Tabligh Jama’at, an Islamic revivalist movement which, through participation in its preaching tours, provides satisfaction to individuals experiencing the crisis of modernity. Preaching tours enable Muslims to become workers for Allah and involved in the renewal of Allah’s world. We explore the ideological underpinning of preaching and working for Allah through the application of Frame Theory. Through an analytic framework comprising framing tasks and framing processes we unpack how the ideas of Islamic revivalism found in key Tabligh Jama’at written and oral texts – the Faza’il-e-A’maal and bayans – are packaged and communicated in such a way as to attract individuals to participate in preaching tours. The book concludes that working for Allah provides Muslims with meaning, social solidarity, and satisfaction which modernity has failed to provide them. This book will appeal to academics, researchers, journalists, policy-makers, and research students interested in or working on Islamic revivalist movements.
- Tabligh Jama'at
- Mawlana Muhammad Ilyas
—J. Thijl Sunier, Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Social and Cultural Anthropology Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands“This book offers rare insights into the workings of Islamic revivalism, using Tabligh Jama‘at as a case study. By applying Frame Theory, the authors produce a conceptually engaging and empirically rich study that probes into the internal dynamics of revivalism and opens up important avenues for further research. This is an important contribution to the fields of sociology of religion and Islamic studies.”
—Shahram Akbarzadeh, Research Professor of Middle East & Central Asian Politics, Deakin University, Australia
Authors and Affiliations
School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University, Penrith, Australia
Jan A. Ali, Rizwan Sahib
About the authors
Jan A. Ali is Senior Lecturer in Islam and Modernity in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University, Australia.
Rizwan Sahib is a doctoral student in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University, Australia.
Book Title: A Sociological Study of the Tabligh Jama’at
Book Subtitle: Working for Allah
Authors: Jan A. Ali, Rizwan Sahib
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)
Copyright Information: The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-98942-2Published: 28 May 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-98943-9Published: 27 May 2022
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XV, 144
Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations
Topics: Social Scientific Studies of Islam, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Islamic Cultural Studies